Aunkur Arya, waterproof mascara, and the future of mobile payments – VB Engage

In today’s episode, Stewart Rogers and Travis Wright discuss the future of mobile payments with Aunkur Arya, head of mobile at Braintree. And if you missed last week’s interview with Mayur Gupta, make sure to check that one out.

What’s the big news? Android Pay has finally been released in the U.K., which means Stewart has been enjoying paying for goods with his phone. Samsung Pay is finally being released in Europe. Well, when we say “Europe,” what we really mean is “Spain.” Mobile users all over the world would rejoice, but it seems the main players in the mobile NFC payments space have a warped view of what constitutes a “global” or even “European” launch. Read More