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WordPress now accepts bitcoins

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WordPress said Thursday it will accept bitcoins, opening up the blogging platform to payments from users in countries not supported by PayPal or credit card companies. WordPress is free, open-source software, but the company Automattic offers paid-for features such as blog designs, custom domains, hosting partnerships, and anti-spam measures....
WordPress now accepts bitcoins

This 18-Slide Pitch Landed Payment Startup Dwolla $16.5 Million

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Dwolla, a startup that makes it easy and cheap for businesses to collect payments, just raised a $16.5 million Series C round. The company charges $0.25 per transaction, not a percentage like credit card companies, and it has processed more than $1 billion to date.  Top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz...
This 18-Slide Pitch Landed Payment Startup Dwolla $16.5 Million

DailyDirt: Creepy Ads From Big Data

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Lots of advertisers are turning to data mining techniques to try to squeeze more value out of their budgets. Given all the data that gets collected by our phones/browsers/credit cards/etc, it's not too surprising that ads can get pretty creepy, pretty fast. Here are just a few stories about ads...
DailyDirt: Creepy Ads From Big Data

MythBusters Was Banned from Talking About RFID Chips Because Credit Card Companies Are Little Weenies [Video]

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RFID chips are super cool because those little buggers can beam things wirelessly. The guys at Mythbusters totally thought so too and wanted to make an episode about how trackable and hackable RFID chips were. Sounds amazing! Everyone would've learned more about the technology that's invisibly invading our lines....
MythBusters Was Banned from Talking About RFID Chips Because Credit Card Companies Are Little Weenies [Video]

American Express Might Not Be Encrypting Your Credit Card Number Online

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In the “more scary than you thought” department, even the largest credit card companies are not immune to making large, gaping mistakes in online security. Unix man Joe Datamo has recently uncovered what appears to be a flagrant abdication of even the most basic rules of security online by American Express....
American Express Might Not Be Encrypting Your Credit Card Number Online
WordPress.com Is Now Accepting Bitcoin Payments

Jon Stewart: Why Credit Card Companies Will Still Screw Us

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Jon Stewart: Why Credit Card Companies Will Still Screw Us
WordPress.com criticizes PayPal, credit card firms for restrictions, now lets you pay with Bitcoin
Why Groupon is poised for collapse

Research: Wireless carriers deliver sub-par customer service

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The four big U.S. wireless carriers - AT&T (T), Sprint (S), T-Mobile (DT) and Verizon Wireless (VZ) - didn't perform well in a customer experience analysis, Forrester Research said; the four had the lowest average score compared with credit card companies, electronics retailers and PC manufacturers. Why did the carriers...
Research: Wireless carriers deliver sub-par customer service
Retailers in 40 US states authorized to charge extra for customers using credit cards

Barnes & Noble retail stores victim of PIN pad hack

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Book seller Barnes & Noble confessed that customers who have shopped recently in one of 63 stores in the US may have credit card information stolen. The company had discovered about September 14 that one PIN entry pad in each of its retail store had been broken into by hackers....
Barnes & Noble retail stores victim of PIN pad hack

Swedish Pirate Party Sues Banks For 'Discriminating' Against Wikileaks

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Earlier this year, we noted that a court in Iceland had ordered Visa to start accepting donations to Wikileaks again. There's been some cat and mouse games as the various payment processors, under pressure from US officials, cut off the site a while back. The latest, however is that the...
Swedish Pirate Party Sues Banks For 'Discriminating' Against Wikileaks
Royal Canadian Mint offers $50,000 in gold to developer who creates digital currency of the future
ISIS Mobile Wallet hands-on at SXSW

Apparently American Express Never Agreed To Be Part Of Google Wallet (GOOG)

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Google announced the newest version of its mobile payment app Google Wallet earlier this week, and the big selling point this time around is that you can use any major credit card with it. However, that may not be true for long. It turns out that American Express, one of...
Apparently American Express Never Agreed To Be Part Of Google Wallet (GOOG)

Square's Latest Transaction Fee Is 0%

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Square has a proposal for small businesses that they've never heard before: Instead of taking a percentage for every credit or debit transaction, it wants to charge them one flat fee of $275 each month. Partly because credit card companies charge merchants a percentage per transaction, almost all payment processing...
Square's Latest Transaction Fee Is 0%

Mintbox Brings A Rewards Program To Flash Sales

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The flash sales space is growing rapidly, with Gilt Groupe , Vente-Privee, HauteLook and others seeing millions of consumers flocking to their sites. There’s even a sample sale aggregator, MyNines, that’s joined the mix. A new player is joining the online sample sale space, called Mintbox, that aims to give...
Mintbox Brings A Rewards Program To Flash Sales

Bync Syncs With Your Bank Account And Credit Cards To Send Your More Relevant Deals

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Bync, a new startup launching today, will sync with your bank and credit cards in order to provide you with more relevant deals, offers and coupons which are sent out via email. You can think of it as the daily deals email that you actually want to read. The company began...
Bync Syncs With Your Bank Account And Credit Cards To Send Your More Relevant Deals

TradeShift Launches To Disrupt The Financial System – And Morten Lund Is Advising It

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One of the most potentially disruptive startups of the last ten years is emerging into the light this week. And I honestly don’t say that lightly. Christian Lanng, a former builder of deep e-commerce and security services for the Danish government is co-founder of TradeShift along with a very hard-core...
TradeShift Launches To Disrupt The Financial System – And Morten Lund Is Advising It
Apple awarded major ‘iWallet’ patent for future NFC-enabled iPhone
Tablets coming to taxis, if Square gets its way

Led by Andreessen Horowitz, Payments Startup Dwolla Raises $16.5 Million

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Payments startup Dwolla announced Tuesday it raised a $16.5 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with AH partner Scott Weiss to join Dwolla’s board. Former investors USV, Thrive and Village Ventures also participated in the round. Dwolla has built its own payments network, circumventing the usual fees associated with ACH...
Led by Andreessen Horowitz, Payments Startup Dwolla Raises $16.5 Million

Discover Partners With Google, Makes Adding Its Credit Cards To Google Wallet Easier

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Google Wallet, the company’s NFC-based virtual wallet for Android, got a major update earlier this month when Google started giving its users the ability to use cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Today, Google and Discover announced that they are now making it even easier for Discover customers...
Discover Partners With Google, Makes Adding Its Credit Cards To Google Wallet Easier
WordPress starts taking payment in Bitcoin
Google Wallet overhauled: support for all credit and debit cards, new remote-disable feature

Visa chief: Fee on digital wallets seems 'appropriate'

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The chief executive believes that credit card companies should be able to charge fees to companies that are operating digital wallet services. [Read more]...
Visa chief: Fee on digital wallets seems 'appropriate'

PSA: Monoprice May Have Been Hacked, Check Your Credit Card Statement [Psa]

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Several people are reporting that there are odd charges on credit cards they've used to make purchases from online retailer Monoprice. This is what the company had to say: A few of our customers recently reported to us that information from credit cards they used on the Monoprice website had...
PSA: Monoprice May Have Been Hacked, Check Your Credit Card Statement [Psa]
Google isn't teaming up with credit card companies to block pirates' funding, sources say

By: Nate

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“Selena Kitt explains that credit card companies charge higher premiums for taking payments for services where there is a high risk of chargebacks—such as erotica and porn.” Then why is Paypal allowing other types of erotica to remain?...
By: Nate
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