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  • Buying Stuff Within A Tweet Is Reportedly Coming To Twitter Via Stripe

    Buying Stuff Within A Tweet Is Reportedly Coming To Twitter Via Stripe

    Soon you’ll be able to buy something straight from a Tweet, if the rumours come true. Tech site Re/code says sources have told it that Twitter is working with payments startup Stripe on the launch of its ‘in-tweet’ commerce project. Twitter is reportedly planning to add buttons within tweets that say “Buy”, or similar, allowing users to enter payment… Read More

  • Investors Cash Out Of Payment Technology Startups

    Investors Cash Out Of Payment Technology Startups

    Even as a clutch of new payment technology companies including Zooz Mobile and Plastiq announce new financing rounds today, it seems like investors are no longer paying out for payment companies. Over the past three quarters, the number of venture-backed payments companies has declined, tumbling from 59 startups in the third quarter of 2013 to just 41 companies in the second quarter of 2014. Read More

  • Get Paid: GoDaddy Links With PayPal, Dwolla, Stripe For A Mobile & Web Payment Service

    Get Paid: GoDaddy Links With PayPal, Dwolla, Stripe For A Mobile & Web Payment Service

    As GoDaddy gears up for a $100 million IPO, the domain and web services company is adding on more features that will help it make more profitable revenues from its 12 million small-business customers. The latest of these puts GoDaddy further into the world of e-commerce. Today, it is launching “Get Paid,” a new online and mobile payments service created with existing… Read More

  • Stripe Starts Testing Bitcoin Payments

    Stripe Starts Testing Bitcoin Payments

    In another validation of the bitcoin space, YC’s biggest payments company, Stripe, said it has started to test bitcoin and ACH payments with a select number of users. They didn’t disclose who they’re partnering with, so it appears that they might be going their own way on this. Two of their better-known and funded competitors for processing merchant payments using bitcoin… Read More

  • Twitter Is Hiring Commerce Specialists

    Twitter Is Hiring Commerce Specialists

    Twitter has not responded to reports, from others and from us, that it is building a marketplace-style platform where users can buy things, but Twitter is quietly building it out anyway. The latest development is that the social network has posted job ads for people to work on a commerce service — one of the rare times that the company has itself disclosed detail of what it is planning… Read More

  • Twitter Also Considered PayPal For Its Square-Market Competitor

    Twitter Also Considered PayPal For Its Square-Market Competitor

    Twitter, now a listed company with more public accountability for how it makes money, has put the bulk of its chips down on generating revenue from advertising. But another area it appears to be exploring is commerce — using its platform not just to help spread the word about brands, but to help people buy from them, too. Read More

  • Let’s Kill The Aid Industry

    Let’s Kill The Aid Industry

    Long have I nursed a healthy contempt for the aid industry. As I spent much of a decade wandering around the planet, taking local public transit through poor and/or unstable nations, I kept encountering aid workers in their flashy white branded 4x4s, and was almost invariably resoundingly unimpressed. As I’ve written elsewhere: Most development aid is actively harmful. Read More

  • Facebook Partners With PayPal, Stripe, Braintree To Autofill Billing Info In Mobile Commerce Apps

    Facebook Partners With PayPal, Stripe, Braintree To Autofill Billing Info In Mobile Commerce Apps

    Facebook wants to put an end to typing billing details on the small screen, help developers and payment processors earn more money, and prove that its app install ads make money for ecommerce companies. So today it’s rolling out last month’s test of “Auto-Fill With Facebook” in partnership with PayPal, Stripe, and Braintree to two ecommerce apps, JackThreads and… Read More

  • Stripe Now Open For Business In UK, Other Countries And Currencies Coming Soon

    Stripe Now Open For Business In UK, Other Countries And Currencies Coming Soon

    Card payment processor Stripe is now available in its first European country, the U.K. British businesses can now add card processing to their websites and accept payments in GBP, EUR and USD. After expanding its service to Canada last year, more international locations should come soon. Stripe isn’t partnering with any local player in the payment processing space and will have to… Read More

  • Iyzi Payments Raises $1.4M In Bid To Become The Stripe Of Turkey

    Iyzi Payments Raises $1.4M In Bid To Become The Stripe Of Turkey

    Iyzi Payments, in a bid to become the Stripe of Turkey, has announced that it’s closed a $1.4 million Series A round from Pachicle Invest, a group of international “payment experts” led by Stefan Klestil former President for Central and Southern Europe at Firstdata, Speedinvest, the Austria-based “super angel” fund, and Netprice.com’s subsidiary Beenos Asia… Read More