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MasterCard bids to make everything a payment device

27 October 2015 | 12060 views | 0<p>MasterCard is looking beyond cards and mobile phones, launching a programme that will let partner firms turn …

How Apple Pay Could Be Undone by This Scrappy Fintech Startup

A throwback to old-school technology might just be the long-awaited solution to the hardware and security concerns that loom over the world of mobile payments.<p>How's this for a blast from the past? A speaker and internet connection are now all it takes to harness sound waves--the latest old-school …

Apple Pay

Kinnek, A Small Biz Marketplace, Raises $20 Million Led By Thrive Capital

Kinnek, a New York-based marketplace for small businesses to find suppliers and manage purchasing, has just raised $20 million in Series B funding led by Thrive Capital.<p>It already looks like a smart bet.<p>The company currently has 20,000 businesses and 2,000 suppliers using its marketplace, and …

Construction Industry

Oracle creates Digital banking Experience package

Oracle is helping banks to deliver on their digital strategies including launch new digital brands, digitize processes, modernize digital experiences …

Gemalto commercialises dynamic CVV/CVC card to stymie card not present fraud

This complete dynamic CVV/CVC solution includes an EMV payment display card that secures traditional in-store and eCommerce payments, ATM …

Seamless Makes Mobile Payment Settlements Faster With Digital Cash Register

Seamless, Europe’s most used mobile payment solution, has launched a digital cash register for its SEQR payment solution. The solution offered by the …

Contactless payment ring launches on Kickstarter

25 September 2015 | 21131 views | 7<p>Former Ukash CEO David Hunter has joined wearable payments startup Kerv as chairman as the firm kicks off a …

Customers

Dwolla introduces white label service

03 September 2015 | 7518 views | 0<p>Payments firm Dwolla is introducing a while label service that promises to give banks and businesses an API that …

KPIs for Apps – Optimize Your Mcommerce Apps and Mobile UX

Well, you’ve finally launched your app and like other app makers in the retail space, you are looking to increase engagement with your users and …

Google embraces Bluetooth low-energy beacons by launching open format Eddystone, APIs, and management tools

Google today launched Eddystone, a new open format for Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) beacons to communicate with people’s devices. To help developers build apps using this technology, Google is also debuting APIs and updating its various mobile services. Last but not least, Google is also offering a …

Hiboutik unveils POS offering

Accessible with just an Internet connection, Hiboutik POS software is a cloud-based solution aimed at all kind of retailers and service providers. A …

Banking

Newcomer Dinube offers NFC-based alternative to payment cards

Mobile payment debutant Dinube is offering users an alternative to credit and debit card payments, and retailers a way out of the transaction fees …

Amiduos is a $10 app that lets you run Android on a Windows PC

Microsoft spent a massive amount of time and resources trying to create a platform that would suit desktop computers and mobile devices perfectly. …

Android News

Holvi's internet banking service now open to those in Finland

Holvi’s online banking service for “makers and doers” is opening up its service for users in Finland to sign up without an invitation.<p>The company’s banking service makes it easy for businesses, sole traders and others to quickly set up an online store, send out invoices and receive money in a …

Ford's GoDrive brings app-based car hire to London

London is home to a number of car-sharing services, but over the past few months car makers have also been getting in on the action. BMW brought pay-as-you-go vehicles to the capital late last year, with Ford piloting a new service called City Driving On-Demand just a month later. For Ford, it …

PaidEasy Makes Mobile Payments Invisible

Share Email<p>If the success of the Uber-like payments models have proven anything about consumer preference and mobile payments, it’s that consumers …

Payleven launches software development kit

The mPOS SDK provides iOS and Android developers with the ability to integrate card payments through their own applications. Card payments can be …

Encap announces support for Samsung fingerprint scanner

The update includes a range of new features that allows financial institutions to harness smart device capabilities to deliver personalized and …

Enhance Customer Engagement with Interactive Voice Response

Interactive voice response (IVR) is a technology that allows a computer to interact with a human through the use of voice and input via keyboard.<p>Although mobile marketing is gaining traction with the use of apps, SMS and emails, the use of voice as a channel is often not considered a staple in the …

Corrello Gives Project Managers Powerful Dashboards in Trello

With 5 million users as of the fall, Trello has become one of the most popular project management systems. Being a simple and (in most cases) free service, it’s increasingly being picked up by small- and medium-sized teams that didn’t really feel they needed a dedicated tool before.<p>While for …

The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

<i>Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup.</i><p>Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe …

Paymax Bluepad-50 mPOS approved as Visa Ready

The goal of the program is to validate that devices and software produced by third-party vendors are compliant with Visa Inc.’s1 requirements for …

Meet Droplet, the ‘smart button’ you’ll never forget

Our mobile devices can already be used to set reminders, manage chores and create to-do lists with the help of clever apps. But you might forget …

Apps

Oberthur launches payment stickers for wearables

Payment Wearables are “extensions” of dual interface cards, which customers can carry with them all the time. On this market segment, OT was the …

Twilio Now Allows Live WebRTC Video Calling

Twilio, the company that made it easy to make phone calls and SMS’ via an API call, has today announced its first big expansion beyond that: live video calling.<p>The company’s new offering, Twilio Video, is launching into private beta today and hopes to make it easy to embed real-time video …

Software

Berlin coders to create apps for Wincor Nixdorf portable payment device

The Hackfest premieres on April 22-23 at the CityCube, Berlin to challenge teams of mobile developers and designers to collaborate, innovate and …

Verifone launches Android-based cloud POS system

MERCHANTS WANT MORE VALUE FROM THEIR POS & PARTNERS<br>Merchants across the globe are focused on driving store visits, flexibly managing their business …

PSD2: Can banks take the lead in the mobile payments race?

When we consider mobile payments, we often misjudge customers' willingness to embrace adoption. This is because mobile devices are only the start of …