mobile payments

Android Pay incentivizes buying things with Justice League Androids

Android Pay incentivizes buying things with Justice League Androids

The Android Pay version of the changing of the Google Logo on Google dot com has arrived in a super suit. For the first time in the history of electronic wallets (AKA mobile payments), a comic book company is promoting consumerism. From now until the 31st of December, the Justice League will be flying around the Android Pay app, and they'll be catchable, like Pokemon.

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Apple Pay Cash beta lets you send money through iMessage

Apple Pay Cash beta lets you send money through iMessage

If you’ve been hungry for any big news on the mobile payments market, you better take a seat for this one. The long-awaited evolution of Apple Pay has finally arrived. In beta form, at least. Simply called Apple Pay Cash, this extension of Apple’s mobile payment service takes the middle man out of sending money to someone digitally, taking a small bite out of the likes of PayPal. That said, the convenience only works if both parties are using iMessage and that the recipient pays for most of his or her shopping with Apple Pay.

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Square Register is so pretty, you’ll be pleased to spend money

Square Register is so pretty, you’ll be pleased to spend money

If you're going to spend money, it may as well be via something as charmingly handsome as the new Square Register. The payments company may be best-known for its smartphone dongles, but now has a completely redesigned dual-touchscreen payments terminal with dedicated hardware. That's as opposed to using an iPad or some other tablet as a register workaround.

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Pay with Google launches to speed up online checkout

Pay with Google launches to speed up online checkout

Despite the fact that services like Apple Pay and Android Pay make mobile checkout a brick and mortar stores a breeze, paying online using your mobile device can still be something of a headache. Recognizing this issue, Google set out to fix it by introducing its Google Payment API back in May. Now that developers have had about five months to implement this API, Google is rolling out a new service called - what else? - "Pay with Google."

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PayPal Facebook Messenger feature settles the group check

PayPal Facebook Messenger feature settles the group check

The number of ways to pressure your friends to cough up the cash they owe you for lunch is increasing, with PayPal and Facebook Messenger hooking up. A new update to Messenger allows for PayPal peer-to-peer payments directly within the popular Facebook IM service. It's built atop PayPal's existing Facebook Messenger integration for shopping.

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Android Pay Visa Checkout available now, one year later

Android Pay Visa Checkout available now, one year later

“Good thing comes to those who wait” or “better late than never”. Those are probably the two overused aphorisms that come to mind when thinking of promised features that seemingly fell off the radar before suddenly and finally landing in users’ hands. That is definitely the case with the Visa Checkout support on Android Pay, which is reported to now be rolling out to some users, almost exactly a year after it was announced.

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Garmin Vivoactive 3 debuts Garmin Pay in GPS fitness watch

Garmin Vivoactive 3 debuts Garmin Pay in GPS fitness watch

Garmin has taken the wraps off its latest fitness-centric smartwatch, the Vivoactive 3, debuting its own Garmin Pay mobile payments system. The smartwatch, launched at IFA 2017, has a circular color touchscreen and comes with GPS baked-in for tracking exercise sessions without needing you to carry your smartphone. With this latest model, you can also buy some cake mid-run without needing your wallet.

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Samsung Pay may arrive on top Android phones from other companies

Samsung Pay may arrive on top Android phones from other companies

Samsung Pay may be arriving on top-tier smartphones from competing companies, according to sources, expanding its presence in the market. The mobile payment platform is a popular alternative to Android Pay and Apple Pay, but it is currently limited to a number of high-end Samsung phones, as well as select lower-range handsets. The company has been in talks with OEMs about its plans, according to the sources.

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Android Pay is now live in Canada

Android Pay is now live in Canada

While Android Pay has been available in the US for several years now, our northern neighbors in Canada can now finally make use of the mobile payments system. Google officially began rolling out Android Pay in the country earlier this week, including support for a number of banks, shops, and restaurants. The good news is that it will work at almost of the tap-to-pay terminals across Canada, but there are a few big name banks to take note of that haven't offered support yet.

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Android Pay will make paying friends an easy Assistant command

Android Pay will make paying friends an easy Assistant command

Google is turning the Google Assistant into a personal bank teller for sending and receiving payments, potentially lighting a fire underneath Venmo and Square Cash. Set to roll out as an update over the next few months, it'll allow for direct person-to-person transactions, like when you need to settle up a split check for dinner. The news comes as Google expands Android Pay to a number of new markets.

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Samsung Pay finally arrives in the UK

Samsung Pay finally arrives in the UK

The Samsung faithful in the UK have a reason to get excited today, because at long last, Samsung Pay has finally arrived. It's been a long time coming, especially considering that Samsung Pay has been available in both South Korea and the US since September 2015. Still, better late than never, as they say.

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Square begins offering its users prepaid debit cards

Square begins offering its users prepaid debit cards

These days, more and more payment methods are going digital. But while we live in a world with Apple Pay, Paypal, and other similar apps and services, we still see some that make the move from digital to physical. The latest example is Square, the payment company founded by Twitter's Jack Dorsey. Just last month we saw a tease that Square could be moving towards physical debit cards, and now we know they are in fact rolling out.

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