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How Apple Forced MCX Down a New Path

Best Buy’s move to accept Apple Pay in its stores is the clearest public sign yet that the Merchant Customer Exchange has radically altered its vision of and ambitions regarding a retailer mobile wallet. MCX’s CurrentC wallet was designed to lower...

How Apple Killed the Digital Wallet

After years of watching quietly while Bling Nation, Google, Isis/Softcard, PayPal and others tried and failed to popularize the digital wallet, Apple finally launched its product in October. What’s the impact? The concept of the digital wallet is now dead, and it’s...

Mobile Payments Startup Square Discusses Possible Sale

With losses widening and cash shrinking, representatives of mobile-payments startup Square Inc. have discussed a possible sale to several deeper-pocketed rivals, according to people familiar with the matter. Google Inc. discussed a possible acquisition of Square...