PayPal to startups: Love us!
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.
Between the nascent state both of bitcoins and Glass itself, we wonder (read: highly doubt) whether big-box stores and small businesses will be willing to jump aboard this particular tech train.
Braintree could finally help developers love PayPal — or at least give PayPal another look.
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.
Beacon uses low energy Bluetooth to transmit information from retailers to consumers and vice versa. Beacon can automatically check people in when they arrive to a retail location and deliver them product offers.
Today the Y Combinator startup publicly debuted its open source crowdfunding tool called Crowdhoster that lets any person or organization integrate crowdfunding onto their site, without using any code.
The deal shows a lot of game business is happening in Eastern European countries.
“There’s no manual work required by the seller: simply connect Kabbage to a Stripe account in seconds, and receive the financing necessary to grow a business,” said Stripe cofounder John Collison. “It’s quite magical.”
“Having used and evaluated countless payment services over my last three businesses, Stripe is by far the easiest solution available,” said Thread.com founder Kieran O’Neill in a statement on the news.
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.
Payments company Braintree released a mobile marketplace API today that simplifies payment processing for marketplace operators, like TaskRabbit.
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.
There could be (virtual) gold in them there hills — actually, in just about any physical object.
Mobile wallet startup Lemon released Lemon Network where merchants can quickly implement one-touch mobile checkout.
Payment platform startup Viableware has secured a fresh $6.5 million round of funding to help push its restaurant payment software into more venues, the company announced today.
Uniiverse released a Direct Payments feature today which helps anyone to set up peer-to-peer payments for activities and services on their personal website or blog.
While Square gets most of the hype in the mobile payments world, eBay’s PayPal business remains strong.
In addition to creating better experiences for the end user, Connect also lets Stripe-using merchants set up and start using their online payments in minutes instead weeks.
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.
Payments startup Braintree is on a mission to conquer the European market before competitors or clones.
Stripe already lets devs accept payments from online customers for products in one-off purchases. Now, it can also let developers issue payments en masse — an especially handy feature for marketplaces.
If I can paraphrase a popular Alicia Keys song, this woman is on fire. Marissa Mayer is clearly moving Yahoo back into the center of the Silicon Valley tech conversation.
The next time you enter a tiny Shibuya noodle bar, you could end up paying with one of Square’s payment technologies.
San Francisco-based Practice Fusion just launched a free tool for consumers to manage their health spending.
Sending cash to people by e-mail may be the next big payment feature to spread across the Internet (even though it’s 2013, and it feels like we should have had this years ago).
There’s no shortage of money being thrown at digital currency Bitcoin. Now relatively young Bitcoin startup BitPay has announced that it has raised $2 million more in funding
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.
New Zealand based Vend raises $6.5 million for its software that integrates with existing point-of-sale systems to bring them into the cloud.
As if today’s other announcements weren’t enough, Google is also bringing Google Wallet support to Gmail, making it incredibly easy to send friends and family payments by just sending an email.
Square processes $10 billion in consumer purchases each year. That adds up to a whole mountain of data about what you buy where and when.
Online payment network Dwolla has pulled in$16.5 million in a third funding round led by elite venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Javelin Strategy and Research released a report which found that mobile point-of-sale (POS) technology poses a significant and growing threat to terminal-based solutions.
Zooz has raised $2 million to build out its online checkout solutions, which take a consumer-driven approach to powering payments.
Guest Post Every entrepreneur who has had to go through the process of setting up their payment gateway and/or merchant account knows that it isn’t always simple. When I set mine up, BrainTree, Stripe, and Paymill weren’t around. I was given a chisel and stone tablet and asked to deliver all my information in triplicate.
OpenCoin is a startup building a simple, global, open currency system. Today, the company announced closing an angel round of funding to expand the Ripple protocol, a virtual currency and payments system that allows “anyone in the world to trade any amount of money in any currency.”
Bypass has raised $3.5 millin for its mobile payments solution specifically designed for entertainment venues and sports stadiums.
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.
I asked Airtag CEO Jeremy Leroyer what happens when we deal with 35 different merchants: Do we need 35 different apps?
Balanced, which provides backend payments solutions for online marketplaces, adds $2 million into its seed round after six months of strong momentum.