Feb. 22, 2017

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Gulf Oil pilot program proves mobile payments belong in any sector

Gulf Oil, which licenses its intellectual property to a number of gas stations across the country, is piloting a mobile payments product, which is to launch in select New England and New York markets.

Walgreens integrates rewards program into Android Pay

Walgreens is continuing to push forward in the mobile commerce space with the integration of its loyalty program with Android Pay, allowing users to seamlessly earn points and pay via mobile in stores.

Starbucks Japan creates keychain enabled for contactless payments

Starbucks Japan’s partnership with local fashion brand Beams has produced an interesting entry into a precarious wearables market: a branded keychain that customers can use to pay for their drinks, similar to its ubiquitous mobile payments product.

Visa, IBM make every connected device a possible point of sale

Visa has partnered up with IBM Watson to bring its mobile payment system to all of IBM’s IoT-connected devices as consumers become more comfortable with the technology, driving mcommerce further into a futuristic era.

How four Australian banks are challenging Apple’s stranglehold on mobile payments

Apple’s legal tension with Australian banks over Apple Pay restrictions remains taught, but a new development in the application may clarify some of the thornier issues involved.

Pizza Hut leverages mobile ordering and Alexa to drive sales

Pizza Hut is hoping to tap into Amazon’s suite of mobile applications and Alexa devices with a new promotion that gives a discount to consumers who place an order through an Alexa device.

Chase Pay expands its scope with two new partnerships

Chase Pay has it sights set on on-the-move customers in its latest partnerships with HMSHost, a food and beverage provider for travel venues, and Parkmobile, an application that enables users to pay for parking on their mobile devices.

How Amazon could shake up the mobile payment industry

Thirty-two percent of the 33 million customers who use Amazon Payments do so through a mobile device, according to some numbers provided by Amazon.

Masterpass offers prizes any time Grammy winners thank their fans

Mastercard’s digital payment service, Masterpass, is hosting a promotion called the #ThankTheFans House where Masterpass users can buy discounted vinyl records and take advantage of offers that the company will live Tweet during the Grammys broadcast.

Honda sponsors shoppable video recipes with help from BuzzFeed

Honda’s newest campaign sees the auto manufacturer sponsoring BuzzFeed videos featuring game-day recipes and a direct link to purchase the ingredients from Amazon.

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