Venmo is reportedly taking a leaf out of other digital payment services' book and making a physical debit card. According to Recode, the PayPal-owned mobile app created to make going Dutch with friends a lot easier has already begun testing a card that would allow users to spend the money in their accounts in brick-and-mortar stores. Show More Summary
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Pacific Crest's Josh Beck raised his rating on shares of PayPal to Outperform, after concluding the company is poised to "harvest" investments it has made in its Venmo payments service and an initiate called "Choice," with potential upside as well from a "virtual cash card" to compete with Apple and Square.
Have you ever shopped for clothes on Amazon? The retail giant wants to make it even easier with their new Prime Wardrobe, a service that lets you order apparel and try it on at home before you lay down that credit card. READ MORE »
Amazon has a slightly strange new service called "Prime Reloaded." It incentivizes Prime members to pay for stuff off Amazon using a debit card, rather than credit, which should help Amazon out with credit card fees. On the surface, it seems like a decent way to save 2% on all your Amazon purchases in return for a small amount of hassle. Show More Summary
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Members of Amazon’s popular subscription service, Prime, have a new way to earn rewards and cash back when shopping on Amazon.com. The e-commerce giant said Tuesday that Prime members who add funds from a bank account to an online gift card will get 2% cash back on any Amazon purchase in the form of points […]
Google Play is not only the largest app store in the world but also a music subscription service, a bookstore, and a video store. Google Play gift cards make an excellent gift (hence the name), but that's not the limit of their use.Show More Summary
Wait, what? It's true: Bring your own phone and you'll get a free year on the unlimited plan. The only real costs are a SIM card and monthly taxes/fees. Plus: a waterproof phone case for six bucks!
Travis has written extensively about Plastiq, which is a bill pay service. The idea is that Plastiq allows you to pay bills that you couldn't otherwise pay by credit card for a fee. That fee is typically 2.5%, though they frequentlyShow More Summary
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Revolut, the London fintech startup that offers a card and current account features, coupled with low currency exchange, is launching a new product aimed at businesses — upping the anti against competing services, such as TransferWise’s recently launched “Borderless account”. Read More
Some big changes have come to bill payment service Plastiq. As of now certain cards are blocked from being used to pay a mortgage payment.
A few days ago, I wrote a post called ”5 Ways To Earn Velocity Points Without Flying.” In this post, I mentioned how easy it is to earn points when spending at eligible BP service stations. I also mentioned how it’s extremely worth it to take advantage of promotions. Show More Summary
When Walmart debuted its own in-house mobile payments service last year, the company was not afraid to roll it out quickly. Walmart Pay arrived in 4,600 stores nationwide in under two months, proving the retail giant could still be nimble -- especially if the result meant moving customers through the checkout line faster. Show More Summary
This fall's launch of iOS 11 will include secure person-to-person money transfers authorized by Apple Pay, but if you use it with a credit card instead of debit, the service comes with a caveat: an industry-standard 3 percent fee.
House of Cards recently dropped its fifth season on Netflix: not bad for a series that was originally only ordered for two seasons in an era before high-quality original programming on a streaming service became as common as breathing. Show More Summary
The tactical pen is a really cool piece of gear that’s often undeservedly overlooked. Basically, the idea of the tactical pen is that it’s a tiny little service baton, like the kind that police carry. You can write a gift card with it or significantly adjust the attitude of someone who starts a fight with you. Show More Summary
When you install drivers for your Nvidia graphics card on Windows, a Telemetry service and several Telemetry tasks get added as well. We talked about disabling Nvidia Telemetry already by making manual changes to the Windows operating system. Show More Summary
Amazon is giving poverty an upgrade by offering customers on government assistance programs a 45-percent discount on Amazon Prime. The Amazon service is normally $10.99 monthly but the discount for those with EBT cards drops to just $5.99 per month. Show More Summary