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Square Makes First Grocer Partnership With Whole Foods Square Makes First Grocer Partnership With Whole Foods
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About a year and a half ago, Square announced a major partnership with Starbucks. Today, Square has announced another such partnership with Whole Foods Market, which will see select grocery stores implementing Square payment and checkout features. Whole Foods expects …

Amazon Reportedly Has Kindle Checkout System, P2P Payments Offering On The Way Amazon Reportedly Has Kindle Checkout System, P2P Payments Offering On The Way

Late last year, Amazon acquired some technology and engineers from PoS solutions company Gopago. This was reportedly a catalyst for what will soon become a new Kindle-based checkout system for physical retailers as well as a PayPal-like P2P payments service. …

Amazon Has Reportedly Acquired Gopago Amazon Has Reportedly Acquired Gopago

Update: It looks like Amazon only bought certain technologies and hired certain talent from Gopago, while Doublebeam actually acquired the rest. According to reports, Amazon has acquired Gopago, a PoS solutions company. The reports (later picked up by TechCrunch) appear …

Square Acquires Expense-Sharing Service Evenly Square Acquires Expense-Sharing Service Evenly

Square has just added another mobile transactions company to their team, announcing the acquisition of Evenly today. “[W]e’re pleased to announce that the Evenly team is joining Square. Evenly’s app made it easy for anyone to send or collect payments …

Google Adds Currency Reporting Options To AdSense Google Adds Currency Reporting Options To AdSense
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Google announced that it has added a new currency feature to AdSense, enabling publishers to view performance reports in currencies other than their specified payment currency. Apparently this has been a much-requested feature, and Google has responded accordingly. You can …

Square Acquires Viewfinder Team To Expand In NYC Square Acquires Viewfinder Team To Expand In NYC

Square announced today that it has acquired Viewfinder for its engineering talent. Viewfinder built a photo organization app, but they won’t be working on that any longer. “The team is incredibly talented, having built an app that blends beautiful design …

PayPal Opens Online Store For Digital Gift Cards PayPal Opens Online Store For Digital Gift Cards

PayPal announced the launch of its new Digital Gifts store, which is a destination where people can purchase digital gift cards from a variety of merchants. For now, there are only iTunes gift cards from Apple, but PayPal says it …

Ready To Let Google Be Your Bank? Ready To Let Google Be Your Bank?
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Google Wallet has come a long way over the past year, and this week in particular, made perhaps its most significant move towards becoming a truly major way to pay for goods and services. On Wednesday, Google unveiled the Google …

Google Wallet Now Lets You Add Credit/Debit Cards By Snapping Pictures Google Wallet Now Lets You Add Credit/Debit Cards By Snapping Pictures

Earlier this week, Google unveiled the Google Wallet Card, a physical card that you can use to pay for things at stores using your Google Wallet account. Google has now updated its Google Wallet app for Android, adding another big …

Google Wallet Card Lets You Spend Your Google Money Pretty Much Anywhere Google Wallet Card Lets You Spend Your Google Money Pretty Much Anywhere
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Google unveiled the new Google Wallet Card today. This is a physical card that you can use to pay for things using Google Wallet. Google uses the example of your friend paying you through Google Wallet, and you using the …

Time To Start Letting Customers Pay You By Email? Time To Start Letting Customers Pay You By Email?
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There is a lot of innovation happening in the payments space, and the competition is heating up at a greater place than ever before. New products from PayPal and Amazon show great potential, and Google continues to expand its Wallet …

‘Login And Pay With Amazon’ Now Available To Ecommerce Sites ‘Login And Pay With Amazon’ Now Available To Ecommerce Sites

Amazon revealed a new payments product today called Login And Pay With Amazon, which lets websites allow people to do exactly what you would think (use their Amazon accounts to make purchases). This is a product that many have been …

eBay Buys Payments Platform Braintree For $800 Million eBay Buys Payments Platform Braintree For $800 Million

eBay announced that it is acquiring payments platform Braintree for about $800 million in cash. Braintree powers payments on OpenTable, Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Uber, and will continue to operate as a separate service under PayPal. “Braintree is a perfect fit …

Google Wallet Finally Available For iPhone Google Wallet Finally Available For iPhone

Google just announced its first Google Wallet app for iPhone, which is available for iOS 6 and up. It’s interesting that they waited until IOS 7 was released, if 6 is supported as well, but either way it’s here now. …

Facebook Is Readying A PayPal-Like Payment Product For Mobile Shopping Facebook Is Readying A PayPal-Like Payment Product For Mobile Shopping

Facebook has been wading through the shallow end of the payments pool for years, but if a test the company is readying is any indication, it could be getting ready to go head to head with the big boys (like …

Groupon Adds Credit Card Terminals To Payments Suite Groupon Adds Credit Card Terminals To Payments Suite
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Groupon announced on Wednesday that it is adding credit card terminals to its existing payments suite for local businesses. “This addition extends our popular payments service to the most common way that local businesses accept payments, making an affordable payments …

Etsy Greatly Expands Its Direct Checkout Feature Etsy Greatly Expands Its Direct Checkout Feature

Etsy announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its Direct Checkout feature into nine new currencies and fifteen new markets. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “With 25+ million members in 200 countries, it is a top priority for …

Yelp’s New Focus on ‘Transactions’ Starts with Food Delivery Yelp’s New Focus on ‘Transactions’ Starts with Food Delivery

Yelp, one of the leading places online to find both quick information and reviews for a variety of business types, wants you to be able to do more without leaving its cozy confines. To that end the company has just …

Square Opens Up in Japan, Its First Expansion Outside of North America Square Opens Up in Japan, Its First Expansion Outside of North America
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Japan, say hello to Square. The mobile payments platform has just announced that it is now available in your country. Square is available in Japan with the support and partnership of Sumitomo Mitsui Card Corporation (SMCC). Responsible for introducing Visa …

Square Finally Makes a True POS Solution with New Card-Reading iPad Stand Square Finally Makes a True POS Solution with New Card-Reading iPad Stand
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Of all the payments processed using Square nearly 50% take place on an iPad, and the average payment volume processed by iPad users doubles that of smartphone Square users. With that in mind, Square has just unveiled some new hardware …

PayPal-Powered Coinstar Kiosks Coming to More Locations PayPal-Powered Coinstar Kiosks Coming to More Locations

Back in May of 2012, PayPal and Coinstar partnered for a small test of some new types of kiosks. The initial test took place in the Dallas metropolitan area. Today, PayPal is announcing that the PayPal-powered Coinstar kiosks are coming …