Apple's Union Square store is anything but square when it comes to design

It took two years but Apple's newly designed Union Square store in San Francisco is open for business and reflects the long-admired Apple design and flair. The open areas, wide glass doors and color scheme are exactly what Apple fans...

Chinese consumers to get more options with Samsung Pay, Alipay deal

Samsung Electronics has announced an agreement with Alibaba in China that will enable Samsung Pay users in the country to make payments directly from their Alipay accounts without the need of using a separate app for such transactions. Alipay, which...

Canadian banks launch Apple Pay thanks to MasterCard alliance

MasterCard will bring its Canadian cardholders Apple Pay as the Royal Bank of Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Canadian Tire Bank and ATB Financial are the first financial institutions to support the service starting today. Cardholders who bank with...

Apple to use NFC, tokenization in new iPhone and iWatch, according to report

Devices will work in tandem to share tokens to verify payments.

Apple Store experience reportedly about to change with VeriFone partnership

Apple reportedly is set to launch a revamped point-of-sale system in its storefronts that will use a VeriFone sleeve capable of accepting EMV transactions and contactless payments, a noteworthy addition considering the absence of an NFC-enabled iPhone. 9to5Mac initially reported...

Securities analyst predicts NFC-enabled iPhone

Apple this fall will release a new iPhone with NFC integration and also include the technology in its long-rumored iWatch, according to an investor note from KGI securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. Several media outlets Thursday reported about Kuo's research note.

Apple advertises for payments software engineer

The payments world has long wondered if, when and how Apple will jump into the space in a definitive way. Now there's one more tidbit to fuel speculation.

Square will sell mPOS tablet stands at Staples

Square announced a deal to sell its Square Stand in Staples, according to Tech Crunch. Square Stand is a $299 piece of hardware that turns a merchant's iPad into a mobile POS with card-swiping capabilities. The agreement covers 1,000 Staples locations and follows other arrangments to sell the device at Best Buy and Apple stores.

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