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Wednesday, Aug 8
2012, 7:37 AM
More on the Starbucks-Square tie-up (previous): According to academic Bill Maurer it would take...
More on the Starbucks-Square tie-up (previous): According to academic Bill Maurer it would take a "big merchant" jumping into the mobile payments to break the mobile payment barrier of consumers who see little reason to change from a physical wallet to a virtual wallet. If the SBUX-Square deal hits full stride, shoppers at stores won't even if have to take out their phone to make a payment, much less actually sign a receipt. Did mobile payments just break the 4-minute mile?