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Facebook adds group payments to Messenger

Facebook in 2015 added peer-to-peer mobile payments to its Messenger app. The addition made it easy for friends to swap cash but if you need to pay multiple people (to split up a restaurant tab or chip in on a…

Apple Pay has launched in the United Kingdom today

Apple Pay has finally launched in the United Kingdom today, after the company announced at WWDC earlier this year that the mobile, contactless payment service would arrive sometime in July.

Apple Online Store begins accepting PayPal payments

Apple's online stores in the US and the UK have added PayPal as a payment option. Previously, PayPal transactions were only available in the iTunes Music Store, App Store, and iBookstore. As can be seen in the screenshot below, the option…

Square updates its mobile Register app with worldwide support

Payments company Square recently launched its new mobile device card reader with chip-based and magnetic-stripe support for US payments. The new reader will come ahead of the upcoming move to all chip-based card transactions this year, allowing for simple and…

Apple to restrict NFC chip access in iPhone 6 to Apple Pay

Apple faithful and technology enthusiasts alike wondered when the longtime near field communication (NFC) holdout would finally embrace the budding mobile technology. Everyone got their answer a week ago when it was revealed that the two new iPhones as well…

Square to become payment processor for Starbucks

Starbucks, a company known for its forward-thinking nature and $1.95 cups of coffee, has made a deal with credit card processing outfit Square. Square will be providing the popular caffeine-based franchise with its payment processing services while Starbucks invests a…

PayPal freezes VPN provider's account, spooked by BitTorrent

TorGuard, a VPN service provider, was recently given the cold shoulder by PayPal for providing BitTorrent-related services. Upon discovery of TorGuard's relationship with BitTorrent, PayPal abruptly froze the company's account, preventing the virtual network provider from sending or receiving payments…