Will Square's Starbucks Deal Spark The End Of Cash?
Mobile payments service provider, Square, got a $25 million investment from Starbucks (SBUX) that could mark the beginning of the end of cash. Meanwhile, this deal could boost Starbucks’ profits and puts Square’s competitors on notice.Square has more than two million users of its small square
Apple Squared, (four)squared
I was down in Soho last week, visiting (of course) the new Manhattan REI store. After the shopping spree, I pulled out my iPhone and found a dinner recommendation on Explore: five of my friends had eaten at La Esquina, several of them more than once. Bingo. I go and get some (delicious and a tad
PayPal: If You Don't Like The Violin You Bought, Smash It And...
Just when you thought PayPal couldn't get any stupider, well, they get stupider. Erica sold an antique violin to someone who paid $2500 for it over PayPal. The buyer disputed the authenticity of the violin -- which had been authenticated by a top luthier -- and PayPal instructed him that he could
MasterCard, Visa Warn Of Possible Security Breach, Millions...
Unless Congress agrees to extend various budget measures, January 1, 2013 will be the day instant austerity begins in America, Peter Coy writes. Read more at Counterparties A MasterCard logo is seen on a door outside a restaurant in New York in this February 3, 2010
Electronic Pickpocketing Is Super Easy!! The Risk Inside Your...
News on Electronic Pickpocketing. You can find RFID protection wallets and sleeves at http://www.idstronghold.com You can also see many more news stories about this on my channel at http://www.youtube.com/waltaugustHowever these devices can't obtain the PIN that you create to use with your
Calafia Beach Pundit: Consumers Get Control Of Their Finances
Consumers' financial health continues to improve, as delinquency rates on credit cards and consumer loans in general continue to decline (latest data available is 12/31/11, so it is quite likely that current rates are even lower).
Visa Certifies Intel's Smartphone Reference Device, PayWave...
Sure, if you're running a Google Wallet-having device you're already down with Visa's payWave wireless payment service, but we can now confidently say that Intel-based smartphones will also be similarly enabled, even if they haven't been blessed by the Big G.
UPDATE: Stifel Nicolaus Raises Target To $125 On Visa |...
Stifel Nicolaus reiterates its Buy rating on Visa (NYSE: V) and increases its price target to $125 from $109 a share as sector-relevant update regarding exclusivity and litigation provides upside to shares.Stifel Nicolaus says, "Although Visa shares recently hit a new all-time high, we believe
Special Report: Breast Milk Bought And Sold Online
PORTLAND -- Women all over the country are cashing in on what people are calling a mother's "natural liquid gold" - human breast milk. They're selling it online on websites that look a lot like Craigslist but it doesn't come without risk.Breast milk has been screened and sold through breast milk
The 7 Deadly Credit Card Sins
Explore news, videos and much more based on what your friends are reading and watching. Publish your own activity and retain full control.“Card”-inal Sins Credit cards can be a great asset or a great liability, depending on how a cardholder uses them. While you probably won’t go to hell for
Apple Plans Service That Lets IPhone Users Pay With Handsets
Apple Inc. plans to introduce services that would let customers use its iPhone to make purchases. Photographer Rupert Hartley/BloombergApple Inc. plans to introduce services that would let customers use its iPhone and iPad computer to make purchases, said Richard Doherty , director of consulting
Eight Million Consumers Stop Using Credit Cards
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Credit card use is on the decline, as millions of Americans cut up their plastic or get cut off by their credit card companies.In the past year, more than eight million consumers have stopped using credit cards, according to TransUnion, a Chicago-based credit researcher.
Google’s New Android Phone Aims To Replace Credit Cards
Eric Schmidt, Google’s chief executive, showed off the company’s next Android-powered phone, which will contain a chip that will allow people to make payments via their handsets.Opening this year’s Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Schmidt showed off the new phone, which had the
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