At any given time after a holiday or gift giving occasion I’ll have at least three to five gift cards — many that are issued by credit card companies — that typically sit in a drawer for months before I realize I should probably put them to use.
Amazon has launched Amazon Birthday Gift, a new service that lets you and your friends chip in to give Facebook connections Amazon gift cards.
Two California men allegedly stole up to $40,000 in Subway gift cards by selling the franchise point of sale computers with remote login tools installed.
Square’s digital wallet gets even more interesting.
Guest Post Apple’s Passbook app in iOS 6 is sure to make life easier for collecting loyalty cards, tickets, and gift cards — but developers won’t be able to adopt it casually.
Streaming music startup Spotify has started offering physical gift cards at Target, a sign the service is serious about obtaining mass market exposure in the vein of iTunes.
Good news for people who have no interest in putting thought into a birthday present for their tech savvy, anti-Apple friends.
With Google continuing its push into digital media sales, it was only a matter of time before Google Play made its way to physical retail stores’ gift card racks.
In a sign that we are living in a truly mobile world, mobile gift cards are taking off like crazy.
Who says gift cards aren’t cool? After landing $5.5 million in a first round of funding last November, social gifting service Wrapp, which lets you easily send gift cards to friends through Facebook, today announced that it’s received an additional $5 million for the round led by Greylock Partners and international VC firm Atomico.
Gift giving just got a whole lot easier. The social gifting company Wrapp, currently only available in Sweden, has snagged $5.5 million in a first round of funding to bring its innovative service to the United States and United Kingdom.
This holiday season should be a crazy time for gift-card exchanges, where users can unload unwanted cards. And one of those exchanges, CardPool, just added a novel way to pay you for those cards: with Facebook Credits.
I’m not a particular fan of gift cards. There are few things worse than getting a gift card for Christmas to some store I’ve never heard of — or worse, one I hate. Hopefully that’s about to change with Plastic Jungle, a provider of a marketplace for trading and selling gift cards.
BankSimple, the not-quite-a-bank provider of front-end services for a number of treasury-focused banks, raised $2.9 million in its first round of funding. First Round Capital, IA Ventures and Village Ventures led the round.