Twitter for mobile marketing and payments

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The social network give brands the opportunity to spread their message and even the ability to nab some sales in the process.

FEATURES


Will mobile payments go with the Flow?

Canadian startup prepares to launch cash-based 'social commerce' platform.

Expanding the mobile payments universe: No more walled gardens

Payments in isolation can't break the card habit, startup CEO says in business manifesto, but a mobile ecosystem might.

Mobile plugs social values into the retail equation

With mass market computing tech and social networks, consumers can increasingly personalize their shopping choices.

Five types of offer stacking — and how to beat them

Merchants should look for opportunities to leverage technology that helps them deliver better experiences for customers — without negative effects on their bottom line.

Boku brings new carrier billing option to 300M gamers

Carrier biller partners with online gaming platform Bigpoint.

CEOs tout mobile tools for restaurants, hospitality

Mobile payment and technology companies offer their pitches for their restaurant solutions.

Bango brings single-click carrier billing online with Facebook

Company lets developers offer users the ability to charge digital purchases to their phone bills.

Updates to Facebook platform optimize mobile payments for developers

Social site makes platform changes that reflect growing imporance of mobile access and billing.

Commentary: Banking and Social Media: Where is it going?

Financial services are looking to harness social media to provide new services to customers.

Commentary: Macy's novel approach to rolling out mobility in 800 stores

Retailer shows how merchants have new ways to integrate mobile as a payment and rewards channel. 

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NEWS


HouseTab combines mobile payments with a social network

HouseTab, a new mobile application that combines mobile payments with its own social network, has officially launched in New York City and Montauk in Long Island. Some 20 bars and restaurants in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Montauk initially are participating in...

Amazon intro hashtag purchases on Twitter

Amazon and Twitter on Monday launched an initiative that lets consumers add items to their Amazon shopping cart using the micro-blogging service, according to multiple reports. Twitter users can add items to their cart by responding to a tweet that has an Amazon product link with the hashtag #AmazonCart.

Mercury launches combined mobile payments, gift and rewards card

Mercury Payment Systems has launched the Mercury StoreCard, an all-in-one mobile payments, gift, rewards and promotions card. The Durango, Colo.-based payment processor said it wants to bring big box store marketing power to its customer base of small and mid-sized...

China's Ping An Insurance to launch mobile financial services

Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. of China, the world's second-largest insurer by market value, is to launch a mobile financial services platform, according to the Global Times.

RBC releases Canadian Facebook money transfer app

RBC Royal Bank of Canada has brought person-to-person money transfers to Facebook via an enhancement to its existing mobile app. The new service notifies recipients of the arrival of funds via Facebook and does not require their email address or...

Hungarian Red Cross taps social-mobile payments for Philippines typhoon relief

The Hungarian Red Cross has used mobile technology to raise funds for disaster relief — notably after the Japanese tsunami — but for the first time has enlisted social media in the process. The organization is running a Facebook campaign...

E-commerce holiday revenue up 18 percent over 2012

Custora, a provider of e-commerce marketing analytics software, has released its Custora E-Commerce Pulse, a real-time dashboard providing U.S. e-commerce key statistics and benchmarking data. According to the Pulse, for the holiday period starting Nov.

Starbucks extends gifting platform to Twitter

Starbucks today launched a new way for customers to gift coffee — the tweet-a-coffee program. U.S.

Checkers/Rally's selects CARDFREE for mobile payments platform

CARDFREE, a mobile commerce provider, has announced that Checkers/Rally's restaurant chains will leverage its full commerce platform across their 800 U.S. locations. "The CARDFREE team offered a fully integrated platform that will make deploying easier for our franchisees," said Terri Snyder, chief marketing officer of Checkers/Rally's.

Heartland, Bigcommerce launch mobile-optimized e-commerce platform with SMBs in mind

The payment processor Heartland Payments has joined forces with e-commerce platform Bigcommerce to launch an online storefront meant to help small and medium-sized businesses compete with larger merchants. Heartland describes its new Heartland Online Storefront as a fully integrated omnicommerce...

MobileBits rolls out program to provide mobile marketing strategies for small businesses

MobileBits, provider of the SAMY mobile marketing and engagement network, has launched GETSTARTED, a program meant to help businesses create their own mobile marketing strategy for free. According to a news release, using the program's online tools to build their...

Dining mobile solutions provider Punchh raises $3M for expansion

Punchh, a mobile solutions provider for the restaurant industry, said it has raised $3 million in venture capital funding to fuel its ongoing expansion. Punchh is a one-stop shop mobile solution for restaurants that delivers branded mobile apps for games,...

Facebook will test PayPal-like mobile payment service

Facebook has confirmed that it is set to test a new mobile payments product. According to a report on All Things Digital, the product would allow online shoppers to make purchases on mobile apps using their Facebook login information. Sources...

Aptito, mPOS provider for restaurants, joins forces with payment processor TTS

Aptito LLC, a provider of cloud-based point-of-sale systems and a division of the e-commerce and mobile payment processor Net Element, has combined operations with the payment processor Total Systems Services Inc., Net Element announced. Aptito's Restaurant mPOS solution helps restaurants...

ArmorActive announces partnership with mobile loyalty provider

ArmorActive announced its partnership with CityGro, a mobile loyalty program provider, to offer iPad mobile loyalty solutions. The company said the solution provides an effective means of gathering, analyzing and capitalizing on customer propensity data. ArmorActive supplies CityGro with an...

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