McDonald’s is testing a new payments system in which customers use the fast food chain’s mobile app to order and pay for meals. PayPal, eBay’s mobile payments platform, would power the transactions. Customers using the PayPal method at the 30 participating McDonald’s locations in France would be put into a separate pick-up line while waiting for their food, Reuters reports. August has become a pivotal month in the growth and visibility of mobile payments. The McDonald’s news comes on the heels of payments startup Square teaming up with Starbucks to complete all of the coffee chain’s credit and debit card transactions. Read the full story at Mashable.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.