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

Deutsche Telekom Looks to Expand its Mobile Payment Reach 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 …

MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom Partner for Mobile Payments MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom Partner for Mobile Payments

MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom announced today that they have entered into a partnership to bring mobile phone payments to more Europeans over the next year. Deutsche Telekom has around 93 million mobile customers that could soon be using their phones …

PayPal Introduces Mastercard Payment Solution PayPal Introduces Mastercard Payment Solution
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If you’re a frequent user PayPal, you’ll be happy to see that they’re making the prepaid Mastercard available at 7-Eleven stores, and other chains owned by 7-Eleven. With 110 million customers and counting, PayPal wants to entice customers to start …

PayPal Gets a Much Needed Website Makeover PayPal Gets a Much Needed Website Makeover
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No doubt PayPal is a leader in the payment industry, but many thought the website could use a little refresh. Apparently so did PayPal, because today they are expected to unveil a much needed redesign of their main website. According …

Square Inc. Introduces Loyalty and Rewards System for Customers Square Inc. Introduces Loyalty and Rewards System for Customers
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We’ve been following Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s new startup, Square Inc. for awhile now, and most recently we have seen his company grow in size to reach over 2 billion users. The service is currently processing $6 billion in mobile …

Square Inc. Hits the Two Million User Mark Square Inc. Hits the Two Million User Mark
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Square Inc., Twitter co-found Jack Dorsey’s latest venture, has really taken off lately. Just about six months ago, the company reached a milestone of 1 million users. Today, they reached another milestone and now have over 2 million users. Annually …

Square Inc. Doubles its Reach to Over 20,000 Retailers Square Inc. Doubles its Reach to Over 20,000 Retailers

Back in April, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey announced that his newest venture, Square Inc was already processing about $5 billion worth of transactions per year, and being used at almost 10,000 stores around the country. Today, that number has doubled and …

Worldwide Mobile Payments to Hit $171 Billion in 2012 Worldwide Mobile Payments to Hit $171 Billion in 2012

The IT analysts at Gartner, Inc. have announced that worldwide mobile payment transaction values will reach $171.5 billion this year. That is a 61.9% increase over 2011. The number of mobile payment users will also significantly increase this year, hitting …

Branded Apps Lead to More Site Visits [Research Findings] Branded Apps Lead to More Site Visits [Research Findings]

If you’re in the marketing business the findings of this next research study are going to make a lot of sense to you. ABI Research, a company focused on technology in marketing,performed a study in December of last year of …

GoPago Treats San Francisco to Innovative Mobile Payment Service GoPago Treats San Francisco to Innovative Mobile Payment Service

There’s no doubt the future of payments exists in our mobile devices and GoPago is another great example of how mobile technology is bringing innovation to the marketplace. San Francisco businesses and customers alike are being treated to something new …

The Evolution of Mobile Payments [Infographic] The Evolution of Mobile Payments [Infographic]

It happens to me every time I go to the store, usually at Walmart or the grocery store, the person ahead of me, usually over the age of 60, is paying with a check. The funny thing is, although it …

Over 200,000 Merchants Have Signed Up For PayPal Here Over 200,000 Merchants Have Signed Up For PayPal Here
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Back in March PayPal launched their Square competitor, PayPal Here. Like Square, PayPal Here is a mobile payments solution geared primarily to small businesses (though any business can use it). The service includes a free app available for both iOS …

PayPal Rumored To Launch Square-like Smartphone Dongle PayPal Rumored To Launch Square-like Smartphone Dongle

Now that Square’s off and running in the credit card-swiping-from-mobile-phone market, PayPal is realizing that they should probably get in on the action. According to sources that spoke to GigaOM, PayPal will announce on Thursday that it’s launching a service …

Opera Payment Exchange Taking Mobile Payments Around The World Opera Payment Exchange Taking Mobile Payments Around The World

Everybody is getting into the mobile payment business these days. While Google Wallet has been one of the most talked about (and hacked) mobile payment options, Opera now offers their own alternative. Opera Software, developer of the Opera browser, announced …

Facebook And Bango Partner On Mobile Payments Facebook And Bango Partner On Mobile Payments

Facebook has partnered with Bango, a provider of billing and analytics for app stores, mobile apps and sites. Bango will provide payment services to Facebook. Growing mobile use, and the lack of monetization of mobile users were highlighted in the …

Starbucks Makes A Killing From Mobile Transactions Starbucks Makes A Killing From Mobile Transactions
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No, that isn’t referencing the success of a Starbucks drive-thru, although, that subject would fit given the context of the headline. What we’re referring to is the financial success of the Starbucks mobile payment program, which makes use of the …

Google, Sprint to Launch Mobile Payments Google, Sprint to Launch Mobile Payments

It looks like mobile payments are coming to Android phones quite soon, at least some Android phones. Bloomberg is reporting that three people familiar with the matter say that Google plans to unveil their mobile payment service this Thursday, May …

Windows Phone 7 Rumored with NFC?
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One of the hottest technologies around is NFC.  Near Field Communication allows devices to communicate to other devices using short waves.  The reason this technology has caught fire has been its use in mobile credit card payments.  Another upcoming phone …

PayPal Launches New Android App with Bump Technology

PayPal has announced the launch of version 2 of its Android app. This feature "bump" technology, which lets two users bump their phones together to send money (much like the existing iPhone app).

Major Mobile Carriers Teaming Up to Eliminate Credit Cards?
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Will the mobile phone replace the credit card? It sounds a bit like science fiction, but it appears that mobile carriers are trying to make it a reality.

Bloomberg reports that AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile USA are "planning a venture to displace credit and debit cards with smartphones". The companies would work with Discover Financial Services and Barclays Plc to test a system starting in Atlanta and three other unnamed U.S. cities.