Google has added PayPal support to Google Wallet, allowing Android users buying apps and content from Google Play to use the rival payment system rather than its own. The additional payment method - which will sit alongside registering a credit card with Google Wallet, not replace it - will launch in twelve countries initially, of which the US and UK are included.
Square is a mobile payment start up that has been operating for a while and makes it easy for people to get paid. Things haven't been going well of late for the company and in the face of losses and cash flow issues. Sources familiar with the company and its operations claim that Square may sell to one of its rivals. Three people who claim to be familiar with goings-on say that Google considered buying Square earlier this year.
Earlier today the folks at SRLabs showed a demonstration of how using a bit of wood glue and some interesting printing techniques, they were able to trick the Samsung Galaxy S5’s fingerprint scanner. This trick took the same method used for their test of the iPhone 5s’ Touch ID, much in the same way CCC (Germany’s Chaos Computing Club) tricked iPhone 5s’ scanner this past September.
Facebook is preparing to challenge PayPal and Google Wallet as an electronic payments service, reportedly expecting imminent regulatory approval that would enable it to operate a money transfer system in Europe. The social networking behemoth is said to be in the midst of approval proceedings from Ireland's central bank that, if secured, would allow it to issue its own currency equivalent that would be valid across European countries.
This week the folks at PayPal have made clear that they’re headed to the Galaxy S5 for a rather sizable collaboration on the fingerprint scanner. Here we’re assured by PayPal that they’re all about moving on from the password and pin-number universe, instead focusing on fingerprints. They say it’s more secure, and they say they’re ready for the future.
It’s time to be done with the longest-lasting experiment in real-cash trade for Diablo items in the history of the Diablo gamin franchise. It will be Tuesday, March 18th when the gold and real-money auction houses are taken down entirely, while the rest of the auction house ecosystem will remain in play. Until June 24th, players will be able to access their "completed" tabs - but we wouldn’t risk it.
PayPal and Samsung have announced that they have teamed up to allow owners of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to authenticate payments using their smartphone. Specifically, the user of the S5 will be able to authenticate payments using the fingerprint scanner integrated into the smartphone.
Yesterday the case of Naoki Hiroshima and the hack that resulted in his @N twitter account being extorted out of his control by a hacker came to light. Hiroshima outlines the entire case and offered details that the hacker gave him on how he was able to gain control of the GoDaddy account used to extort control of the twitter account from the rightful owner.
Square, the service that lets individuals and retailers accept credit card payments on your mobile device with a branded card reader, is set to make an announcement tomorrow (Monday, Dec. 9), but we don't yet have a solid idea of what it might entail. There are guesses, mind you -- as there always are. The mysterious tease photo came by way of Vine today.