When eBay and PayPal purchased Braintree for $800 million in 2013, it was seen as an immediate fix for PayPal's troubled relationship with the developer community. Today, that transaction is showing a long-term benefit as well.
Google is placing more emphasis on hardware and voice-controlled assistance, and its payment technology is coming along for the ride. Here's a look at Google's history in mobile paymentswhat worked, and what got cut over time.
Facebook officially launched Marketplace today to make it easier for its users to buy and sell stuff with others near them. But for the time being, Facebook is keeping the payments aspect of this project at arm's length.
Banks are playing a more active role in the next phase of fintech, both as investors and partners, says David Sica, partner at venture capital firm Nyca. That change is shaping how the firm looks at new investments.