Posts Tagged: mobile payments


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With $33M funding, Sequoia-backed FreeCharge pivots to targeted advertising

FreeCharge, which gives freebies to users who recharge their phones on the platform, will now use that purchasing behavior data for targeted...

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 4:04 pm
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Tencent’s and Baidu’s $814M joint venture with Wanda signals the coming tide of in-store WeChat payments

China's largest tech corporations are rushing to penetrate an industry that's historically not tech-savvy - brick-and-mortar retail.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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Weibo Payment

Weibo’s mobile wallet will soon allow friends to send money to each other

More than six months after China’s Twitter-esque Sina Weibo launched a mobile wallet, the social network is about to roll out user-to-user...

  • June 20, 2014
  • at 1:42 pm
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This startup created a truly Asian solution for mobile payments, now claims largest client base in the region

This startup created a truly Asian solution for mobile payments, now claims largest client base in the region

Soft Space's solution allows merchants to accept card payments through their mobile devices, at a price that is far cheaper than a tradition...

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Digital payments industry heats up in Singapore, major companies jump on board

Digital payments industry heats up in Singapore, major companies jump on board

Over the past few months, payment providers, banks and telcos have led the way in providing solutions in this space. Here are some of the la...

  • June 5, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Samsung and PayPal team up to bring Singaporeans fingerprint-scan payments on the Galaxy S5

Singaporeans – if you’re looking for a reason to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S5, you might have one. The Korean hardware manufac...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 6:49 pm
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Weibo just released its first earnings report since IPO, racks up a $47.4 million loss

Sina Weibo takes the fight to WeChat, wants to be your mobile wallet

Sina Weibo, China’s top Twitter-like social network, has updated its iPhone and Android apps with something it’s calling Weibo P...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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Game publisher helps Temple Run 2 dash to 130 million users in China

Getting China’s smartphone owners to play mobile games is as easy as getting a horse to water, but getting them to drink up in-app pur...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 1:59 pm
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WeChat users in China get their own vending machines

WeChat users in China can now quench their thirst in-between chatting online with their buddies using new WeChat vending machines. During a ...

  • September 23, 2013
  • at 11:34 am
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Why Flipkart is shutting down its electronic wallet PayZippy

Here's why India's ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart is phasing out its electronic wallet, PayZippy.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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WeChat users in China can now transfer money to each other

WeChat got a minor update on iOS overnight that adds in the ability for users to transfer money to each other.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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SOTW - weekend reading

10 of our hottest tech stories, lists, and features for your weekend reading

Two steps forward and one step back is how we would describe Asia's tech scene of late. Here are all our biggest stories from the past week.

  • June 14, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
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Singapore’s Fastacash collects an extra $3.5M in funding to help make payments social

Fastacash, the Singapore-based payments startup, announced today it raised US$3.5 million in funding from Jagdish Chanrai, principal at the ...

  • June 6, 2014
  • at 4:52 pm
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Still using cash? Here are 3 ways you can pay using smartphones in the Philippines

Filipinos’ love for shopping led to the rise of social commerce in the Philippines. Apart from the huge ecommerce sites, many individuals ...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Paypal mobile payments in Asia

PayPal eyes Asia’s small businesses with launch of new mobile e-store service

Global online payments giant PayPal has its eye on Asia’s small businesses with the launch of a new mobile e-store service called Mo.b...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 2:46 pm
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Coda Payments scores $2.3 million to make mobile payments without credit cards a cinch

Coda Payments, a Singapore-based company working with telcos to implement easy payments for digital products, has secured $2.3 million in Se...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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3 reasons why charging users with phone credits is a good idea

Coda Payments co-founder Paul Leishman explains three reasons why startups should seriously consider monetizing their products via phone cre...

  • November 20, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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China’s mobile payment market has tripled since last year

If you’re wondering why companies all over China’s web are getting into e-payments and web and mobile banking, wonder no further...

  • August 15, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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