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Amazon Enters The Mobile Payment Market With An Option Of Their Own

If you are a local business that still isn’t accepting cards, it is likely that you are losing a lot of business. Carrying cash is getting to be the exception instead of the rule. Companies like PayPal, Square, and Venmo assist with paying friends or family, or paying for goods and services with a card. [...]

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One Of The Most Annoying Things About Dining Out Will Go Away Forever With This App

We all love dining out. The experience of going to a nice restaurant, having someone cook delicious meals for us, having those meals served by a professional wait staff, and being able to really enjoy food and conversation without the preparation work is one of the great pleasures in life. But if there’s a consistently [...]

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How To Survive A Day Without Your Wallet By Using Apps

Today I did something that I’m sure everyone has done at least once in their life: I left my home without my wallet. It was only after I had left my building and starting walking to my destination that I realized that familiar feeling of having something in my back pocket was missing. I patted [...]

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Google Wallet Introduces Google Wallet Card

Last week, I wrote about Coin, a new startup with the goal of eliminating the need to carry around all the plastic credit and debit cards for your accounts. Instead, Coin replaces them with one physical programmable card. Depending on which account you want to use, Coin will pass through the proper information at the [...]

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‘Coin’ Is A High Tech Solution To A Low Tech Thing You Do Every Day

Millions of times a day, consumers around the world pay for goods and services with plastic. Some are debit cards linked to cash in your checking account; some are credit cards linked to a credit account. The average consumer has 5 plastic payment cards they carry with them at any given time. Coin is here [...]

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What Does Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Think About The iPhone 5s Fingerprint Reader?

The fingerprint reader in Apple’s new iPhone 5s is getting most of the spotlight in the early reviews we’ve seen. That’s to be expected, really, considering it’s the one notable feature most every day consumers will notice and that will change existing behaviors. The new A7 processor, the M7 motion coprocessor, the 15% larger camera [...]

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Google Wallet Now Available To Android Users On All U.S. Carriers

Beginning today, Google is rolling out a new, updated version of its Android app for Google Wallet. The new version has been redesigned from the ground up, keeping much of the same functionality, but adding some new features as well. The big news: any user with Android 2.3 or above can install Google Wallet, regardless [...]

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You’re Missing Out On Discounts If You’re Not Using Google Wallet

Why aren’t you using Google Wallet? It’s one of my favorite Google services, since I buy a lot of things online. Newsflash: it’s not just for your smartphone. You might have already seen a “Buy With Google” checkout option start showing up with some online merchants, and soon you’ll see even more. Wallet is a [...]

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Google Wallet For The Verizon Galaxy S4

In the world of mobile payments – that is, using your smartphone to pay for things – Google Wallet is the king of the hill. If you’re not familiar with the service, it’s likely because most U.S. carriers don’t want you using it on their phones. They’ll tell you it’s because of a perceived security [...]

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Square Stand Turns Your iPad Into A Real Cash Register

By now, you’ve probably heard of Square, the mobile payments platform that enables you to accept credit or debit cards from your phone or tablet. It works by plugging a small card reader attachment to the headphone jack of your device, then transmitting the data (securely, of course) over the Internet and processing the payment. [...]

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