Facebook: Follow us to the mobile Web

Facebook is gearing up to take advantage of the mobile web and put itself at the head of a growing web app ecosystem. Today, it announced a set of initiatives that should help standardize mobile web browsers and enable better payments in mobile web apps.…

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Obama campaign deploys Square for mobile fundraising

Square, the mobile payment acceptance tool, has gotten a big endorsement from the merchant in chief. The Obama re-election campaign said today it is equipping staff, field organizers and volunteers with Square hardware to allow them to process campaign donations from their mobile phone.…

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EBay, PayPal see a very mobile future

EBay's mobile business is growing so fast, it doesn't even know how to predict what to expect months into the future. It's now predicting it will do $8 billion in gross merchandise value and PayPal will do $7 billion in mobile payment volume in 2012.…

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4 payment industry predictions for 2012

It’s often difficult to separate what will shape the future of payments from what is just hype. PayPal's Scott Dunlap focuses on the "innovation clusters" to get past the hype and see where mobile payment technology will be taking us in the near future.…

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Donahoe to lead PayPal for now, maybe forever

PayPal president Scott Thompson's departure for Yahoo highlights the changing face of eBay, which increasingly looks at PayPal as its crown jewel. And who better to safeguard that than eBay CEO John Donohoe, who has announced he will take over PayPal as interim president.…

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Forget wallets. What else is NFC good for?

NFC has been trashed by critics, who say it adds no value to consumers or is a technology in search of a need. But increasingly, we're seeing more interesting projects and applications being built that show how NFC will be deployed outside of mobile payment situations.…

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