Android Pay

Chase Freedom card now offers 5% cash back for Apple Pay purchases

Chase announced today that it is now offering 5% cash back for Apple Pay purchases made with a linked Chase Freedom credit card for the first time. The offer is available for combined purchases up to $1500 at select merchants and will last for the first three months of 2018.<p>The company notes that …

Banking

Beggars are now accepting mobile payments because we don't carry loose change anymore

Making digital payments through mobile phones is a growing trend, thanks to the likes of Apple Pay and Android Pay.<p>But although the practice is …

Banking

ANALYSIS: What’s keeping Canadians from shopping with a digital wallet?

With Christmas approaching and Black Friday just behind us, we are very much in the middle of “shopping season”. Given the time pressures everyone …

Banking

The Great Payment Battle Is Underway

There’s a battle waging. It’s taking place between­­ ­payment types and the key players involved are traditional plastic cards, digital in-app …

Banking

Chase will soon offer cash-back rewards for cardholders using mobile pay

Back in 2015, JPMorgan Chase offered the world its digital wallet, Chase Pay — allowing users to pay using their phone whether they’re shopping …

Banking

Another startup is attempting to make all-in-one credit cards a thing

Smart credit cards that let you toggle between multiple digitally saved credit cards haven't had a great run. Plastc, which raised more than $9 million in preorders, failed to ever ship a product and filed for bankruptcy. Coin, on the other hand, managed to ship a card, but ended its product …

Technology

How The Net Neutrality Vote May Block Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Trading

The United States Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote Thursday to repeal rules designed to protect net neutrality—a decision that …

Bitcoin

How This Company Is Solving the Biggest Headache for Debit Card Users

Consumers are sick of waiting for card readers to recognize their chips. Index might have the answer.<p>It seems like everything is moving at a much faster pace these days. Mobile devices have accentuated that concept and made it more possible than ever.<p>Each and every one of us carries around a small, …

Debit Cards

Chase Freedom Q1 2018 5x Points Bonus Category Revealed

The Chase Freedom is one of my favorite no annual fee credit cards, as it offers 5x points in rotating quarterly categories, for up to $1,500 of …

Banking

Alcatel Idol 5 Review: All Show, Little Go

With all the excellent options out there for cheap, unlocked smartphones, prepaid carrier Cricket Wireless is hoping to attract customers with an …

Phones

Edge Card is the newest smart card aiming to slim down your bulging wallet

If your wallet is bulging with credit cards, the Edge Card may be what you’ve been looking for. Edge has acquired the assets of failed smart card …

Banking

Wawllet is a blockchain-powered multi-asset wallet and personal finance passport

Blockchain technology is always grabbing the headlines, especially when it comes to cryptocurrencies. But bringing the crypto and fiat currency worlds together still remains a fairly technical exploit, out of reach for regular consumers.<p>Today, Wawllet has announced its plans to develop what it …

Business

Ending net neutrality could put a stop to how you online shop

You use the internet every day. And you’ve likely seen friends posting on social media about the importance of net neutrality. But you may not fully …

Internet

What's Better: Apple Pay Cash vs. Google Wallet vs. Venmo

Apple Pay Cash is the company’s theoretical Venmo-killer, a service you can use to send and receive money via iMessage on your iPhone. Sounds great, …

Banking

How Stable Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Oreo Update?

So, you want to install the Oreo beta on your Galaxy Note 8 but you're not sure if it's stable enough. It is a beta, of course, so waiting until …

Gear & Gadgets

Hop Fastpass to be available in Android Pay

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — TriMet Hop Fastpass will be available with Android Pay starting early next year.<p>TriMet and Google teamed up to make making …

Portland, OR

Night Noodle Markets go cashless - but shoppers slow to catch on to new tech

NZ Night Noodle Markets organisers are shifting away from cash payments.<p>New Zealanders' love for eftpos cards may hinder our adoption of digital …

Banking

It sure sounds like Synaptics’ new in-display fingerprint sensor is for the Galaxy S9

• Synaptics has announced that it has created an in-display fingerprint sensor called Clear ID<br>• The sensors are currently in mass production in partnership with “a top five OEM”<br>• The company referenced “infinity displays” three times during the announcement – is Samsung involved?<p>Love them or hate them, …

Samsung

Android 8.0 Oreo beta ROM for Galaxy Note8 leaked

Android 8.0 Oreo was released back in August, but most manufacturers are still working on porting it to their phones and tablets. Unfinished ROMs are …

Android News

Huawei launches holiday sale: discounts on Mate 9, Honor 6x and more

As the holiday shopping season continues, there’s still plenty of bargains for tech gift buyers to grab, even <i>after the Black Friday-Cyber Monday</i> period. Huawei is launching a major sale that is going on now through December 23. Huawei is offering big discounts on many of its phones, smartwatches, …

Tablets

Ventra Is Ditching Prepaid Debit Option, Adopting a Groovy New Card Design

Picasso-inspired. Mid-Century Modern-influenced. Harlequin-esque. Psychedelic. Pointy. Fallout shelter.All these phrases come to mind when I gaze at …

Banking

CommBank SMB customers to accept payments via Samsung smartphones

The bank's small business customers will be able to accept payments via a Samsung smartphone in the second half of next year, thanks to a partnership …

Banking

American Express won’t make you sign for your purchases after April

American Express has announced that the ancient way of proving authenticity—the signature—won’t be a part of your purchase process come April, matching similar moves by rivals such as Mastercard and Discover.<p>“Our fraud capabilities have advanced so that signatures are no longer necessary to fight …

Banking

Discover announces that it will do away with signatures by April 2018

Discover has become the latest credit card company to get rid of signatures as a means of verifying a cardholder’s identity. The company says that it …

Technology

[Deal Alert] Verizon Wear24 smartwatch is just $79.99 ($270 off) on Woot

Not many people are interested in paying $349.99 for a smartwatch, which is probably why Verizon's Wear24 didn't do too hotly prior to its …

Android News

Intel Chip Flaw Enables Malware to Gain Full Access to Computer Assets

DAILY VIDEO: Newly revealed flaw in Intel processors allows undetectable malware; Google blocking Amazon Fire TV, Echo Show users from YouTube …

Enterprise Tech

Just Eat - Harnessing AI, big data and the cloud to deliver what customers want

Friday 8 December 2017<p><i>Creating our Alexa skill, one of the ways Just Eat is innovating to make food discovery exciting for everyone</i><p>By Dave Williams, …

Mobile Payments

Android Pay vs Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay: Pros and cons

When you go shopping this holiday season, many of you might be tempted to ditch using your credit cards, or even cash, in favor of one of the mobile payment systems that’s available for smartphones. Starting with Apple Pay, which launched in 2014, and joined later by rivals like Android Pay and …

Banking

Silicon Valley money isn’t enough to create new tech hubs

When Carisa Miklusak launched AI-enabled staffing platform Tilr two years ago, she and her two cofounders decided on Cincinnati, Ohio as their company’s headquarters, thanks to the city’s large concentration of Fortune 500 companies. The decision was met with skepticism from some of her friends and …

Business

Visa wants to give you instant gratification via sensory feedback when you pay

The only thing you feel these days when you swipe your credit card might be a bit of trepidation about how shocking your bill may be at the end of …

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