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Samsung Pay has arrived for Samsung wearables

Samsung has announced that Samsung Pay, its mobile payments solution that launched with Standard Bank and Absa earlier this year, is now available on the company’s recent wearable devices, specifically, the Gear Sport, Gear S3 and Galaxy Watch. The Korean electronics giant has confirmed the service will be coming to five more banks in 2019, including the recently announced Discovery Bank due...[Read More]

Samsung Pay trial beta launches with Absa today

Electronics giant Samsung has been threatening to launch its mobile payment solution, Samsung Pay, in South Africa for a few years now. Every time we’ve asked we’ve been told the hold up is with the banks… but today when we asked execs at the launch of its new QLED TVs, they confirmed a beta trial of the service is launching with Absa today, with additional banks expected to join...[Read More]

MWC 2015: Android Pay sees Google taking another shot at mobile payments

Google Wallet hasn’t been the mobile payment sensation that the Android maker wanted it to be, but with Apple Pay pushing NFC payments into the mainstream, Google will try again with Android Pay. Announced by Android boss Sundar Pichai at MWC 2015, Android Pay is the mobile operating system’s new take on contactless payments from smartphones. Your credit cards and other accounts are stored on the ...[Read More]

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