New York and Las Vegas cabs start accepting China's biggest mobile payment modeGet the Full StoryThe taxi cabs in two popular U.S. destinations have responded to the millions of Chinese tourists coming in every year. By next month, tens of thousands of cabs in New York City and Las Vegas will accept Alipay, China's nearly ubiquitous mobile payment mode.
This will apply to 2,100 taxis in Vegas by the end of October, before another 14,000 in New York start accepting Alipay payment in November, reports national paper People's Daily.
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Alipay in China, owned by Alibaba, is very widely used, and even more commonly turned to than credit cards. It holds a whopping 450 million active users in the country, who flip on its app to scan QR codes and pay for everything at street vendors, supermarkets, to pricey restaurants. Read more...More about China, New York, Mobile Payment, Alipay, and Las Vegas