Global mobile payments to top $171 bn: survey
Worldwide mobile payments are expected to top $171.5 billion in 2012, a 61.9 percent increase from 2011, a research report said Tuesday.
Digital 'wallets' proliferate at cellphone show
Cash, coins and credit cards are so Twentieth Century. At least, that's the opinion of the electronics manufacturers, phone companies, banks and credit card issuers that expect cellphones to be the main way consumers pay ...
Cellphone trade show kicks off in New Orleans
(AP) -- CTIA Wireless, the U.S. cellphone phone industry's annual trade show that starts Tuesday, is drawing heavy participation not just from the cellphone industry, but from MasterCard, Visa, and other companies in the ...
EBay posts higher 1Q net income and revenue
(AP) -- EBay's first-quarter net income grew 20 percent thanks to higher revenue from its PayPal business and brisk sales at its e-commerce websites. The results beat Wall Street's expectations and investors sent the company's ...
Smartphones wallets going mainstream: survey
Using smartphones or tablets as digital "wallets" will be common within a decade, largely replacing cash and credit cards, according to a Pew Research survey released on Tuesday.
Pay by phone: More merchants embrace direct mobile billing
Charge it to my phone. It's the shopper's new mantra as wireless carriers increasingly let users tack on charges - racked up at other online stores - to their phone bills.
PayPal taps mobile chief Marcus as president
(AP) -- PayPal's mobile unit chief will become the online payments service's next president.
PayPal to expand in Asia after mobile app launch
PayPal Asia-Pacific chief Rupert Keeley said Friday the US company plans to expand in the region over the next 12 to 18 months, after it launched the region's first payments service for smartphones. ...
Yahoo! to lay off 'thousands': report
Yahoo! is preparing to lay off thousands of workers in a sweeping restructuring being launched less than three months after CEO Scott Thompson took control, according to a report Monday.
Mobile industry champions paying with phones
Paying with a mobile phone is gradually become a reality for consumers, with banks, telecommunications operators and Internet players all jumping in to offer payment options.
Google tightens grip on smartphone wallets
Google on Wednesday assured users of its smartphone wallets that the mobile-age technology thwarts thieves better than old-school cash or credit cards.
4 personal finance technology trends for 2012
(AP) -- If you're one of the holdouts still paying bills with checks, tracking your accounts with pen and paper or clipping coupons from the newspaper, 2012 could be the year you take the digital plunge.
Mobile money transfers gaining currency with consumers
If you need to pay a baby sitter, send money to a kid in college or reimburse a friend for lunch but don't have your checkbook or cash on hand, pick up your smartphone.
Small businesses turn to Square for credit transactions
Cabbie David Mendoza reached for his iPhone and plugged in a spiffy Square Reader to process a ride's fare.