Square co-founder Tristan O'Tierney has left the fast-growing mobile payments startup, announcing his exit via Twitter.
Are you ready for some football? Verizon Wireless says you are--and it's putting its money where its mouth is. This week the operator inked a new multi-year agreement with the National Football League to stream all regular season and playoff games to mobile phones, a deal that will kick off in tandem with the 2014 NFL season.
North American consumers are on pace to spend $44 billion on in-store mobile wallet transactions in 2017, up from just $500 million in 2012, according to a new forecast issued by research firm Berg Insight.
It's been roughly nine months since more than a dozen leading U.S. retailers including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Sears and 7-Eleven first banded together to create Merchant Customer Exchange, a nationwide mobile commerce network designed to support smartphone-enabled purchases, consumer offers and mobile marketing promotions. The MCX initiative remains a work in progress, but here's what we know.
Square is launching its mobile payment processing network in Japan, its first expansion outside of the North American market. Square took its first international steps in fall 2012, rolling out services in Canada.
Google is sunsetting its Checkout digital payment processing service in favor of its Google Wallet mobile commerce platform.
Rival food ordering platforms GrubHub and Seamless have signed a definitive agreement to merge their services. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mobile payments company payvia announced today it acquired Mogreet, which provides mobile video and rich media messaging engagement solutions used by marketers, retailers and others including ABC, Bloomingdales, Cox Media Group, Emmis Communications, Fox Television, and Gamefly. As part of the transaction, Mogreet founder and CEO James Citron will become payvia's CMO.
Google continues ramping up its Google Wallet m-commerce network, introducing APIs for simplifying purchases within native Android applications and rolling out loyalty programs, additionally integrating payment capabilities into its Gmail platform.
PayPal announced Cash for Registers, a new program that offers free credit, debit card, check and PayPal processing to any U.S. merchant that swaps out its existing point-of-sale system in favor of the PayPal Here m-commerce system.