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    Chinese giant plans payment app Edit Post

    China UnionPay, the government-owned clearing house for credit card transactions, is planning to launch an Android payment app at the back end of 2015, in a move to head off the competitive threat from Alibaba’s Alipay unit, among others. According to Marketwatch, which quoted a number of local media outlets, the app is still under development ...

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    Twitter eyes physical payments with Offers Edit Post

    Twitter is introducing a new service called Offers that enables users to respond to a special offer in an advertiser’s tweet, and then redeem the offer either in a physical store or online, according to Nathan Hubbard, its head of commerce. Hubbard outlined the service in an interview with Re/code. Firstly, a user must link their credit ...
  • DD

    Dunkin’ Donuts takes a swig from Starbucks’ cup Edit Post

    US fast-food chain Dunkin’ Donuts (DD) has surpassed 10 million downloads of its app that allows customers to pay in-store with their phones. The US company, which launched its app in 2012, has joined coffee chain Starbucks in seeing its app as a key part of its model going forward. “Providing our guests with new levels of speed ...