Archive | March, 2012

03/31/2012: Adyen, The Task Force for the Payments System Review, Trunkbow, China UnionPay

Adyen launches facial recognition payment application Dutch online and mobile payment solutions provider Adyen has launched a facial recognition payment application. Via smartphones and tablets, the new Face-ID application enables customers to pay by showing their faces. Based on recognition technology, the application makes the match. If the match is correct, the customers have to approve […]

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03/27/2012: Square, TeleSign, Ingenico

Square rebrands Card Case app as “Pay with Square”, adds merchant discovery feature Mobile payments start-up Square has added a merchant discovery feature to its Card Case app for iOS and Android devices and has renamed the app Pay with Square, online media outlet venturebeat.com reports. According to the source, the updated Pay with Square app […]

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03/26/2012: Facebook, PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), AcceptEmail

Research Report: Positioning for Payments in the New Mobile-Social Technology Era We are at the beginning of a new technology cycle as consumer adoption of mobile and social media extends the reach of the web and integrates those media into the physical world. Facebook is only eight years old, and yet its planned $5 billion […]

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03/21/2012: Axfood, Seamless, Payfirma, Certified Payment Processing (CPP), Proxima

Seamless, Axfood test SEQR mobile payment service in pilot project Swedish food retailer Axfood has entered an agreement with mobile commerce software company Seamless to test Seamless’s SEQR payment service at two of its stores. Seamless’s SEQR mobile payment service allows consumers scan a QR code either at the cash register, on the Internet or […]

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03/20/2012: PayPal, Square and the Square Wannabes, Intuit, GoPayment, YESpay

PayPal Takes on Square and the Square Wannabes Over on Payments Views, Glenbrook’s Erin McCune blogs about the recent PayPal Here announcement, and her take on what it means to Square and the Square Wannabes.   Intuit GoPayment Hits the Campaign Trail “We saw a need to help fundraisers significantly increase their political donations, especially at […]

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03/19/2012: PayPal, Bloomberg.com, InvoiceASAP

PayPal launches PayPal Here global mobile payments app and credit card reader PayPal has launched a global mobile payments service dubbed PayPal Here which allows small businesses, service providers and casual sellers to send invoices and accept debit and credit cards, cheques and PayPal payments. Additionally, PayPal has made available the latest version of its […]

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03/16/2012: PayPal, Beanstream Internet Commerce, RaceMenu

PayPal Launches ‘PayPal Here’ for Mobile Payments Acceptance They can accept payments by swiping cards with a fully encrypted thumb-sized card reader, or use a phone camera to scan and process cards and checks. It also allows them to invoice directly from the mobile app and, of course, accept PayPal in a brand new way. […]

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03/15/2012: Discover Financial Services, Diners Club Ecuador (DCE), Western Union, Thales

Discover Announces First Internationally-Issued Discover Cards Discover Financial Services has announced it has expanded its franchise agreement with Diners Club Ecuador (DCE) to include issuance of Discover cards in Ecuador. This is the first time in company history that Discover cards will be issued beyond U.S. borders.   Western Union expands online business payments service across Europe […]

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03/14/2012: PayPal, SXSW, CFSI, DataCash

PayPal Unveils New Digital Wallet at SXSW 2012 Sam Shrauger, VP of global product and experience at PayPal, presented the new PayPal Digital Wallet at SXSW. The full story of what is included is sketched out on the PayPal Blog. For a behind-the-scenes guided tour of the wallet features there are two videos on the eBay ink […]

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03/13/2012: Ingenico, SilverPay, PaymentOne, Deutsche Post, DATEV

Ingenico, SilverPay partner for mobile payments services in taxis across the UK Global provider of payment services Ingenico has entered a partnership with UK-based card processing services provider SilverPay to supply mobile and countertop payment units to taxi fleets across the UK. A first contract for the new service has already been secured with a […]

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