mobile payments

  • What marketers can learn from the economy of convenience Crunch Network

    What marketers can learn from the economy of convenience

    If you think about it, money is a ridiculous concept. Without going into a William Jennings Bryan gold standard history lesson, let’s just say the idea that I can hold this thing, this little cloth rectangle of varying denomination, and exchange it for tangible goods and services is, at the very least, a system of belief. How we carry our money, and how we’ve evolved to think… Read More

  • Indian ride-hailing app Ola acquires mobile payment startup Qarth to expand Ola Money

    Indian ride-hailing app Ola acquires mobile payment startup Qarth to expand Ola Money

    After launching a standalone app for Ola Money in November last year, Indian transportation app Ola has made an acquisition to double down on its mobile wallet and payments business: the company has acquired Qarth, a startup that has developed a mobile payments app called X-Pay. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The is the third acquisition announced by Ola, and the first… Read More

  • The broken world of mobile payments and how to fix it Crunch Network

    The broken world of mobile payments and how to fix it

    It’s being predicted that by the end of this year, mobile payment transactions in the U.S. will grow 210 percent. Despite this impressive gain, it turns out that not everyone is taking advantage of mobile payments. Why aren’t more people enjoying the convenience and ease of mobile payments? Some have said that the system for money exchange in the mobile world was broken before… Read More

  • PayPal makes money every time you use Uber, Airbnb

    PayPal has been going through some big changes since separating from eBay last year. The company recently introduced a redesigned app and is now monetizing its popular peer-to-peer payments app, Venmo. Already with 18 million users, PayPal is expanding its One Touch checkout to 120 new countries. Read More

  • Flint Mobile Payments Go Offline, Tells Customers To Use Stripe To Continue Service

    Flint Mobile Payments Go Offline, Tells Customers To Use Stripe To Continue Service

    The number of startups hoping to break through into the world of payments appears to be shrinking a little bit more. Flint Mobile, a startup backed by the likes of Verizon and True Ventures, has ceased payment operations, and this week it started directing its customers to use Stripe for payments services. The shutdown has been slow and confusing, it seems. We have been trying to reach out… Read More

  • 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

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