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Visa is making a strategic investment in mobile payment provider Square , providing the start-up with an undisclosed sum of money as well as a new advisory board member.
Nearly 6,800 company-operated Starbucks stores in the U.S. will begin accepting mobile payments Wednesday. Customers using the Starbucks Card Mobile app on their iPhone, iPod touch or BlackBerry will now be able to use those devices as tender.
Online games have seen huge windfalls thanks to the free-to-play business model, where a user plays for free and then pays money for virtual goods.
Last December, mobile data swapping startup Bump opened up its iPhone API in a small, private beta.
Bump , the innovative mobile app that lets you exchange contact information by bumping your phone together with someone else's, just announced the availability of version 2.0 in the iTunes app store.
Michael Falco for The New York Times Joe Mangrum, a sidewalk artist in Manhattan, with a device attached to his iPhone to scan credit cards and take donations.
We’ve been tracking mobile payments provider Zong since 2008 – in a nutshell, it lets you pay for things, particularly virtual goods online, via direct billing to your mobile phone. Despite heavy competition from well-backed boku , the service has emerged as a leader in alternative payments. Facebook likes them so much they made them the mobile payment provider for Facebook Credits.
Certains considèrent le mBanking comme relevant d’une innovation disruptive, au sens où il aura permis un accès à des services bancaires à des populations rejetées par les institutions bancaires dans les pays en développement. M-PESA, le modèle à suivre
“I hope — honestly, genuinely — that we never get bigger than you,” he tells them.
“You know Facebook?” a 21-year-old Tanzanian accounting student named Noel asked me.