Post Tagged with: "eCommerce"

Visa to Acquire CardinalCommerce for Smoother Authentication

Visa to Acquire CardinalCommerce for Smoother Authentication

by December 1, 2016 at 4:03 pm 1 comment

Visa is set to acquire e-commerce payment authentication company CardinalCommerce, which provides data to card issuers for increased online transparency, it was announced today. “At Visa our goal is really to jumpstart the [e-commerce] industry,” said Mark Nelson, senior vice president of risk and authentication products at Visa. “By partnering withRead More

The 4 Biggest Cybersecurity Errors for Consumers to Avoid on Black Friday

The 4 Biggest Cybersecurity Errors for Consumers to Avoid on Black Friday

by November 24, 2016 at 9:09 am 0 comments

Phone: charged. Cards: ready. Game face: on. Black Friday is here, and consumers couldn’t be more ready to win—because that’s what this day is about, not shopping, winning—but before they dive in plastic-first, shoppers should make sure they’re staying safe while they shop, and nowadays that means protecting their onlineRead More

Alipay on Track for $16 Billion+ in Transactions on #SinglesDay

Alipay on Track for $16 Billion+ in Transactions on #SinglesDay

by November 11, 2016 at 10:58 am 1 comment

During the first two hours of the annual 11/11 Global Shopping Festival, or Single’s Day as it is more commonly known, the Alibaba Group generated just about $7 billion USD of GMV within the first two hours of the holiday. Alipay transactions accounted for 84% of that total amount. Alipay isRead More

Facebook Launches Craigslist-like MarketPlace (But with Less Fraud?)

Facebook Launches Craigslist-like MarketPlace (But with Less Fraud?)

by October 3, 2016 at 12:10 pm 1 comment

As you might have seen, the second your eyes opened this morning (I’m assuming like the rest of the population that your phone is already in your hands when this happens, if for no other reason than shutting off your alarm), Facebook has just today launched its own peer-to-peer, ecommerceRead More

Top Fintech Raises: InstaMed, Kyriba, Lydia, BigchainDB, Remitly

Top Fintech Raises: InstaMed, Kyriba, Lydia, BigchainDB, Remitly

by October 3, 2016 at 10:35 am 1 comment

While there weren’t any mega rounds this past week, the funding for fintech is still trickling in—also Beyoncé became a tech investor, so maybe she needs a payment company; keep hope alive—and investors are still putting their money into the different areas of the industry, like specialized payment platforms, blockchain,Read More

Top 5 Fintech Raises: FTV Capital, Avalara, OurCrowd, Certona, Zero

Top 5 Fintech Raises: FTV Capital, Avalara, OurCrowd, Certona, Zero

by September 26, 2016 at 11:49 am 1 comment

While it seems as though the unicorn birth rate is declining, investors are still finding fintech enterprises to sink their teeth (and by “teeth” I mean wallets) into, like the five companies below. Our top five fintech raises this week include SaaS companies; e-commerce; crowdfunding for, er, startups; and insuranceRead More

Top 5 Fintech Raises: Fusion Microfinance, Outfittery, UpGuard

Top 5 Fintech Raises: Fusion Microfinance, Outfittery, UpGuard

by August 15, 2016 at 2:24 pm 2 comments

“Wow, all of this funding, and not a fintech company in sight”—there’s a sentence you won’t be hearing from investors for a good while.  There are so many fintech ventures out there, investors are hard-put to choose. This week, they’ve opted for all-female microfinance, German personal shopping platforms, and peer-to-peerRead More

Why Walmart Bought Jet.com

Why Walmart Bought Jet.com

by August 9, 2016 at 11:30 am 0 comments

After a week of speculation, it has been officially announced that Walmart will acquire innovative ecommerce company #JetCom, for which it will pay $3 billion in cash. It’s a sweet deal for Jet, and could in the future provide some possible healthy competition for Amazon, which may be what attracted WalmartRead More

VIDEO: Swiss Startup Groosker Uses QR Codes to Speed Up Online Shopping

by August 29, 2013 at 10:25 am 2 comments

The Swiss startup Groosker uses QR codes as a digital wallet. The user scans a QR code on an ecommerce site with his mobile phone and payment information, stored with Groosker, which is then used to complete the transaction, much as it would on a point-of-sale device in a store.Read More