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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 NFC, which is at the top of the iPhone, and it stores payment information and uses Passbook. Of course data …

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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 versions (Android and iOS) that lets you make a payment with a text message. “The update adds the ability to …

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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 of a deal with payments startup Stripe to enable people to buy and sell products directly on Twitter. On Friday, …

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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 shift” to chip-enabled credit cards. On Wednesday, Square told Square Stand users it has them covered for the shift as …

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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 so, according to the company. One Touch payments are open for developer beta with select merchants for the time being. …

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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 formally launching it in May. Square Capital enables businesses to sell a specific amount of their future card sales to …

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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 has 1.5 million active advertisers. The item from the earnings call that’s generating the most discussion on Thursday is what …

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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 with Amazon, as well as any gift card balance you may have. You can, of course, add payment methods, including …

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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. CardSrping works with developers, publishers, merchants, and VARs, and offers an API that lets developers link apps to credit or …

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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 already offered the ability to store loyalty cards, so the addition of gift cards is the next logical move. You …

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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 to pay for services, with Amazon charging a fee per transaction. It has reportedly been in testing with Ting and …

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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 also the largest company to date. “We always want to deliver choice and convenience for our customers and that includes …

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