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Sounds Like Facebook Messenger’s Payments Feature Won’t Be Around For A While

Sounds Like Facebook Messenger’s Payments Feature Won’t Be Around For A While

By Chris Crum January 22, 2015

A payments feature in Facebook Messenger has been expected since at least last summer. In June, Facebook hired PayPal President David Marcus to run its messaging unit. The following month, the company reported its earnings for the second quarter, and …

Facebook Adds Stripe Benefits To FbStart Facebook Adds Stripe Benefits To FbStart

Facebook announced that it’s adding benefits provided by Stripe to FbStart, as well as launching a new site where members can manage their benefits and learn more about the program. Faceobook first announced FbStart at its f8 developer conference back …

Google Launches Wallet Referral Program Google Launches Wallet Referral Program

Google has a new Google Wallet referral program in which it will give users $5 when their friends claim money from them. Google explains how it works in a support document (via TheNextWeb): You and a friend can each get …

Square Launches New Gift Cards For Sellers Square Launches New Gift Cards For Sellers

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Snapchat and Square Partner On Snapcash Snapchat and Square Partner On Snapcash

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Facebook Boasts About Messenger User Growth Facebook Boasts About Messenger User Growth

Facebook announced that it now has over 500 million people using Facebook Messenger each month. This, of course, comes after the company started requiring people using the Facebook mobile app to use the Messenger app for instant messages. A lot …

Burger King To Let You Pay With PayPal Burger King To Let You Pay With PayPal

PayPal announced that Burger King customers will soon be able to pay for their meals using PayPal thanks to a collaboration between PayPal and Tillster and one between Tillster and Burger King. This is in the U.S. “Tillster worked with …

Google Wallet Adds Recurring Bank Transfers Google Wallet Adds Recurring Bank Transfers

Google announced that Google Wallet users can now add money to their balance using recurring bank transfers. The company insists that this is secure. Also new to Wallet are low balance alerts that let you know when you’re getting close …

Groupon Updates App With Apple Pay Support Groupon Updates App With Apple Pay Support

Apple officially launched Apple Pay, its new payments product, via an update to iOS 8 today. Third-party apps are also getting updates to add support for it. Groupon announced that it has updated its iPhone app to include it as …

Apple Pay Is Launching On Monday Apple Pay Is Launching On Monday

Apple announced at its iPad event on Thursday that Apple Pay, which it unveiled in September, will officially launch on Monday. It is also now supported by 500 more banks in the U.S. Apple Pay is the company’s new payment …

Square Makes Buying Coffee Easier Square Makes Buying Coffee Easier

Back in May, Square killed the Square Wallet app in favor of a new one called Square Order. The app is described as “the easiest way to order for pickup from local shops, cafes, and restaurants — available in SF …

Facebook Messenger Payment Feature Spotted Facebook Messenger Payment Feature Spotted

We’ve heard for months that Facebook Messenger would be getting a payments feature eventually. Now it would appear that such a thing is closer than ever. TechCrunch points to screenshots taken by Stanford student Andrew Aude using iOS app tool …

GoDaddy Teams Up With Stripe For Small Business GoDaddy Teams Up With Stripe For Small Business

GoDaddy announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Stripe to make it easier for small businesses to sell online. The partnership will enable businesses to get instant credit approval, begin accepting credit card payments and access funds more quickly. …

Facebook Buy Button Is Powered By Stripe Facebook Buy Button Is Powered By Stripe

Facebook unveiled its Buy button in July. While still in the testing phase, the feature enables businesses to sell goods and services directly from Page posts and ads. Users can simply click and buy right from a Facebook update. Re/code …

Square Register To Accept Bitcoin, Apple Pay Square Register To Accept Bitcoin, Apple Pay

Square will reportedly enable its register service for businesses to accept more payment types including Bitcoin and Apple Pay. The company made its plans known in Canada this week. Wired reports: He [CEO Jack Dorsey] says that Square is building …

Europe Gets ‘Login And Pay With Amazon’ Europe Gets ‘Login And Pay With Amazon’

Amazon launched “Login and Pay with Amazon” nearly a year ago to let websites enable users to use their Amazon accounts to make purchases. Such a product had been long-anticipated. Login and Pay with Amazon was initially only available in …

Apple Restricts NFC to One Use – Apple Pay Apple Restricts NFC to One Use – Apple Pay

Although Near Field Communication (NFC) has plenty of uses, from sharing data to pairing and operating apps and household objects, the only function of NFC that you’re going to be able to utilize with your shiny new iPhone 6 is …