Stop Carrying Credit Cards With This Fob That Can Fake Them

George Costanza would love the Loop: it's a tiny device that stores all of your credit card information, lets you pay at any terminal, and guarantees you'll never live with the threat of your wallet exploding again. And you can buy it right now. » 2/19/14 11:40am 2/19/14 11:40am

Google's New Wallet Card Brings It One Step Closer to Being a Bank

Over a year after rumors first surfaced, Google has finally unveiled the Google Wallet Card, a physical debit card that you can use to spend money from your Wallet account. The Mastercard-powered piece of plastic works just like a regular debit card and is available right now. » 11/20/13 2:45pm 11/20/13 2:45pm

Amazon's New Login Service Saves You From Signing Up for Accounts

Today, Amazon launched a new feature called "Login and Pay With Amazon" that allows you to use your Amazon account as both a payment method and login credentials for third-party retailers. It's the Amazon Payments feature that's already available combined with the third-party login service that's already available from… » 10/08/13 2:40pm 10/08/13 2:40pm

OpenTable Wants to Fix the Single Most Annoying Thing About Eating Out

You just finished a delicious meal. You're itching to move on to the next spot to get more drinks. Or you're hoping to wrap up your meal so you can pay the sitter. Or maybe you just want to get the hell out of the restaurant just because. Whatever it is, you spend a snail's lifetime trying to flag down the waitress to… » 7/30/13 9:00pm 7/30/13 9:00pm

Mobile Payments Are About to Become Standardized. Really Good or…

Mobile payments are a mess. Mostly because every single carrier is trying to set up its own payment platform and squeeze everyone else out. The Electronic Transactions Association has announced the Mobile Payments Committee, which should put some order to the chaos. » 8/09/12 6:40pm 8/09/12 6:40pm

PayPal's Signed Up a Major US Retailer For Non-NFC Payments

eBay's CEO confirmed Tuesday they'll be enabling customers to pay for products in a major US street store, with up to 20 national retailers adopting their payment service by 2012. How they intend to do this remains to be seen—whether they go the NFC route, or do something similar to the Pizza Express chain in the UK,… » 7/21/11 5:30am 7/21/11 5:30am

The Overblown Square Credit Card Reader Security Disaster

Square's credit card reader for iOS/Android devices is pretty awesome—it lets anybody quickly and easily start taking credit payments. But according to Douglass Bergeron, the CEO of competing company Verifone, the device itself isn't hardware-encrypted, meaning anyone could write an app that strips unprotected info… » 3/09/11 4:15pm 3/09/11 4:15pm

Is Google Building an NFC Payments System For Phones?

Near-Field Communication isn't anything new, but according to BusinessWeek, Google wants in—maybe even this year. It'd let users swipe their phones on a checkout reader, paying for small purchases automatically, much like the Nexus S does already. [BusinessWeek] » 1/05/11 8:30am 1/05/11 8:30am

Square's Phone Payment Dongles Back On Track for Summer Launch

After delays affected the shipment of their payment-processing dongles, Square is almost ready to press "go" on mobile payments, with the WSJ reporting that it'll be open to the elbowing-public later this summer. Apparently, their Chinese factory is able to produce 10,000 dongles each day—which is a lot of mobile… » 8/04/10 9:59am 8/04/10 9:59am