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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 …

Now Samsung Has Its Own Wallet App Now Samsung Has Its Own Wallet App

Samsung has unveiled a new digital wallet app in beta. Everyone is calling the App “Apple’s Passbook on Android”. Google, of course, already has some Passbook-like features in Google Now, not to mention Google Wallet. Samsung says, “Samsung Wallet is …

MasterCard Introduces MasterPass Digital Wallet, Partnership With mFoundry MasterCard Introduces MasterPass Digital Wallet, Partnership With mFoundry

MasterCard introduced MasterPass today at Mobile World Congress, calling it the “future of digital payments”. The service lets people use any payment card or enabled device to “discover enhanced shopping experiences”. MasterPass includes checkout services for merchants, and connected wallets …

Square’s $299 ‘Business in a Box’ Is a One-Stop POS Square’s $299 ‘Business in a Box’ Is a One-Stop POS

To help new and existing businesses get started with their transactions system, Square has unveiled a brand new package deal that starts at $299. It’s called the “Business in a Box” and according to Square is “all the hardware you …

Yandex Launches Cab Fare Payments Service Yandex Launches Cab Fare Payments Service

Russian search company Yandex, who had some major social search plans in the U.S. fall apart last month, has now launched a new cab fare payments service via itsYandex.Taxi iPhone app, which allows users to pay with a bankcard, even …

Square Finds Its Way Into Verizon Stores & Angie’s List Square Finds Its Way Into Verizon Stores & Angie’s List
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Verizon Wireless announced today that the Square Card Reader is now available in its stores across the U.S. The card reader works on Android and iOS, and sells for $9.97. It also comes with a $10 credit to a Square …

It Looks Like Payments Will Belong To PayPal In 2013 It Looks Like Payments Will Belong To PayPal In 2013
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PayPal announced on Monday that it has reached deals with 23 major national retailers to enable customers to pay with PayPal in stores. Participating retailers include: Famous Footwear, Dollar General, Mapco Express, RadioShack, Spartan Stores, Abercrombie & Fitch, Advance Auto …

Groupon Adds Payments To Android App For Merchants Groupon Adds Payments To Android App For Merchants

Groupon has updated its Android app for merchants to incorporate Groupon Payments so they can accept credit cards with it. Groupon says the service can be activated within minutes, and can be used to enter bill totals, add tips, apply …

Dwolla Pound Lets You Pay By Tweeting Dwolla Pound Lets You Pay By Tweeting

Dwolla announced a new feature today called Dwolla Pound that lets you send payments to friends by simply tweeting. “This makes it easy to send money to friends, nonprofits or even merchants without having to login to the Dwolla mobile …

Dwolla Now Lets You Pay For Stuff Online Without An Account Dwolla Now Lets You Pay For Stuff Online Without An Account
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Dwolla, the online payments startup that made a name for itself with an investment from celebri-preneur Ashton Kutcher, is now offering a payment option that you don’t even have to have an account to use. “Today,” Dwolla says, “is about …

Now You Can Use PayPal To Pay For Parking Now You Can Use PayPal To Pay For Parking

PayPal announced today that people in 20 cities can now pay for parking using the Parkmobile app via their PayPal accounts. The app is already in use by over 4 million people in 250 cities. Now PayPal can get in …

Google Wallet Just Made The Checkout Process Easier Google Wallet Just Made The Checkout Process Easier
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Google announced that starting today, users will no longer have to enter their credit/debit card numbers, billing addresses or other payment-related information on certain sites that accept Google Wallet for payments. Google is quick to cite the “97% of mobile …

Square Acquires 80/20 (Former Apple And Adobe Designers) Square Acquires 80/20 (Former Apple And Adobe Designers)

Square has acquired interface design company 80/20. 80/20 posted the following message to its site: At 80/20, we’ve been fortunate to work on amazing products and platforms. In every project, we’ve started with the belief that the best design gets …

Groupon Launches Its Own Payments Service Groupon Launches Its Own Payments Service

As reported a few months back, Groupon has been testing its own payments service and Square competitor. Today, the company officially unveiled it. It’s called Groupon Payments. A Groupon spokesperson tells WebProNews that it “guarantees to be the cheapest and …

PayPal Payment Option Coming To Millions More Stores PayPal Payment Option Coming To Millions More Stores

PayPal has partnered with Discover to make PayPal a payment option in millions of stores across the United States. Any store that accepts Discover, will accept PayPal as an option. PayPal already has over 50 million active users in the …