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  • Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep Track Of Their Finances

    Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep Track Of Their Finances

    Startup Stripe helps to power payments for a large number of new services offering up ways to make cash as part of the growing “on-demand economy.” Meanwhile Intuit, which makes accounting and tax software for small businesses and the self-employed, wants to help those workers keep better track of their finances. Read More

  • Kickstarter Drops Amazon Payments For Stripe

    Kickstarter Drops Amazon Payments For Stripe

    Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter announced today that it’s partnering with payments service Stripe, which will now collect and process all payments for projects hosted on Kickstarter’s site. Since its founding, Kickstarter used Amazon Payments for this, but claims it had to make the switch because late last year, Amazon decided to discontinue the payments product that Kickstarter… Read More

  • Thrive Capital Bet Big ($30 Million, To Be Exact) On Stripe

    Thrive Capital Bet Big ($30 Million, To Be Exact) On Stripe

    This week, payments startup Stripe closed a $70 million round of financing, rocketing the company’s valuation to a hefty $3.5 billion, almost double that of its last raise. Thrive Capital, a NY-based VC firm led by Josh Kushner, led the round, writing a $30 million check to get into the payments space. Read More

  • 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