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Chase finally signs on with Android Pay

Google is also attempting to bring a smoother buying experience to the mobile web with Android Pay integration in Chrome.

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Hands-on: Samsung's Gear S3 smartwatch is big, bold, and ready to phone home

The Gear S3 Classic goes for posh aesthetics, while the Gear S3 Frontier looks more rugged and comes with LTE support.

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Walgreens is the first retailer to fully integrate its loyalty program with Android Pay

The new feature should speed up the check-out process since the payment and loyalty points will all be handled in one transaction.

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How 3 fintech startups are shaking up security

Over the years, the financial industry has invested heavily in staff, processes and technology to improve security. But some startups are taking a more innovative approach.

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CVS launches CVS Pay, plans to roll it out nationwide

CVS Pay allows customers to pay in store for prescriptions by scanning a barcode at the register.

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Samsung both denies and admits mobile payment vulnerability

Samsung said that reports of a vulnerability in Samsung Pay mobile payments were "simply not true" -- but also admitted that token skimming was, in fact, possible but difficult enough that the potential risk was acceptable

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Reading the Apple tea leaves for what's coming this fall

August represents the summer doldrums between the Worldwide Developer's Conference and September -- when new hardware and OSes arrive. Time to look at what Apple's up to.

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EMV transition involves many moving parts

There's a lot of finger pointing going around about why the transition is going so slowly, but the bottom line, according to experts, is that the United States has a more complicated infrastructure than other countries and the...

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Will the Olympics ‘payment ring’ jumpstart NFC demand?

A group of Olympic athletes will be tapping a ring, instead of swiping a credit card, at the summer games in Rio. Visa is hoping that will raise the profile of Near Field Communication for retail transactions.

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Going cardless at the ATM catches on

Several major U.S. banks now allow the use of a smartphone to withdraw cash from an ATM using NFC technology.

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Hands-on with Walmart Pay: The retailer's answer to Apple Pay is a pleasant surprise

The company's app-based payment system for in-store purchases isn't perfect, but it's nearly delightful.

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Merchants slow to migrate to EMV, see rising fraud costs

The deadline for switching to chip-based card readers was last October, but most merchants still have not upgraded and are now liable for point-of-sale payment card fraud

Hands-on: NFC-enabled ATMs make it easy to withdraw cash with a smartphone

We tried out one of Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs to see how quickly we could snag cash using Android Pay.

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Windows 10 phones finally gain NFC payment support as Wallet 2.0 rolls out in preview

Microsoft started pushing its Wallet. 2.0 app to Windows Insiders, bringing much-needed NFC tap-to-pay support to Windows 10 phones.

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Apple Pay’s Mac move: Less friction? No, but slightly less fraud

Shoppers won’t have to enter their credit card details — but the number of times it will be truly useful is small.

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MasterCard joins Visa in streamlining chip card processing

MasterCard announced plans similar to those made last week by Visa to speed up chip card in-store terminal testing and certification.

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Visa moves to streamline chip-card processing certifications

After months of frustrating delays for U.S. merchants that have been required to roll out payment systems that accept new, more secure computer chip credit and debit cards, Visa announced a series of remedies.

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With macOS and iOS 10, Apple is changing how we pay online, inside Messages, and even by voice

Apple is getting closer to replacing your wallet, with Apple Pay in Safari for iOS 10 and macOS, and mobile payments apps like Square Cash coming to iMessages and Siri.

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