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Google Tightens Grip On Smartphone Wallet

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Google Inc. on Wednesday assured users of its smartphone wallets that the mobile-age technology thwarts thieves better than old-school cash or credit cards. Associated Press A person tries a smartphone loaded with Google Wallet at the National Retail Federation. “Mobile payments are going to become more common in the coming...
Google Tightens Grip On Smartphone Wallet
Google Wallet app for Android down, 'cannot contact bank'

Fuze Network, A Payments Company Focused On Serving The Unbanked & Under-Banked, Raises $2.5 Million

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Fuze Network, a payments technology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has raised $2.5 million in additional financing, according to a new SEC filing. The round includes participation from NYC’s Metamorphic Ventures and Kickstart Seed Fund of Salt Lake City, and lists board members Gavin Christensen (Kickstart managing director), Lewis Gersh (managing partner at Metamorphic Ventures), Independent Director Chris Roon, and Corporate...
Fuze Network, A Payments Company Focused On Serving The Unbanked & Under-Banked, Raises $2.5 Million
Forget reward points: AmEx gives users Farmville cash
Google Wallet Co-Founding Engineer Departs Google for Square

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

Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding

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Global mobile money transfer service m-Via is officially rebranding as Boom Financial today as it announces the close of a $17 million round of funding, led by mobile operator Digicel Group Ltd. The carrier stretches across 31 markets, including the Caribbean, Central America and South Pacific – all geographies Boom...
Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding

Google’s says sorry with $5 deposit to Google Wallet users

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Google underwent a firestorm last month over security concerns and provisioning difficulties with its Google Wallet service, and now the Internet giant is doling out $5 to users as an apology for the fiasco. Upon opening Google Wallet today, users will each notice a bonus added to their pre-paid...
Google’s says sorry with $5 deposit to Google Wallet users

7,000 Starbucks Locations Added to the Square Wallet

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Starbucks is now accepting Square’s mobile payment application at roughly 7,000 of its stores as part of a wide-ranging agreement between the two companies. The roll out is right on schedule, coming just three months after the partnership was announced in August. Now, Starbucks customers will have two options for paying...
7,000 Starbucks Locations Added to the Square Wallet

Winner Of Starbucks-Square Deal? The Mobile-Payments Market

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Going deeper into Wednesday's Starbucks-Square mobile-payment announcement, it's obvious who the big winner is. And it's not necessarily Starbucks or even Square. The coffee giant has partnered with fledgling mobile-payments vendor Square to bring smartphone purchases to its 11,000 U.S. stores. It's a deal that adds weight to the argument...
Winner Of Starbucks-Square Deal? The Mobile-Payments Market

Google Wallet fixes prepaid card security bug

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Reacting to recent hacks that could expose a user's funds, Google has patched a security flaw in Google Wallet and reenabled the use of prepaid cards....
Google Wallet fixes prepaid card security bug

Blogger Exposes Major Google Wallet Security Flaw

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Google vows to fix holes in the prepaid card system....
Blogger Exposes Major Google Wallet Security Flaw
Prepaid card company Green Dot gets Loopt for $43.4M

Microsoft pushes prepaid Skype cards to UK stores

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Microsoft has launched its prepaid card system for Skype in the United Kingdom. The prepaid cards can add credit to Skype accounts used by customers lacking access to debit cards, credit cards or PayPal, or could be used by those not wanting to link their payment information to the messaging...
Microsoft pushes prepaid Skype cards to UK stores

Google hands over $5 credit to Wallet customers, report says

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The company says that all the funds that were previously available on the prepaid card have been restored. [Read more]...
Google hands over $5 credit to Wallet customers, report says
Google To Discontinue Its Prepaid Cards In Google Wallet On October 17
Google Wallet restores prepaid cards, patches re-provisioning security hole

