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Online payments startup Stripe lands in the UK

San Francisco-based online payments startup Stripe expanded to the U.K. Thursday.

Battle over mobile payments centers on small shops in big countries

While mobile payments transform financial life in many less developed countries, retailers and payment providers in the U.S. and Europe are still trying to find the right incentives to drive adoption.

Groupon to launch POS app for iPad? Here are 5 alternatives

A new iPad app for taking credit cards on an iPad surfaced briefly in the iTunes store today. Here’s what it’s up against when it resurfaces.

Intel acquires two mobile-focused software companies

Intel has acquired two software companies as it continues to build its burgeoning portfolio to include more tools to write and manage programs and interfaces.

Major Bitcoin exchange slammed with denial of service attack as the currency surges

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox faced a distributed denial-of-service attack late Thursday, at a time the digital currency is seeing an upward swing.

MasterCard’s MasterPass makes mobile payments easier

MasterCard announced MasterPass at Mobile World Congress on Monday, a mobile service that lets you pay any way you want with just a tap on your smartphone screen.


Take your smartphone to lunch and let it pay for you

Restaurants such as the California-based grilled cheese chain The Melt streamline your dining experience with online ordering, apps, and QR codes.


When will mobile commerce be ready for prime time?

Mobile commerce offers great deal potential, but like many technology trends, it may take time to really catch on. If your business is looking to implement mobile commerce, there are some important factors to consider beyond the technology.

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Half of online shoppers may buy via social networks by 2015

Half of new retail customer identities will be based on social network profiles by 2015, a Gartner report has claimed.

How a mobile payment service can grow your online business

As more and more smartphone and tablet users shop via their mobile devices, being able to accept mobile payments is becoming a more important element of ecommerce. But does it make sense for your business?