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PayPal Select brings back rewards for top shoppers

July 21, 2014

PayPal has begun testing a new loyalty program called PayPal Select that seeks to promote use of the digital-payments network by offering more rewards for its most active members.

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Sequoian Investments leverages Bitcoin as investment tool of the future

July 18, 2014

Sequoian Investments, a San Diego real estate lender specializing in private money financing, will now accept Bitcoins from borrowers for monthly payments on their real estate investments in an example of how the cyrtocurrency may be used as an investment tool.

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Pizza Hut, Staples ready rollout of mobile-friendly Visa Checkout

July 17, 2014

Pizza Hut and Staples are among the merchants preparing to accept a new payment option from Visa that promises to streamline mobile checkout by digitizing consumers’ credit cards.

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Web-based mobile transactions grow 48pc in North America: report

July 17, 2014

Web-based mobile transactions continue to grow, up 48 percent in the past year in North America and representing 16.9 percent of all transactions, according to new data released today by Adyen.

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How merchants tie loyalty to mobile wallets and drive results

July 16, 2014

Savvy merchants such as OpenTable and SeaWorld are overcoming the challenge of getting consumers to adopt a mobile wallet by offering points or differentiated rewards only available for mobile wallet users.

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Sophist exec: More mobile opportunities for fundraising events

July 16, 2014

NEW YORK – An executive from Text-to-Pledge parent company Sophist at Mobile Commerce Daily’s fifth annual Nonprofit Mobile Day said that the range of mobile tools available for text-based donations has grown to the point that just about any event can be turned into a fundraiser.

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Wocket touts security, but smartphones make gains

July 15, 2014

A company that makes a device for storing credit card information claims to have a security advantage, but smartphones are gaining ground in that area.

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Motel 6 bets on Google Wallet as a recruitment and rewards strategy

July 9, 2014

Motel 6 seeks to deliver an efficient digital booking experience by leveraging Google Wallet for faster and more convenient reservations, signifying the motelier has begun to identify customers’ pain points and mitigate them via mobile.

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PayPal report cites security fears as annoyance in mobile payments

July 8, 2014

Consumers continue to resist mobile payments as concerns over data security loom large in ecommerce transactions, according to a new global survey from digital-payments platform PayPal.

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CityPass takes next step toward mobile ticketing to top attractions

July 2, 2014

A company that bundles pre-paid admission tickets for top attractions in several cities around the country is planning to go mobile.

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