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In-app payment support arrives on Android

Right on cue, Google has launched in-app payment support for Android applications. Developer testing began last week, and now many popular apps -- like the ones pictured above -- can begin charging users for add-on functionality, content, or whatever the heck else they feel is worthy of additional bits of your pocket change. If you were wondering, Google will take the same 30% cut that Apple...

Google One Pass lets content publishers offer simple subscription payments

Google, in a move that shatters any lingering questions about whether it has been building a digital newsstand for Android, has just announced One Pass. The new system aims to give publishers a simple way to let consumers pay for content and then access it across a number of different platforms, with Google Checkout providing the payment backend. We strongly suspect those might include native...

Android 2.3.3 brings expanded NFC features

With the Gingerbread barely cooled on the Android 2.3 SDK, Google has now pushed another iteration to developers. In Android 2.3.3, it's all about expanding support for near-field communications -- that non-Packers NFC business we've been hearing so much about. In Android 2.3.3, Google has added a full-featured NFC read and write API, which will work with "almost any standard NFC tag in use...

Starbucks Card app now available for Android, too -- unofficially

Earlier today, we reported on the launch of Starbucks Card apps for BlackBerry and iPhone. You may have noticed that Android owners were conspicuously missing from the "pay-for-coffee-with-your-phone" club. Not to worry, though: there's an unofficial Android app, too: Starbucks Card Widget. Starbucks Card Widget lets you see your card balance and recent transactions, reload your card from your...

Starbucks now lets you pay from your iPhone or BlackBerry

While paying for goods from your phone my be common elsewhere in the world, it's been slow to catch on here in North America. Starbucks, however, may well have gotten the ball rolling, with the release of a pair of apps for iPhone and BlackBerry users. Drop Starbucks Card Mobile onto your smartphone, and you'll be able to load it with funds and pay at more than 7,500 locations in the U.S. Just...

Dwolla, the low-fee PayPal alternative, now for Windows Phone 7

A little while back, we told you about Dwolla -- a new payment service with its sights set on challenging PayPal. Dwolla's angle? A flat rate per transaction of $0.25 and no other fees of any kind. It's also integrated with Twitter and Facebook, which makes it easy to send money to (or receive from) the people you're interacting with most online. Now, Dwolla is expanding its mobile offerings...

Flattr micropayment app arrives in the Android Market

Flattr offers a handy way to support the people, places, and things you enjoy without having to pull out your wallet. It's a very slick micropayment service, which lets users tip people they normally couldn't -- such as independent bloggers or digital artists whose work they enjoy online. But with the introduction of their new Android app, users can now easily donate via Flattr in the real world....

Dwolla lets you send money to your Facebook or Twitter friends for a small flat fee

Dwolla (you probably have to say it out loud to get it) is a newish entrant into the online payments world. It lets you send money to your Facebook or Twitter friends, or, obviously, receive money from them. Once you connect your Dwolla account to your social networking accounts, it will automatically import your friends lists, and you can start giving -- or receiving. You can also create 'hub'...

Malaysian company MOL buys Friendster. In other news, Friendster still exists.

Don't check your calendar, it is actually 2009, and we have some news about ... Friendster? Founded way, way back in 2001 (before Facebook was even a twinkle in Mark Zuckerberg's eye), Friendster was one of the original social networks. It was outpaced by competitors like MySpace and Facebook, though, and didn't show up in the public consciousness as anything but a punchline for years. Well, now...

Square starts testing a mobile payment system for the iPhone

Square, the startup behind a potentially game-changing mobile add-on that turns your phone into a portable credit card payment system, is best known thus far for the involvement of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. I have a feeling Square is going to be a ubiquitous sight within the next couple of years, though, because it's just so dang useful. For small businesses or points of sale where it's just...

Twitter's Jack Dorsey working on a pay-by-iPhone system

Jack Dorsey, one of the founders of Twitter, is rumored to be working on a new project that will let you use your iPhone to pay for things without a credit card. This system, code named "Squirrel," might end up being called Square and using SquareUp.com as its primary domain. Square payments have both a software and a hardware side: there's an app to enter the amount of the payment and sign for...

Freshbooks tries out Amazon's FPS

Freshbooks is on of a short list of companies invited to try out Amazon's Flexible Payment Service that competes with the likes of PayPal and Google's Checkout. Toronto based Freshbooks provides an online invoicing and time tracking application. With the integration of the new Amazon payment system, their list of payment options for customers grows to 12. This payment service not only gives a...

Amazon to take on PayPal and Google Checkout

TechCrunch is reporting that Amazon plans to launch an online payment system soon that will compete with Google Checkout and eBay's PayPal. Amazon's existing checkout system for its retail site is one of the more sophisticated on the web. The company also allows third parties to sell new and used goods through Amazon's Marketplace and Auction services. But this will be the first time Amazon makes...

Keep track of bills with billQ

What's worse then bills? Getting more bills with interest charges and the possibility for bad credit! If bills seem to get lost, fall under your desk, get eaten by animals, or just plain slip your mind, why not try out billQ. It's a web based application that tracks bills. billQ keeps you notified of how much you have to pay, and when you have to pay it. billQ is a free web based application,...