Mobile payments via NFC from a digital wallet on a smartphone might be the sexiest area of payments right now, but the space that is actually seeing traction and adoption is contactless cards — which will hit 250 million in 2014.
Serial entrepreneur Kai Stinchcombe just launched True Link Financial to protect his grandmother — and others like her — from online scammers.
Payments startup Braintree is on a mission to conquer the European market before competitors or clones.
Payments company Braintree has publicly released Venmo Touch and made updates to its iOS software developer kit (SDK) to make mobile purchases as easy as Facebook Connect.
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Plastiq’s payments solution makes it easier for merchants to accept credit cards and consumers to pay with credit cards online.
European payments startup Paymill raises double digits round for to faciliate credit card transactions.
PayPal now offers pre-paid cash cards for people who rely on cash, but want to shop online.
Google Wallet, which just recently made big changes to support Visa, American Express, and Discover cards, is now apparently making even bigger changes. As in, back to the future changes.
Dynamics is signing up scores of brands that will give you free stuff whenever you use your ePlate card.
Tomorrow, the Paris-based company that built MasterCard’s PayPass API and counts McDonalds and Reeboks as its mobile commerce clients will release the Airtag Kit: a full collection of everything developers need to start building mobile payment apps.
Researchers are working on an on/off switch for the next generation of credit cards. No, not to stop you from spending money you shouldn’t, but to help protect you from theft and fraud.
Not content with having conquered online payments, PayPal is expanding into real-world stores. The online e-commerce company has decided to expand by allowing shoppers to pay with its service in more than 2,000 brick-and-mortar stores by March.
Mega credit card company Visa appears to be incredibly impressed with mobile electronic payment startup Square, according to a company blog post.
Your phone knows where you are. Why not your bank? Two startups are working in tandem to make that possible.