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American Express Uses Zynga’s Farmville To Lure New Prepaid Card Users

AmEx to Offer a Prepaid Debit Card that Rewards Users in FarmVille Cash

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American Express and Zynga are rolling out a rewards program today that will allow players to earn virtual currency when they spend money in the real world. For FarmVille fans willing to jump through a number of hoops, including signing up for a Zynga-branded prepaid card from American Express, they will...
AmEx to Offer a Prepaid Debit Card that Rewards Users in FarmVille Cash

FreeAgent Acquires Financial Software Startup 60mo; Lands Investment From Lightbank

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UK-based cloud accounting software company FreeAgent has acquired finance-tracking startup 60mo. The U.S. startup’s team will be incorporated into FreeAgent’s new American division. FreeAgent has also received an additional, undisclosed investment from Lightbank, which also was an investor in 60mo. This is Lightbank’s first international investment, says the firm’s partner Paul...
FreeAgent Acquires Financial Software Startup 60mo; Lands Investment From Lightbank

Adapting to Facebook Timeline is a huge challenge for brands, here are some tips on where to focus

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With all Facebook pages now upgraded to the new Timeline whether they like it or not, many brands have found themselves struggling with the challenge of adapting their content and marketing approach to the new layout. A new Simple Usability study, which uses the firm’s eyetracking technology, is giving companies an interesting insight...
Adapting to Facebook Timeline is a huge challenge for brands, here are some tips on where to focus

Visa launches V.me digital wallet beta with Buy.com

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While credit card rival MasterCard announced its own digital wallet platform, Visa has some news of its own. It’s launching the first beta of its wallet service V.me with online retailer Buy.com. Buy.com’s 18 million customers will now see the option to enroll in V.me on check-out and login pages. They...
Visa launches V.me digital wallet beta with Buy.com

iZettle, The ‘Square Of Europe’, Checks Out Mobile Payments In The UK With 3,000 Free Readers For SMBs

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With Square yet to reveal when or where it might offer its mobile payment service in Europe, and PayPal apparently still only talking with would-be partners, the door is wide open for more local players to jump in and pick up some market share. Sweden’s iZettle, which often gets compared to...
iZettle, The ‘Square Of Europe’, Checks Out Mobile Payments In The UK With 3,000 Free Readers For SMBs

Square's new Register app turns the iPad into a full-on point of sale terminal

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Square continues to add functionality to its mobile payment platform, and the latest addition is its new Register app for iPad. The refresh brings a sleeker interface and greater Card Case integration along with analytics to break down sales by transaction type and chronology to track your business' performance....
Square's new Register app turns the iPad into a full-on point of sale terminal
Forget reward points: AmEx gives users Farmville cash

Europe’s Square rival iZettle to ship 3,000 card readers to UK testers, warms up for summer launch

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iZettle is one of the European companies doing what Jack Dorsey’s Square is doing in the United States: trying to convince small businesses and individuals to take card payments with its mobile applications and a custom-built reader. So far, the mobile payments company only has operations in the Nordics (the...
Europe’s Square rival iZettle to ship 3,000 card readers to UK testers, warms up for summer launch

PayPal Says It's Full Speed Ahead on Mobile Payments After President Resigns

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When Scott Thompson announced he was stepping down as president of PayPal to become CEO of Yahoo, the company was shocked. But a month later, both PayPal and its parent company eBay say they have the depth of leadership necessary to execute its plan to enter the world of in-store...
PayPal Says It's Full Speed Ahead on Mobile Payments After President Resigns

Foursquare and American Express team up to offer voucher-free discounts at popular UK outlets

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Expanding its partnership outside of the US, Foursquare and American Express have launched a new initiative in the UK that allows Amex cardhorders to redeem location-based offers from popular high street brands and restaurants with the minimum of fuss. The partnership works thanks to American Express’ Smart Offer APIs that are embedded at a...
Foursquare and American Express team up to offer voucher-free discounts at popular UK outlets

PayPal partners with DocuSign to help businesses collect signatures for online payments

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eBay-owned online payment giant PayPal has announced today that it has teamed up with DocuSign to provide a way for business users and individuals to electronically sign their PayPal payments and seem them processed immediately. The partnership will see DocuSign’s Payment platform — which helped companies get signatures on contracts, agreements,...
PayPal partners with DocuSign to help businesses collect signatures for online payments

GraphEffect Is A Yammer-Like Startup That's Set To Generate ~ $50 Million This Year, And It Just Raised $12 Million

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GraphEffect is like Yammer for social media marketers, and it just raised a $12 million round of financing led by Rincon Venture Partners. Rincon's Jim Andelman will be joining GraphEffect's board of directors. The two-year-old company is generating significant revenue on its own; revenue has more than tripled year-over-year. GraphEffect...
GraphEffect Is A Yammer-Like Startup That's Set To Generate ~ $50 Million This Year, And It Just Raised $12 Million
American Express transforms Twitter hashtags into savings for cardholders
AMEX’s new Twitter integration is “brilliant” marketing

