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A Revamped Google Pay Seeks Wider Appeal by Pushing Beyond Payments

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit on Wednesday announced a major overhaul of its 5-year-old Google Pay wallet to push beyond mobile payments and incorporate links and data Google says will generate daily usage. The move comes as major payment apps such as Apple Pay and Google Pay have sought to boost …

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Visa Hits Back After the Justice Department Challenges the Network’s $5.3-Billion Plaid Deal

Visa Inc. on Thursday delivered a rebuke to the Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit attempting to block its $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid Inc., calling the lawsuit “legally flawed and contradicted by the facts.”  The Department of Justice, which had filed the suit hours earlier, charges that Visa’s deal for …

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Its Deal for 3dcart Catapults an Ambitious Shift4 Into E-Commerce Processing

Shift4 Payments Inc. on Thursday jumped into e-commerce payments processing with both feet with its acquisition of 3dcart, a 23-year-old web-store platform with some 14,000 clients globally. Terms were not announced. The deal diversifies Allentown, Pa.-based Shift4’s product mix but also buttresses its long-term strategy aimed at moving merchants from …

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Discover Is the Latest to Activate the Common Buy Button As Consumers Go Online in Droves

Discover Network on Tuesday became the latest of the Big 4 card networks to launch the Secure Remote Commerce technology the systems settled on last year to simplify and secure online transactions with a single buy button that works with all participating networks. The move comes as hordes of U.S. …

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Instacart Pairs With Aldi for a First-Time Service Offering Grocery Delivery for EBT Users

As Covid-19 cases spike around the country, grocers and technology companies alike are scrambling to blunt the pandemic’s financial impact. On Thursday, the online delivery service Instacart announced it is starting a program with the grocery chain Aldi to allow recipients of federal SNAP benefits to use their electronic benefit …

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Eye on Acceptance: Visa Rolls Out Tap to Phone; Chase Launches QuickAccept

Visa Inc. on Wednesday announced the rollout in 15 geographic markets of Visa Tap to Phone, which allows consumers to initiate a transaction simply by tapping a contactless card to a merchant’s NFC-enabled mobile device.  Tap to Phone is now live in numerous countries throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia …

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Covid-19 Prompts the PCI Council to Take a Flexible Approach to Its Security Standard

Because of Covid-19, many employees who have access to payments data are working from home, making it awkward if not impossible for data-security assessors to conduct onsite inspections. In response, the PCI Security Standards Council says it plans to make the next version of its data-security standard more reflective of …

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PayPal Adds QR Codes to a Visa-Branded Venmo Card Issued by Synchrony With an NFC Chip

PayPal Holdings Inc. on Monday launched a Visa-branded credit card for its Venmo peer-to-peer payment service that features a QR code for P2P transfers in addition to a near-field communication chip for merchant acceptance. The new product arrives as PayPal searches for ways to boost revenue for its wildly popular …

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How Map App Waze Is Forging a Link Between Mobile Payments And Loyalty at the Pump

Now that Google’s Waze app has embedded a payment option into its software, the integration of navigation apps and payments and loyalty at the pump is under way, experts tell Digital Transactions News. Last week, Waze announced it has integrated an option that consumers can use to pay at the …

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Credit Union Data Point to Robust Growth for Wallet, Contactless Card, And Online Activity

More evidence emerged Monday that, for all of its horrors, the coronavirus has been a boon for mobile wallets and for contactless payments generally. Wallets, which struggled to win consumer adoption in the United States even with backing from popular tech firms like Apple Inc. and Google, are increasingly turning …

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