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These cases turn your smartphone into a pay pal

Both the Incipio Cashwrap and Loop ChargeCase add mobile payment capabilities to the iPhone. We look at the pros and cons of both mobile transaction cases.

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Square Order wants to be your new take-out app

Square's latest consumer-facing app lets you order ahead from local cafes and coffee shops.

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Why 2014 could be the year mobile payments explode on the iPhone

Mobile-payment apps for iOS are growing quickly, positioning Apple for a dominant position in the burgeoning field.

A new way to pay: Dash rolls out more mobile payment tools at restaurants

The iOS app is adding more features as it tries to make settling your check as simple as a Seamless order.

Dash turns dining out into a Seamless experience

A new iOS app moves mobile payments into sit-down restaurants.

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Fat wallets begone: Coin combines your payment plastic into a single smart card

Coin's 'one card to rule them all' dream certainly seems alluring, but this plastic needs to stay close to your smartphone.

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McDonald's mobile payment app to remove last vestiges of humanity from fast food service

The new system will hopefully bridge the disconnect between McDonald's delicious food and hellacious ordering experience.

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PayPal to offer phone attachment for hands-free smartphone payments

In its bid to boost its acceptance in physical retail stores, PayPal has introduced technology that will enable people running its app on smartphones to automatically check in at stores and restaurants.

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Facebook readies roll-out of mobile payment system for e-commerce

Facebook's new mobile payment system may place it in direct competition with PayPal.

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Expo Notes: Flint looks to simplify iOS credit card readers

Unlike other iOS-based card readers, there's no dongle required with Flint. It uses the camera on an iPhone or iPad to scan credit card numbers.