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Safaricoms M-Pesa suffers outage

Subscribers to the M-Pesa mobile money service were among those impacted when Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom suffered a network outage over the weekend (24-25 September), according to Mobile Money Africa.

Google Wallet experiences teething problems at launch

Google is working “to resolve issues that may arise with Google Wallet”, the company’s newly …

Mobile operator-backed Isis will support Android

Isis, the mobile payments venture backed by three of the four largest mobile operators in the US, will work on multiple operating systems including Android, according to one of it leading executives interviewed by PCMag.

MasterCard says m-pay security is front and center

MasterCard has moved to reassure users about the security of making payments via a mobile phone following concerns raised during the high-profile launch of services such as Google Wallet.

China urged to adopt its own standard for m-payments

China needs to develop a national standard for mobile payments says a leading figure in its standardisation body, according to China Daily.

Orange announces second NFC handset for Quick Tap service

Orange and partner Barclaycard have announced the upcoming launch of the Samsung Wave 578, the …

Orange UK is working on NFC for transport sector

UK mobile operator Orange is working with a partner to deploy NFC in the UK’s …

Amex buys virtual-currency provider Sometrics

US credit card giant American Express has acquired virtual currency and in-game payments provider Sometrics in a cash and shares deal worth US$30 million, according to Techcrunch.

Google opens its wallet but what do we find inside?

Google Wallet has launched commercially. The service was of course first announced in May and Google has subsequently been trialling it. The launch was originally scheduled for the summer so anticipation has built up. What new do we know?

iPhone to get NFC capability in South Korea

South Korean mobile operator KT Corp will enable users of the Apple iPhone to make payments by offering an NFC-enabled reader that is fitted onto the smartphone.