Square Discontinues Monthly Flat-Rate Plan

The company says that the plan, designed for large businesses, was actually hindering growth for some of them.
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PayPal Unveils Yet Another Way to Pay in Stores. Now It Has to Get People to Use It.

If only shoppers wanted to use their phones for payments as much as credit card competitors want them to.
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One Less Groupon Clone: J.P. Morgan Chase Acquires Bloomspot

J.P. Morgan Chase is acquiring Bloomspot, one of the smaller daily deals companies in the U.S.
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Amazon Quietly Jumps Into Another Business: Lending Money to Sellers

The new program, called Amazon Lending, is being offered to existing Amazon sellers who are looking to purchase additional inventory and increase sales.
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Groupon’s Mason Says New Payments Business Will Help Sell More Deals

Groupon’s stock is trading 12 percent higher after the daily deals company announced its move into the payments business earlier this week.
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Online Commerce Trend: More Spending, Smaller Purchases

The average checkout size is shrinking, even though more people spent more money online. Why? Here are three reasons.
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With No-Yahoo-CEO Pledge, David Kenny Back in the Strategic Fray

What will David Kenny do? Maybe get something cooking in the whole what-will-Yahoo-do stakes, now that one of Yahoo’s more active board members is back.
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The M-Commerce Tipping Point Is Now

With the age of the PC declared officially over–smartphones outsold PCs for the first time in 4Q 2010–American retailers are all asking the same question: When will the m-commerce tipping point arrive? The answer is, it’s happening now.

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Google Sets Role in Mobile Payment

Google Inc. is teaming up with MasterCard Inc. and Citigroup Inc. to embed technology in Android mobile devices that would allow consumers to make purchases by waving their smartphones in front of a small reader at the checkout counter, according to people familiar with the matter.

Google’s Eric Schmidt Shows Off Movie Studio, a Tablet Video-Editing App

Speaking at Mobile World Congress, the Google executive says that contrary to critics, devices are actually improving human connections. His talk is just getting started. Click here for live coverage from Mobilized’s Ina Fried.

Inside Facebook's Big Move to Menlo Park