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Google partners with PayPal to bring new checkout options for Android Pay

Google and PayPal have announced they are teaming up to allow users to access their accounts at store checkouts via Android Pay.

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Huawei rolls out its Android Wear 2.0 watch in the U.S. with an eye on fitness, Android Pay

Android Wear fans looking for a wearable built for the latest generation of the OS have two new watches to choose from: the Huawei Watch 2 and Verizon Wear 24.

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Why smart stores don't check out

Amazon, Starbucks and Apple want you to walk into their stores, pick up your items, then walk right out. But there's a problem.

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Surprise! Your first-gen Huawei Watch might get Android Pay after all

A statement from Huawei reportedly confirms that its first-generation wearable has a dormant NFC chip that may be turned on after the Android Wear 2.0 update lands.

Visa's payment-enabled sunglasses are ready for the beach

Visa's latest prototype shows off just how easy tap-to-pay can be—letting you buy stuff with a pair of sunglasses.

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6 apps Apple really needs to make for Android

If Apple is ever planning to bring any more apps to the Play Store, I hope it's one of these.

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You can now send and receive money right in the Android Gmail app

While it has been available for years in the web client, Google has finally added an option to send money while composing a message inside the official Android Gmail app.

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Charitable donations made via PayPal may be going astray

Donors who use the PayPal Giving Fund claim in a class action lawsuit that few of their donations reach the proper charity.

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Visa, Mastercard beef up mobile payment tech at Mobile World Congress

Visa on Monday announced one of the most unusual approaches, one that relies primarily on older QR code technology through its mVisa payment service.

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Javelin, Visa offer different takes on whether card fraud is moving online

According to a report released last week by Javelin, card-not-present fraud went up 40 percent this year, but according to a new report from Visa, there has been no increase in online fraud. The increase in card-not-present fraud was...

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Online card fraud up as thieves avoid more secure chip cards for in-store payments

Deterred by more secure chip cards for in-store payments, thieves have resorted to stealing credit-card numbers and passwords or opening new accounts with false credentials to use in making online payments for purchases, according to...

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Google is killing its bold Hands Free payment experiment

While only limited to select stores in the Bay Area, Hands Free let you buy stuff just by saying, "I'll pay with Google."

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How to find the right payment service for your ecommerce business

Ecommerce and digital payment pros discuss what business owners should know before choosing an online payment solution.

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Target is bringing mobile payments in-store but not through Apple Pay

Target confirmed that its developing its own mobile payments system.

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2016: The tech year in cartoons

From Microsoft’s push to get users to upgrade to Windows 10 — whether they wanted to or not — to the trials and tribulations of the U.S. rollout of chip cards, here’s a look at some of 2016’s biggest IT stories from the pen of...

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Samsung Pay will be bundled on nearly all Galaxy phones in 2017

The company is also preparing to release a Google Play app that opens the service to other Android phones.

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Merchant sites open door to Visa fraud

Visa dismisses the issue as a hypothetical attack method — but security researchers tried it and it worked.

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EMV migration delay doesn't let gas stations completely off the hook

Last week, Visa, MasterCard and American Expressed delayed the EMV migration deadline for gas stations from October 2017 to October 2020 -- but that doesn't mean that gas stations can now relax their EMV upgrade plans

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