mobile payments Archive

iZettle buys intelligentpos to expand from mobile payments to commerce solutions

While Square continues to take small steps into Europe, a would-be homegrown rival has made its first acquisition to expand from mobile payments into a wider set of commerce solutions. iZettle — the Swedish mobile payments startup backed by the likes of Intel, American Express and Spanish banking giant Santander — has bought intelligentpos, whose cloud-based software lets businesses in the hospitality and other industries manage …

Google Wallet debuts automatic transfers so you can skip “cashing out”

Google today is stepping up its battle with Venmo, Square Cash and other person-to-person payment applications with an update to its Google Wallet mobile app, which now allows for automatic transfers to your bank account. That is, transfers will no longer require you to cash out money from your Wallet balance first. This will speed up the time it takes for Wallet users to gain …

Navigating mobile content with app streaming

People are very comfortable streaming movies, TV, music, video games and more. In fact, Cisco predicts 75 percent of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video by 2020. However, the idea of streaming apps on mobile devices, for better or worse, has lagged far behind. Since the introduction of the Apple App Store in 2008, we’ve been conditioned to download an app in order to …