PayPal is piloting a new payment method in its on-campus cafe that links together Bluetooth Low Energy beacons with Samsung Galaxy smart wearables to enable payments without the need for a bank card or even a smartphone.
With smartphone-enabled payment adoption continuing to move along at a slow pace, the news is an example of the growing momentum behind beacons as a transformative in-store experience. While PayPal is already a leader in the mobile payments space, it is clearly not resting on its laurels and continues to investigate how best to leverage technology to simplify payment experience.
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