mobile payments

  • India’s Paytm Is Raising Another $400M To Build Out Its New Payment Bank

    India’s Paytm Is Raising Another $400M To Build Out Its New Payment Bank

    Alibaba-backed Paytm, one of the bigger e-commerce startups competing against Amazon in India, is raising money again, just months after a reported $680 million round. Sources close to the company say that Paytm is now looking to raise $400 million by June to help with the launch of Paytm’s new payments business, Paytm Payment Bank. The news comes at the same time that… Read More

  • Google Tests “Tap 10,” A Rewards Program For Android Pay Users

    Google Tests “Tap 10,” A Rewards Program For Android Pay Users

    Google confirmed it’s now running a limited promotion in the U.S. dubbed “Tap 10,” which is aimed at increasing usage of its Android Pay mobile payments service, a rival to Apple Pay and others. Some Android users are being gifted rewards like a free Chromecast or free songs, movies, or subscriptions on Google Play in exchange for using Android Pay at local stores. The… Read More

  • Axway Acquires Mobile App Development Platform Appcelerator

    Axway Acquires Mobile App Development Platform Appcelerator

    Appcelerator has been acquired. The mobile app development platform that counts the likes of T-Mobile, PayPal and GameStop among its customers has been bought by the B2B enterprise company Axway in an all-cash deal. Chances are, Axway isn’t a company you’re necessarily familiar with, but it’s a large publicly traded company with headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona… Read More

  • Visa Checkout Announces Walmart, Starbucks As Merchant Partners

    Visa Checkout Announces Walmart, Starbucks As Merchant Partners

    Today, Visa Checkout announced that some major new companies would se starting to utilize the service. Starbucks, Walgreens, NFL Shop, HSN and Match.com have all signed on and will be joining Checkout’s more than 250,000 merchants using the express online payments service. Walmart.com integration will also be coming later this year, according to the company. The online payments… Read More

  • 5 Things That Will Disappear In 5 Years Crunch Network

    5 Things That Will Disappear In 5 Years

    Just five years ago the world was a very different place. In 2010, the iPad had just made its debut, Kickstarter was introducing a new form of venture capitalism that would change the face of fundraising and Square was letting vendors of any size accept payment with a swipe of a card on a mobile device. And we haven’t looked back. The next five years will no doubt unleash products… Read More

  • Samsung Pay Will Launch Online Payments In the U.S.

    Samsung Pay Will Launch Online Payments In the U.S.

    Samsung Pay plans a major expansion in the United States next year. Users will be able to make purchases on websites with Samsung Pay, which puts it into more direct competition with services like Paypal, Reuters reports. The mobile wallet platform will be also available on lower-end Samsung smartphones, not just flagship models like the Galaxy S6 Edge. Read More

  • Yoyo Launches Mobile Wallet In The U.S.

    Yoyo Launches Mobile Wallet In The U.S.

    UK-based mobile wallet app Yoyo Wallet has quietly brought their mobile payment technology to the U.S. and has been stealthily rolling out services with select partners in a private beta. The company is planning its official launch in the first quarter of 2016. Beyond basic card payments, the Yoyo wallet provides loyalty programs and rewards offerings it can automatically deliver to… Read More

  • Walmart Will Launch Its Own Mobile Payments Service

    Walmart Will Launch Its Own Mobile Payments Service

    Mega-chain Walmart announced today that it plans to offer mobile payments to its shoppers. Called Walmart Pay, the service will launch next year as a feature in Walmart’s existing smartphone app. The company accounts for about 10 percent of retail sales in the U.S., so Walmart Pay can potentially pose a challenge to Apple Pay and Android Pay if enough customers start using it. Read More

  • Google To Donate Up To $1 Million Toward Education In Android Pay Charity Campaign

    Google To Donate Up To $1 Million Toward Education In Android Pay Charity Campaign

    In an effort to kickstart its mobile payments solution, Android Pay, Google this morning announced a holiday campaign that will see the tech giant donating up to a million dollars toward special education projects in partnership with nonprofit DonorsChoose.org. This is the first time Google has ever worked with an NGO on a mobile payments campaign, the company notes. However, it’s not… Read More

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