All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Payments’

MasterCard Is Using Facial Recognition for Online Purchases

MasterCard Is Using Facial Recognition for Online Purchases

Biometric security is on the rise, by all reports. One recently suggested that by 2019, over 770 million biometric authentication applications will be downloaded each year. Right now that number is about six million. Apple and other smartphone makers are pushing it forward with fingerprint ID systems. Will biometrics ever completely edge out the password? Maybe. Hopefully. The password is …

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Facebook: Messenger P2P Payments Now Available To Everyone In U.S.

Facebook: Messenger P2P Payments Now Available To Everyone In U.S.

Facebook announced in March that it would begin letting people send money to each other through Messenger. About a month ago, it launched the feature in New York City and surrounding metro areas as part of a slow roll out across the country. On Tuesday, the company revealed that it’s now available to everyone in the United States. Facebook’s David …

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Apple Pay Gets Discover, Square, UK Launch [WWDC]

As you may know, Apple unveiled iOS 9 today, and that includes some updates to Apple Pay. For one, Discover will come on board starting in the fall, at which point Apple Pay will work with all major credit card networks. Also coming on board is Square, which will launch a new reader that accepts Apple Pay. Next month, Apple …

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Google I/O: Google Unveils Android Pay

At Google I/O on Thursday, Google unveiled Android Pay, its answer to Apple Pay, and it’s separate from the company’s existing payment platform Google Wallet. Google describes it as “the simple and secure way to pay with your Android phone,” and that means both in stores and in apps. Here’s a look at some of the partners: “Things are more …

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Facebook Expands Messenger Payments Feature

A couple months ago, Facebook finally announced person-to-person payments in Messenger after months of rumor that the product would get something enabling people to use the app for payments. Still, Facebook said the roll out would be slow and over the coming months. Today, the company says it’s launching the feature in New York City and surrounding metro areas as …

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PayPal Extends One Touch Payment Feature To Web

PayPal announced the launch of One Touch for Web, enabling users to pay for things around the web without user IDs and passwords after their first login. The feature was first launched on mobile devices back in August. Since the mobile launch, merchants including Airbnb, Boxed, Jane.com, Lyft, Munchery, and YPlan have added One Touch to their services. “Not only …

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Apple Pay Continues To Gain Momentum

Apple released its financial results for its fiscal year 2015 Q2 on Monday. The company had a record quarter largely thanks to iPhone sales, as well as strong performances by Mac and the App Store. During the ensuing conference call, CEO Tim Cook talked a little bit about the momentum Apple Pay continues to gain. Here’s what he had to …

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Google Wallet Expanding As Checkout Option

Google Wallet is growing as a payment option as it has now been adopted by both Dunkin’ Donuts and Seamless, which have integrated it into their checkout experiences for Android users. “People are ordering food and drinks through their smartphones more and more, everyday,” says Hana Chang, Head of Commerce Platforms at Google. “But having to type all your credit …

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Facebook Messenger Will Now Let You Send Money

Rumored for some time, Facebook is finally announcing that peer-to-peer payments have come to Messenger. Not immediately, however. Facebook says it’ll be rolling it out to iOS, Android, and Desktop in the “coming months,” and we all know how slowly Facebook likes to roll out products. But let’s be optimistic on this one. When you finally do get the ability …

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Apple Pay Coming to 200K Vending Machines, Parking Stations

Apple and USA Technologies have just entered into a partnership that will make the company’s mobile payment solution, Apple Pay, available in over 200,000 self-service retail locations. What do they mean by “self-service retail locations”? Things like vending machines, laundry pay stations, and parking meters, for instance. “Our customers are excited to accept Apple Pay at the self-serve locations they …

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

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 on the conference call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg indicated that we’d be able to make payments with Messenger eventually. Here’s what …

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Chevron Readies Apple Pay At The Pump

One day in the not too distant future, you may be able to pay for gas at Chevron stations with your iPhone right at the pump. Chevron recently tweeted this (via MacRumors): @SingAsana We are working alongside Apple to develop solutions to integrate with Apple Pay at the pump by early 2015. — Chevron (@Chevron) December 29, 2014 Chevron was …

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