Seems like Google hasn’t forgotten about Google Wallet after all. Google Wallet added a a send/request money feature yesterday to facilitate mobile peer-to-peer payments from smartphones. A similar service was launched in the spring of 2013 on Gmail, which allows users to click on a dollar sign attachment and send money toRead More
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New standalone applications for Google’s Android Wear — – the company’s smartwatch operating system — are starting to hit Google Play store.
But not from Google Wallet.
In a special media event in Seattle yesterday, CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the Amazon smartphone, called the Fire Phone, and it has notable implications for payments and e-commerce.
Might Amazon be launching a payments service — today? According on a report from Reuters, Amazon will be introducing a payment service — purportedly today — which will attempt to make it easier for Amazon users to make subscription-based or recurring payments. The service will let businesses access Amazon’s 240Read More
Apple may be catching all of the headlines with its rumored interest in mobile payments, but some industry watchers think another tech giant may be better positioned in the mobile payments industry: Amazon. IDC’s James Wester writes that Amazon — with its rumored handset, highly customized version of Android OS,Read More
It looks like Apple is opening the door to Bitcoin. According to the new iOS App Store guidelines, Apple has lifted its ban on apps that facilitate transactions in bitcoins and other virtual currencies. Google’s Android platform has long been noted as being more bitcoin-friendly. On Twitter today, Andreessen HorowitzRead More
It just got easier for Huntington customers to see how much money they have. Huntington Bancshares today announced a new feature called Quick Balance to its mobile app that allows users to check account balances with a swipe, without inputting a username or password. Maureen Brown, public relations director withRead More
Manilla just had quite a week. The bill payment and account management startup released a major update to its iOS app last Monday — and announced it would cease operations this summer on Friday. That sequence of events could indicate that the decision to shut down on July 1 cameRead More
Recommendation engine Wisely just got, well, wiser. The app uses real-world transaction data to help users find nearby stores and restaurants. It also tells users what other visitors spent and how they rated the experience. This is accomplished by users linking cards to the location-sensitive app, which then compiles whereRead More
Oops! Looks like Samsung‘s fingerprint scanner has already been hacked, revealing problems with its implementation. The scanner allows unlimited attempts before asking for a password, and does not require a password after restarting the device. Apple’s iPhone 5S avoids these two pitfalls. The video below shows white hat hackers spoofingRead More
Biometrics have arrived, and not a moment too soon. The so-called Heartbleed vulnerability has just about everyone worried about the fidelity of passwords, which are hard to remember and not secure anyway. Fingerprint scanners and other forms of biometric authentication are both easier and far safer and have long beenRead More