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Here’s Apple Pay In Action

Apple has revealed its mobile payments play, and it features NFC and Touch ID, as many expected. The system works as fast as they joked it did on stage – which is why in our demo we ran through a number of different payment scenarios.<p>Essentially, with the new iPhones, a user holds their phone near …

Google Glass Aims To Entice Travelers With New TripIt, Foursquare, And OpenTable Integrations

A day after Google announced that it will sell Google Glass to anyone in the United States, the company is unveiling some new “Glassware” (basically, Google Glass apps) that’s supposed to be particularly useful for travelers.<p>This isn’t the first travel-related Glassware. The company announced Word …

Square retools consumer mobile payments, replacing Wallet with a new app called Order

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Square<p>Square has launched a new payments app called Order that will eventually replace Wallet on smartphones. The app …

MasterCard Helps Retailers Perform Better with Big Data

For MasterCard, big data is big business and with all their data at hand they are helping merchants gain better insights and more revenue.

AmEx Debuts Its Most Mobile-Integrated, Rewards-Focused Credit Card

AmEx has offered a number of different cards to consumers: The Blue Card appeals to those who like cash back options and the Platinum card is specialized for consumers who travel. There’s even a Black Card for high-net-worth individuals. Today, the company is debuting a brand-new rewards-focused …

42, An Online Platform Bringing Big Data To Brick-And-Mortar Retailers, Makes Its Debut

Y Combinator-backed online retailer platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant, 42, is today making its official debut. The company, founded only a year ago, is working to turn raw point-of-sale data into actionable insights for brick-and-mortar businesses that can help them boost their …

comScore and Google Partner to Offer Actionable Audience Metric for Brands

Press Release<p><b>comScore vCE to be Available to All DoubleClick Customers, Across All Screens for Display and Video Formats</b><p><b>RESTON, VA, February 10, 2014</b> …

Apple Drops The Most-Popular Bitcoin Wallet From The App Store

The removal of the Blockchain app, which allows users to send and receive Bitcoin quickly and easily, means iOS users are left with no native Bitcoin wallet option, according to Coindesk. (Apple previously banned Coinbase and CoinJar).<p>The closest Blockchain received to an explanation was an email …

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BITCOIN: How It Works, And Why It Could One Day Threaten Legacy Payments Tools Like Credit Cards

Bitcoin offers merchant and individuals an extremely low-cost, virtually frictionless payments system. Value can easily be transferred around the world without transmitting sensitive information that could be used for fraud, and without forcing merchants to pay extortionate transaction fees.<p>But, …

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First Look: Inside PayPal's Innovation Center

Next to The Container Store and across from a Bed, Bath & Beyond sits a building that Manhattan passersby would be unlikely to look at twice in a …

Apple Patents Mobile Payments Method With Secure Element For Protecting Account Info

Apple has filed for a new patent related to mobile payments that might provide more insight into how they’re thinking about implementing that kind of tech with the USPTO, AppleInsider notes. The patent is for an entire “touchless” phone-based payment system, which resembles existing ones in many …

Mobile payments brand Zapp to take on PayPal by investing 'tens of millions' into launch

Zapp, the fledgling mobile payments brand, is planning a launch campaign worth tens of millions of pounds in the autumn as it seeks to take on PayPal …

PayPal steps up lending to small businesses

E-retailers in need of quick cash can add PayPal to a growing list of nontraditional sources for financing, as mainstream lending to small businesses …

AuctionBytes Blog

<!Center column><p><b>AuctionBytes Blog</b> <i><br>Covering auctions, collectibles and marketplace selling.</i><p>The AuctionBytes Blog has been giving a voice to online …

Chinese Internet Giants Alibaba and Sina Weibo Partner Up To Launch Weibo Payment

Sina Weibo, the microblogging platform often called “China’s Twitter,” has partnered up with Alipay to launch a new payment platform called Weibo Payment. Users of Sina Weibo’s iOS app can now access Weibo Payment, which is an important part of the strategic partnership between Sina and Alibaba, …

Shopify Revamps Its iOS App With A Focus On Payments And Store Management

Ottawa-based ecommerce player Shopify introduced a totally redesigned version of its iOS mobile app today, with a new core concept that focuses on helping merchants do more to manage and run their stores from their devices. And in keeping with their new strategy post-gigantic raise, the company is …

Amazon Reportedly Buys Mobile Payments Startup Gopago, Working On An ‘Ambitious’ New Project

Looks like Amazon may have quietly made another acquisition, and another move to expand its role in the world of mobile: Italian newspapers are reporting that the e-commerce giant has acquired Gopago, a startup that offers consumers an iOS or Android mobile app to pre-pay for goods before picking …

Foursquare Gets $35 Million Worth Of Told-Ya-So’s

With $35 million in Series D funding, Foursquare takes one more step toward silencing its critics.<p>Foursquare has taken one more step toward silencing its critics. After more than a year of harsh criticism from the press, competitors, and PrivCo, a research firm that said it would go out of …

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Macy’s is the first retailer to use Apple’s iBeacon for in-store presence

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>When Apple(s aapl) rolled iOS 7 in June, it quietly included a proximity-based service called iBeacon, which Gigaom …

Square acquires peer-to-peer mobile payments app Evenly

The payment processing company looks to expand its capabilities by buying a startup that focuses on letting users collect payments from friends.<p>Square's latest acquisition is aimed at making it easier to collect money from friends. The mobile payments company announced Wednesday that it had bought …

FinTech

MasterCard To Launch Yelp Alternative

Share Email<p>MasterCard has announced the creation of a dining reviews website which will leverage the company’s vast stores of customer purchase data, …

Twitter Testing 'Nearby' Service to Show Users Local Tweets

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It has been reported that micro-blogging site Twitter is testing a new service for its mobile app that provides users tweets of other nearby users, whether they follow them or not.<p>Called "Nearby," the feature appears as a map of your …

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Amazon Reportedly Plans to Launch a Retail Warehouse Club in 2014

It seems that nothing can stop Amazon from expanding its operations by covering different categories. According to sources, the online retailer is …