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Facebook Messenger adds PayPal payments support
Facebook Messenger adds PayPal payments support
The popular Facebook Messenger service will be adding PayPal payment support in the coming weeks, an expansion to the current debit card payment option. ...... 26 Oct 2016
It appears CurrentC is dead
It appears CurrentC is dead
Less than a month after the company laid off half its staff, it appears that mobile payments company CurrentC could be DOA. Current beta ...... 08 Jun 2016 - 1 comment
Samsung Pay now has 5 million users
Samsung Pay now has 5 million users
Samsung has announced that their fledgling mobile payments service Samsung Pay now has over 5 million registered users. In the service's ...... 22 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
Wal-Mart also launches its own mobile payment service
Wal-Mart also launches its own mobile payment service
Wal-Mart has announced its own mobile payment service, dubbed 'Walmart Pay,' as the massive retailer follows in the footsteps of other companies. ...... 12 Dec 2015
Report: UnionPay and Apple make deal for Apple Pay in China
Report: UnionPay and Apple make deal for Apple Pay in China
According to a new report, China UnionPay and Apple have reached an agreement to bring Apple Pay to China through UnionPay's POS network. ...... 26 Nov 2015
Apple Pay now expected to launch in China in February
Apple Pay now expected to launch in China in February
According to new reports, Apple is looking to launch Apple Pay in China by February. The company has inked deals with China's four largest ...... 25 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
Square's new mobile readers support chip cards and Apple Pay
Square's new mobile readers support chip cards and Apple Pay
Square has begun rolling out its new, updated mobile payment readers to local businesses around the U.S., giving them support for chip cards and Apple Pay. ...... 24 Nov 2015
Samsung Pay has been popular - in Korea
Samsung Pay has been popular - in Korea
Samsung has boasted of the success of Samsung Pay this weekend, although the service is currently only available in South Korea. The tech ...... 26 Sep 2015 - 1 comment
Android Pay is finally here
Android Pay is finally here
Google has announced the official U.S. launch of Android Pay, the mobile payments tech that will allow you to use your phone to pay at millions ...... 11 Sep 2015 - 1 comment
CurrentC mobile payment app possibly delayed until next year
CurrentC mobile payment app possibly delayed until next year
CurrentC, the mobile payments app backed by major retailers, may be delayed until next year. The app is backed by the consortium known as ...... 17 Aug 2015 - 2 comments
Facebook Messenger payment platform now available to all in the U.S.
Facebook Messenger payment platform now available to all in the U.S.
Following its initial rollout to users in New York City, Facebook's Messenger payment platform is now available to all U.S. users. Says the ...... 01 Jul 2015
Samsung Wallet shutting down June 30th as company moves on to Samsung Pay
Samsung Wallet shutting down June 30th as company moves on to Samsung Pay
Korean electronics giant Samsung has announced that its Samsung Wallet service will be shutting down on June 30th as the company migrates to ...... 17 May 2015
Samsung Pay expected to launch in 2H 2015
Samsung Pay expected to launch in 2H 2015
According to a Samsung executive, the company's Samsung Pay mobile payments service is expected to launch in the second half of the year. ...... 03 May 2015
OpenTable for Android now allows you to pay for your meals direct from the app
OpenTable for Android now allows you to pay for your meals direct from the app
OpenTable has added a mobile payments option to its popular restaurant booking app for Android users, a few months after iOS users. Because ...... 25 Mar 2015
Softcard is officially dead at the end of the month
Softcard is officially dead at the end of the month
Mobile payment system Softcard is officially dead following its recent acquisition by Google. The company has sent out emails to current ...... 06 Mar 2015
Google's Android Pay is real, and it has an API
Google's Android Pay is real, and it has an API
Now that Apple Pay is a hit and Samsung just announced their entry to market, Google is not far behind in the blossoming mobile payments world. ...... 03 Mar 2015 - 1 comment
It's official: Google buys up IP, tech for Softcard from major U.S. carriers
It's official: Google buys up IP, tech for Softcard from major U.S. carriers
After weeks of rumors, Google has officially announced their acquisition of Softcard from the U.S. carriers that started it. The search giant ...... 24 Feb 2015
Google: Hey carriers, we will pay you to use Google Wallet again
Google: Hey carriers, we will pay you to use Google Wallet again
Google wants its failed Google Wallet service to be able to compete against the popular Apple Pay mobile payments system, and could be willing to pay for it. ...... 22 Feb 2015 - 7 comments
Google could be preparing to purchase mobile payments company Softcard (formerly Isis)
Google could be preparing to purchase mobile payments company Softcard (formerly Isis)
According to new reports, Google could be preparing to acquire the mobile payments company Softcard (formerly known as Isis) to boost their ...... 18 Jan 2015
Apple working on iWallet to allow for physical purchases through your iTunes account
Apple working on iWallet to allow for physical purchases through your iTunes account
According to the WSJ, Apple is looking into creating a platform to allow users to purchase goods at physical stores through their iTunes accounts. ...... 26 Jan 2014 - 1 comment
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