Google Wallet suspends prepaid payment cards to prevent "painfully easy" attack

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Google Wallet will temporarily stop provisioning prepaid credit cards to prevent the exploitation of a recently discovered vulnerability which allows crooks to siphon funds out of devices that are lost or stolen. Google disabled the prepaid capability on February 10, a day after The Smartphone Champ blog exposed what...
Google Wallet suspends prepaid payment cards to prevent "painfully easy" attack

Briefly: Nokia offers cash for trade-ins, Sprint Galaxy S4 offer rumor

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Nokia is offering customers in the US prepaid Visa cards in exchange for trading in their old phone when buying a new Lumia with Windows Phone 8 installed. The program will offer up to $300 for a smartphone, depending on the model and quality of handset, with the prepaid card...
Briefly: Nokia offers cash for trade-ins, Sprint Galaxy S4 offer rumor
American Express 'Zynga Serve Rewards' prepaid card earns in-game credits

As Square nabs Google Wallet co-founder, Google acquires payments firm TxVia

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How is Square taking on the increasing threat of PayPal, Google, and an increasing roster of mobile payments competitors? Judging from the news today, it’s by hiring a bunch of smart folks. The credit card reader company has brought on board the co-founding engineer of Google Wallet, Rob von...
As Square nabs Google Wallet co-founder, Google acquires payments firm TxVia

Roam no more: Skype brings its prepaid cards to 1,400 UK stores

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Microsoft-owned VoIP giant Skype has opened sales of its prepaid cards in the UK, allowing consumers to top up before they go on their travels and enjoy low-cost calls, text messages and connection to over 1 million WiFi hotspots around the world. To boost the availability of the cards, Skype...
Roam no more: Skype brings its prepaid cards to 1,400 UK stores

Android Hack Exposes Google Wallet PIN On Demand

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Like most hacks, this discovery of a way to find an Android phone’s Google Wallet PIN requires a lot of initial access but is disturbing nonetheless. Google knows about the hack and is repairing it. Discovered by Joshua Rubin of Zvelo, the hack is one of the most interesting...
Android Hack Exposes Google Wallet PIN On Demand

Google insists Google Wallet is safer than plastic, despite recent issues

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Google has issued a response to the recent security issues that were raised with its Google Wallet mobile payments system last week, claiming that the service is safe and even more secure than physical cards. We revealed on Thursday that a team of developers at zvelo had demonstrated how the PIN verification...
Google insists Google Wallet is safer than plastic, despite recent issues

Crooks Net Millions in Coordinated ATM Heists

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Organized cyber criminals stole almost $11 million in two highly coordinated ATM heists in the final days of 2012, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The events prompted Visa to warn U.S. payment card issuers to be on high-alert for additional ATM cash-out fraud schemes in the New Year. According to sources in...
Crooks Net Millions in Coordinated ATM Heists

Google Wallet Now Supporting Multiple Cards, Like, Um, a Real Wallet

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One of the reasons why mobile payments haven’t been widely adopted is because the services aren’t easy enough to use. And Google Wallet was one of the biggest offenders. But starting today, the company is making a few key changes that will remove a lot of barriers to entry. For...
Google Wallet Now Supporting Multiple Cards, Like, Um, a Real Wallet
Wal-Mart takes cash for online purchases
Google promises Wallet is now safe, disables prepaid cards

Google Wallet users can buy prepaid cards again as one security issue is fixed

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Google Wallet users are once again able to buy prepaid cards for the mobile payments service, after Google restored the functionality having temporarily barred the issuing of new cards following a security issue. In an update to a previous blog post, Osama Bedier, Vice President of Google Wallet and Payments, clarified...
Google Wallet users can buy prepaid cards again as one security issue is fixed

Google Writes Check to Acquire Payments Technology Company TxVia

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In an effort to make regain some momentum in the mobile payments technology, Google has acquired TxVia, a payments technology company. In a blog post, Google disclosed the purchase, but did not reveal the terms. The New York-based company was working on a number of payment technologies, including prepaid and gift cards....
Google Writes Check to Acquire Payments Technology Company TxVia
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