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American Express quietly acquired UK fintech startup Cake for $13.3M

Cake Technologies, the U.K. fintech startup that wanted to make it more convenient to pay your restaurant or bar bill, has been acquired by American Express — as the credit card behemoth plans t

Outgoing American Express CEO Ken Chenault is joining General Catalyst

Ken Chenault, the outgoing CEO of American Express, is quickly building a platform in the startup world. Chenault announced plans to leave his position as the head of Amex last October, ending a 17-ye

Virtual travel assistant Mezi acquired by American Express

American Express announced today that it has acquired Mezi, the AI-based virtual travel assistant, for an undisclosed amount. After the deal closes, Mezi will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amer

Airbnb brings on American Express CEO to board of directors

Airbnb has appointed Kenneth I. Chenault, the outgoing CEO of American Express, to its board of directors. The announcement comes one week after Facebook appointed Chenault to its board of directors.

Facebook appoints American Express CEO to board of directors

Facebook announced today the addition of Kenneth I. Chenault, CEO of American Express, to its board of directors. His appointment becomes effective Feb. 5, 2018. “I’ve been trying to recru

Why your wallet is becoming the next platform

As digital wallets increasingly become the origination point for consumer spending, they will become THE platform for downstream financial services -- creating an opportunity for startups and a proble

The Online Buy Now, Pay Later Service, Klarna, Adds AmEx As A Partner

Inking the deal with AmEx completes the set of credit companies that are working with the service. The Stockholm-based company had already signed up Visa and MasterCard as partners.

Amex Negs Digital Wallets To Build Its Own Checkout, Pairs With Stripe To Spread It Wide

As Apple continues to build out Apple Pay for transactions in retail stores, one of its key partners is making a move to own the payment experience more directly online. American Express today is laun

Jawbone’s New $200 UP4 Doubles As An American Express Card

After a few delays, Jawbone's UP3 fitness tracker is finally <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/04/09/jawbone-will-ship-up3-on-april-20-blames-water-resistance-problems-for-delay/#.espxvo:7Mi5"

Indian Payments Startup MobiKwik Nabs $25M From Tree Line, Cisco, AmEx And Sequoia

The rise of e-commerce in India has triggered a wave of startups that are leveraging the increasing adoption of smartphones to provide mobile solutions. Alibaba invested in Paytm at an apparent billio

Bigcommerce Raises $50M Series D From SoftBank, Telstra, And American Express

E-commerce platform Bigcommerce announced today that it has raised $50 million in Series D funding, led by SoftBank Capital, with participation from Telstra Ventures, American Express, and returning i

AmEx Partners With VeriFone To Allow NYC Taxi Passengers To Pay For Cab Fares With Rewards Points

Similar to other credit cards, AmEx card holders have been able to use the rewards points they earn for flights hotels, retail purchases and access to concerts and sports events. Today, AmEx is taking

AmEx And TripAdvisor Team Up To Allow Card Members To Get Credit For Travel Reviews And Access Spend Data

American Express has been steadily partnering with various consumer technology companies to allow cardmembers to integrate their accounts, and access new ways to spend. For example, the financial serv

American Express Serve Goes After The “Under-Banked” With Prepaid Cards You Load With Cash In Stores

Even big companies have to pivot. American Express' digital wallet platform <a target="_blank" href="https://www.serve.com">Serve</a>, which began its life as something of a PayPal competitor online,

Mobile Payments Startup SumUp Adds Support For American Express Payments In 8 Of Its 10 European Markets

SumUp, one of the many European mobile card reader startups, is adding support for American Express. Its mobile card reader system already accepts MasterCard and Visa payments but today the startup sa

AmEx Nabs Former Boku CTO And Amazon VP To Head Consumer Software Group

American Express has <a target="_blank" href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120918006298/en/American-Express-Adds-Tech-Executive-U.S.-Consumer">hired</a> an experienced payments exec and tec

Oops! American Express Never Agreed To Be Part Of Google’s Big Wallet Upgrade (Update: Google Responds)

Google announced a substantial update to its <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/01/google-wallet-all-credit-debit-cards/">Wallet mobile payment service</a> the other day, but it turns out th

AmEx Puts $125M In And Partners With Chinese Mobile Payments Company Lianlian To License Serve

American Express is making a <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120118005179/en/American-Express-Partners-Lianlian-Group-China%E2%80%99s-Fast">significant move</a> in the expansion of it

The New Twitter Brand Pages, With Bold Banners And Pinned Videos

Twitter unveiled a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/08/live-at-twitters-come-see-what-were-building-press-conference/">major redesign today</a> which will be rolling out slowly. We've cove

American Express Launches $100M Fund To Invest In Digital Commerce Startups

Recently, American Express has been pushing its own internal digital commerce initiatives including the company's digital wallet, <a href="http://www.serve.com/">Serve.</a> Serve integrates a variety
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