mobile payment

Google Wallet benefits from European Commission probe into rival platform

Google Wallet benefits from European Commission probe into rival platform

Google has been operating its Wallet service in the US for a while. Google Wallet is a swipe and pay using your mobile phone payment service. Google reportedly has plans to launch the service in Europe in the coming months. It appears that a European Commission probe into a rival service that is being prepared by a conglomerate of European mobile phone carriers, including Vodafone, O2, and Everything Everywhere is underway.

Continue Reading

Barclays Pingit takes on Paypal Mobile

Barclays Pingit takes on Paypal Mobile

Barclays is launching the first service in Europe for person-to-person money transfers using mobile phone numbers. The service is called Pingit and it lets the user receive and send money at no charge to anyone with a Barclays UK account and a UK mobile phone number. The service doesn't require the users to share bank details.

Continue Reading

NetSecure Kudos takes on Square in mobile payments

NetSecure Kudos takes on Square in mobile payments

Mobile payments system Square has another new rival in the shape of NetSecure Payments' Kudos, another smartphone-based credit card reader option targeting small businesses and traders. Consisting of a simple swipe reader - either a USB model for your PC, or one that plugs into the headphone jack of your iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry or Android device - together with an app that allows you to process payments, you can pick up a Kudos kit from $79.99.

Continue Reading

Square processing racks up huge numbers processing mobile payments

Square processing racks up huge numbers processing mobile payments

We have heard a lot about Square over the years, this was one of the first companies to offer a credit card scanner for the iPhone. I remember at the time thinking it was pretty cool, but not expecting it to do all that well. I was wrong on it not doing well. Square has announced that it is making some changes and along with those changes, it offered up details on how many users it has.

Continue Reading

PayPal to open pop-up store next month in NYC, showcasing new mobile payment options

PayPal to open pop-up store next month in NYC, showcasing new mobile payment options

Paypal is all set to open a new pop-up store in the trendy streets of downtown Manhattan, New York, to announce and showcase their new payment options and point-of-sale features that are coming soon. PayPal plans to invite local merchants to visit the store, located at 174 Hudson, to experience and see real-time demos of the company's payment processing technology for retail stores, and see it in action how they intend for it to be at brick and mortar stores nationwide.

Continue Reading

Google Wallet App Hands-on [Video]

Google Wallet App Hands-on [Video]

Though the update for the masses isn't technically released until Friday, we did some jimmy-rigging and honest finagling to get that Nexus S 4G Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread from the streets so we could bring you Google Wallet before it's even fully activated. You know basically how it works already - you enter your cards in, activate the card you want to use, and tap the console at your local participating store. Now you can see the interface as your humble narrator holds it.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4