western union

  • Western Union And eBay Try To Horn In On Bitcoin With New Patents

    Western Union And eBay Try To Horn In On Bitcoin With New Patents

    Two weeks ago, Western Union received a patent for “Alternative value exchange systems and methods,” which, in short, is a way for the company to use and accept “alternative currencies.” At the time of filing, back in 2009, these currencies included barter systems like Bartercard and virtual gold and dollars from various online sources, including Second Life and World… Read More

  • Western Union Gets Into Online Payments, Launches PayNearMe Competitor WU Pay

    Western Union Gets Into Online Payments, Launches PayNearMe Competitor WU Pay

    Money transfer service Western Union is launching a new online payments platform, called WU Pay, that allows consumers to pay for goods online by using your bank’s online bill pay service (similar to the way you pay a utility or credit card bill), or at a Western Union location in the U.S. Here’s how it works. Shoppers can choose to pay with WU Pay at an online retailer’s… Read More

  • Western Union is not decadent or depraved

    Western Union is not decadent or depraved

    In an effort to bring some of our BFF content to the main site, we present a quick paen to Western Union by Marswoo. This got me excited when I first read it from Google Adsense’s Blog. As a web publisher based in the Philippines, waiting for my Adsense checks every month was not only agonizing but also fearful. Agonizing because it usually took the second week of the month for the check… Read More

  • Western Union building mobile payment service

    Western Union building mobile payment service

    Soon, you’ll be able to get money on your mobile phone no matter where your location. The GSM Association is working with Western Union to develop a cross-border money-transfer service that would work in any country with a GSM network. Together, the two companies are building the technology that would allow customers to transfer funs with their mobile phones. Come Q2 of next year, you… Read More