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Square Just Made Three Huge Moves in One Week Launches social payments and partners with a competitor

Between Apple Pay, branded apps and partnerships with payment companies, mobile payments are gaining traction with marketers. And clearly, the mobile payment company Square doesn't want to be left behind. Within…

November 25, 2014, 11:59 AM EST

French Twitter Users Can Soon Transfer Money With a Tweet Move into financial sector

Twitter is partnering with France's second-largest bank this week to let customers transfer money with a simple tweet. The two are expected to unveil details at a press conference in…

October 13, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT

Square Debuts Mobile Ordering for Coffee Uses location targeting to ensure a hot cup when you arrive

Square today introduced Square Order, a mobile app that lets consumers order coffee. The app tells baristas to start brewing as users approach a shop. With payment and ordering handled by…

October 8, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

Smoothie King Is Preparing a Major Mobile Push, Starting With iPads in Stores Today Can it beat Jamba Juice to the punch?

Today, Smoothie King is loading 700 of its stores with iPad point-of-sale systems that eventually will be used to pilot mobile payments and order-ahead features. The iPads are powered by Revel…

September 24, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

PayPal Strikes Blow Against Apple in New Ad Campaign Slams phone maker over security

PayPal took a bold marketing move against competitor Apple Pay today, criticizing the mobile payment technology that Apple launched last week. PayPal took out a full-page ad in The New York…

September 16, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

Can Apple Win Over Retailers With Its Digital Wallet? Walmart already is snubbing Apple Pay

Launching a revolutionary digital wallet is going to prove challenging even for Apple as it lobbies retailers large and small to invest in the technology. Just two days after Apple debuted…

September 11, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

Everything Marketers Need to Know About Apple's New iPhones and Watch Don't annoy users with notifications, and other tips

Marketers already are coming up with ways to use Apple's large-screen phones and small-screen watches, which were unveiled today in San Francisco. Apple's annual device launch featured the new iPhone…

September 9, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT

Visa Rolls Out Online Payments Campaign for NFL Opening Day Uses gender-neutral ads in bid to broaden appeal

Fall is around the corner, which to many Americans is synonomous with football season. Accordingly, Visa is reminding fans that its Checkout online payment system speeds purchases so they can…

September 3, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

Mobile Payment Options at the Pump Are Growing Gilbarco teams up with VeriFone to become latest to offer mobile options

VeriFone Systems and retail petroleum technology company Gilbarco Veeder-Root hope to entice customers to pay electronically at the gas pump. The two companies announced a partnership today to offer electronic payments…

August 13, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT

Amazon Bets on Small Businesses to Win Mobile Payment Space Makes its move into bricks-and-mortar retail

Amazon rolled out a new mobile point-of-sale service today dubbed Amazon Local Register that competes directly with Square and PayPal to push retailers and merchants to accept in-store transactions through…

August 13, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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