Square is to move into PayPal's core territory with the invitation-only launch of a P2P email cash transfer service, dubbed Square Cash.
With its mobile wallet struggling to gain traction on the high street, Google is to use its extensive Web assets to spur uptake, announcing a new payments API for Chrome browsers and the ability to send money as a Gmail attachment.
The head of Google Wallet, Osama Bedier, has quit after two years in the job during which the mobile payments operation has failed to take off.
Google has become a minority stake-holder in Lending Club after leading a $125 million deal to buy a share in the peer-to-peer loan specialist from existing investors.
Square, the company making commerce easy for everyone, has hired Francoise Brougher. As Square's Business Lead, Brougher will oversee the company's growth operations including revenue products, international expansion, customer support, and partnerships.
Analysing how often key finance-related words are searched for using Google could help predict stock market moves, a new academic paper suggests.
Ukraine's PrivatBank is set to launch a full suite of banking apps for hipsters donning Google's smart glasses.
Shares in eBay fell to a 2013 low yesterday amidst concerns that the online auction house's PayPal unit could be hit by MasterCard's plan to introduce a new 'digital wallet' fee.
Google, Nyse Technolgies and Thomson Reuters are among 31 firms to throw their hats into the ring to build a consolidated audit trail (CAT) system to monitor and analyse US trading activity.
The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced that Google has upgraded its NFC Forum membership from Principal to Sponsor level.
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