eBay will now authenticate trading cards worth $750 or more

Online marketplace eBay is once again expanding its authentication service, this time to include support for authenticating valuable trading cards. The service will now be able to authenticate cards w

Highnote emerges from stealth with $54M and a plan to take on Marqeta in the world of card issuing as a service

Fintech startups have thrown a curve ball into the world of financial services by building more flexible, cheaper and user-friendly tools to businesses and consumers, who in turn are walking away from

Railsbank is buying Wirecard Card Solutions, the UK arm of the disgraced fintech

Looks like another chapter is opening up for Wirecard, the disgraced fintech out of Germany that collapsed into insolvency earlier this year after facing a huge accounting scandal and subsequently fai

Stripe adds card issuing, localized card networks and expanded approvals tool

At a time when more transactions than ever are happening online, payments behemoth Stripe is announcing three new features to continue expanding its reach. The company today announced that it will n

Zero raises $20 million from NEA and others for a credit card that works like debit

Just ahead of the launch of the Apple Card, a startup that has its own take on modernizing the credit card industry, Zero, is announcing the close of its $20 million Series A. The new round of funding

Payment card startup Marqeta confirms $260M round at close to $2B valuation

Startups that are disrupting and unlocking the lucrative world of financial services continue to unlock big funding rounds for themselves. Today, Marqeta — which helps third parties like Square,

These two apps let you pretend you actually handwrote that greeting card

Getting a hand-written note in the mail today is a rare treat, as most of our communications have gone digital. Another reason for this? Our penmanship has massively suffered as we spend more time ty

Apple Pay Now Supports Cards That Make Up 90% Of U.S. Credit Purchases

Apple Pay is gaining steam, just months after launch, with the company revealing to the NYT that it now supports cards from providers that make up 90 percent of the credit card purchases made in the U

Wildcard Raises $10 Million, Launches A Browser Built For The Mobile Web

A company called Wildcard is today launching a browser for the mobile age, designed specifically with the support of the newer “card” format in mind. Cards are a new design trend which e

It’s Time For An Open Standard For Cards

Cards are fast becoming the hot new design paradigm for mobile apps, but their importance goes far beyond mobile. Cards are modular, bite-sized content containers designed for easy consumption and int

Moonfrye Debuts Its Latest App, A Party Planning Mobile Shop Called P.S. XO

Moonfrye, the family oriented startup best known as the company co-founded by former child star Soleil Moon Frye (aka TV’s “Punky Brewster”) has officially launched its second produ

YouTube Gets Google’s Card Design And Puts Stronger Focus On Playlists

YouTube is rolling out a new design to its users today that takes its cues from the "card-like" design Google now uses on many of its other web and mobile apps. The aim of the redesign, Google tells m

Kik Hits 100M Users, Adding New Ones At A Rate Of 200K Per Day

The messaging wars are in full swing, and Waterloo-based Kik is still seeing tremendous positive growth despite trailing its rival WhatsApp in terms of total userbase size. The company revealed today

Evite Makes The Move To Printed Invites With Launch Of “Evite Ink”

<a target="_blank" href="">Evite</a>, a brand known for its digital invitations and other social planning resources since its founding in 1998, is announcing a new product today wh

Google Glass Update Adds Video Player, Voice Actions For Path And Evernote, And New Cards

Google has added some new features to Glass in the latest software update for its experimental face-based computing device. There's a new video player with simple tap to start/pause, swipe to fast for

Hands On And Walkthrough With The New, Much More Beautiful Google Maps

Google took the lid off of its new version of Maps at <a href="">I/O 2013</a> today, which is a dramatic redesign of the long-standing navigation and place-finding so

Google Now Gets New Cards For Reminders, Music, Public Transit, TV, Books And Video Games

Google announced some fresh updates for Google Now today, consisting of six new types of cards that will show up in the automated, intelligent digital assistant feature for Android and iOS. The new ca

Postable Offers An Alternative To The Handwritten “Thank You” Card, With Results That May Fool Your Nana

A handwritten note is becoming a lost art in the age of email, Facebook, SMS, and more messaging apps than you can count. But if anything, that rarity has only led to increase its value and perceived

Kik Raises $19.5M Series B, Bets On Its Cards Platform Play To Take On WhatsApp And Others

Kik has raised a $19.5M Series B funding round, the company revealed today, led by Foundation Capital and including RRE Ventures, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures. The Waterloo-based messaging

Twitter Introducing New Card Types, Mobile App Installs And Deep Linking, At Developer Meetup

Well, it looks like the developer meetup over at Twitter is underway, and information is making its way out over Twitter about it. It sounds like the company is unveiling some new Twitter Card types,
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