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Keen On... Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location Is The Next Big Thing [TCTV]

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Don Dodge is well known to longtime TechCrunch readers. Dodge was the guy who Mike Arrington turned into a bit of a martyr after he got unceremoniously fired by Microsoft back in November 2009. Indeed, as Dodge told me last week backstage at Disrupt, it was Mike’s very public...
Keen On... Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location Is The Next Big Thing [TCTV]

Keith Rabois: Why Square’s handcrafted approach to payments can win

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Mobile payment start-up Square has built a huge following in part by appealing to artisans and creators of hand crafted products. But the company is not just serving those merchants, it’s almost built in their image. The company has pushed a very design-focused product that has an almost artistic approach...
Keith Rabois: Why Square’s handcrafted approach to payments can win
With new U.S. presence, Shopcade expands its social commerce business model

Visa expands digital wallet V.me access to 55 million customers

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Visa said Tuesday that it has expanded its digital wallet service V.me to an additional 53 banks and 23 merchant partners. About 55 million cardholders now can use V.me for their online shopping. V.me is a wallet service that aims to make it easier to pay for goods online....
Visa expands digital wallet V.me access to 55 million customers

Startup Takes Aim at Credit Card Companies by Eliminating Transaction Fees

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One of the basic tenets of the modern financial system is that it takes money to move money. In its most basic form, that means that when you make a transaction with your debit or credit card, the processing companies, such as MasterCard, Visa or American Express, are taking some...
Startup Takes Aim at Credit Card Companies by Eliminating Transaction Fees
Fancy aspires to be the Amazon of social commerce

Balanced rolls out a new bank payment option for merchants to get paid

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Just days after announcing that Wells Fargo customers would receive same-day payments through its Payouts API, Balanced has launched “Balanced Bank Payments” service, a new payment option that functions as a white-label API for bank account payments. Basically, what it does is enable people to pay with their bank accounts...
Balanced rolls out a new bank payment option for merchants to get paid
How Foursquare plans to monetize: no dumb banners, all specific targeting
Foursquare expands 'Specials' discounts to Visa and MasterCard cardholders

Groupon introduces mobile payments system

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Online coupon broker Groupon debuted a new payments system on Wednesday meant to offer the "lowest rates in today's marketplace" to U.S. merchants who use its couponing service. The new system is like other mobile payments systems; it features a Groupon-branded credit card reader, which attaches to an iPhone...
Groupon introduces mobile payments system

WePay Launches Buttons To Allow Any Site To Accept In-Line Payments With Just A Line Of Code

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Online payments startup WePay has been on a roll lately: The company is processing hundreds of millions of dollars in payments annually, and adding more than 1,000 active merchants per week. But it wants to accelerate that growth even further, by rolling out payment buttons that will allow anyone to...
WePay Launches Buttons To Allow Any Site To Accept In-Line Payments With Just A Line Of Code
Why 96% Of Americans Are Nervous About Mobile Pay--And Why They Shouldn't Be

Groupon Goes To War With Square (GRPN)

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Groupon is rolling out a payments service today, and it appears to be a direct challenge to Square. AllThingsD's Tricia Duryee reports that the new service will allow merchants to accept credit card payments using a card reader attached to an iPhone or iPodTouch. In an attempt to save its struggling...
Groupon Goes To War With Square (GRPN)

SF Hipster Favorite Sosh Raises $4M

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An app that helps people in San Francisco figure out what to do on weekends has developed a rabid following. Sōsh is the ultimate hipster app — it curates things that are new, fun, weird and memorable. If something gets bookmarked by too many people, it’s no longer pushed to...
SF Hipster Favorite Sosh Raises $4M

How Amazon can be a friend to small businesses

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I’ve been testing out the Kindle Fire tablet for the last several weeks. At $199, it’s a tremendous value. It’s no iPad — I just upgraded to the new iPad as well — but it provides a solid base-level tablet and reader. I can think of a lot of uses...
How Amazon can be a friend to small businesses
Groupon UK told to clean up after record complaints

Now It Makes Even More Sense For Apple To Buy Foursquare

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By far, the biggest complaint I've heard about the new iPhone iOS6 operating system is the decision to replace Google Maps with a proprietary Apple map system. The complaints were loudly trumpeted on the front page of "The Wall Street Journal." They mostly revolve around the lack of detail on...
Now It Makes Even More Sense For Apple To Buy Foursquare
Glimpse makes Like buttons useful, ties them to price alerts

