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Mobile payments in 2013: Will it be user-driven or vendor-driven?

The gold rush to win the mobile payment race has attracted a lot of different companies, however it's still unclear which ones will succeed at this multi-billion dollar industry.The ecosystem is currently divided into two camps: vendor-driven and user-driven initiatives.

Starbucks stores now selling Square mobile card reader

Two months after Starbucks began allowing consumers to pay for purchases via the Square Wallet application for iOS and Android, the coffee chain is now offering the Square Card Reader for sale across its 7,000 U.S. brick-and-mortar locations.

VeriFone yanks SAIL out of 'unprofitable' mobile payments biz

VeriFone Systems is pulling out of the mobile payment processing segment dominated by Square and PayPal, calling the market "fundamentally unprofitable."

Square adds Apple Passbook support with mobile gift card launch

Square is rolling out a new mobile gift card service integrated with Apple's Passbook virtual wallet application.

Square processing $10B in annual payments, up $2B in two months

Square is now processing $10 billion in annual mobile payment transactions, up from $8 billion in mid-September and exploding from $2 billion a year ago.

Bank of America to rival Square, PayPal Here with mobile payments reader

Bank of America is the latest entrant into the booming mobile payments processing segment. The company announced it will introduce the Mobile Pay on Demand platform on Dec. 3.

Starbucks launches Square payments across 7,000 U.S. stores

Beginning today, consumers may pay for their Starbucks Coffee Company purchases using the Square Wallet application for iOS and Android devices.

Square goes international with Canadian expansion

Square is taking its first steps outside of the U.S. market, expanding its mobile payment processing services to Canada. Square will make its signature Mobile Card Reader available to iOS and Android device users across Canada.

PayPal Here goes on sale at AT&T stores

PayPal is now selling its PayPal Here credit card reader at 1,800 AT&T Mobility stores across the country. The partnership represents PayPal Here's first U.S. retail deal.

Square abruptly halts NYC taxi payment system trial

Square has abruptly shut down Checker, a pilot service enabling New York City taxi passengers to more efficiently pay their fare via credit card.