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Apple Pay expansion continues with over 40 more banks and credit unions

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Apple Pay compatibility in the UK grew by two major banks last week with the addition of Lloyds and Halifax, and today Apple has added over 40 to its list of participating issuers. Since launching in the United States nearly a year ago, Apple’s mobile payment solution has steadily been signing on and rolling out support for waves of new banks and credit unions around the country. These are the latest to join:

Amplify Federal Credit Union
Bank of the Ozarks
Branch Banking & Trust
Bridgehampton National Bank
Capital Educators Federal Credit Union
Centra Credit Union
Charlotte Metro Credit Union
Citizens Bank
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Credit Union 1
“Dollar Bank, FSB”
Eglin FCU
ETRADE BANK
First Community Bank
First Community Credit Union (OR)
First Florida Credit Union
First National Bank of Waseca
Floridian Bank
Georgia United Credit Union
Johns Hopkins Federal Credit Union
Kennebunk Savings Bank
Kirtland Federal Credit Union
Leaders Credit Union
Maine Savings Federal Credit Union
McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union
Merchants Bank
MIT Federal Credit Union
National Penn Bank
Navigant Credit Union
Nodaway Valley Bank
Nymeo
OU Federal Credit Union
Pacific NW Federal Credit Union
Power Financial Credit Union
Seaboard Federal Credit Union
SECU of Maryland
Southern Security FCU
Southwest Financial Federal Credit Union
Sterling Federal Bank
The Cape Cod Five Cent Saving Bank
The Focus Federal Credit Union
Trupoint Bank
UBI Federal Credit Union
Watertown Savings Bank
Xceed Financial Federal Credit Union

And in the UK, Apple Pay includes American Express, Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds, M&S Bank, MBNA, Nationwide Building Society, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, and Ulster Bank. Barclays is said to be coming but without a specific timeline.

Starting tomorrow with iOS 9, Apple Pay will gain support for Discover credit cards as well. Discover, which is running a cashback promotion for Apple Pay users, joins launch partners Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

iOS 9 also adds support for retail cards and reward cards through Apple Pay. With Passbook gaining new Apple Pay features, the app is being renamed Wallet with the software update due out tomorrow.

In other Apple Pay news, Jennifer Bailey, the head of Apple Pay, is set to speak at Code/Mobile in a high profile interview next month.

Apple Pay is available for payments in stores using iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch with iPhone 5 or later. iPads with Touch ID and iPhone 6 or later can use Apple Pay to make payments within apps.

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September 15th

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Discover coming to Apple Pay on September 16th with iOS 9, get 10% cashback up to $10,000 in Q4

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Announced earlier in the year, it is now official: Discover bank cards will be supported by Apple Pay from September 16th, the same day as iOS 9 is released. Discover joins Visa and MasterCard in the US as supporting card types for Apple’s contactless payments service.

To sweeten the deal, Discover is even offering a special cashback promotion to celebrate the addition of Apple Pay. You can get 10% cashback on up to $10,000 of in-store purchases until the end of the year, as long as those transactions were using Apple Pay.

Discover it Miles, Miles and Escape cards will also earn an extra 10 miles per dollar as part of the promotion, again up to a $10,000 limit. Like other cards, using Apple Pay with Discover is seamless and automatic. You also get the same purchase and fraud protection with Discover on Apple Pay as when using a plastic card.

Unsurprisingly, Discover said in a statement that they are excited to be on board with Apple Pay.

“We are excited for Discover cardmembers to have the ability to use Apple Pay. Rewards have always been important to our cardmembers, and we want to make sure they receive a generous offer for shopping with Discover and Apple Pay,” said Heather Roche, vice president of rewards at Discover. “We want to encourage new and existing Discover cardmembers to add their Discover card to Apple Pay with a few simple clicks using our mobile app, take advantage of this 10% Cashback Bonus, and experience the ease and convenience of using Apple Pay.”

Apple Pay works with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch.

 

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September 9th

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Discover coming to Apple Pay on September 16th with iOS 9, get 10% cashback up to $10,000 in Q4

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Announced earlier in the year, it is now official: Discover bank cards will be supported by Apple Pay from September 16th, the same day as iOS 9 is released. Discover joins Visa and MasterCard in the US as supporting card types for Apple’s contactless payments service.

