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Another Blow for Bitcoin as Microsoft Store Drops Support

Another Blow for Bitcoin as Microsoft Store Drops Support

by March 14, 2016 at 12:01 pm 1 comment

Microsoft may be a major player in blockchain but it doesn’t seem to care much about bitcoin. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant dropped support for bitcoin in its online store today, posting the following notice: You can no longer redeem Bitcoin into your Microsoft account. Existing balances in your account will still beRead More

Square Introduces Square Market, a Free Online Store for Small Businesses

Square Introduces Square Market, a Free Online Store for Small Businesses

by June 26, 2013 at 9:38 am 3 comments

Payments platform provider Square has introduced Square Market, an online marketplace for local businesses. Square already has a strong foothold among small businesses and micro-merchants with its familiar credit card reader, but now it is entering a different space: online selling. Similar to Etsy, eBay and other online marketplaces, SquareRead More

Can You Guess How Large Is PayPal’s Lead Over Its M-Payments Competitors?

Can You Guess How Large Is PayPal’s Lead Over Its M-Payments Competitors?

by April 9, 2013 at 9:19 am 4 comments

  PayPal enjoys a wide lead in awareness and, most importantly, usage vs. other mobile payments providers, according to Business Insider Intelligence. That includes leads over MasterCard’s PayPass Wallet and V.me. Of those consumers queried about their mobile payments practices, BI Intelligence found that about 48% used PayPal, far andRead More

Google Wallet Installs Top 5 Million

Google Wallet Installs Top 5 Million

by February 28, 2013 at 10:17 am 3 comments

The release of the new version of Google Wallet in late January appears to be paying dividends. Installs of Wallet have topped 5 million in recent weeks, although the rate of installs appears to have slowed, according to Google data. Google Wallet has received lukewarm reviews from users. On GoogleRead More

Google Wallet v2.0 Released

Google Wallet v2.0 Released

by January 29, 2013 at 9:41 am 5 comments

Yesterday, I wondered aloud when Google would release v2.0 of its Wallet. Well, I guess the folks at Google heard me, because just later in the day 2.0 dropped. No, I don’t have that kind of influence. The new Google Wallet is said to have the following additional functionality: The abilityRead More

Why Apple’s NFC snub might hurt the banks and networks more than ever?

Why Apple’s NFC snub might hurt the banks and networks more than ever?

by September 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm 0 comments

I’ve always maintained that Near Field Communication (NFC) was attractive for both the banks acting as acquirers and issuers, and ultimately the networks themselves. Particularly in the US marketplace. Why? The only way to keep the Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal in a transaction as we shift to mobile wallet and mobile payments at merchants is for […]