News tagged with credit card payments

WikiLeaks auctions memorabilia to raise funds

Fancy a signed version of a WikiLeaks diplomatic cable, or a sachet of coffee smuggled out of jail by Julian Assange? Then the cash-strapped whistleblowing website has the auction for you.

Sep 19, 2011
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Google wants to turn your smartphone into a wallet

In a Mountain View convenience store, Marc Freed-Finnegan carries a bottle of water up to the cashier, who scans it and announces the price. Freed-Finnegan touches his smartphone to a gray plastic sensor labeled "PayPass," ...

Aug 10, 2011
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PayPal letting Google phones swap cash

Online financial transactions giant PayPal on Wednesday showed off a mini-program that lets people exchange money by touching together a pair of Google smartphones.

Jul 13, 2011
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People buy more junk food when using plastic

(PhysOrg.com) -- One way to resist buying junk food is to pay for groceries with cash instead of credit cards, according to a new study led by Manoj Thomas, assistant professor of marketing in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate ...

Jul 13, 2011
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Visa again blocks funds for WikiLeaks

(AP) -- Visa said Friday it has closed a donation channel to WikiLeaks after a payment processor briefly accepted money transfers to the anti-secrecy site.

Jul 08, 2011
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Electronic payments crowd out checks in US: Fed

Electronic payments have surged in the United States to more than 75 percent of all noncash payments as check usage continues to fall by the wayside, a Federal Reserve report showed Wednesday.

Dec 08, 2010
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Pay-by-phone catching on with smart-phone set

"I don't have any cash on me" may no longer be a valid excuse with new credit card readers that can be used with mobile phones. In a potential boon to street vendors, mom-and-pop shops and even those who lend a few bucks ...

Jun 03, 2010
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