To sweeten the deal, Discover is even offering a special cashback promotion to celebrate the addition of Apple Pay. You can get 10% cashback on up to $10,000 of in-store purchases until the end of the year, as long as those transactions were using Apple Pay.

Discover it Miles, Miles and Escape cards will also earn an extra 10 miles per dollar as part of the promotion, again up to a $10,000 limit. Like other cards, using Apple Pay with Discover is seamless and automatic. You also get the same purchase and fraud protection with Discover on Apple Pay as when using a plastic card.

Unsurprisingly, Discover said in a statement that they are excited to be on board with Apple Pay.

“We are excited for Discover cardmembers to have the ability to use Apple Pay. Rewards have always been important to our cardmembers, and we want to make sure they receive a generous offer for shopping with Discover and Apple Pay,” said Heather Roche, vice president of rewards at Discover. “We want to encourage new and existing Discover cardmembers to add their Discover card to Apple Pay with a few simple clicks using our mobile app, take advantage of this 10% Cashback Bonus, and experience the ease and convenience of using Apple Pay.”

Apple Pay works with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch.

 

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September 9th

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Discover cardholders get Apple Pay support starting this fall

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Discover announced today that it’s made a deal with Apple to join the other three big card companies already offering support for the company’s new payments service, Apple Pay. That means that starting this fall, Discover cardholders will finally be able to add their cards to the service and make contactless, NFC-based payments using iPhone and Apple Watch, as well as make payments within apps supporting the platform on all iOS devices.

Discover credit cardmembers will still receive all of their current benefits, including Cashback Bonus® and the new Freeze It® security tool that allows them to stop any new purchases, cash advances and balance transfers when they temporarily misplace their cards… As part of the agreement, Discover Network will enable eligible financial institutions, including Discover Debit issuers, to let their card holders use Apple Pay.

Discover will join other card issuers— Visa, Mastercard and American Express— already offering Apple Pay support through a number of bank and credit union partners across the US. The Apple Pay expansion to include Discover cards this fall follows a recent report that Apple is in talks to take the service international starting with Canada later this year.

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Most recently, Apple added another 30 new banks and credit unions to its list of institutions supporting Apple Pay bringing the total to over 200 across the country. The banks and credit unions on the list all offer varying levels of support and in some cases on certain card types for certain customers.


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April 27th

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Twitter #music app gets new ways to discover artists, scans iPhone library for personalized recommendations

Twitter-Music-iconTwitter updated its Twitter #music iPhone app today with several new ways to discover new artists in addition to personalized recommendations based on the content in your iPhone’s music library.

Version 1.2 of the app now allows users to “listen to artist’s top tracks, similar artists, and the artists that your favorite artist follows on Twitter.” However, another interesting new feature will scan the device’s music library in order to serve up relevant recommendations based on your past listening habits.

Twitter is also making it easier to find artists that you like by making it easy to quickly access the artists that you’ve tweeted about in the past.

Personal recommendations based on previous listening habits is becoming a prerequisite for just about any music app ahead of Apple’s iTunes Radio launch. Apple’s upcoming service will rely heavily on its personalization features similar to iTunes Genius, and Rdio and others have been adding similar features that focus more on stations custom tailored to the user’s listening preferences.

Lastly, the app gets support for a number of new languages:

What’s New in Version 1.2

We’ve added a bunch of new ways of discovering music. Listen to artist’s top tracks, similar artists, and the artists that your favorite artist follows on Twitter.

We also scan your iPhone’s music library now to suggest more relevant artists to you. And we show you the artists that you’ve Tweeted about so you can always get back to them.

Finally, we’ve localized #music into all of your favorite languages. If you’re one of those good looking people living in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, or Switzerland then we’ve got you covered!


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August 9th

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Spotify for iOS gets ‘Discover’ feature, editable playlists, new icon and more

Spotify-App-icon-01Spotify updated its iOS app today with a few new features, one of which is a brand new ‘Discover’ experience that is rolling out to all users as we speak. As you might expect, the feature allows users to discover content based on their previous listening habits, and is of course a nice feature to have as Apple prepares to roll out its iTunes Radio service with built in Genius features.

