Now that Amazon has decided to compete with Square and PayPal in the mobile payments market, does that mean mobile payments, after sputtering for years, is set to take off? Yes, says Alberto Jimenez, director of mobile payments at IBM.
Amazon launched a new mobile payment service Wednesday aimed at luring business away from established competitors like Square and PayPal. Amazon Local Register allows local businesses to accept debit and credit card payments via smartphones and tablets for a flat-rate percentage on all transactions.
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