Will Hernandez
Will Hernandez has 14 years of experience ranging from newspapers to wire services and trade publications. Before becoming Editor of MobilePaymentsToday.com, he spent two years as the content manager for PaymentsJournal.com, a leading payments industry news aggregator and information hub published by Mercator Advisory Group. Will spent four years covering the payments industry as an associate editor for multiple publications in SourceMedia's Payments Group based in Chicago. View Will Hernandez's profile on LinkedIn

Target adds mobile pay Wallet feature to REDcard

Target adds mobile pay Wallet feature to REDcard

The retailer officially becomes the latest to add an in-store, mobile-payment feature to its app in a move that also combines its digital coupon program into a single scan at checkout.

Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Black Friday: Mobile payments sputter at the physical POS

Erratic support from U.S. retailers for in-store, proximity-based mobile payments likely contributed to low use among consumers as the holiday shopping season sprang to life on Black Friday.

Alipay puts emphasis on partnerships as merchant acceptance grows in North America

Alipay puts emphasis on partnerships as merchant acceptance grows in North America

Souheil Badran, president of Alipay North America, spoke Sunday at the annual Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas to give attendees the current bird's-eye view of Alipay's operations outside of China.

Merchants seek ways to make their mobile apps indispensable

Merchants seek ways to make their mobile apps indispensable

Church's Chicken offers up a unique feature in its mobile app: a curated music playlist.

Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Do consumers see the value in every self-checkout option available to them from different restaurants and retailers?

Will Amazon Go make cashiers and checkout lanes obsolete?

Will Amazon Go make cashiers and checkout lanes obsolete?

That question was the focus of a breakout session Tuesday at the fourth annual CONNECT Mobile CX Summit in Philadelphia. The answer is complicated, which is usually the case with emerging technology options.

What merchants should consider when deploying new technology

What merchants should consider when deploying new technology

As retailers and restaurants consider whether to deploy new consumer offerings such as a loyalty program, branded app or mobile payments, executives must consider whether such efforts help them acquire more customers to get them into storefronts more often while coaxing them to spend more money.

Digital, physical worlds collide at Amazon Books

Digital, physical worlds collide at Amazon Books

Amazon’s new bookstores partly leans on mobile technology, but could use some improvements with something like beacons.

It's the same old song and dance for mobile payments adoption

It's the same old song and dance for mobile payments adoption

Stop me if you;ve heard this one before: You're more likely to go back home to retrieve your smartphone than the wallet you left behind.

MasterCard taps Oracle to bolster digital payments for consumers and merchants

MasterCard taps Oracle to bolster digital payments for consumers and merchants

The card network said its new partnership with the software company will focus on restaurants, hotels and retail stores.

What Target's mobile payments plan says about today's retail trends

What Target's mobile payments plan says about today's retail trends

CVS, Kohl's and Wal-Mart all added payments features to their mobile apps in 2016. Target now reportedly will do the same.

Samsung: King of the IoT?

Samsung: King of the IoT?

Samsung did its part last year to bring IoT into more U.S. homes, particularly with the introduction of the "Family Hub" smart refrigerator. However, at the recent annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Tim Baxter, president and COO of Samsung Electronics America, made it clear IoT is not just a buzzword for the company.

Beyond the smartphone: Restaurants and retailers challenged to reach consumers everywhere

Beyond the smartphone: Restaurants and retailers challenged to reach consumers everywhere

At the recent CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit, executives discussed how providing the best omnichannel experience should be a top priority.

Wal-Mart Pay doesn't need loyalty and that's ok

Wal-Mart Pay doesn't need loyalty and that's ok

Is a loyalty program really what consumers need to use mobile payments and mobile wallets?

5 tidbits from the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

5 tidbits from the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

No matter which way you turn these days, mobile (or mobility) is at the center of most conversations for banks, retailers, restaurants and any other consumer-facing brand.

Merchants chase Uber for a better mobile customer experience

Merchants chase Uber for a better mobile customer experience

It's no surprise the ride-sharing service comes up a lot during discussions about personalization and customer interaction. That was a topic of conversation during multiple panels at two trade conferences in May.

Talking With: Visa digital executive about brand awareness, Pay with Amazon, and the IoT

Talking With: Visa digital executive about brand awareness, Pay with Amazon, and the IoT

Mobile Payments Today sat down with Vish Shastry at the Shoptalk conference to discuss Visa Checkout and where the card network plans to take it in the coming year.

Talking With: Amazon payments exec on connected experiences, Alexa and the IoT (Part 2)

Talking With: Amazon payments exec on connected experiences, Alexa and the IoT (Part 2)

In part two of a chat with Patrick Gauthier, Mobile Payments Today speaks with him about cart abandonment, Amazon's role in mobile commerce and how the way we pay is changing.

Talking With: Amazon payments exec on brokering consumer trust, solving customer pain points (Part 1)

Talking With: Amazon payments exec on brokering consumer trust, solving customer pain points (Part 1)

Mobile Payments Today sat down with Patrick Gauthier at the Shoptalk conference to discuss a wide range of topics including e-commerce, the checkout experience and what makes Pay with Amazon different from MasterPass, PayPal and Visa Checkout.

Dorsey wants Square to be synonymous with mobile payments

Dorsey wants Square to be synonymous with mobile payments

Jack Dorsey wants Square to be synonymous with mobile payments and believes the current EMV shift in the U.S. will help the seven-year old company accomplish the CEO's ambitious goal.

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