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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...

Are Shoppers Scared To Use Mobile Wallets?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

The marriage of shopping and smartphones is a hot topic among business owners right now. But while Americans may love browsing and shopping for deals ...

What Your Wallet Says About You

Posted 03.26.2012 | Money

The wallet may very well be heading toward extinction. Though this news may be unwelcome to people like Seinfeld's George Costanza -- whose "explo...

Apple's Move Into Banking -- Welcome to iWallet

Simon Dixon | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Simon Dixon

We live in exciting times! I can't wait for Apple to enter the jungle.

Catherine New

Black Friday From the Couch

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

There's been a loud clamor against retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving -- we're looking at you, Target -- but backlash over the early openin...

What the Occupy Movement and Mobile Means for Banking

Brett King | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business
Brett King

The Occupy Movement has emphasized our changing 'trust' in the big banks. Mobile is changing the way we interact day-to-day. But how are these two ele...

Apple's Mobile Payment Plans Come Into Focus

Michael Boland | Posted 01.16.2012 | Technology
Michael Boland

Many expected NFC to be baked into the iPhone 4S. Those same people are anticipating an NFC-enabled iPhone5. I was one of those people but am starting to think differently after triangulating this most recent move with other things Apple has done over the past decade.

Richard Branson Invests In Startup Square

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2012 | Small Business

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Square, the mobile payment startup that counts former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers on its...

No Plastic Needed: Consumers and the Future of Mobile Payments

Justine Rivero | Posted 11.30.2011 | Technology
Justine Rivero

More than half of citizens of the developing world are cell phone subscribers, reports the U.N. These are people who could have access to financial services for the first time thanks to mobile payments.

Gerry Smith

Mobile Wallets Present New Set of Security and Privacy Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology

It is billed as the future of commerce: swiping a smartphone at the checkout counter instead of a credit card. On Monday, Google made its foray in...

REVIEW: Engadget Goes Hands-On

Engadget | Posted 11.19.2011 | Technology

Contactless payments have been something of a curiosity in the credit card industry. MasterCard's PayPass has been around for the better part of a dec...

Mobile Payments Are a Mess

Dan Frommer | Posted 10.01.2011 | Technology
Dan Frommer

The idea that we might someday use our mobile phones to pay for some things offline makes sense. And merging the mobile and wallet into one thing to carry around seems like a smart idea. But getting there is going to be a challenge.

Alex Wagner

Larry Summers Takes Seat On Startup Board

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Former Treasury Secretary and former Director of the White House National Economic Council Lawrence Summers will be taking a position on t...

9 Things You Need To Know About Google's New Product

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.26.2011 | Technology

On Thursday, Google announced the release of Google Wallet, a product that will allow customers to use chip-enabled mobile phones to pay for products ...

Mastercard's Profit Rises As People Spend More On Credit Cards

Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Maria Aspan) - MasterCard Inc's first-quarter profit rose 24 percent, beating expectations, as consumers spent more money on their credi...

Startup Square Gets A Leg Up From Visa

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.27.2011 | Technology

Square, the mobile payments startup, just got a big boost from Visa, which has made an unspecified investment in the company. Square uses a device...

Nok-Y-Mic: Why Nokia and Microsoft need Yahoo! to Compete in the Next Chapter of the Smartphone Wars

Alistair Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alistair Goodman

Microsoft and Nokia joining forces was inevitable. What's missing in this narrative is the role of web giant Yahoo -- who has partnered with both Nokia and Microsoft over the past few years.

Three Wishes for Davos; Inclusive Growth, Support Entrepreneurship, Empower Women.

Carol Realini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carol Realini

Davos attendees have the power to move mountains.For entrepreneurs, we will tell you it is great to be treated like hot items. But what we really need is help building and scaling our business.

Nexus S Debuts but Being Sold Exclusively at Best Buy

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Yesterday Google announced the newest handset in the Android portfolio -- the Nexus S which will be running Gingerbread (Android 2.3). It was not mo...

Would You Rather Lose Your Smartphone or Your Wallet?

Michael Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Barrett

Given the extent to which we rely on mobile phones for shopping, access to email and contact lists, even e-commerce and banking accounts -- a stolen phone would seem to be a horrible fate. Except that it is not.

The End of the Banking Era

Aaron Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Greenspan

Recently, Blockbuster Video declared bankruptcy. The news wasn't particularly surprising to anyone who had been following the market for video rental...

The Death of Retail Banking Is Here

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

The concept that banking is necessary, but banks are not has often been debated. The question of whether technology advances and new business model re...

Direct Monetization of Digital Content: Not if, But How

Sam Shrauger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sam Shrauger

When it comes to online and digital distribution of goods, I'm often confronted with the question of whether consumers are willing to pay for content. It surprises me, on many fronts, that such a question persists -- yet it does.