mobile payments

  • 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

  • You can now use Venmo to pay for things inside other apps

    You can now use Venmo to pay for things inside other apps

    In January Venmo announced that users will soon be able to use Venmo to pay inside other apps, similar to how most e-commerce apps already offer PayPal or Apple Pay as payment options. And now (well, technically tomorrow) the feature is leaving beta and will be available to all Venmo users. The feature will make it easy for anyone with Venmo to quickly pay in other apps. Users will first… Read More

  • Square quietly sets up for a UK launch, now takes payments in pounds on Square Register

    Square quietly sets up for a UK launch, now takes payments in pounds on Square Register

    The UK is sometimes called a nation of shopkeepers, and soon mobile payments company Square may be putting that to the test in the search for new business. Square Register — the company’s point of sale app used by merchants to manage their inventory, make invoices and take payments from customers — has quietly started to allow users to make payments in the UK, in UK pounds. Read More