mobile payments

  • Squire makes software for barbershops

    Squire makes software for barbershops

    Squire, a company that launched last week at Y Combinator’s Summer ’16 Demo Day, makes software for barbershops. Not salons or beauty parlors or wherever else you get your hair cut… just barbershops. So what makes a barbershop so unique that it warrants its own software platform? A few things. First, most customers book a barbershop appointment the day of service, not weeks… Read More

  • Boku locks down another $13.75M to fund carrier connections for global expansion

    Boku locks down another $13.75M to fund carrier connections for global expansion

    Global mobile payments company Boku announced a $13.75 million funding round today led by a consortium of UK investors. The company had previously raised approximately $77.25 million from Khosla Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Index Ventures, Benchmark, and Andreessen Horowitz among others. The relatively small round, within the greater context of the company’s past… Read More

  • Google Wallet debuts automatic transfers so you can skip “cashing out”

    Google Wallet debuts automatic transfers so you can skip “cashing out”

    Google today is stepping up its battle with Venmo, Square Cash and other person-to-person payment applications with an update to its Google Wallet mobile app, which now allows for automatic transfers to your bank account. That is, transfers will no longer require you to cash out money from your Wallet balance first. This will speed up the time it takes for Wallet users to gain access to… Read More

  • Payment innovation: Take the better option now Crunch Network

    Payment innovation: Take the better option now

    While innovations like mobile payments and biometrics may one day change the way we safeguard consumer financial information in the digital age, we cannot neglect the here-and-now of both online and off-line users. The overwhelming majority of Americans use credit cards at the point of sale. Unfortunately, we’re falling short in protecting them, even though the remedy is simple. Read More

  • Coda Payments raises $2M to enable alternative online payments in Asia

    Coda Payments raises $2M to enable alternative online payments in Asia

    Coda Payments, one company that helps simplify the complexity of alternative payments in Southeast Asia, has raised $2 million in new funding. Read More

  • Shopify launches its POS app and card reader in the UK

    Shopify launches its POS app and card reader in the UK

    Shopify is launching its retail hardware and point-of-sale app for merchants in the UK. The reader supports tap, chip and swipe payments, letting retailers accept both contactless and traditional card-based payments, and the free app works in tandem with the reader device on either iPhone or iPad. The Shopify app and reader combo means sellers can accept a range of payment options at… Read More

  • CVS Pharmacy launches its own mobile payments and loyalty solution, CVS Pay

    CVS Pharmacy launches its own mobile payments and loyalty solution, CVS Pay

    CVS Health today is launching its own mobile payments solution that will allow customers to pay for products, pick up prescriptions, earn ExtraCare loyalty rewards, as well as pay – just by scanning the barcode in the CVS mobile app. The idea, the company explains, is to eliminate the number of steps it takes today to complete a checkout, which today is a very manual… Read More

  • Navigating mobile content with app streaming Crunch Network

    Navigating mobile content with app streaming

    People are very comfortable streaming movies, TV, music, video games and more. However, the idea of streaming apps on mobile devices, for better or worse, has lagged far behind. Increasingly, however, people are becoming sick of downloading apps; they want content and services instantly. App streaming is relatively new, but has the potential to transform how we engage with mobile content. Read More