Do you use mobile payments? [Poll of the Week]

Last week’s poll summary: Out of over 1,800 total votes, 32.3% of our readers said their favorite announcement from CES 2017 was the new ASUS ZenFone AR. 13.3% said they were most excited for Samsung’s Chromebook Plus & Pro, while 11.7% said their favorite announcement was the Faraday Future FF91.

Mobile payments have been around for a pretty long time now, but they didn’t start catching on until the release of Apple Pay and Android Pay a few years ago.

While Google, of course, wants all Android users to use Android Pay, Samsung wants its users to use Samsung Pay, and the same goes for Apple with Apple Pay. And if for some reason you aren’t fully satisfied with those three options, we have access to plenty more mobile payment services to round out the already crowded landscape. Chase Bank and even Walmart have their own proprietary services, for example.

Whichever service you decide to use, though, mobile payments are designed to make your life easier and save you time.

So tell us – do you use mobile payments, or are you still not convinced they save time and effort? Be sure to cast your vote in the poll attached below, and speak up in the comments if you have anything else to add. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!

[Source:- Androidauthority]


OYO Rooms partners with PayPal for online payments

OYO Rooms enters partnership with PayPal

OYO Rooms enters partnership with PayPal. Picture: PayPal Office [Representational Image]Getty Images

OYO Rooms, one of India’s largest networks of hotels, announced Tuesday its tie-up with PayPal, a leading global player in the open digital payments market, in order to enable its customers globally to pay for their bookings in Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries.

“Growth of new age businesses like OYO Rooms can be further accelerated if they are protected against online payment risks and frauds,” Hamish Moline, vice president, regional merchant services of PayPal Asia Pacific and China (APAC), said in a media release.

The Indian e-commerce sector is at a very crucial stage where it is growing at an exponential rate. However, this rapid pace also comes with its baggage of increased risk, Moline added.

“PayPal’s technology protects merchants such as OYO Rooms against unauthorised transactions and mitigates associated risks,” Moline said.

OYO Rooms was a disruption to the traditional legacy model which the hospitality industry was following, thereby creating new opportunities for itself.

“This tie-up with PayPal will assist us in delivering a seamless payment experience through reduced friction during payment process,” Abhinav Sinha, chief operating officer at OYO Rooms, said in a press release. PayPal’s position as a global leader in payments will be a major boost in enabling OYO Rooms to grow and strengthen its market, Sinha said.

OYO Rooms recently started operations in Malaysia.

PayPal said it has a global network of 179 million customers spread across 203 countries.

[Source:- IBtimes]