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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 Sales GoDaddy Teams Up With Stripe For Small Business Sales

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 [Report] Square Register To Accept Bitcoin, Apple Pay [Report]

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 Pay Will Be the Only Use for Your Shiny New iPhone’s NFC Apple Pay Will Be the Only Use for Your Shiny New iPhone’s NFC

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 …

Apple Pay Is Missing Some Key Retailers Apple Pay Is Missing Some Key Retailers

Apple announced new payments platform Apple Play at its big iPhone/Apple Watch event on Tuesday. The feature, which makes use of the NFC technology present in the newest iPhone models, will allow consumers to pay for goods and services online …

Apple Pay Announced, 220,000 Retail Locations On Board Apple Pay Announced, 220,000 Retail Locations On Board

Apple announced a new payment solution at its big iPhone event on Tuesday. It’s called Apple Pay, and enables iPhone users to pay for goods and services both online and off. The feature, available on the new iPhone models, uses …

Square Cash Adds Ability To Text Money To People Square Cash Adds Ability To Text Money To People

Square introduced Square Cash last fall, enabling people to send money to one another using a simple email. Now, you can also send money by texting. The company announced today that it has released an update to the mobile app …

Twitter To Launch Buy Button This Year [Report] Twitter To Launch Buy Button This Year [Report]

It’s no secret that Twitter and e-commerce have been flirting with one another for quite some time. Soon, they’re expected to take their relationship to the next level. Earlier this year, Re/code reported that Twitter was in the final stages …

Square Stand Users ‘Covered’ For EMV Migration Square Stand Users ‘Covered’ For EMV Migration

Last month, Square announced plans to release a new Square Reader for chip cards, an EMV solution aimed at combating card fraud and protecting payment data. The company said it is preparing small businesses for the EMV migration and “industry …

PayPal Announces One Touch Payment Feature PayPal Announces One Touch Payment Feature

As you may recall, eBay bought payments platform Braintree for $800 million last fall. Now, PayPal and Braintree have introduced One Touch, a new way to pay for things in mobile apps. In fact, it’s the fastest way to do …

Square Partners With Victory Park Capital To Front Businesses More Money Square Partners With Victory Park Capital To Front Businesses More Money

Square announced on Tuesday that it is working with Victory Park Capital to extend hundreds of millions of dolalrs to independent businesses as part of its Square Capital program. Square began testing the cash advance program early this year before …

Facebook Messenger To Get Payments Feature Eventually Facebook Messenger To Get Payments Feature Eventually

Facebook released its Q2 earnings report on Wednesday. It was an impressive quarter, which led to the company’s stock opening at an all-time high. As usual, the company dropped the obligatory stats, and COO Sheryl Sandberg announced that the company …

Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone

Amazon has launched a new Amazon Wallet app ahead of the release of its new Fire phone (which a lot of developers are already embracing). The app simply taps into the credit and debit cards you already have on file …

Twitter Acquires CardSpring As It Gets More Commerce-Friendly Twitter Acquires CardSpring As It Gets More Commerce-Friendly

Twitter announced that it has agreed to acquire payments infrastructure firm CardSpring. The company helps merchants work with publishers to create online-to-offline promotions. This seems like a good fit as Twitter moves further and further into the realm of ecommerce. …

Google Wallet Gets Some New Features Google Wallet Gets Some New Features

Google announced some new features for Google Wallet on Android and iOS, including the ability to manage gift cards and redeem them in stores with the app, request money from friends, and send money with your debit card. Google Wallet …

Amazon Reportedly Launching Subscription Payment Service Amazon Reportedly Launching Subscription Payment Service

Amazon is reportedly launching a new service to let users pay for third-party subscriptions (like phone bills, digital music subscriptions, etc.) as early as today. According to Reuters, the service would let members use credit card details stored on Amazon …

DISH Will Soon Let You Pay Your TV Bill with Bitcoin DISH Will Soon Let You Pay Your TV Bill with Bitcoin

Starting in Q3, DISH customers will have a new way to pay their bills. Satellite television provider DISH Network Corporation has just announced that it will start accepting bitcoin, making it not only the first pay-TV service to do so–but …

Facebook Reportedly Readying New Payment Service Facebook Reportedly Readying New Payment Service

Facebook has dabbled in online payments for years, but news out of Europe indicates that the company is working on becoming an “e-money” institution in Ireland, and has been in discussion with various companies in London about money transfer services. …