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PayPal goes mobile

DULUTH, Ga. — PayPal, an eBay subsidiary, has entered into an agreement with NCR Corp. to integrate NCR's mobile solutions for hospitality and retail with its digital payment technology.

The combination provides restaurants and retailers an easy, powerful way to offer consumers a rich mobile and digital payment experience when buying the goods and services they want.

"Combining NCR's broad hospitality and retail footprint with PayPal's global customer base enables restaurants and retailers to redesign the consumer experience with mobile-enhanced shopping and payments while materially improving business processes and creating seamless consumer experiences across touch points, locations, and channels," said John Bruno, CTO and EVP at NCR.

Starting out, NCR and PayPal will integrate PayPal mobile payment options into NCR’s new Mobile Pay application and NCR Aloha Online Ordering. Designed for the more than 60,000 restaurant sites using NCR Aloha point-of-sale technology, NCR Mobile Pay enables restaurant patrons with a smartphone to browse their bill, re-order menu items, alert their server, complete surveys and pay. With the new integration, PayPal appears as a payment option. Consumers will also be able to use the PayPal mobile application to locate and "check in" at participating NCR Mobile Pay merchants to access the same functionality.

The companies are also working to integrate PayPal mobile payment options into NCR's Convenience-Go (C-Go) application for petroleum and convenience stores. C-Go is a store-branded mobile application that allows shoppers to purchase fuel, food, car washes and other items right from the application.

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