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Dunkin’ Donuts App Brings Mobile Payments To Popular Chain Dunkin’ Donuts App Brings Mobile Payments To Popular Chain
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Dunkin’ Donuts has a new app that will let customers pay with their iPhone or Android phones. There’s a lot going on in the mobile payments space. This week, a group of major retailers announced a joint venture that will …

Square Launches Attractive, Flat Monthly Fee For Small Businesses Square Launches Attractive, Flat Monthly Fee For Small Businesses
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Square announced a new monthly payment plan for small businesses today, which would allow merchants to pay one flat $275 monthly fee, with 0% processing fees and no additional costs or contracts. The company says it is committed to offering …

You Can Now Save Your Discover Card To Google Wallet You Can Now Save Your Discover Card To Google Wallet

Earlier this month, Google revealed a cloud-based version of Google Wallet, which supports Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Today, Google discussed a new way to save cards to Google Wallet, beginning with Discover, the first card issuer to launch …

Square Deal With Starbucks Could Be Huge For Mobile Payments In General Square Deal With Starbucks Could Be Huge For Mobile Payments In General
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As previously reported, Square and Starbucks have entered a major partnership, which will see 7,000 Starbucks locations start offering Square as a payment option. Customers will be able to pay at Starbucks using Square’s payer application, from participating stores in …

Starbucks Should Help Push Square Further Into The Mainstream Starbucks Should Help Push Square Further Into The Mainstream
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Square announced that Starbucks has signed up for the service, which is obviously a HUGE step in major Square adoption. “Square began with a really simple idea: everyone should be able to accept credit cards,” said CEO Jack Dorsey, in …

Google Wallet Gets Cloud Version That Supports Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Google Wallet Gets Cloud Version That Supports Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

Google announced today that it is releasing a new, cloud-based Google Wallet app that supports credit and debit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. “To support all credit and debit cards, we changed our technical approach to storing …

Would You Do Your Banking On Facebook? Would You Do Your Banking On Facebook?
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Can you imagine a world where all of your financial transactions are going through the same account as all of your photos, status updates, videos, game playing, and music discovery? Facebook certainly can, and that looks to be the goal …

Would You Trust Facebook With Your Money In The Real World? Would You Trust Facebook With Your Money In The Real World?
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These days, brick and mortar businesses displaying some kind of signage saying “Like us on Facebook,” are nearly as common as those displaying Visa and MasterCard logos. That’s worth considering, when you think about using Faceabook as a way to …

Facebook Ditches Credits In Favor Of Real Money Facebook Ditches Credits In Favor Of Real Money
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Facebook is launching subscription payments and local currency support for in-app payments, while getting rid of Facebook Credits. According to Facebook’s Credits page (pictured above), only 852 people liked Credits anyway. “With subscriptions, you can establish a recurring revenue stream …

Groupon Reportedly Testing Payments Product Groupon Reportedly Testing Payments Product

Groupon is reportedly testing a new payments offering, and is giving merchants complimentary iPod Touches and card readers. Rocky Agarwal at VentureBeat says he was forwarded an email from a business who was solicited for it. Agarwal reports: The pricing …

Why Ashton Kutcher Is Investing In Dwolla Why Ashton Kutcher Is Investing In Dwolla

A couple weeks ago, we wrote about Dwolla, an Iowa-based startup in the payments space. It drew more attention than the typical payments startup may, because it attracted the investment of celebrity Ashton Kutcher (though hardly his first investment in …

Google Acquires TxVia To Bolster Google Wallet Google Acquires TxVia To Bolster Google Wallet

Google announced last night that it has acquired TxVia, a payments technology company, which will become part of Google Wallet. “Since 2008, TxVia has supported the management of more than 100 million accounts,” says Osama Bedier, Vice President of Wallet …

PayPal Accepted At Gas Pumps (Cumberland Farms) PayPal Accepted At Gas Pumps (Cumberland Farms)
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PayPal is moving into an important payments space – the gas pump. The company announced a new partnership with Cumberland Farms, one of the largest networks of convenience stores in the North East. Customers will be able to pay at …

PayPal Here: PayPal’s Square Competitor is Here PayPal Here: PayPal’s Square Competitor is Here

We previously reported on rumors that PayPal was getting ready to launch a Square competitor. Now, the rumors have become reality, as today, PayPal unveiled PayPal Here. Like Square, it comes with a card reader you plug into your smartphone …

PayPal Digital Wallet Unveiled At SXSW: Here’s 20 Minutes Of Demo PayPal Digital Wallet Unveiled At SXSW: Here’s 20 Minutes Of Demo
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PayPal introduced a new digital wallet today at SXSW. “This is the future of what PayPal is going to be looking like over the coming months,” PayPal VP, Global Product & Experience, Sam Shrauger declares. He actually discussed the offering …

Facebook Aims To Improve Its Mobile Ecoystem Facebook Aims To Improve Its Mobile Ecoystem

At Mobile World Congress today, Facebook CTO, Bret Taylor announced a couple initiatives where Facebook is working with partners in the industry on mobile web standards and payment improvements. When Facebook filed for its IPO earlier this month, Facebook expressed …

Facebook And Bango Partner On Mobile Payments Facebook And Bango Partner On Mobile Payments

Facebook has partnered with Bango, a provider of billing and analytics for app stores, mobile apps and sites. Bango will provide payment services to Facebook. Growing mobile use, and the lack of monetization of mobile users were highlighted in the …

Google Wallet On Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S (AT&T), According to Reports Google Wallet On Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S (AT&T), According to Reports

Several reports have come out indicating that AT&T has quietly begun allowing users of the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S NFC-enabled smartphones to download Google Wallet. Slashgear reports that the download requires that an AT&T SIM be loaded into the …

1/8 Of U.S. Merchants Who Accept Credit Cards Are Using Square 1/8 Of U.S. Merchants Who Accept Credit Cards Are Using Square
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Square, the other company that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey runs, which offers a device anyone can plug into their smartphones to accept credit cards, has announced that 1 million merchants are now using Square. According to Dorsey, only 8 million …

Helium Account Balances Appear Negative for Writers Helium Account Balances Appear Negative for Writers
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Writing community Helium is apparently having some issues in the writers’ payments department. If you’re not familiar with Helium otherwise, WebProNews readers may remember the site being discussed in the wake of Google’s Panda update. It’s a user generated content …

Facebook Credits: New Payment Methods and Other Updates Facebook Credits: New Payment Methods and Other Updates

Facebook announced some updates to Facebook Credits. These include: new payments methods, a new policy, updated documentation and a breaking change for the Credits callback. First off, new payments methods that have been added include: ELV (Germany) MyCard Mobile (HongKong, …