All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mobile payments’

Amazon Rumored To Be Working On Square-Like Service

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 going after smaller chains of retailers for the product, and could be offering significantly lower credit card processing fees for …

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Buy Stuff In Mobile Facebook Apps, Get Billed By Your Carrier

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 Facebook revealed in June. Bango is providing Facebook with mobile web carrier billing in the US, the UK and Germany, …

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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 simplest option for local businesses to accept credit cards,” and that it “will beat any other available rates — offering …

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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 quickly. Google announced today that it will be ending the Google Prepaid Card within the Google Wallet app. The company …

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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 U.S. 16 national retailers already accept PayPal. These include: Home Depot, Abercrombie & Fitch, Advance Auto Parts, Aéropostale, American Eagle …

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Dunkin’ Donuts App Brings Mobile Payments To Popular Chain

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 see the Merchant Customer Exchange payment option in appearing in a multitude of stores. Mobile payments darling Square announced a …

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Square Launches Attractive, Flat Monthly Fee For Small Businesses

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 prices that “eliminate uncertainty and are lower than those tradionally only available for big businesses”. CEO Jack Dorsey said, “For …

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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 an implementation of its new Save To Wallet API for Payment Cards. Google says it is working with other card …

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Mobile Pay Options About To Increase With Merchant Customer Exchange

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 group of retailers behind MCX, which will grow, seems to think that they have an edge over mobile payments competitors …

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U.S. Wireless Carriers Unite Around Mobile Payments

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 technology in the U.S. and throughout the world. All four of the major U.S. wireless carriers will be represented on …

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Square Deal With Starbucks Could Be Huge For Mobile Payments In General

As previously reported, Square and Starbucks have entered a major partnership, which will see 7,000 Starbucks locations start offering Square as a payment option. Customers will be able to pay at Starbucks using Square’s payer application, from participating stores in the U.S. later this fall. Square will process Starbucks’ U.S. credit and debit card transactions, which Square says will significantly …

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Deutsche Telekom Looks to Expand its Mobile Payment Reach

Yesterday it was announced that Deutsche Telekom and MasterCard have partnered to begin bringing mobile phone payment methods to more Europeans over the next year. Today it has become clear that MasterCard is not the only company Deutsche Telekom is courting to handle mobile payments through its network. Bloomberg today is reporting that Deutsche Telekom is in talks with many …

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