Tag: Earnings

What the iPhone’s slump means for the future of mobile pay

Apple’s recent smartphone revenue decline contrasts with strength in wearables and services, making these alternative venues increasingly important to Apple Pay’s continued success. Apple reported $84.3 billion in revenues for its fiscal 2019 first quarter, which ended Dec. 29, a 5 percent decline from the prior year’s $88.3 billion and the company’s first holiday quarter…
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January 30, 2019 0

Will Visa and PayPal’s truce survive the ‘single button’ movement?

Visa CEO Alfred Kelly is less publically adversarial toward market rival PayPal than his predecessor Charlie Scharf, even as Visa’s push for a “single button” for online payments seems to undermine PayPal’s business model. Visa’s 2016 deal with PayPal has boosted Visa‘s financial performance, and Kelly praised several other partnerships with PayPal that “remove friction”…
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April 26, 2018 0

A well-rounded Square takes another crack at consumer payments

Over the years, Square has evolved from a supplier of simple card readers to a provider of diverse omnichannel services. But the consumer market has always eluded it. Starting in 2011, Square debuted Card Case, which allowed consumers to store a credit or debit card with Square after using it at a Square merchant. The…
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November 9, 2017 0

Starbucks pushes Visa co-brand, mobile pay to fuel growth

Starbucks executives did not deliver growth numbers on its Mobile Order & Pay smartphone app during a Nov. 2 fourth-quarter earnings call, but did give it high enough marks to be confident the service will soon be available to all of its customers. In addition, Starbucks president and CEO Kevin Johnson said the company will…
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November 3, 2017 0

Mastercard’s blockchain plan gets down to business

Blockchain is a bigger opportunity for business transactions than consumer transactions, according to Mastercard president and CEO Ajay Banga, who is poring over the technology to build use cases for corporate users. “It’s early days so don’t expect it to be a switch that gets turned on tomorrow,” Banga said during Tuesday’s third-quarter earnings call.…
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October 31, 2017 0