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Facebook Previews Its Plans for Ex-PayPal Boss David Marcus
Facebook, which hired PayPal president David Marcus to run its Messenger business last month, has shed some light on how Marcus' expertise will play a role.
Facebook Previews Its Plans for Ex-PayPal Boss David Marcus
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Amazon Releases a Digital Wallet for Android and Fire Phones
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Amazon has released a beta version of an Amazon Wallet App that is currently focused on shopping and discounts, though it could serve as a launch pad for mobile payments. more »
15 of Visa's Hits and Misses in Digital Payments
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The newly rebranded Visa Checkout is the latest of the card network's attempts to create a more streamlined, digital payment process that moves past the plastic card. Visa and Visa Europe have embarked on many projects around the globe in recent years, targeting e-commerce, mobile payments, P2P and other use cases. more »
Twitter Buying Payments Company CardSpring
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Twitter has agreed to buy CardSpring, a payments infrastructure company, to fuel the transformation of its service into a platform for online commerce. more »
Visa Replaces V.me Digital Wallet with Visa Checkout
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Visa introduced a new digital payment system July 16 called Visa Checkout, replacing the V.me digital wallet that formally launched in 2012. The idea is to move away from the "digital wallet" concept and convey a message of simplicity. more »
Apple Lays Foundation for Digital Payments in Japan
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Apple has launched an automated account loading feature in Japan, a product that eliminates the need for plastic gift cards and may signal the beginnings of a pure digital wallet. more »
7 Payment Branding Blunders
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What's in a name? Many payment companies have struggled with this question, finding out too late that the name they chose sent the wrong message or was rendered unusable by situations outside the brand's control. more »
Loot for Loyalty: BitPay Referral Program Rewards Enthusiasts
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Bitcoin enthusiasts are serious about Bitcoin merchant adoption, some might even say obsessed. But cryptocurrency nerds may find their obsession lucrative with BitPay's referral program. more »
Seamless, InComm Pursue 'Starbucks Level' Mobile Experience in the U.S.
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If Seamless Distribution AB is going to pitch U.S. merchants on being able to duplicate the successful Starbucks mobile payment experience at their businesses, its new relationship with prepaid product provider InComm potentially provides a significant boost. more »
7 Payment Innovations from Barclays
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Barclays has experimented with a number of mobile, wearable and online payment systems in its quest to bring its payment offerings into the modern age. Through its tests and live deployments of new technology around the world, the London-based issuer has learned how to entice consumers to move beyond plastic cards. more »
Bitcoin ATMs Beef Up Their Financial Services
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In the banking world, branches came first and ATMs came later to streamline the experience. But in the Bitcoin world, ATMs came first with limited features, and the ATM makers are working hard to add the sort of services that one might find in a mainstream bank branch. more »
7 New Wearable Payment Innovations
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The launch of Android Wear, Google's platform for smartwatches, has opened the floodgates for new payment ideas. Some developers are flocking to Google's platform, and others are ignoring Google entirely. more »
9 of Amazon's Disruptive Payment Products
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The payment capabilities in the new Fire Phone are just the latest in a series of products that only Amazon could pull off. The e-commerce giant's offerings range from basic services to its own digital currency. more »
Amazon's New Phone Supercharges Showrooming
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Amazon.com Inc.'s Fire Phone, unveiled today, has a button that blends mobile purchasing with real-world shopping. more »
Bitcoin Biz Makes a Commitment to Compliance in Hire of Visa Vet
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Even though Bitcoin merchant processor BitPay is not required to maintain an anti-money laundering (AML) program, the startup maintains one and is beefing it up with the hiring of former Visa executive Tim Byun. more »

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