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Raise gets $60 million for gift card marketplace

Have you ever gotten a gift card for a store you don’t shop at? Or have you made a purchase and don’t know what to do with the remaining balance? It turns out you can sell unwanted or part

Giftbit lets retailers create their own e-commerce currency

Giftbit, a company that operates a digital gift card marketplace for online retailers, is launching a new product today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF that will enable merchants to easily create their own c

Secondhand Shop Twice Now Lets You Pay With Other Retailers’ Gift Cards

In a bid to attract more online shoppers to its secondhand shop, the online consignment store Twice is today introducing a new program that will allow consumers to trade in their unused gift cards fro

Just In Time For The Holidays, Square Offers Physical Gift Cards To Sellers

Payments startups Square wants to provide more ways for sellers to make more money, by diversifying its products and making it easier to add value to customers. With the holidays right around the corn

First Data Acquires Mobile Gift Card Platform Gyft

Payment technology solution provider First Data has acquired mobile gift card platform Gyft, a previous TechCrunch Disrupt battlefield company which offers a mobile app that lets consumers organize, s

Blackhawk Network Picks Up Gift Card Startup, Retailo, For €50M To Bolster Its Reach In Europe

Blackhawk Network, the subsidiary of Safeway that IPOed back in April and which offers prepaid and payment products such as gift cards in North America and elsewhere, has announced it has acquired E

Kiind Launches An API For Its Digital Gift Card Platform

Just in time for the holidays, virtual gift card service Kiind today announced that it now offers an API, which will allow third-party vendors to hook right into its services and to create gift cards

PayPal Adds Support For Prepaid Gift Cards In Time For Holiday Shopping

PayPal <a target="_blank" href="https://www.paypal-forward.com/commerce/pay-anytime-anywhere-with-any-card--paypal-now-accepts-prepaid-gift-cards/">has added support</a> for prepaid gift cards through

Regalii Is Changing The Way People Send Money To Family Abroad, Using Mobile And Gift Cards

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.regalii.com">Regalii</a>, a Battlefield finalist presenting today at TC Disrupt, has devised a way for people, via their mobile devices, to send remittances to thei

Kiind Takes Aim At Corporate Rewards Market, Only Makes You Pay For Gift Cards When You Use Them

The dirty secret of the gift-card industry is that many of them <a target="_blank" href="http://business.time.com/2012/01/09/billions-wasted-do-gift-cards-make-sense-when-so-many-go-unused/">go unused

Targeting Game Developers, Mobile Gift Card Platform Gyft Launches APIs

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.gyft.com/">Gyft</a>, the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 finalist working to <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/10/gyft-is-moving-the-plastic-gift-card-indus

Square’s COO Keith Rabois Discusses Gift Cards, Revolution Of Payments And Social Signals

This weekend, we told you about the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/12/09/square-introduces-gift-cards-the-slow-death-of-physical-credit-cards-and-cash-continues/">launch of Square Wallet gi

Square Introduces Gift Cards: The Slow Death Of Physical Credit Cards And Cash Continues

The process of getting someone a gift card is kind of ridiculous. You go to a store, you take out your credit card, pay for it and then hand it to a friend. That's the gist of it, and it's a slow proc

Microsoft’s Skype Takes Its Gift Cards International, Now In 44 Countries, As It Continues Retail Rollout

The company is also gearing up to expand its push in physical stores. Physical gift cards are available for purchase with retailers in the U.S., UK and Mexico, and a Skype person tells me more countri

Amazon Gets Into The Gif-ing Spirit, Launches Customizable Video Gift Cards In Partnership With JibJab

The rise of networks like Tumblr -- a magnet for for ironic, self-created, animated Gifs -- has given the short-form, quirky video a new place in our hearts. Amazon is now capitalizing on that with th

Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Starts Holiday Push With New Re-gifting Option, Weekly Giveaways

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.gyft.com/">Gyft</a>, the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/10/gyft-is-moving-the-plastic-gift-card-industry-to-your-iphone/">TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012<

Gyft Brings Gift Cards From Over 200 Retailers To Apple’s Passbook

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.gyft.com/">Gyft</a>, the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/10/gyft-is-moving-the-plastic-gift-card-industry-to-your-iphone/">TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012</

Gyft Is Moving The Plastic Gift Card Industry To Your iPhone

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.gyft.com/">Gyft</a>, a new mobile application launching at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, allows you to buy, save and redeem gift cards using your mobile phone. Unlike the

Daily Deal Providers May Be Violating Consumer Protection Laws

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/wine-and-gift-cards.jpg"> Daily deal providers like Groupon and LivingSocial may be violating several key aspects of consumer protec

Cardnap: The Hipmunk of Gift Cards Wants To Make Card Search A Breeze

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/screen-shot-2011-04-15-at-9-20-56-pm.png" />Launching today is Perth-based <a href="http://cardnap.com/">Cardnap</a>, a site that lets you sea
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