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Google Wallet Launches (Officially) Google Wallet Launches (Officially)
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Update: Google has now gone ahead and officially announced the launch of Google Wallet, complete with another video. Google VP of Payments Osama Bedier writes: We’ve been testing it extensively, and today we’re releasing the first version of the app …

Diablo 3 Taps PayPal for Virtual Goods Payments Diablo 3 Taps PayPal for Virtual Goods Payments
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PayPal and Blizzard have teamed up around Blizard’s new Diablo 3 and the Battle.net platform. “With the launch of Diablo 3’s public beta, gamers around the world will jump into Blizzard’s dungeon crawling masterpiece that, with its auction house system, promises …

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile To Reportedly Put $100 Million More Into Isis AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile To Reportedly Put $100 Million More Into Isis

Back in November, we told you about a joint venture between AT&T and Verizon Wireless (it also includes T-Mobile, which AT&T is trying to acquire) on a mobile payments network. The offering, called Isis, allows users to pay for purchases …

Google Launches In-App Payments Google Launches In-App Payments

At Google I/O, Google announced In-App payments for for web app developers (among other things). Now, Google has made them available. “Integration is simple with just a few lines of code. And pricing is set at just 5-percent,” says Product …

Google to Integrate Google Offers with Google Wallet and Google+ Google to Integrate Google Offers with Google Wallet and Google+

Sooner or later, you’re probably going to see many of Google’s new products much more heavily integrated with other existing Google products, as well as with each other. Google+ is already integrated with Google properties by the simple fact that …

PayPal Intros P2P NFC Solution PayPal Intros P2P NFC Solution

Laura Chambers, senior director of PayPal Mobile, gave the audience at MobileBeat a demo of a new P2P NFC solution today, which lets people transfer money “in a matter of seconds” by tapping two smartphones.  “This is just one of …

PayPal Aims to Save You From Being Eaten Alive by the Living Dead PayPal Aims to Save You From Being Eaten Alive by the Living Dead

In light of our other recent zombie coverage and Bruce Campbell on Twitter news, it seems appropriate to bring up a new PayPal commercial community-made video that was unveiled today at a company event, which shows how you may be …

Square Is Glowing As New $100 Million In Funding Rolls In Square Is Glowing As New $100 Million In Funding Rolls In
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“We now have lots of glowing @Squares,” tweeted Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey this week, attaching the above image. Square does have plenty to be glowing about, as the company has secured a new $100 million round of …

Are You Ready to Pay Retailers with Your Phone? Are You Ready to Pay Retailers with Your Phone?
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Retrevo has released the results of a study, looking at the buzz surrounding Google Wallet, NFC, and new ways to pay for products in-store with a mobile device. The study finds 79% of people aren’t ready to start using their …

PayPal Sues Google Following Google Wallet Launch PayPal Sues Google Following Google Wallet Launch
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Google unveiled Google Wallet yesterday, and it’s already gotten the company a lawsuit. It comes from PayPal, and names two Google executives – Osama Bedier and Stephanie Tilenius, both of which used to work at eBay, and worked on extensively …

Google Wallet Aims to Turn Your Phone Into a Wallet Google Wallet Aims to Turn Your Phone Into a Wallet
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Google announced Google Wallet today. It’s an app aimed at turning your phone into your wallet. That’s exactly how Google puts it. More specifically, it lets you store credit cards, coupons, loyalty, and gift cards on your phone. Google says …

PayPal Now an Option for Apps Using Facebook Credits PayPal Now an Option for Apps Using Facebook Credits

Facebook and PayPal announced today that Facebook app developers can now select PayPal as a payout option when they integrate Facebook Credits in their apps. This is huge news for e-commerce on Facebook, and should be ultimately for the success …

Square Card Case Unveiled Square Card Case Unveiled
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Square made a couple of big announcements today. The company, run by Twitter co-Founder Jack Dorsey, unveiled Square Card Case and Square Register. The former is being touted as “your friendly neighborhood way to pay.” The concept behind the Card …

PayPal Android App Gets Check Photo Snapping Feature PayPal Android App Gets Check Photo Snapping Feature
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PayPal updated its Android app this morning to version 2.8. The new version has some new features including the ability to add money from checks by snapping a photo of the check (U.S. only) and storing of the app on …

PayPal Buys Fig Card, Aims to Kill the Wallet PayPal Buys Fig Card, Aims to Kill the Wallet
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PayPal has acquired Fig Card in the latest move in the increasingly interesting mobile payments space. This comes just a week after the company acquired WHERE, for location-based deals. eBay and PayPal will not get left behind as competition grows …

Android Payments System Could Pit Google Against Groupon Android Payments System Could Pit Google Against Groupon
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Payments looks to be one of the most important battle fields on which the big tech companies are engaging. We’ve known for some time that Google would be getting into the NFC-based payment realm – in other words, you will …

Google Mobile Payment Service Tests Rumored
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The idea of waving your phone around to pay for something may come one step closer to widespread, in-the-U.S. reality this summer thanks to Google. Rumors indicate the search giant intends to test a mobile payment service in New York …

Foursquare Partners with American Express
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Foursquare and American Express have entered into a partnership that will see card users getting discounts at stores, restaurants, etc. via Foursquare. WebProNews recently exchanged a few tweets with Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, following an article we posted questioning how …

Square Processing Over $1 Million a Day
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Square is now processing over a million dollars a day. Co-founder Jack Dorsey (who also co-founded Twitter) said as much on Twitter

That number should continue to grow pretty quickly as not only has the startup attracted a great deal of buzz, but last week it announced that it was eliminating its 15 cent transaction fee.

Google In-App Payments Coming in May

Google has a new in-app payments product in private beta. Current users of Jambool’s Social Gold found about the product, which will most likely be formally launched at this year’s Google I/O in May. Google acquired Jambool back in August.

Square Eliminates Transaction Fee, Calls it a Revolution
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Square, the mobile payments company co-founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, just announced that it is removing a 15¢ transaction fee on credit card payments – a move that is sure to capture merchants’ attention. The company says:

Now when you swipe a card with Square there is just one fee: 2.75%. What you see is what you pay.