Ben Charny reports for MarketWatch that "Levi Strauss & Co.'s main Web site has quietly stopped offering Google Inc.'s Checkout online payment feature."
Card Technology writes about Turkey's Garanti Bank and bank management's thoughts on some of the issues associated with contactless/NFC payment deployment in mobile phones. In particular, concerns about using a shared SIM approach - with the mobile network operator. “At end the day, who owns the customer relationship? Who’s the customer going to call if something goes wrong?” Just last month, Garanti Bank became MasterCard's PayPass launch bank in Europe.
eMarketer's Lisa Phillips reviews several recent payments industry surveys. "More than half of all respondents said they prefer electronic payment methods so they do not have to carry cash, while 61% of the respondents ages 25 to 34 said they were interested in making purchases via their cellphones."