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Ready To Let Google Be Your Bank?

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 Wallet Card, a physical card that consumers can use to pay for things in stores using their Google accounts. Do …

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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 feature. You can now add credit and debit cards to your account by taking pictures of them. “Add a credit/debit …

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Google Wallet Card Lets You Spend Your Google Money Pretty Much Anywhere

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 card to pay for groceries. “Now, you can use the new Google Wallet Card to spend the money instantly, either …

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Time To Start Letting Customers Pay You By Email?

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 offering. Even Facebook has aspirations of making a mark in the space, but today, I want to talk about a …

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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 with PayPal,” said eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe. “Bill Ready and his team add complementary talent and technology …

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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. The release follows a major update to the Android app, which brought some new loyalty programs with it, as well …

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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 PayPal). All Things D says it has confirmed that Facebook is indeed testing a new payments product that would allow …

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Groupon Adds Credit Card Terminals To Payments Suite

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 solution available to nearly all merchants,” a Groupon spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Most small businesses run on multiple devices — With …

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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 us to make it as easy as possible for buyers to find, connect and purchase from Etsy shops even if …

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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 unveiled Yelp Platform, which they say will make transactions easy – and performed directly through Yelp. The first step in …

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Square Opens Up in Japan, Its First Expansion Outside of North America

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 to Japan, SMCC is widely recognized and respected for its ability to provide a wide range of solutions, including a …

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