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    Apple to partner with China Unionpay on m-payments - report Edit Post

    Apple has reportedly reached an agreement with China Unionpay to jointly launch mobile payments in China. Unionpay is a state-owned bankcard association that has been approved by the central bank to provide clearing services for bankcard transactions. Because of its near monopoly, it issues almost all bankcards in the country. It has partnerships with the country’s major ...

  • Visa

    Visa mulls sale of remaining Monitise stake Edit Post

    Visa is “considering its options” with regard to the 5.5 per cent stake it currently holds in Monitise, the UK mobile money vendor. The credit card giant initially took a 14.4 per cent stake in Monitise in 2009, as part of a wider strategic agreement but has gradually sold down its stake. Visa said it is lessening ...
  • starbucks

    Starbucks freshens up its Android app Edit Post

    Starbucks has updated its Android app for customers in the US, UK and Canada with a number of new features, including the ability to tip their barista, as well as its ‘shake to pay’ feature. The coffee chain updated its iOS app with the same new features in March. Digital tipping, said the company, has long been ...