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Amazon May Be Readying Its Own Card Reader

Amazon May Be Readying Its Own Card Reader

By Josh Wolford July 28, 2014

Is Amazon preparing to unveil a Square competitor? According to reportedly leaked documents from office supplies retailer Staples, Amazon is about to put a card reader on the market. The documents reference an “Amazon Card Reader” alongside other established players …

Square Has a New, Thinner Card Reader Square Has a New, Thinner Card Reader

Square has just unveiled a brand new credit card reader, one that they call their “best performing Square Reader ever.” The reader has not only improved in swiping functionality (it should be easier to swipe now), but the new Square …

Smartphones Set to "Revolutionize" Retail Industry Smartphones Set to "Revolutionize" Retail Industry
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As smartphones become more ubiquitous in established markets, traditional business models have begun to quickly shift and adapt. Entire markets based on specific technologies have been wiped away by a handful of smartphone apps. The instant access to information that …

NFC Mobile Payments Slowly Gaining Traction NFC Mobile Payments Slowly Gaining Traction
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Just over one year ago, banks and mobile operators were scrambling to implement NFC mobile payment systems. They were most likely convinced that Apple would soon put the technology into its latest iPhone, propelling demand for NFC services overnight. It’s …

Square Pays $507,000 Fine in Florida Square Pays $507,000 Fine in Florida

Mobile payments company Square has agreed to pay a fine in the state of Florida for operating without the proper licensing. Square entered a payment of $507,000 to Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation on July 24th, after the Office found …

It Looks Like Payments Will Belong To PayPal In 2013 It Looks Like Payments Will Belong To PayPal In 2013
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PayPal announced on Monday that it has reached deals with 23 major national retailers to enable customers to pay with PayPal in stores. Participating retailers include: Famous Footwear, Dollar General, Mapco Express, RadioShack, Spartan Stores, Abercrombie & Fitch, Advance Auto …

Starbucks to Sell Square's Mobile Card Readers Starbucks to Sell Square's Mobile Card Readers
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Would you like a mobile payments processing unit with your caramel macchiato? Square and Starbucks are further bolstering their relationship, building on one that already includes millions in investment and a payment option deal. Starting soon, Starbucks customers will be …

Amazon Rumored To Be Working On Square-Like Service Amazon Rumored To Be Working On Square-Like Service
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Rumor has it that Amazon is working on a service that could compete directly with Square and others in the mobile payments space. Leena Rao at TechCrunch reports: “A tipster and an industry source both tell us that Amazon is …

Buy Stuff In Facebook Apps, Get Billed By Carrier Buy Stuff In Facebook Apps, Get Billed By Carrier
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Back in February, Facebook and Bango announced a partnership, which would see Bango providing mobile payment services for Facebook. Today, Bango announced that its Facebook integration is now live. This appears to be an extension of the carrier billing feature …

Groupon Launches Its Own Payments Service Groupon Launches Its Own Payments Service

As reported a few months back, Groupon has been testing its own payments service and Square competitor. Today, the company officially unveiled it. It’s called Groupon Payments. A Groupon spokesperson tells WebProNews that it “guarantees to be the cheapest and …

Google Wallet Ditching Prepaid Card Option Google Wallet Ditching Prepaid Card Option

For a while now, Google has been bribing people into installing Google Wallet on their smartphones, giving out a free $10 to some who activate the app. Now, it seems customers might want to go ahead and spend that money …

PayPal Payment Option Coming To Millions More Stores PayPal Payment Option Coming To Millions More Stores

PayPal has partnered with Discover to make PayPal a payment option in millions of stores across the United States. Any store that accepts Discover, will accept PayPal as an option. PayPal already has over 50 million active users in the …

Dunkin' Donuts Gets Mobile Payments With New App Dunkin' Donuts Gets Mobile Payments With New App
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Dunkin’ Donuts has a new app that will let customers pay with their iPhone or Android phones. There’s a lot going on in the mobile payments space. This week, a group of major retailers announced a joint venture that will …

Square Lauches Flat Monthly Payment Plan Square Lauches Flat Monthly Payment Plan
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Square announced a new monthly payment plan for small businesses today, which would allow merchants to pay one flat $275 monthly fee, with 0% processing fees and no additional costs or contracts. The company says it is committed to offering …

You Can Now Save Your Discover Card To Google Wallet You Can Now Save Your Discover Card To Google Wallet

Earlier this month, Google revealed a cloud-based version of Google Wallet, which supports Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Today, Google discussed a new way to save cards to Google Wallet, beginning with Discover, the first card issuer to launch …

Retailers Team Up On New Mobile Payments Option Retailers Team Up On New Mobile Payments Option

A group of retailers, including Walmart, Target, 7-Eleven, Best Buy, CVS, Lowe’s, Shell, Publix, Sears, Alon, Darden, HyVee, Michael’s and Sunoco are teaming up to offer customers another mobile payments option. The initiative is called Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX). The …

U.S. Wireless Carriers Unite Around Mobile Payments U.S. Wireless Carriers Unite Around Mobile Payments
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The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), a trade association for the electronic payments industry, today announced the beginning of its new Mobile Payments Committee. The committee will be a task force whose job it is to consolidate consensus on mobile payment …