Kutcher invests in flat fee tech startup Dwolla

(AP) -- Actor Ashton Kutcher is among the early investors in Dwolla, an Iowa tech startup that lets users transfer money or pay for things through their smartphones or online for a flat fee of 25 cents per transaction.

Baker Institute paper looks at electronic money trail

A dramatic growth in technologies, combined with older methods of money transfers, has helped create new opportunities for criminals to cover their financial tracks. A new report by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public ...

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.

Growth eyed in Indian mobile banking sector

Hundreds of millions of poor Indians who have no access to financial services could benefit from mobile banking, experts say, as cell phone use grows at breakneck pace.

Pattern seen in governments' currency policies

Every day around the world, vast numbers of migrants wire money back to their home countries, trying to support families and friends in need. In fact, these transfers of money -- 'remittances' -- constitute a significant ...

Banking on mobile money

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many technologists and entrepreneurs have argued that mobile phones can empower people in the developing world by providing civic and commercial resources where traditional infrastructure is lacking. But ...

American Express takes aim at PayPal with Revolution

With its deal to buy Revolution Money, American Express is taking aim at the growing market for online and alternative payments, in a challenge to recognized leader PayPal, analysts say.

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