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Digital Payments Helping Change Healthcare Around the World

Digital Payments Helping Change Healthcare Around the World 300x225 Digital Payments Helping Change Healthcare Around the WorldWhen aid goes to someone in need halfway around the world, how does one know if the payment truly got there? This is a concern to many not-for profit organizations providing aid worldwide. According to The Guardian, in the past public health schemes relied, “heavily on cash: to make payments for medical services, to pay health workers, to buy drugs at pharmacies. Yet it is becoming increasingly apparent that digital payments in rural, remote areas settings are quicker, easier, and safer.”

As the report notes, the chance of fraud taking place is significantly reduced merely by virtue of money being passed through fewer hands. Best of all, by cutting out all the middle-men, the cost of actually getting that money to where it is needed is simultaneously reduced.

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Mobile Payments at the Forefront of Users’ Minds

Mobile Payments at the Forefront of Users’ Minds 300x168 Mobile Payments at the Forefront of Users’ MindsIf you were to stop someone on the street and ask them what aspect of mobile technology they were most interested in or thinking about, about a third of them would say mobile payments.

New data published by BizReport indicates that mobile payments are now at the forefront of mobile users’ minds.

With recent mobile pay technology released from Apple and the recent iCloud hacking, a huge portion of the populous is thinking seriously about how their devices can be used to make payments and whether or not it is safe to do so.

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Mobile Parking Payment System Coming to Minneapolis

Mobile Parking Payment System Coming to Minneapolis 166x300 Mobile Parking Payment System Coming to MinneapolisPay-by-mobile parking meters may be coming to Minneapolis early in the New Year, according to the Star Tribune.

Several months ago the city requested proposals from companies willing to provide the service and the city staff have returned to recommend Parkmobile USA. Other companies who submitted bids include CALE, IQA, MobileNow, Pango, Passport, and Software for Good.

If approved by City Council, the technology would be made available in 2015, following a limited field test. The system is expected to have “minimal to no cost” according to the report.

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Check Please… Via Mobile, That Is!

Check Please... Via Mobile That Is 300x201 Check Please... Via Mobile, That Is!While many fast food restaurants and coffee shops such as Starbucks either current offer or plan to soon offer the ability to pay for food and beverages with mobile devices, casual and formal sit-down restaurants have yet to make the move to mobile.

But that’s changing.

As more consumers globally continue to rely on mobile technology in their daily lives, the restaurant industry is finally taking notice and adjusting their payment practices accordingly.

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Burger King Cooking Up Mobile Payments App

Burger King Cooking Up Mobile Payments App Burger King Cooking Up Mobile Payments AppOver the last year, many major fast food restaurants have rolled out mobile payment options. For those who have not yet done so, it is merely because they are still working out the details.

In a recent announcement, Burger King shared that they have selected PayPal as a payment processor for their mobile app. To confirm payment, a four digit pin is required.

The app will not only allow consumers to pay on their mobile devices, but will also offer exclusive discounts and general information such as nearby Burger King locations, menu, and nutritional information.

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American Express Doesn’t Want You to Leave Home Without Their Mobile Payment Security Services

American Express Doesnt Want You to Leave Home Without Their Mobile Payment Security Services 300x200 American Express Doesnt Want You to Leave Home Without Their Mobile Payment Security ServicesAmerican Express has just launched its new American Express Token Service, a suite of solutions designed to enable its card-issuing partners, processors, acquirers and merchants to create a “safer online and mobile payments environment for consumers.”

With the holidays fast approaching and new concerns about mobile and online payments safety entering the picture every day, American Express says its well-position to put minds at ease.

With American Express Token Service, traditional card account numbers are replaced with unique “tokens,” which can then be used to complete payment transactions online, in a mobile app or in-store with a mobile Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled device.
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Promise of Free Coffee is Magic for Mobile Engagement

Promise of Free Coffee is Magic for Mobile Engagement 249x300  Promise of Free Coffee is Magic for Mobile Engagement For the upcoming holiday season, mobile-smart Starbucks is trying something new.

While Starbucks always emphasizes gift cards during the holidays, this year they are taking things a few steps further by offering 13 lucky winners the opportunity to win 30 years of free Starbucks.

Since fewer consumers are shopping in store for holiday gifts, Starbucks has been focusing more on their mobile transactions. Currently Starbucks processes seven million transactions each week on mobile devices in the United States.

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