mobile payments

Google Wallet co-founder jumps ship to Square

Google Wallet co-founder jumps ship to Square

The man who co-founded the Google Wallet mobile payment platform and was instrumental in setting up the core of its technology has now left Google and will be working for a competing payment platform, Square. Square has gained significant traction for its frictionless credit card reader that lets iPhone owners accept plastic payments anywhere, anytime, and they pay nothing except a small transaction fee for every purchase.

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PayPal launches new tiered structure for business, seamless product integration

PayPal launches new tiered structure for business, seamless product integration

With all the new products and services PayPal has launched over the last several months, the company has now taken the organizational step of making sure all those new platforms are available and easily accessible to users, particularly those in the world of small and medium-sized business. The bottom line is that PayPal will now offer a free level as well as an Advanced tier and a Pro tier.

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Google slips TxVia into its Wallet

Google slips TxVia into its Wallet

Google has purchased a company called TxVia to beef up its Google Wallet service. TxVia is a payment technology company the Google says will help accelerate its vision to the full Google Wallet experience. TxVia is a technology pioneer according to Google with technology for fast, flexible, and reliable payment platforms.

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Global Payments hacked, 50,000 cardholders at risk

Global Payments hacked, 50,000 cardholders at risk

Global Payments, a third-party payment card processor, has been hacked this morning, according to sources who spoke to the WSJ. The security breach puts nearly 50,000 Visa and MasterCard holders at risk. Both major credit card issuing agencies have alerted customers and asserted that their own systems are still secure.

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PayPal’s mobile VP promoted to president

PayPal’s mobile VP promoted to president

If you needed another indication that mobile payments are PayPal's future, David Marcus is all the proof you need. Marcus was the top dog in the company's mobile division, and under his leadership a whole bevy of new mobile initiatives have launched. Now, he'll oversee the entire Ebay-owned online payment platform. Ebay announced the structural change today, and it means PayPal will continue to steam ahead in this still-nascent market.

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Fandango says Hunger Games set records

Fandango says Hunger Games set records

The Hunger Games is beaming with pride after it set multiple records in its first few days in theaters. Among the most impressive was that, raking in $155 million, it had the highest opening weekend at the box office for a non-sequel. It performed at levels usually reserved for established movie franchises like Harry Potter or Star Wars. In addition, Fandango is saying that its ticket purchasing platform was more popular than ever.

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Eventbrite goes mobile for ticket sales at the door

Eventbrite goes mobile for ticket sales at the door

Ticket sales platform Eventbrite is trying to differentiate itself from the many other ticketing sites out there by offering something that sites like StubHub and SeatGeek can't - the ability to buy your tickets outside the theater or arena, by just swiping your credit card. Of course, it also works if you want to buy a ticket in advance, but the startup is branding this new platform with the name "At The Door."

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PayPal VP jumps ship to Square

PayPal VP jumps ship to Square

Almost immediately after PayPal became a legitimate competitor to mobile payment innovator Square, one of the company's vice presidents decided she would rather work for the new up-and-comer. Square's dominance in the market of expanding the way people pay with their phones is going to be put to the test, and it needs someone to guide the company in the right direction.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus will hit Sprint April 15 says rumor

Samsung Galaxy Nexus will hit Sprint April 15 says rumor

The latest entry in what is the closest to being "the official" Android product line will be available on a new carrier less than a month from now. That is to say, Samsung's Galaxy Nexus phone, which Google had an active hand in developing, will be losing its Verizon exclusivity and moving to the Sprint network on April 15, complete with the ability to connect to the new carrier's 4G LTE infrastructure.

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