Discover Card and PayPal Become True Pals by Expanding POS Mobile Payments

Discover and PayPal have inked a deal PayPal more widely available to Discover cardholders and merchants.  The agreement provides PayPal with access to Discover’s tokenization services, expanding PayPal’s reach at the point of sale, which will enable U.S. PayPal customers to pay with their Discover cards at all of the contactless-enabled merchants that accept Discover.…

Select, Squeeze, Swipe (or Tap) — Fresh OJ in 45 Secs — Coming to a Kiosk Near You

A Chinese firm is debuting its digital fresh squeezed orange juice vending system this week in the U.S., with hopes to infiltrating the gizmo across North America.  Vingoo has partnered with GRDigital, a U.S. based digital consultancy to develop business strategies, marketing plans and technology solutions specifically for the North America market. The Vingoo digital…

Brits Not So Stodgy with Mobile Payment Services Latching On With Fervor

Two years ago British shoppers reached the tipping point of using cards for more transactions than cash on the high street. A key driver for this is the simplicity of using contactless cards and devices for ever lower value payments. Contactless payments are now second nature for many UK shoppers and with mobile payment services…

Americans are Pretty Gosh Darn Generous for Charity & Goin Mobile in 2017

Did You Know? About 71% of U.S. charitable giving comes from individuals and online fundraising during in the U.S. is increasing by 9.2% annually.  Baby Boomers give to an average of 4.5 organizations while millennials give to an average of 3.3.   50 Fascinating Philanthropy Stats, released by Blackbaud, reveals the vast majority of giving to…

BofA Jazzes Up App with Spending and Budgeting Tools Plus “Deals Near Me”

Bank of America unveiled a series of updates to its mobile platform, including a financial wellness tool. These newest offerings are all about connecting to the unique needs and personal goals of the more than 21 million BofA mobile users. • Spending and budgeting tool • A new, seamless money management and financial education tool…

Consumers Generally Protect SSNs and PINs – Mobile Phones – Not So Much

Stupid Americans imperil confidential work documents, financial information, personal photos, and myriads other private information because they willingly share their mobile passcodes and often give their unlocked devices to others. Consumers keep more and more sensitive personal and professional information on their mobile phones, but most people remain alarmingly casual about adequately protecting that private…