After hitting its $50,000 crowdfunding goal in just 40 minutes, the connected credit card startup Coin is now opening the flood gates for even more preorders.
With Dash, New York City restaurants are about to get a much-needed kick in the app.
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.
New mobile SDK puts PayPal as an in-app payment option.
With all the hype surrounding mobile payments these days, the industry faces a monumental problem: Credit cards are already pretty easy to use.
More than three years after it was first announced, carrier-backed mobile wallet company Isis has finally launched nationwide.
Flint, a payment service for mobile devices on iOS and Android, has just cleared a new $6 million round of funding, the startup announced today.
In a new study on mobile wallets, Javelin Research investigated the “gang of five” — Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and PayPal — and their ability to win or lose the still-developing war for the mobile wallet. Interestingly, all of them would lose to consumer’s primary financial institution, their bank.
The new virtual card is intended for subscribers who have no bank account and for those who have one but avoid shopping online for security reasons.
We’ve all been trapped at a busy restaurant, desperately trying to flag down a waiter, pay, and escape. MyCheck thinks there’s an easier way.
Cover launched a mobile payments app today that lets you enjoy your meal without having to wait for or worry about the check. It also announced it has closed a $1.5 million seed round of funding.
Big news in the payments world this morning: eBay just announced that it has snapped up popular e-commerce payments processor Braintree for $800 million in cash.
Gyft is a mobile gift card platform that lets people buy, save, and redeem gift cards from their phones.
Today JUSP launched the Europe’s answer to the Square credit card reader in Milan, Italy. Like Square, this credit and debit card reader connects to any phone or tablet simply via your device’s headphone jack. But the company has plans not just for Europe, but also for Africa, Latin America, and parts of Asia that don’t have a developed point of sale infrastructure yet.
Why fight to rule the mobile payments landscape when you can empower others?
If the boundaries between mobile devices and the web are blurring, does it make sense to have checkout platforms created solely for either one?
After discussing its vision of a digital payments future over the past few years, PayPal is finally making it a reality today with the launch of its new iPhone and Android apps.
Check, formerly known as PageOnce, is a free app to help you manage your finances.
Powa Technologies, a mobile payments startup in the U.K., raised a huge $76 million first round of funding today. The financial interest may come from the company’s big plans for e-commerce.
The best and brightest of Silicon Valley crowded into the Computer History Museum today for Y Combinator’s demo day. Of the 49 promising startups, here are the most exciting consumer-facing businesses.
Soon you might be able to pay for something in a mobile app using your Facebook account login credentials, rather than using PayPal, Google, or Amazon.
Does NFC mobile payments still have a chance?
Nomanini is a social enterprise company that sells a “business in a box.” The portable orange device is called Lula, and works as a little digital vending machine for selling prepaid vouchers for mobile airtime.
Mobile wallet startup Lemon released Lemon Network where merchants can quickly implement one-touch mobile checkout.
While Square gets most of the hype in the mobile payments world, eBay’s PayPal business remains strong.
Guest Post Think that NFC is dead? Think again
The mobile payments space is a crowded battlefield of competing companies and rivalry is slowing the sector’s growth.
Executives from PayPal, Stripe, Braintree, and PocketChange shared what obstacles are standing between us a world where all you need to buy a beer, a diamond bracelet, or new house is your phone.
Guest Post If you’re not sold on mobile payments or NFC, then you probably haven’t considered how the smartwatch is going to change both of them.
Mobile payments startup peeked out of stealth mode long enough to reveal that it has raised a whopping $25 million seed round from some of the most well-known investors out there.
Guest Post PayPal is leaping ahead with an EMV version of its PayPal Here reader, which is a better fit for many international markets. I was recently in London and had the chance to get a demo from PayPal’s Narik Patel, director of mobile merchant services.
Urban Airship aims to fix one of the biggest problems with digital wallets right now.
Clip hopes to tailor its payment solution to Spanish-speaking consumers.
Guest Post Transacting only scratches the surface of how mobile wallet technology will ultimately revolutionize customer experience at point of sale.
The next time you enter a tiny Shibuya noodle bar, you could end up paying with one of Square’s payment technologies.
Carrier billing doesn’t have the hype of digital wallets or NFC, but it’s still a pretty convenient way to tackle mobile payments.
Guest Post Mobile billing and payments have seen extraordinary growth in almost every consumer industry except for healthcare. However, a number of factors are converging to make 2013 a year of rapid growth in mobile payment options for medical providers and patients.
In other words, PayPal is all in.
In its ongoing effort to become a universal payment service, PayPal is today launching a new service that should simplify shopping on mobile websites.
Paying with Square’s mobile payments solution at Starbucks is often more of a hassle than it’s worth (well, at least in 24 locations).