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There's A Massive Opportunity In Peer-To-Peer Payments — Here's Why They Could Be Such Big Business

The secret to the success of these apps is that they solve a real problem for users: They give them a way to pay each other when they don't have cash or a check. For example, if you go out to dinner these apps make it easy to pay a friend back for covering the cost of your meal. In fact, among U.S. …

Allied Payment Network Reports 99.2 Percent Success Rate on Mobile Bill Pay Reads with PicturePay®

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Aug 04, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Allied Payment Network, a provider of online and mobile bill payment services to the financial …

Financial Services

The Best Chat Apps for Your Smartphone

<b>Updated: August 1, 2014</b><p>We’ve known for sometime that SMS is becoming passe for many smartphone owners worldwide.<p>Sure, people still use it, but there are a slew of apps that go way beyond it, offering easy multimedia functions, group chats, video calls, gaming and much more. Beyond being SMS …

'Hobbit' trailer shows a Middle-earth gearing up for battle

Comic-Con attendees were treated to the first teaser trailer for the upcoming finale of Peter Jackson's " The Hobbit" trilogy this weekend, and based on what we've seen, the finale is going to be pretty epic. The trailer shows a Middle-earth gearing up for battle, with humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, …

The Hobbit

Apple Could Finally Adopt NFC On iPhone For Mobile Payment Plans And Touch ID

Apple’s 2014 roadmap was laid out in pretty considerable detail by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this week in an investor note, and while ordinarily analyst predictions aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, Kuo has a solid track record of actually getting things right. Among …

Apple eyes NFC to sync data between devices

Apple apparently still has its eye on NFC, at least as described in a freshly won patent.<p>Awarded Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an Apple patent called "System and method for simplified data transfer" describes a way of automatically transferring data from one device to …

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Facebook Prepares A Money-Transfer Service, But Still Needs Trust

With more than 1 billion active mobile users, Facebook has the kind of scale to make any e-payments service jealous, but it could be years before the company gets that other important feature to running a viable financial business: trust.<p>Facebook has been working since at least late last year on a …

MergePay Pulse Lets Businesses Manage Their Finances

MergePay, the beautifully simple business-focused financial tracking service that we wrote about back in 2012, has finally exited beta and made a number of significant changes, including a rebrand to MergePay Pulse and shift to a freemium model.<p>Previously, users opting to use the service for free …

Holland says yes to the network-agnostic SIM card

Regulators in Netherlands this week opened the door for any company — whether Apple, Audi or your local electric utility — to issue its own SIM cards …

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Visa and MasterCard use Android KitKat to make mobile payments easier

Visa and MasterCard are trying to make mobile payments a lot more accessible today as they both announce support for a new way to pay over NFC. Both companies are beginning to allow their cards to be stored in the cloud for NFC payments, letting even more consumers check out at stores just by …

Developer PSA: Play Store Policies Mandate Clean App Descriptions Free Of References To Other Apps, Even Your Own

While recently re-examining the Google Play Store policies, we took another look at the rules against keyword spam and what the company suggests for …