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Bezos-backed Remitly announces free money transfers to the Philippines
PayPal gives tour of upcoming, streamlined website redesign
Tipalti Dramatically Simplifies Worldwide Payment for Mass-Payers

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

Are Viral Loops Or Viral 'Oops' Driving Your App's Growth?

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. Follow him @nireyal. Recently, MessageMe announced it had grown to 1 million users in a little over a week’s time. The revelation captured the attention of envious app makers throughout Silicon Valley, all of whom...
Are Viral Loops Or Viral 'Oops' Driving Your App's Growth?

With Bump Pay, sending money is easier than ever

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The first product to emerge from Bump Labs is an app that makes sending friends cash as easy as bumping phones together. Now, you don't have to worry about bringing cash to lunch. [Read more]...
With Bump Pay, sending money is easier than ever

Barclays launches Pingit money-sending service for smartphones

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Fast, free money-sending service, Barclays Pingit, enables UK current account customers to send and receive cash via mobileBarclays bank has launched Europe's first money-sending service that allows UK current account customers to send and receive cash through their mobile phones.Barclays' 11.9m current account customers can download the bank's new Pingit...
Barclays launches Pingit money-sending service for smartphones

Google Wallet makes payments possible through Gmail

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Google is integrating Gmail with Google Wallet so that users can send payments as a mail attachment, even if the recipient doesn't have a Gmail address.To send money through Gmail, the user composing the email has to hover over the attachment paperclip, click a $ icon to attach money...
Google Wallet makes payments possible through Gmail
Startup News: Buzzfeed Gets Businessy and Cornell Tech Clears Another Hurdle

M-Via lets you transfer money overseas from any phone — at a low cost

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M-Via, a young mobile phone payment service that lets you send or receive money on any type of phone, outside of the country — even if you and your recipients don’t have bank accounts — has raised $5 million in debt financing, according to a filing with the SEC....
M-Via lets you transfer money overseas from any phone — at a low cost

Russian-led cybergang broken by police

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Group laundered more than a million euros after malware attacks demanded money from people in 30 countriesSpanish police have broken up a gang of cybercriminals whose "ransomware" virus demanded money from thousands of users in 30 countries by pretending to be a message from the police.The 11-strong gang laundered more...
Russian-led cybergang broken by police

Helping immigrants send money home, Bezos-backed Remitly lands $2.6 million

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Matt Oppenheimer and Josh Hug of Remitly Remitly, the Seattle online money transfer startup, has reeled in $2.6 million in fresh capital in a deal led by Trilogy Equity Partnership. The company, a TechStars Seattle grad formerly known as Beamit Mobile, has raised a total of $5.1 million. “We’re excited...
Helping immigrants send money home, Bezos-backed Remitly lands $2.6 million
PayPal for Android update brings new design and better navigation [Photos]

Task Management Startup Exec Helps Users Give Back By Donating Someone Else's Time To Charity

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Task management startup Exec launched with a pretty simple premise — let users rent someone else’s spare time for a small fee of $25 an hour. That has enabled San Francisco-based users to outsource any number of tasks through its easy-to-use mobile interface, from having Ikea furniture put together to...
Task Management Startup Exec Helps Users Give Back By Donating Someone Else's Time To Charity

PayPal updates iPhone app with new look and ‘Local’ service for finding PayPal Here merchants

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PayPal has released an update for its iPhone app today that brings along a completely new design that is, at first glance, much more visually appealing than the last version of the app. This edition of the app brings back the ‘Local’ feature which used to show vendors that accepted...
PayPal updates iPhone app with new look and ‘Local’ service for finding PayPal Here merchants

UK's top eight banks commit to launch of new mobile number money transfer service in 2014

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Paying for bills, products and services in the UK will be made an awful lot easier in 2014 when a new mobile payments service, based around phone numbers, is launched by the Payments Council with the support of eight major financial institutions. The new service, which the council claims will...
UK's top eight banks commit to launch of new mobile number money transfer service in 2014

Yet Another Earthquake: The Pressing Need For Emergency Codes

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During the Haitian Earthquakes first frightening days, the web world reacted in nearly instinctive fashion, clamoring for help, money, and technological approaches to mobilizing. The world's larger response led to emergency crews trying to assist, doctors and nurses working in makeshift hospitals, and people the world over sending money and...
Yet Another Earthquake: The Pressing Need For Emergency Codes

Co-opoly: It's like monopoly, but better

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With Christmas just around the corner the co-operative movement has produced a new game to show the benefits of co-operationThinking about what to buy your friends and family for Christmas? How about Co-opoly, the wacky new board game that's the co-operative riposte to the capitalist, cut-throat jousting of Monopoly."It's brilliant,"...
Co-opoly: It's like monopoly, but better
Send money to friends with Gmail and Google Wallet

Google Wallet will soon let you send payments as a Gmail attachment

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Sending money with Google Wallet wasn't a tremendously difficult affair before today, but Mountain View's now discovered a clever new way to part you from your cash. "Over the coming months," the company will roll out a new payments feature within Gmail, letting you attach money just as you...
Google Wallet will soon let you send payments as a Gmail attachment
Clone factory Rocket finally comes clean

AmEx launches Serve Facebook app for friend-to-friend payments

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American Express last year launched its Serve payment system taking on PayPal head on. Now, it’s following PayPal’s move to enable personal payments through Facebook with the launch of a Serve Facebook app, that allows users to pay each other back for free without leaving Facebook. Users of the Serve...
AmEx launches Serve Facebook app for friend-to-friend payments
Obama campaign to start accepting text message donations

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

Google integrates Google Wallet with Gmail for sending and receiving money

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Following its I/O keynote address today, Google just announced on its commerce blog that it will soon be integrating Google Wallet features into Gmail to allow users to send and receive money. The feature will be available to those with a Google Wallet account and will initially be available...
Google integrates Google Wallet with Gmail for sending and receiving money
Mobile Payments' Cashless Utopia Is Not Coming Anytime Soon

Single Parents Aren’t Earning Enough

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I just read a study produced by the Crittenton Women’s Union that shows that a single parent in Massachusetts needs approximately $68,000 a year to raise a toddler and a school-age kid. (Hat tip WBUR Morning Edition). Most single parents (primarily women) aren’t earning even half that in Massachusetts. It’s...
Single Parents Aren’t Earning Enough

Visa Personal Payments to support near-instant money transfers from any Visa cardholder in Europe

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Visa Personal Payments, a service that enables anyone with a smartphone to transfer money using only the recipient’s number, has announced two new features today; Multi-Currency and Immediate Payments. The former will be available “by the end of 2013” and allows users to send money to any Visa cardholder in...
Visa Personal Payments to support near-instant money transfers from any Visa cardholder in Europe

Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt bankroll money transfer startup Beamit Mobile

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Matt Oppenheimer and Josh Hug of Beamit Seattle startup Beamit Mobile has raised $2.4 million in fresh financing from former Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s TomorrowVentures, Founder’s Co-op and Bezos Expeditions, the venture capital firm of Jeff Bezos. The money will be used to continue development of the company’s technology, which allows immigrants to transfer money...
Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt bankroll money transfer startup Beamit Mobile

Simple, The Startup That Replaces Your Bank, Experiences First Major Outage

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Simple (formerly BankSimple), a startup that promises to replace your bank, today reminds early adopters why it can be problematic to put all your funds in one basket, so to speak. Over the past hour, bank account holders at Simple, a service still in private testing we should note, have had...
Simple, The Startup That Replaces Your Bank, Experiences First Major Outage
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