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Apply Pay Goes Live Today

Apple Pay went live today in over 200k stores including Macy’s, Walgreen, McDonald’s and many more retailers. Check out the video demo of Apple Pay below. Will you use it?

Square CASH

With Square Cash, individuals no longer need to write checks, pay ATM fees or wait for forgotten loans from friends. Customers simply send an e-mail to the person they’re paying, and after the recipient enters their debit card number, money is directly transferred to their bank account.

“Square has always believed in creating solutions for individuals and businesses that work with the tools they already have in their pocket,” said Square Cash lead Brian Grassadonia. “Square Cash makes it convenient to send money to anyone—without making them jump through hoops to retrieve it. Now it’s easier than ever to split a bill, send a birthday gift, or settle up with a friend, no matter where you are.”

Flint Mobile Payment Service No Extra Hardware Needed (Video)

About Flint Mobile Payment Services

Flint is the mobile payments company that is creating the easiest way for on-the-go businesses to accept credit cards and to find new customers through social marketing. The company’s first product is an iPhone app that enables merchants to process credit card payments easily and securely using only their phone – without any additional hardware. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Flint is backed by top-tier venture capital firms Storm Ventures and True Ventures.

The Flint team has a track record of successful web, mobile, communications, and payments products with companies like Adobe, Amazon, Atimi, Electronic Ink, iPix, HP, Linden Labs, Netflix, Openwave, Polaris, Polaroid, Polycom, Ribbit, Silicon Graphics,, Visa, and Worldpay.

All you need is the Flint Mobile app to accept credit cards – no extra hardware. Just scan the main numbers of the card and enter card verification information to ensure a secure transaction. Flint instantly sends an authorization request through their PCI compliant payment gateway partner. No card data or images are stored on the phone and your customer’s privacy is protected. You can easily customize transactions by creating a pre-set item list, adding sales tax, enabling tipping, or including a loyalty offer in the receipt.

Mobilenomics By Erik Qualman (Video)

Author, speaker and viral video producer Erik Qualman is at it again.  Mr. Qualman is better know for his viral video and book of the same name “Socialnomics“. This time he is taking on the impact of the mobile phone with his latest video titled “Mobilenomics” . Like his Socialnomics video he gives stats in the form of text, pictures and graphics all choreographed to music.

This video gives some astounding statistics when it comes to the mobile phone.  Some are quite common and some are very hard to believe but either are true or will be true in the coming years. The more you watch it the more you agree with what the video is trying to say about the power of mobile.

Jack Dorsey Talks About Twitter & Square On 60 Minutes (Video)

This was a fascinating interview on one of them most innovative minds in technology not named Jobs or Gates or even Zuckerberg. Jack Dorsey has helped to create a new way of how we communication with each other and the world with Twitter. He then created a new way to have small businesses accept credit cards via their mobile device.

Jack and his company Square are the reason I started this blogsite. I wanted to keep people informed on the industry that Jack took by storm. The disruption of the credit card payment and processing industry has been an amazingly daunting task for those who are used to the traditional way of accepting credit cards through a merchant account.  So its rather fitting that Jack tells his story to 60 Minutes, a news program that prides itself on going after the stories that disrupt major industries, governments and in some cases the worlds view on a subject matter.

SwitchPay Says Small Businesses Should Embrace Mobile

Are you considering investing in a mobile platform for your business? If so, you’re not alone. More and more businesses are adding mobile platforms like mobile websites and/or applications to their marketing mix.

In some industry sectors, a standard website that is well designed and kept up to date can deliver a good return on investment. If the interaction with your customers and suppliers is relatively infrequent and/or technical in its nature, a standard website probably gets the job done.

However, if your business is tied to serving existing customers and actively developing new ones, you should take a hard look at expanding your existing online marketing tools to include a robust mobile platform. This is especially true of businesses who serve the consumer product and service sectors. Restaurants, bars, realtors, retailers, doctors, lawyers, musicians, nonprofits, grocery and other consumer-focused businesses need to continually provide their customers with the electronic tools and business reasons to stay connected.

The first step is to evaluate whether it would be a good return on your investment to add a mobile platform for your business. Here are three good places to start:

Buy Mobile Gift Cards With Square Wallet For The Holiday Season Today (Video)

A new version of the Square Wallet app, which works with Apple Inc.  iPhone and iPad as well as devices running Google Inc.’s software, lets users buy and redeem mobile gift cards in amounts from $10 to $1,000. Square enables retailers to accept payments with a device that plugs into a smartphone or tablet.

Mobile Gift cards are Square’s latest effort to convince customers to choose its fledgling service over PayPal Here, a mobile card reader that also works with smartphones and tablets. Square’s gift certificates may help the company gain share in the market for mobile payments, which Juniper Research estimates may top $170 billion in transactions by 2015, up from about $60 billion last year.

Your Business Could Win 10,000 In The Square Wallet Challenge

You connect with customers every day.Now it pays off in even more ways. When your customers use Square Wallet in your store this winter, you’re automatically in the running to win $10,000 from Visa. Here’s how it works:

  • The Square Wallet Challenge runs from November 19, 2012 to January 31, 2013
  • Earn 1 point for each Square Wallet transaction. 1 bonus point for each first-time transaction.
  • To win, be one of the 20 Square businesses that earn the most points.
  • Win $10,000 to help grow your business plus four $250 Visa Gift Cards for your employees.

PayAnywhere Is Offering $1,000 In Free Processing For PepBoys & OfficeMax Customers

Tire and auto service retailer Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack is rolling out the PayAnywhere L.L.C. credit card reader for mobile devices in its retail stores nationwide as well as online.

With the PayAnywhere reader, the company said Pep Boys’ customers can securely process credit and debit transactions from their mobile devices—anytime, anywhere. By selling the mobile credit card reader in its stores and online, PayAnywhere said Pep Boys “is providing independent contractors and repair shops with an important and powerful payments tool shown to boost revenue and increase customer satisfaction.”

Business owners and professional contractors are already accustomed to hitting up OfficeMax for supplies, PayAnywhere adds one more reason to visit the office supply superstore. PayAnywhere readers are now available at OfficeMax stores across the nation, as well as online at

PayPal Sees Mobile Payments Jump 193 Percent On Black Friday

eBay-owned PayPal is reporting that Black Friday global mobile payments volume was up 193 percent from last year.

eBay is also reporting a major increase in transactions; total mobile volume in the U.S. was up 153 percent, and GSI Commerce saw a 198 percent jump in mobile sales.

PayPal spokesperson Anuj Nayar says that the payments giant believes that this is the year where holiday shopping on mobile devices has gone mainstream. Shoppers in Houston made the most purchases via PayPal using mobile phones. For the previous three years, New York City has taken the top spot.