02 March 2015

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PayPal buys mobile payments firm Paydiant

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PayPal has agreed to buy Paydiant, a Boston-based startup that helps the likes of Subway, Capital One and retailer joint venture MCX build mobile payments, offers and loyalty into their apps.

Ingenico has released an audio jack-based point-of-sale dongle that can accept payments made by mobile phone.

Visa is to work with Bharti Airtel to extend its mobile money service to seven markets in Africa, including Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles and Tanzania.

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Samsung Pay to take on Apple with next-gen smartphones

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Samsung has fired its latest riposte to rival Apple with the launch of a new generation of smartphones and a budding mobile payments ecosystem under the Samsung Pay banner.

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Visa to buy offers specialist TrialPay

27 February 2015  | 0 comments | 10 tweets | 5 linkedin

Visa has struck an agreement to acquire American transactional advertising outfit TrialPay. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.


Softcard confirms shut down

27 February 2015  | 0 comments | 10 tweets | 5 linkedin

US telco-owned mobile payments venture Softcard has confirmed that is shutting down after selling off technology and intellectual property to Google.

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