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Amazon pulls the plug on its mobile wallet

Amazon pulls the plug on its mobile wallet | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Amazon has pulled the plug on its mobile wallet app following a disappointing six-month trial run.
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Says a lot of the difficulty of creating a viable space for a proprietary mobile wallet in the payment ecosystem 

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How payments providers can beat Amazon

How payments providers can beat Amazon | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
In an increasingly crowded payments space, providers who keep it simple still stand a chance of maintaining market share.
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The original title of the article is Why payment providers can beat Amazon but when you read it you realize that most payment providers are way behind...

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Amazon to launch virtual currency

Amazon to launch virtual currency | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

Finextra: Amazon is to introduce its own virtual currency for purchasing apps, games and in-app items on Kindle Fire.

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has been rumored for a while now

http://www.scoop.it/t/payments-2-0/p/2818869872/us-payment-war-amazon-rumored-to-plan-in-store-mobile-payments-techcrunch

 

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Amazon will start selling PREPAID wireless phones in Japan — this was inevitable

Amazon will start selling PREPAID wireless phones in Japan — this was inevitable | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Amazon is already one of the best places to land a great smartphone deal online, so of course the retailer is stepping into the wireless resale market -- starting with Japan.
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Amazon links Twitter accounts to shopping basket

Amazon links Twitter accounts to shopping basket | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Amazon UK customers can now order items they see on Twitter by tweeting their shopping basket.
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Amazon’s ‘Login and Pay with Amazon’ goes for the Web’s payment buusiness

Amazon’s ‘Login and Pay with Amazon’ goes for the Web’s payment buusiness | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
This new service combines Amazon’s long-standing payments services with its relatively new login services to form a new one-stop-shop integration for web payments.
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US payment war: @amazon rumored to plan in-store & mobile payments @TechCrunch

US payment war: @amazon rumored to plan in-store & mobile payments @TechCrunch | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
Rumors have been coming in that Amazon is readying a mobile payments product that could compete with Square, Intuit GoPayment and PayPal Here.
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TechCrunch | There’s Something About Bango: The Billing Company Behind Facebook, BlackBerry And Soon Amazon

TechCrunch | There’s Something About Bango: The Billing Company Behind Facebook, BlackBerry And Soon Amazon | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

"There are a number of companies that offer carrier billing for companies in the mobile space -- that is, services that let people buy content on their devices and charge it right to their carrier -- but ... Bango, established in 2002, is providing the back-end billing that Facebook will offer to developers who want to put any kind of premium content around apps that are built for Facebook’s mobile web platform"

 

Picture: Ray Anderson, CEO of Bango

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