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PayPal Buys Card.io To Drive Mobile Payments

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News updates all day from Fast Company.PayPal has announced that it's buying Card.io in what seems to be a talent and technology grab to help the company challenge the threat of Google's Wallet, devices like Square, iZettle, and a purported iWallet from Apple. Card.io's technology uses the camera on smartphones...
PayPal Buys Card.io To Drive Mobile Payments

Facebook partners with mobile billing provider Bango

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U.K. mobile billing and analytics provider Bango announced today it signed a deal “to provide payment services to Facebook.” The arrangement could be part of an upcoming effort to monetize Facebook’s mobile platform. The social network has 425 million monthly active mobile users but so far does not generate “meaningful”...
Facebook partners with mobile billing provider Bango
Mobile payments: comparing the players [table]
Make Way For Another Mobile Payment POSsibility: Shuttle By Adyen Launches Across All Of Europe

This Sunday Was The Biggest Mobile Shopping Day For eBay, PayPal Mobile Payments Up 221 Percent

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eBay and PayPal continue to see record mobile sales during the holiday shopping season. Last week, the e-commerce company released data that showed that non-holiday days were posting massive gains, with PayPal reporting that its total global mobile payment volume on Sunday, Dec. 2 exceeded that of Cyber Monday by...
This Sunday Was The Biggest Mobile Shopping Day For eBay, PayPal Mobile Payments Up 221 Percent
Apple iPhone Users Most Likely To Research Products, Buy And Bank On Their Devices

Social gifting app Wrapp adopts Braintree and Venmo Touch for one-tap mobile transactions

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Online and mobile payments platform Braintree has announced today that social gifting app Wrapp is the latest firm to choose them as its payments provider. It means that Wrapp is now available on Venmo Touch, a new service launched by Braintree last month that allows consumers to complete transactions with...
Social gifting app Wrapp adopts Braintree and Venmo Touch for one-tap mobile transactions

Facebook Signs Mysterious Deal With Mobile Payment Company (FB)

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Facebook looks like it's getting closer to launching its long-awaited mobile payments platform. U.K.-based Bango announced an agreement "to provide payment services to Facebook," Bango said. But neither company is offering any more info than that. Bango is best known as the service used by BlackBerry AppWorld to process...
Facebook Signs Mysterious Deal With Mobile Payment Company (FB)

Groupon's New App Hints At A Change In Course

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The latest version of Groupon's app--released quietly on Android and iPhone over the last month--reflects the company's shifting focus. Once a text-heavy app focused on daily deals, it now sports a carousal navigation that makes flipping between Groupon services like Groupon Now!, Groupon Goods, and Groupon Getaways easier. It's a...
Groupon's New App Hints At A Change In Course

Braintree Poaches Google Wallet Co-Creator Rob von Behren From Square

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Braintree, the Chicago-based payments gateway that’s processing about $2 billion in mobile transactions per year, just poached one of Google Wallet’s creators Rob von Behren from Square. Von Behren was one of the co-founders of Google Wallet, the NFC-centric mobile payment system that was designed to let consumers pay directly...
Braintree Poaches Google Wallet Co-Creator Rob von Behren From Square

RWW Recommends: The Best Mobile Payments App

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Mobile payments. The phrase has hit the popular conscious over the past several years as smartphones have permeated the lives of people around the world. Pay for anything you want without a plastic card, without cash, without your checkbook. Just use your smartphone to buy anything you want. There are...
RWW Recommends: The Best Mobile Payments App

CanalSat subscribers in Africa to pay their TV bill from their Orange mobile phone

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The French telco Orange and the pay TV operator Canal+ Afrique have signed a partnership to let users pay their subscription fees with their mobile phones, the companies announced today. As we reported, mobile transactions are on the rise in Africa; for instance, the Kenyan company M-Pesa facilitates money transfers...
CanalSat subscribers in Africa to pay their TV bill from their Orange mobile phone

Flint Launches image-Based Mobile Payment App, Raises $3M Series A

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The race to find the mobile payments solution that works best for every type of business is on, and San Francisco-based Flint Mobile thinks it has the ideal offering for small businesses who operate mostly on the go. Flint’s new app for iPhone debuts today, enabling mobile transactions via...
Flint Launches image-Based Mobile Payment App, Raises $3M Series A

Mobile users made up 7% of purchases from Alibaba's Taobao and Tmall services in 2012, up from 1.7%

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Online purchases made on two of China’s largest shopping websites, Taobao Marketplace and Tmall.com, increased by 600 percent last year, according to increased by 600 percent last year, according to new figures published by its owner the Alibaba Group. The report, summarized on Alizila, has revealed that the number of consumers...
Mobile users made up 7% of purchases from Alibaba's Taobao and Tmall services in 2012, up from 1.7%
LevelUp upgrades mobile pay network with NFC-equipped terminals

