ENTRIES TAGGED "mobile payments"
Google Offers is in beta, Virtual Piggy limits kids' spending, Android user builds his own Starbucks app
Google Offers rolls out a beta in Portland, Ore. Also, Virtual Piggy puts a check on spendy kids, and an Android user couldn't wait for an official Starbucks app, so he built his own.
Google offers NFC stickers, Square branches out, banks improve transfers.
Google offers NFC stickers in the first phase of its Wallet program, while Square reaches beyond merchants with a customer-friendly app. Also, major US banks take a cue from PayPal and finally make it easy to send money.
Isis invites everyone into its NFC effort, rumors swirl around Apple retail, and mobile banking is on a tear.
Isis' CEO opens the doors to its NFC effort, while a stealth project at Apple's retail stores makes some wonder if it will leap ahead of other NFC players. Also, mobile banking is on a tear, especially where it's the first option for the unbanked.
A report says Android dev interest is stalling, Facebook Credits gets noticed, PayPal buys another real-world service
A report says developers are holding back on Android, put off by fragmentation in the platform and a disappointing uptake in Android tablets. Also, Facebook Credits gets attention and we take a look at PayPal's latest purchase.
Ebay buys Where, the White House wants identity protection, and researchers find interesting data about themselves on the iPhone.
EBay's purchase of a mobile advertising and check-in service adds another piece to its mobile payment puzzle. Also, the White House calls for an online identity ecosystem and two researchers discover caches of location data left unencrypted on their iPhones.
Shoppers choose virtual currency, AmEx gets geolocation, and Isis plans for an NFC future.
IFeelGoods finds some shoppers choose virtual currency over the real stuff. Also, American Express teams with Foursquare for geolocated offers, Isis plans a tap-and-pay test in Utah, and Boku steps out of the gaming world to pay for real goods.
EBay's acquisition could put PayPal at the register, and why Google sees a warm and fuzzy retail future.
EBay's acquisition of an e-commerce firm could boost PayPal offline. Also, at the Web 2.0 Expo, Google's Osama Bedier describes an ideal vision of the personal shopping experience.
Visa plans person-to-person transfers, Groupon gets hyperlocal, Apple sues Amazon over "App Store"
Visa aims to bring P2P payments to a billion cardholders while continuing to test contactless payment. Also, Groupon wants to offer more (and more local) deals and an Apple lawsuit helps promote Amazon's new app market.
Apple has 200 million accounts, Hearst challenges the Post Office, and credit cards have life.
In his iPad 2 presentation, Steve Jobs says Apple has more credit card accounts than anywhere else on the Internet. Also, Hearst Media has a plan to bring advertising into personal financial management, and some say the days of credit cards are drawing to a close (credit card companies beg to differ).
Google offers publishers a sweeter deal, telcos rally around a payment standard, and Bling Nation embraces Facebook
Apple's plan to charge publishers 30% of in-app subscriptions was undercut by Google's 10% One Pass program the next day. But is Apple's service worth a premium? Plus: Giant companies mull a mobile payment standard and Bling Nation shifts its website to Facebook.