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Retailers move in on mobile payments to reduce costs, increase loyalty

The mobile payment market is attracting big retailers who want to reduce transaction costs and increase customer loyalty, Reuters reports.

Strategy Analytics slashes forecast for NFC-based mobile payments

Strategy Analytics has reduced its outlook for near field communications-based mobile retail payments, blaming tepid retailer adoption, slow operator rollouts and limited NFC-capable handset availability.

Isis taps Proxama to build NFC mobile wallet for BlackBerry 10

Isis, the near field communications-based mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, is expanding to the BlackBerry 10 operating system in partnership with contactless payments technologies firm, Proxama.

What's next for NFC after Google Wallet overhaul?

I'd like to confess that I've been thinking about the future of Near Field Communications-enabled mobile commerce and I've come to the realization that I have no idea where it's heading. A series of recent developments have hopelessly muddied the waters, at least in the short term.

Reports: Capital One pulls out of Isis mobile wallet platform

Capital One is ending its support for Isis, the Near Field Communications-based mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US.

Isis adds American Express Serve payments to mobile wallet

Isis, the Near Field Communications-based mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, is adding American Express' Serve digital commerce services to its mobile wallet, slated to roll out nationwide later this year.

Isis m-commerce network rolling out nationwide, expanding to iOS, Windows Phone

Isis, the Near Field Communications-based mobile commerce network spearheaded by Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, will expand services nationwide later this year after completing pilots in Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas. The company also pledged to extend its mobile wallet beyond Google's Android to support Apple's iOS, Microsoft's Windows Phone and BlackBerry.

Report: Starbucks driving most North American mobile wallet transactions

North American consumers are on pace to spend $44 billion on in-store mobile wallet transactions in 2017, up from just $500 million in 2012, according to a new forecast issued by research firm Berg Insight.

NFC for mobile payments is a flop, says Gartner

Near-field communications technology has failed to gain traction for mobile payments, Gartner noted, forecasting that NFC will account for only 5 percent of the mobile payment transaction value in 2017.

Why Walmart poses a major threat to the mobile payments hierarchy

It's been roughly nine months since more than a dozen leading U.S. retailers including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Sears and 7-Eleven first banded together to create Merchant Customer Exchange, a nationwide mobile commerce network designed to support smartphone-enabled purchases, consumer offers and mobile marketing promotions. The MCX initiative remains a work in progress, but here's what we know.