Mobile Security
Apple Pay Rival Defends Service

Apple Pay Rival Defends Service
A mobile payment service that is backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternative services such as Apple Pay.
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