Isis Revealed: Carrier-Led Mobile Payments Venture Shows Off Its New App, Announces Banking Partners

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Isis, the carrier-led joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today new partnerships with Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard. Under the terms of the deal, the banks will include their debit, credit and prepaid cards into Isis’s forthcoming mobile wallet. In addition, the organization...
Isis Revealed: Carrier-Led Mobile Payments Venture Shows Off Its New App, Announces Banking Partners

The Social Credit Card: AmEx Syncs With Twitter To Turn #Hashtags Into Savings

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Want $20 back from Whole Foods when you use your AmEx card? Tweet #AmExWholeFoods. Here's what's behind the new deals for the sharing generation.Today, American Express unveiled a new program with Twitter to let cardmembers sync accounts with the social network, and earn savings from big brands such as Whole...
The Social Credit Card: AmEx Syncs With Twitter To Turn #Hashtags Into Savings

After Acquiring Topguest, Travel Rewards Redemption Company Switchfly Raises $15M

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Travel rewards redemption company Switchfly (formerly ezRez) has raised $15 million in Series C financing led by StarVest Partners with Azure Capital Partners and Canaan Partners participating. This brings the total capital raised by Switchfly to date to $32 million. Switchfly is a software company that develops white-label travel commerce...
After Acquiring Topguest, Travel Rewards Redemption Company Switchfly Raises $15M

12 Startups That Could Get Bought For $1 Billion Tomorrow

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A $1 billion acquisition is rare, but there are a few startups that could share the same fate as Instagram. Many of them have raised so much venture capital, their valuations are already in the billion-dollar range. We've compiled a list of the next likely acquisition targets and which big...
12 Startups That Could Get Bought For $1 Billion Tomorrow
American Express launches local Foursquare deals in UK

Assad's iTunes emails show music taste from Chris Brown to Right Said Fred

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The Syrian president also appears to have bought a Harry Potter film, Steve Jobs's autobiography and a Cliff Richard tributeThe emails between Bashar al-Assad's account and iTunes give an insight into the Syrian president's state of mind and reveal a man with wide and sometimes surprising tastes.Alongside songs from the...
Assad's iTunes emails show music taste from Chris Brown to Right Said Fred

Isis partners with Austin and Salt Lake City merchants, throws John Stockton elbow at Google Wallet

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Mobile payment system Isis continues to rack up passengers on its merry bandwagon, gaining support from local merchants in two cities for its NFC wallet service. The carrier-based program announced that hundreds of merchant locations in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah are entering the Isis fold --...
Isis partners with Austin and Salt Lake City merchants, throws John Stockton elbow at Google Wallet

AmEx lets Twitter users turn tweets into coupons

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American Express is partnering with Twitter and letting its members link a merchant coupon to their card by tweeting out a hashtag from a retailer. The service is similar to one that American Express has with Facebook, letting consumers leverage their favorite social network to take advantage of special offers....
AmEx lets Twitter users turn tweets into coupons
Square’s Register and the return of the mom-and-pop shop

Eye Movement Study Reveals Six Must-Know Things About Facebook Brand Pages

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The Facebook Timeline that brand pages were forced to switch over to last week is "flawed," according to an eye movement study of six brand pages by SimpleUsability, with many of the new features going unnoticed or being misunderstood. "The average user doesn't fully understand the new layout, or...
Eye Movement Study Reveals Six Must-Know Things About Facebook Brand Pages
Plant a money tree in Farmville as Zynga and American Express launch new rewards program

FACEBOOK'S WORST NIGHTMARE: After GM, Here's How The Other Dominoes Could Fall

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General Motors' decision to cancel the entirety of its $10 million Facebook ad budget is, arguably, the second major shoe to drop on the social network's ad budget. Back in January, Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald told Wall Street he was scaling back his company's $10 billion annual ad...
FACEBOOK'S WORST NIGHTMARE: After GM, Here's How The Other Dominoes Could Fall
Oracle buys Vitrue to hone social marketing chops

Isis bolsters its mobile wallet with American Express cards

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The carrier-backed Isis mobile payment service added a batch of new financial partners earlier this year, and it's now back with another fairly big addition. The venture announced today that it has brought American Express' various credit card offerings into the fold (including the company's own mobile-linked Serve cards),...
Isis bolsters its mobile wallet with American Express cards

AmEx launches Serve Facebook app for friend-to-friend payments

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American Express last year launched its Serve payment system taking on PayPal head on. Now, it’s following PayPal’s move to enable personal payments through Facebook with the launch of a Serve Facebook app, that allows users to pay each other back for free without leaving Facebook. Users of the Serve...
AmEx launches Serve Facebook app for friend-to-friend payments
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