Feedzai closes $50M Series C to help banks and merchants identify fraud with AI

Feedzai is announcing a $50 million Series C this morning led by an unnamed VC with additional capital from Sapphire Ventures. The six year old startup builds machine learning tools to help banks and

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

PayPal’s Braintree Auth launches to bring its payments platform to more merchants, service providers

Following yesterday's news of Square's entry into the online checkout space, the PayPal-owned payments platform Braintree today announced the launch of Braintree Auth. The system lets e-commerce platf

Shopify Debuts Shopkey, An App That Puts A Product Catalog In Your iOS Keyboard

A growing number of e-commerce businesses today are assisting their customers over SMS and mobile messaging. There are even SMS-based services, like Magic, Operator, GoButler, and others targeting

Facebook Pages Can Now Show How Quickly They Respond To Customers’ Messages

Facebook has been working to improve customer service-focused features for Page administrators for some time, most recently with the introduction of “Saved Replies,” a feature that allows

Square Launches Free Chargeback Protection For U.S. And Canadian Sellers

Square, the mobile payments startup that's been shifting its focus to small business solutions in recent months, announced this morning that it will now cover all Square sellers in the United States a

First Data Debuts Clover Mobile, A Wireless, Tablet-Based Point-Of-Sale

Payment processor First Data today introduced a new, more portable point-of-sale system called <a target="_blank" href="

Square Targets Small Business With Launch Of Online Booking Tool “Square Appointments”

Continuing its expansion beyond mobile payments, Square this morning has rolled out Square Appointments, an online appointment booking service aimed at small businesses, like beauty and hair salons,

Digital Loyalty Platform Pirq Launches Nationwide, Gives Up On Daily Deals

Seattle-based <a target="_blank" href="">Pirq</a>, a digital loyalty and deals platform provider, is now moving away from the deal space entirely, the company says. In addition to dea

PayPal Expands “Real World” Presence Via Integration With iPad Point-of-Sale Maker Revel Systems

PayPal has today scored another partnership bringing its technology to more point-of-sale platforms via a tie-up with iPad POS solution provider, <a target="_blank" href="">Rev

CardSpring Connect Lets Merchants “Switch On” Card-Linked Offers On Foursquare & Elsewhere With Just A Click

Many brick-and-mortar merchants in the real world just want customers, but don't have the time to learn the nuances of the various performance marketing tools and other programs at their disposal toda

Mobile Shopping Companion Clutch Raises $5M Series B, Acquires Gift & Loyalty Platform Provider ProfitPoint

<a target="_blank" href="">Clutch</a>, a mobile application for iPhone and Android which aims to combine gift cards, coupons, comparison shopping, gifting, and personalized recom

Hoping To Ride The Crowdfunding Wave, Celery Lets Sellers Accept Pre-Orders, Charge When Products Ready To Ship

Airbrite, a Y Combinator-backed e-commerce startup, is debuting its first product today called Celery (its name a play on the world “sell”). Celery is designed to be a “pre-commerce

42 Is The Answer To Everything…In Personalized Analytics For Retail

An online retailer platform called simply “42” is debuting today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY with new ideas about how to bring the intelligence of online e-commerce tools to brick-and-mortar

Centzy Raises $1.6M Seed Round From Cowboy Ventures, Founder Collective, Lightbank & Others To Bring Offline Biz Data To Web & Mobile

<a target="_blank" href="">Centzy</a>, a local search startup which is putting prices, store hours, ratings and specials for convenience-oriented businesses online, is today announci

Belly Expands Beyond Loyalty With Debut Of Customer Acquisition Platform, Belly Bites; Support For Transactions Is Next

<a target="_blank" href="">Belly</a>, the Chicago-based loyalty platform which has now grown to over 4,000 merchants across the U.S., is today announcing its first product out

Focused On Women, Pretty Penny Finds Coupons For Online Shoppers

<a target="_blank" href="">Pretty Penny</a> is a newly launched couponing startup, targeting a young, female audience - specifically the fashionistas and professionals who do a

Dwolla Launches Guest Checkout Option For Merchants, Allows Shoppers To Pay With Dwolla Without Signing Up

Online and mobile digital cash network <a target="_blank" href="">Dwolla</a> is breaking down one of the barriers to entry to using its service with today's introduction of a n

Social CRM Company Capillary Technologies Raises $15.5M From Sequoia, Norwest & Qualcomm

<a target="_blank" href="">Capillary Technologies</a>, a social CRM company that helps retailers engage over mobile, email, social and in-store channels, is announcing the

With Places, Payments Platform Dwolla Finally Lists Where It Works, Lets You Request Merchant Support

Mobile payments platform <a target="_blank" href="">Dwolla</a> has the potential to disrupt how money moves in the new, digital economy. It's an idea of how a payments network s
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