iOS app Android app

Mobile Payments

The Anonymity Fantasy

David Wolman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
David Wolman

Go out and join the fight for privacy; God knows it's one that needs waging. I just don't think fantasizing about anonymity will do us much good.

4 Things I Learned in Jordan

Charlie Kindel | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business
Charlie Kindel

Jordan is a relatively stable country in a very bad neighborhood. If that stability can continue, the intelligence, optimism, passion and entrepreneurism I experienced while there will accelerate and, perhaps, things will become slightly less complex. And, maybe, the neighborhood will improve.

Latin America: The Rising E-Commerce Opportunity

Shane Happach | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Shane Happach

The rapid penetration of the Internet in Latin America has resulted in e-commerce becoming a fast-growing industry, especially in Brazil. But the Latin American e-commerce landscape is diverse, as many of the markets are embracing e-commerce at different rates.

Is It Time to Use a Mobile Wallet?

Patrice Peyret | Posted 12.24.2012 | Technology
Patrice Peyret

You may have seen it. You're standing in line at McDonald's, Starbucks, Home Depot or a local store, and the person in front of you waives her phone at checkout then walks out with her stuff. No cash, no card, just a waving phone.

Jason Gilbert

The Apps You Have To Force Your Friends To Download

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.18.2012 | Technology

Every once in a while, you come across a smartphone app that you tell your friends they must download. It could be a game about irritated fowls, a mus...

Four Reasons for the Slow Adoption of Digital Wallets

Ken Lin | Posted 12.09.2012 | Money
Ken Lin

There is growing hype over more and more people replacing their wallets with their smartphones. It sounds very convenient, but even with some six billion people worldwide with a cell phone, it is unlikely that there will be a quick transition to digital wallets.

Groupon's Latest Move To Challenge PayPal

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 11.19.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Groupon launched a new payment service Wednesday that allows businesses to run credit cards using an iPhone or iPod Touch, the latest comp...

With DipJar, The Tip Jar Goes Electronic

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

For cashless (or skimpy) tippers, there may soon be no excuse. A new electronic tip jar, dubbed the DipJar, accepts credit and debit cards to better a...

Big News For PayPal Users

Reuters | Alistair Barr | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - EBay Inc's PayPal online payments service has gained access to millions of stores across the...

Metro-North, LIRR Introduce Mobile Payments

American Banker | Posted 10.20.2012 | Money

Banking isn't the only industry with a keen interest in mobile payments -- the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad aren't far behind. Bo...

What Mobile Payments Can Learn From 'The Newsroom'

Alistair Goodman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money
Alistair Goodman

Over the past few months, a dizzying array of announcements about mobile wallets have been made leaving many industry insiders scratching their heads as to how, and more importantly when, the benefits will extend to the consumer.

Catherine New

Five Ways Going Cashless Will Cost You

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

Easy, fast and lifting money right out of your pocket. The battle to own your digital dollars has been heating up as major technology companies, r...

Will You Be Paying Cash, Credit Or Smartphone?

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Big retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores, Target Corp and Japan's 7-Eleven are planning to develop a mobile payment network, the Wall Street ...

Catherine New

5 Reasons Your Friends Won't Pay Back That Money You Lent Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 07.13.2012 | Money

When Gerard Massey covers the bill at a local pizza parlor in Tallahassee, Fla., he tells his friends who owe him money straight-up: Debit or credit o...

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

2012-07-06-shawnamosAre you ready to ditch your wallet and pay with your smartphone?

Fallout of a Crisis: The Future of Microfinance in India After Andhra Pradesh

Jessica Gage | Posted 09.03.2012 | World
Jessica Gage

While the Andhra Pradesh crisis caused significant changes and challenges within the Indian microfinance industry, the general consensus seems to be that the introduction of regulation into the sector is productive.

Bank Introduces New Way To Pay

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | Money

By David Henry NEW YORK, June 27 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co said on Wednesday it has begun equipping merchants with devices tha...

Report: Your Mobile Strategy Stinks

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 05.30.2012 | Small Business

Small businesses are starting to recognize the importance of mobile marketing and m-commerce, but they still have a long way to go. According to the W...

Flying Soon: Angry Debit Cards

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 07.29.2012 | Money

MOSCOW — Russian fans of the videogame Angry Birds will soon be able to get special debit cards – or "Angry Cards" – giving them dis...

PayPal Strikes Deals With Toys R Us, J C Penney, Barnes & Noble, Other Retailers

Reuters | Alistair Barr | Posted 07.25.2012 | Technology

* PayPal signs pact with VeriFone to smooth adoption in stores * Some Google Wallet partners sign with PayPal By Alista...

Ecommerce: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Julia L. Rogers | Posted 05.23.2012 | Small Business

How important is ecommerce to your business? According to reports from comScore, online sales hit $38 billion in the first quarter of 2011, up 12 perc...

Mobile Payments Expected To Surge (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 05.10.2012 | Small Business

Mobile payment technology is making it unnecessary to carry a wallet or maintain a bulky cash register at your checkout counter. By using devices and ...

4 Reasons We Need Cash

Tim Chen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Money
Tim Chen

Getting rid of cash altogether could have some serious unintended consequences for society. Cash, while not perfect, is vital for a healthy economic system.

Bringing Apps to the Real World With ZooZ

Hillel Fuld | Posted 06.19.2012 | Technology
Hillel Fuld

ZooZ is an in-app mobile payment solution that comes bundled in a three line SDK and enables mobile developers to sell physical goods via their apps. It is a very simple concept.

Alicia Ciccone

Which Mobile Payment Device Is Best For Your Business?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.06.2012 | Small Business

For small businesses, making a sale can be the difference between being in the red or black. Luckily, it has never been easier to accept payments, tha...