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  • Amazon

    Amazon to launch card reader and take on Square – report Edit Post

    An Amazon card reader to rival the likes of Square may well be imminent. According to a copy of a recent inventory from Staples (a US office supplies store), obtained by 9to5Mac, the mobile-based credit card reader looks likely to go on sale on 12 August and retail for $9.99. Square is currently top dog in ...

  • Vodacom gears up for M-Pesa relaunch – report Edit Post

    Vodacom, the largest mobile operator in South Africa, will put M-Pesa on its USSD menu today (28 July) as part of a service re-launch, according to ITWeb. Vodacom spokesperson Richard Boorman did not reveal which elements of the mobile money service would be introduced on USSD, but said different aspects would be added over an extended ...
  • Facebook

    Zuckerberg says mobile payments coming to Facebook Messenger — eventually Edit Post

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, speaking at the firm’s Q2 earnings conference call, confirmed there’ll be “some overlap” between payments and its Messenger service. “The payments piece will be a part of what will help drive the overall success and help people share with each other and interact with businesses,” said Zuckerburg. But it won’t happen overnight. Zuckerberg spoke ...