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March 07, 2016

Headline News from - March 7, 2016


  • Panic at the Checkout: Will EMV Friction Boost Mobile Payments? - FICO - "Here’s my theory: Mobile payments are predicted to triple in the US in 2016, but the huge growth won’t be due to anything like payments systems being embedded on new mobile phones, upgraded point of sale systems or loyalty programs. People will rush to mobile payments because they’re uncomfortable with using their new EMV cards."
  • Card Chargebacks: Sorting Out the Facts - Take on Payments Blog - "As previous posts have noted, the Federal Reserve is making a concerted effort to collect fraud data for non-cash payment channels to develop a holistic view and understanding of fraud trends."
  • The broken world of mobile payments and how to fix it - TechCrunch - "Why aren’t more people enjoying the convenience and ease of mobile payments?"
  • Swipely Rebrands as Upserve, Launches Mobile App and New Tools for Restaurants - Street Fight - "The company announced this morning that it is changing its name to Upserve, and is expanding its suite of products aimed at helping restaurateurs optimize their sales and service, and manage their business on the fly."
  • What Happened At The Satoshi Roundtable - Brian Armstrong - "My general view (which I articulated at the roundtable last weekend) is that bitcoin will be far more successful with a multi-party system working on protocol development than a single team with the limitations I mentioned above."


  • BBVA acquires Finnish banking startup Holvi - "Holvi, which was founded in 2011, and describes its offering as ‘Banking for Makers and Doers’, provides entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses with a range of business services as well as traditional banking through its online platform."
  • Digital Insight is First Solutions Provider to Introduce Android™ Fingerprint Authentication for Mobile Banking - “Biometrics offer a compelling feature for mobile banking applications, driving benefits for the end user as well as the financial institution,” said Dan Weis, senior product manager for Mobile Banking, Digital Insight. “We believe that consumers will want varying types of biometrics based on factors such as personal preference, their finger dexterity, their device preference, and even how they are dressed."
  • Kasasa Enhances Consumer Rewards Accounts with New Credit Card Option - "Through CCAAQ, Kasasa institutions now have the opportunity to increase interchange revenue, credit card loan balances and product penetration per consumer while providing accountholders with a product unique to their marketplace."


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September 09, 2015

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January 21, 2014

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May 21, 2013

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August 18, 2010

Swipely Opens to the Public, Makes Shopping Social

Swipely_logo-150px.pngSwipely today announced the opening of its site to all U.S. consumers, following a successful invitation-only beta period. Swipely imports purchase information from credit cards, debit cards, or email accounts so that users can share (ala Twitter) information about what they're buying and where they're shopping.

To share card transaction data, users must provide their online banking credentials to Swipely.

May 11, 2010

Swipely Closes $7.5 Million Series A Financing

SwipelySwipely, a new online service that gives users an easy way to turn their purchases into conversations, has announced completing a Series A round of financing led by Index Ventures with participation from Greylock Partners, First Round Capital, and a number of well-known angel investors. A preview version of Swipely's service is now available by invitation. READ MORE »

April 23, 2010

A Look at Social Sharing of Payment Data - Including Blippy, Swipely

Blippy_logo-140px.pngIn an article titled "For Web’s New Wave, Sharing Details Is the Point", Brad Stone writes for the New York Times about the new way of social data sharing - what he calls helping people "indulge their urge to divulge" - and how new companies such as Blippy, Swipely and others are being built on that notion. He writes that Blippy, for example, "hopes to one day make money by, among other things, taking a commission when people are inspired to imitate their friends’ purchases posted on the site."

Separately, MG Siegler reports for TechCrunch on Blippy's recently closed $11.2 million round of funding led by August Capital. READ MORE »

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