Also included in today’s update for Spotify is a brand new logo and the ability to edit playlists directly on your iPhone. Spotify noted that “a shiny, new Now Playing view, featuring the ‘Up Next’ queue” is available now on iPhone and rolling out to all users soon.

A full list of what else is new and fixed in today’s release is below:

What’s New in Version 0.7.1

• New: Ever find yourself wondering what to play on Spotify? Introducing the new Discover experience on iPhone. (Coming soon to everyone.)
• New: A shiny, new Now Playing view, featuring the ‘Up Next’ queue on iPhone. (Again, rolling out to everyone soon.)
• New: Say hello to our new logo.
• New: You can now edit your playlists on your iPhone.
• Improved: We’ve changed the order of the iPhone search tabs. Now it’s Artists, Albums, Tracks. (iPhone/iPod only.)
• Improved: We’ve moved the … context menu button in the Playlist and Album views to the top right of the screen. It’s better there. (iPhone/iPod only.)
• Fixed: Ford integration now works correctly when your iPhone/iPod is set to a language other than English.
• Fixed: In your playlist folders, “All Tracks” will now show you the actual number of tracks.
• Fixed: We’ve sorted lots of crash issues too.
• Fixed: The unread messages in your inbox will now update correctly.
• Fictitious: This app shares 73% of its DNA with bees.


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July 2nd

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Discover Hops Aboard the Google Wallet Bandwagon [Google]

The achilles heel of Google Wallet thus far has been it's inability to forge patnerships. MasterCard and Sprint have been the company's only friends. But now Discover is also on board, which gets Google Wallet one step closer to being a thing normal people use. [Google via PhoneScoop via The Verge] More »


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August 16th

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Discover Hops Aboard the Google Wallet Bandwagon [Google]

The achilles heel of Google Wallet thus far has been it's inability to forge patnerships. MasterCard and Sprint have been the company's only friends. But now Discover is also on board, which gets Google Wallet one step closer to being a thing normal people use. [Google via PhoneScoop via The Verge] More »


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Twitter Improves Discover Tab To Surface More Interesting Content, Promises To Make It “Magical”

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One of the core features of Twitter’s redesign last year was the addition of the Discover tab in the web and mobile interface. Today, the company is launching its first major update to this feature. The new and improved Discover tab, says Twitter, will now begin to surface more personalized content. Starting today, the algorithm that populates this feature with stories will put a stronger emphasis on the tweets that are popular among the people you follow and their friends. This should make for a more personalized experience and highlight content that is more relevant to the individual user.

When it first launched the Discover tab last year, its users’ reactions were somewhat mixed. As our own Eric Eldon noted at that time, the stories Twitter included in this section were often not that interesting and Twitter didn’t want to really talk about how it picked these stories in the first place. In January, though, Twitter acquired personalized social news startup Summify and it looks like at least some of that company’s expertise is now flowing into Twitter’s own products.

This updated design for the Discover Tab will now also highlight who tweeted a particular story. This, says Twitter, will help users understand why each story it highlights matters to them. This will also make it easier for users to join into their friends’ conversation, as the new Discover tab also lets you reply, retweet and favorite these tweets.

Twitter will start rolling out this update today and plans to bring it to Twitter.com and its iOS and Android apps in the “coming weeks.” The company promises that it “will continue to work to make discover on Twitter a magical experience that brings you instantly closer to the information that matters most to you at the right time, any time.”



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May 1st

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Twitter app update brings improved discover, search and notifications to iOS and Android

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It's not like there's any shortage of alternatives, but those sticking with the ooh-ficial Twitter app on iOS and Android woke up to a rather pleasant update today. Briefly, the company's promising improvements to discover, search and notifications, with the new build allowing users to view "Activity" -- described as a "stream of updates that shows which tweets are favorited or retweeted by the people you follow and which accounts those people follow or add to lists." Search has also been made simpler in both programs, with the Connect tab allowing you to start typing the first or last name or username of the person you're looking for and watching autocomplete handle the rest. Finally (and perhaps most importantly), notifications for Interactions are in place, enabling busybodies to know right away when a tweet has been retweeted or favorited. Hit up your market of choice to get the new bytes, or just visit one of the source links below. Your call -- no pressure.

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