With Places, Payments Platform Dwolla Finally Lists Where It Works, Lets You Request Merchant Support

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Mobile payments platform Dwolla has the potential to disrupt how money moves in the new, digital economy. It’s an idea of how a payments network should look, if one had been built today, as opposed to tacking on digital payments to the legacy system that is the current credit card...
With Places, Payments Platform Dwolla Finally Lists Where It Works, Lets You Request Merchant Support

Retailers Join Payment Chase

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. are among roughly two dozen retailers working together to develop a mobile-payments system to compete with similar products from Google Inc. and big cellphone companies, according to people with direct knowledge of the project. The push represents an effort by frustrated merchants to get...
Retailers Join Payment Chase

Payleven launches person-to-person card payments in Europe

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Germany-based card payments startup Payleven is going to make its chip-and-PIN service available to individuals, the company said on Wednesday.Payleven offers a similar mobile card payments service as the U.S. based Square. Up until now, Payleven's chip-and-PIN service was only available to small merchants but as of Wednesday Payleven...
Payleven launches person-to-person card payments in Europe
Square debuts flat-rate pricing for small business transactions

Google Checkout for merchants to be retired on November 20th

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Although Google Checkout was rolled into Google Wallet at the end of 2011, it's still been an option for folks who peddle their wares online to collect payments. Come November 20th, however, the service will officially shut down. While Page and Co. recommend US-based merchants switch to the revamped...
Google Checkout for merchants to be retired on November 20th

Droplet Plans To Disrupt Mobile Cash With No-Charges Payment App For iPhone

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It’s so simple and disruptive I wonder why others haven’t really tried it. Droplet is a mobile money app on iOS that lets you load cash onto your phone and send payments to anyone – including participating retailers – for free, via email. Unlike mobile payment companies like Square, iZettle...
Droplet Plans To Disrupt Mobile Cash With No-Charges Payment App For iPhone

Google Wallet comes to Gmail so you can pay by sending an email, launches Android API for goods and services

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At its I/O 2013 conference, Google announced two important features regarding Google Wallet. The first is integration with Gmail so you can pay by sending an email. The second is the launch of the Google Wallet Instant Buy Android API, which lets developers integrate payment features into apps for selling...
Google Wallet comes to Gmail so you can pay by sending an email, launches Android API for goods and services

Visa updates Offers rewards scheme with point-of-sale discounts and personalized cardholder alerts

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Visa has updated Visa Offers, a rewards scheme that helps retailers and merchants offer exclusive discounts to Visa cardholders at the point-of-sale, with instant discounts, real-time analytics and support for third-party offer programs today. The idea is to remove the need both for physical rewards cards and purpose-built smartphone apps by...
Visa updates Offers rewards scheme with point-of-sale discounts and personalized cardholder alerts

Groupon unveils Merchant Impact Report, a free service so merchants can justify their Deal performance

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Groupon has launched a new free tool for businesses called the Merchant Impact Report. Beginning today, those businesses that participate with the daily deals company can check to see how well their deal is performing, gain customer insights, and review a profit calculator. Groupon says that it’s letting local businesses...
Groupon unveils Merchant Impact Report, a free service so merchants can justify their Deal performance

Hey, Some Good News for Groupon, For Once

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The old economics. Well, well, will you look at that: Long-suffering Groupon finally had a good day. Q1 results are in, and the AP reports that revenues are up and losses slimming. Of course, after that mortifying Q4 earnings revision, the company badly needed things to go well. Maybe they're getting...
Hey, Some Good News for Groupon, For Once

Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments

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A lot of people are buzzing over Apple's decision to not install a Near-Field Communications (NFC) chip in the iPhone 5. NFC technology would have allowed the iPhone 5 to process mobile payments. Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller told AllthingsD that it's not clear that NFC is the solution to any current problem,...
Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments

Skimlinks Launches Discovery Tool For Publishers To Find Affiliate Programs

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U.K. startup Skimlinks is hoping to revolutionize the affiliate model by turning normal product links into affiliate links. The startup gives publishers access to affiliate programs of thousands of merchants across a number of affiliate networks. Each time a user clicks through and makes a purchase, the website earns...
Skimlinks Launches Discovery Tool For Publishers To Find Affiliate Programs
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