PayPal Adds 15 Stores to Offline Payment Solution

PayPal has just announced on its blog that it’s outfitting 15 new U.S. brick and mortar retailers to use its offline payment and shopping solutions. The stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Advance Auto Parts, A√©ropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Barnes &…

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…

The Evolution of Mobile Payments [Infographic]

It happens to me every time I go to the store, usually at Walmart or the grocery store, the person ahead of me, usually over the age of 60, is paying with a check. The funny thing is, although it…

YMCA First Non-Profit to Use PayPal Here

PayPal’s official blog has just announced that the YMCA is the first non-profit organization to use its new Paypal Here platform to accept donations. PayPal Here, similar to Square’s Card Reader system, charges a 2.7% fee on all transactions, as…

Square: Valuation $4 billion; Mega-Funding Round

Business Insider is perpetuating the rumor that, mobile payment startup, Square and CEO Jack Dorsey are traveling around the country in order to find interested parties for a mega-round of institutional investment. Apparently Dorsey and COO Keith Rabois were spotted…

Jack Dorsey Passed Up On Instagram!

Twitter co-founder and executive chairman, Jack Dorsey should probably be upset by the resent acquisition of Instagram by his number one rival Facebook. After all, Twitter has always been an easier way to share photos with friends and family via…

Ashton Kutcher Invests in Dwolla

Ashton Kutcher, a longtime investor in all things tech, has told the The Des Moines Register yesterday that he’s invested in Iowa smartphone payment startup Dwolla. Dwolla defines itself amongst other similar platforms, like Jack Dorsey’s Square Inc., by being…

Square Card Readers Now Reportedly Encrypted

Last April, Square announced that it would be launching an encrypted version of its card reader in the summer. Here we are nearly a year later, and the company is now reportedly shipping encrypted versions. VentureBeat reports that all Square…

Pay With Square Replaces Square Card Case As PayPal Is Now “Here”

Last May, Square unveiled an app called Card Case, which included a mobile tab system, where users could set up tabs at various places and order their purchases with automatic payments. Now, the app, available for iOS and Android, has…

PayPal Here: A Thousand Sign-Ups Per Hour

PayPal Here was announced last week as the competitor to Square, a mobile payment option for small businesses. It’s a new service that allows users to make secure transactions using a card reader that plugs into the coaxial jack on…