PayPal launches mobile payment system for small businesses

PayPal's launched a new mobile payment service aimed at smaller vendors that allows customers to make several different types of payment using their mobile phone.

American Express and Verizon tout digital payment initiative

Slated as the "next big thing," mobile payments are hot on the radar for carriers, credit card operators, and even daily deal sites.

US 'not ready' for NFC

So-called 'swipe and pay' systems like Isis and Google Wallet won't take off in the US for years, Gartner Group analysts believe.

Isis mobile payments venture signs major credit card deal

Isis - the mobile payments joint venture from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile - has signed up four credit card companies, potentially pushing it ahead in the race with Google Wallet.

MasterCard survey claims users ready for NFC payments

A recent MasterCard survey indicates the majority of smartphone users between the ages of 18-34 are ready to embrace NFC or mobile payments.

It's hip to be Square: Visa invests in Dorsey's startup

Square has announced a strategic investment from Visa, which industry sources say is in the "single-digit millions."

IBM touts "real-world" sim for urban woes

IBM has introduced a "serious game" designed to help companies solve their "real-world" business, environmental and logistical problems.