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US users embracing shopping apps

Nearly half of US smartphone users accessed shopping apps in June 2012, according to research from Nielsen.

Report: Groupon is testing a card reader

Leading daily deals company Groupon is testing a card reader in the US that enables small business to accept credit and debit card payments. The reader could enable the company to make more revenue from local shops and restaurants that already use its online coupons.

Groupon buys mobile payments firm

Leading daily deals company Groupon has acquired Kima Labs, the firm behind an app called TapBuy which enables users to make payments via their mobile handset.

Deutsche Telekom to work with Groupon

Deutsche Telekom is to co-operate with Groupon in Europe, according to a story in FT Deutschland which gives few other details beyond mentioning the operator and the daily deals company will work togther on “mobile internet businesses”.

Report: PayPal to offer daily deals via mobile phones

EBay’s PayPal is planning to offer daily-deal coupons to mobile subscribers based on their location …