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Mastercard’s ‘Open Tab’ makes it easier to close out

Brady Porche

Paying your tab at a packed, understaffed bar can be a drag on a fun outing, but Mastercard wants to change that. The payment network in February announced a new feature in its Qkr! with Masterpass mobile payment app that…
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Will physical credit cards go the way of CDs?

Brady Porche

What’s plastic, stores data and is virtually obsolete in the smartphone era? If you said the compact disc, you’re living in the 2000s. A more relevant answer is the physical credit card, which is in danger of extinction amid a…
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Google’s making mobile payments ‘Hands Free’

Sienna Kossman

Google wants you to start paying out of pocket, but not how you’d expect. Through a new mobile payment app called Hands Free, Google is making it possible to make in-store payments using your phone, but without ever actually taking…
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Android Pay: Best mobile wallet yet?

Sienna Kossman

A self-proclaimed mobile wallet cynic, I thought I’d give Android Pay a fair chance by delving into its features to see if it can change my mind.
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Mobile wallet herd-thinning needed

Sienna Kossman

Mobile wallets have been creeping onto the U.S. digital payment scene for a few years now with the enticing premise of making payments simply by tapping a button or scanning a bar code on a smartphone, but with all the different types, it may be hard for consumers to get on board with the idea of mobile wallets, let alone even understand what they are.
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