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Yandex's online payment division announces Twym, enabling instant ruble transfers between Twitter users

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Russian Internet giant Yandex has announced that its online payment’ division Yandex.Money has launched a new project called Twym, which it says will enable instant transfers of rubles between Twitter users with Yandex.Money accounts in Russia. You may remember back in December, that Yandex announced that it was to form...
Yandex's online payment division announces Twym, enabling instant ruble transfers between Twitter users

Mobile payment solution ZooZ picks up $2M from XSeed Capital, others to help drive retailer adoption

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In-app mobile payment solution provider ZooZ has closed a $2 million Series A round led by XSeed Capital. The company said that it will use the funds to pursue product development , form new partnerships with retailers and other businesses, and better establish itself in the marketplace. With its consumer-driven payment...
Mobile payment solution ZooZ picks up $2M from XSeed Capital, others to help drive retailer adoption

Samsung pushes NFC at Olympics and in Japan

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Samsung has launched two new initiatives to encourage the usage of NFC mobile payment solutions. The phone and tablet maker has unveiled its official mobile payment app for the upcoming 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games in London later this year. Samsung also announced that it will work with FeliCa to...
Samsung pushes NFC at Olympics and in Japan
PayPal forms alliance with Softbank to launch PayPal Here in Japan

Samsung's Galaxy Note heads to the Super Bowl; NSN to cut 4,100 jobs

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Quick news from around the Web. @FierceWireless: "@allthingsd: Tablet Sales Will Increase Fivefold Over Next Five Years. Article" | Follow@FierceWireless > Tellabs announced a slowdown in year-over-year revenues. Release (PDF) > Leap Wireless' Cricket will sell Brightstar's eSecuritel device protection program to its subscribers across 35 states. Release > Flash Networks...
Samsung's Galaxy Note heads to the Super Bowl; NSN to cut 4,100 jobs

Payleven Gets Visa-Approved For European Mobile Pay

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Payleven is a Square-like mobile pay solution, and it might be possibly become a common sight in Europe. Payleven has announced it has achieved the backing of payments giant Visa and is ready for a launch in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the U.K. this month. Payleven is...
Payleven Gets Visa-Approved For European Mobile Pay

MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

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For many years, technologists, venture capitalists, journalists, and large companies have pined for the era when the mobile phone would become our wallet.  And yet, already five years into the smartphone era, mobile payments are not mainstream. In a recent report, BI Intelligence lays out the four kinds of mobile payment solutions that...
MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

Square clone Payleven hails partnership with Berlin taxi association TVB

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More news from Payleven, the Rocket Internet-incubated European Square clone, as the fledgling mobile payments company has announced a test project with Taxiverband Berlin (TVB), one of the leading taxi associations in Germany’s capital city. Taxi companies are of course obviously potential repeat users of a solution like Payleven’s iOS...
Square clone Payleven hails partnership with Berlin taxi association TVB

Verizon begins testing new mobile payment solution

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Vantiv, a provider of mobile payment solutions, announced a new point-of-sale product on Friday that it will be rolling out in partnership with Verizon Wireless. The product, which is currently in field testing, includes custom tailored applications and an Android-based point-of-sale solution for accepting payments. The applications will be...
Verizon begins testing new mobile payment solution

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: How Mobile Payment Solutions Increase Sales

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Mobile Insights is a new 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. 5 Major Benefits Of Mobile Payments (American Express OPEN Forum)Here are five ways offering a mobile payment to your customers will help you increase sales: Integrate...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: How Mobile Payment Solutions Increase Sales
Square card readers approved for pilot run in New York taxis

PayPal Becomes A Facebook Credits Payment Provider

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This afternoon Facebook announced a partnership with PayPal in which users can now pay for their Facebook Credits using the payment provider. Since rumors first began about the expansion of Facebook Credits, many assumed that it would eventually become a direct competitor to PayPal. Today’s announcement suggests that this is...
PayPal Becomes A Facebook Credits Payment Provider

Swedish digital mailbox Kivra launches app and responsive web design for mobile

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Kivra the service that hopes to eliminate paper mail has launched an iOS app and a responsive Web site that should help Swedish folk give up their paper mail habit and go digital. Back in November, The Next Web noted that Swedish entrepreneur Robert Wahlström, former partner and head of...
Swedish digital mailbox Kivra launches app and responsive web design for mobile

MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

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For many years, technologists, venture capitalists, journalists, and large companies have pined for the era when the mobile phone would become our wallet.  And yet, already five years into the smartphone era, mobile payments are not mainstream. In a recent report, BI Intelligence lays out the four kinds of mobile payment solutions that...
MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

YapStone Hires CBS Interactive Exec Mary Hentges as CFO

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YapStone, which processes roughly $5 billion in payments a year for apartment and vacation rental owners, has hired Mary Hentges as CFO. Previously, she was CFO at CBS Interactive for two years, and prior to that was CFO at PayPal. Hentges will start  at the Walnut Creek, Calif.-based company on Oct....
YapStone Hires CBS Interactive Exec Mary Hentges as CFO

MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

www.businessinsider.com
For many years, technologists, venture capitalists, journalists, and large companies have pined for the era when the mobile phone would become our wallet.  And yet, already five years into the smartphone era, mobile payments are not mainstream. In a recent report, BI Intelligence lays out the four kinds of mobile payment solutions that...
MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

Mobile Online Shopping Holds The Real Opportunity In Mobile Payments

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Editor’s note: Bill Ready is CEO of Braintree, an online and mobile payments provider. Every day there is a new headline about mobile payments focused on using a mobile phone to pay at retail locations. Paypal, Google and other industry giants are racing to provide new in-store mobile payment solutions....
Mobile Online Shopping Holds The Real Opportunity In Mobile Payments

Asian e-payment firm MOL continues its spending spree with acquisition of AyoPay in Indonesia

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Fresh from buying majority stakes in Turkish companies PaytoGo and Game Sultan, Malaysia-based e-payment firm MOL Global has continued to spend after acquiring payment distributor AyoPay in Indonesia in an undisclosed deal, as Tech In Asia reports. AyoPay is already a MOL partner in Indonesia, and it will continue to operate within its existing brand and...
Asian e-payment firm MOL continues its spending spree with acquisition of AyoPay in Indonesia
Startups: Upstart Eric Ries Has the Stage and the Crowd Is Going Wild

Ingenico Agrees To Acquire European Online Payment Services Provider, Ogone, For €360M To Build Out Multi-Channel Payments Strategy

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A spot of consolidation in the payments space today. Ingenico, a global payment provider which focuses on secure electronic transactions at point-of-sale, said it has reached an agreement in principle with Summit Partners to acquire Brussels-based, pan-European online merchant payment services provider Ogone for €360 million — paying €120 million in cash and €240 million...
Ingenico Agrees To Acquire European Online Payment Services Provider, Ogone, For €360M To Build Out Multi-Channel Payments Strategy
Isis adds four new payment system providers to its mobile wallet venture
Balanced adds $2M from Andreessen Horowitz, CollabFund into its checkbook

Nokia Hello: communicate via NFC with people you hate to speak with

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Thanks to apps and the cloud, smartphones are already capable of language translation, but there’s another piece of the communications puzzle when speaking to someone in another language: How to get the translation to them so that they can understand what it is your saying. A Nokia research project called...
Nokia Hello: communicate via NFC with people you hate to speak with

Green Dot acquires location-based services pioneer Loopt for $43.4 million in cash

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In a move straight out of left field, Green Dot, a provider of prepaid debit cards, has acquired Loopt for total consideration of $43.4 million in cash. The press release is below, we’re updating this post. Green Dot to Acquire Loopt Loopt is a pioneer in mobile user interface design,...
Green Dot acquires location-based services pioneer Loopt for $43.4 million in cash

NFC Company ViVOtech Unloads Its Reader Business, Will Focus On Software Going Forward

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In late July, NFC industry news site NFC Times reported that ViVOtech, a software and systems provider which makes everything from smart posters to transaction management infrastructure, was shutting down. The company soon after released a statement explaining that it wasn’t closing up shop, but it was “restructuring its operations.” Today, ViVOtech...
NFC Company ViVOtech Unloads Its Reader Business, Will Focus On Software Going Forward

Exclusive: Mobile Payments Heat Up with Intuit’s Donation App Updates

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Intuit's interface for accepting political donations. Photo courtesy of IntuitNot to be outdone by mobile payments competitors Square and PayPal, financial services software company Intuit will release enhancements to its GoPayment mobile application on Monday, allowing U.S.-based fundraisers to accept credit card donations directly from smartphones or tablets. The announcement...
Exclusive: Mobile Payments Heat Up with Intuit’s Donation App Updates

Mobile Payment Solution LevelUp Now Seeing $1M Per Month In Transactions; Launches API

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With increasing smartphone adoption and with users in turn becoming more and more comfortable with using their mobile devices to do things traditionally reserved for the Web or desktops, everything is going mobile. When you look at mobile transactions, paying for services or goods with your phone, there is a...
Mobile Payment Solution LevelUp Now Seeing $1M Per Month In Transactions; Launches API

Former Klarna exec bags $2m in funding for new 'digital mailbox' startup Kivra

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Swedish entrepreneur Robert Wahlström, former partner and head of business development of online payment solutions company Klarna, has landed more than $2 million in funding from angel investors for his new gig, Kivra. Although the website and service are currently available only in Swedish, the startup’s solution merits a look....
Former Klarna exec bags $2m in funding for new 'digital mailbox' startup Kivra
The Swedish way to pay: Klarna's makes invoicing look good

Japan's NTT DoCoMo links up with MasterCard for overseas mobile payments

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NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest mobile operator, and Mastercard today announced a partnership that will soon allow users of DoCoMo’s iD mobile payment system to take advantage of MasterCard’s PayPass solution outside of Japan. The service is expected to go live in the first half of fiscal 2013, which begins in...
Japan's NTT DoCoMo links up with MasterCard for overseas mobile payments
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