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Newly awarded patent allows customers to use payment, coupons, loyalty and more in one action

SAN FRANCISCO -- The newest wrinkle in mobile wallets could condense and speed the experience for consumers and retailers. CardFree, a mobile-wallet provider for large merchants, was awarded a patent that enables the consumer to transact with everything in his or her wallet—offers, payments and...


Court says credit-card company can bar retailers from incentivizing customers to use lower swipe-fee cards

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court sided with American Express (AmEx) to prevent retailers from extending discounts or other offers to customers for using credit or debit cards with lower swipe fees. The vote was split 5-4, with conservative justices siding with the majority. Justice...

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Innovation in mobile payments, no-cashier concepts and all-around disruption

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Back-office tool integrates with Pinnacle Palm point-of-sale
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Retailer and sister wholesale company aim to accommodate growth
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New software enables full chip-card functionality on the forecourt and in-store
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DriverDash replaces cards with phone payment
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Customers can win free gas with use of SmartPay mobile app
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Mobile payment functions jump-start brands’ ranks

Software developer reportedly developing no-checkout technology