Harris: 20% Of US Consumers Buy By Mobile; 62% Couldn’t Care Less

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Mobile devices, by some estimates, will become a replacement for your wallet in the future, with NFC, dongles and sophisticated apps helping you buy things and manage the rest of your financial life, and with companies like Visa getting in on the action and eBay/PayPal expecting $8 billion in mobile transactions...
Harris: 20% Of US Consumers Buy By Mobile; 62% Couldn’t Care Less

RIM says 50+ carriers have now implemented integrated billing for its BlackBerry App World store

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While its new BlackBerry 10 operating system is months away, RIM has been working hard to ensure its BlackBerry App World marketplace is able to handle frictionless mobile transactions, today announcing that more than 50 carriers have now implemented carrier billing on its app store. BlackBerry App World, which is...
RIM says 50+ carriers have now implemented integrated billing for its BlackBerry App World store
Not to be outdone by Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts ships its own mobile pay app
The Secret Sauce In Square's Starbucks Partnership: Discovery, QR Codes

Why Starbucks is betting on Square

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While Square is the hot mobile payment startup, Starbucks is no slouch, having recorded 60 million mobile transactions in the last year and a half with its smartphone app or nearly 2 percent of all transactions. It now has more than a million people a week paying with the Starbucks app. So why...
Why Starbucks is betting on Square

Groupon Reports $638.3M In Q4 Revenue, Shares Drop More Than 20 Percent Due To Worse-Than-Expected Loss

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Groupon has just put out its Q4 and full-year results. It has reported quarterly revenue of $638.8 million with an operating loss of $12.9 million and a loss per per share of 12 cents, falling short of analyst expectations on the EPS front — they had predicted $638.41 million in revenue...
Groupon Reports $638.3M In Q4 Revenue, Shares Drop More Than 20 Percent Due To Worse-Than-Expected Loss

Venmo Touch Will Help Chicago's Braintree Bump Mobile Transactions Past $2 Billion A Year

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Braintree, a payments gateway that’s backed by Accel Partners and NEA, sounds like it has effectively doubled the volume of mobile transactions it sees per year to $2 billion. It now touts 40 million credit card accounts in its vault. How does that compare to competitors? eBay, which operates Paypal,...
Venmo Touch Will Help Chicago's Braintree Bump Mobile Transactions Past $2 Billion A Year

With shopping scams on the rise, watch for these threats

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means only one thing--the glorious chaos we call the Holiday Shopping Season will soon be upon us. Holiday shopping also means a spike in online scams, fraud, and malware, so you need to be aware of the risks and threats, and exercise some common sense...
With shopping scams on the rise, watch for these threats

The digital-wallet business is rough -- just ask Google

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Today, a report from Businessweek showed the cracks in one of Google’s most spirited and cutting-edge products. Google Wallet, it seems, is a “money pit.” The team is now forced to make tough decisions about how to move forward with the product, potentially scrapping projects designed to encourage digital wallet...
The digital-wallet business is rough -- just ask Google
Mobile is the new black at eBay and PayPal

Eight Percent of Amazon's Sales Are Coming From Mobile

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Online retailers in 2012 were vigilant about making their sites accessible to consumers wherever and whenever they wanted to shop — whether it was on a PC, a phone or a tablet. Image via mtkang And while many retailers, especially smaller privately held companies, were bullish on the number of...
Eight Percent of Amazon's Sales Are Coming From Mobile

To Modernize The Checkbook, Zipmark Launches Developer Platform For Mobile Payments

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Following its recent raise of $2 million in seed funding, the still invite-only mobile payments startup Zipmark is today announcing the launch of its developer program and API. The New York-based company, founded in 2010 by Citigroup alum Jay Bhattacharya and CTO Jake Howerton, leverages the existing check processing network...
To Modernize The Checkbook, Zipmark Launches Developer Platform For Mobile Payments

Return of the NFC Rumor: iPhone 5 to Feature NFC Support?

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This is one of those rumors that will pop up each year until it's true. The iPhone 5 will have Near Field Communication (NFC) support. This is typically used for mobile transactions. The phone usually becomes something of an electronic credit card....
Return of the NFC Rumor: iPhone 5 to Feature NFC Support?

GiftCards.com gives digital gifting startup Giftly an exit

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Popular gift card website GiftCards.com has acquired Giftly, a two-year old startup that enables consumers to buy and deliver digital gifts via its website and free app. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. San Francisco-based Giftly offers a platform that enables people to send gift credits to recipients...
GiftCards.com gives digital gifting startup Giftly an exit

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Cyber Monday Mobile Sales Jumped 260%

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Cyber Monday Mobile Sales Have Jumped 260% (Deloitte via PR Daily)How much shopping will you do from your mobile device this holiday season? Chances are, the answer is...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Cyber Monday Mobile Sales Jumped 260%
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