AllThingsD Week in Review: Snapchat’s Many Suitors, and Finding the Fastest 4G LTE Signal

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

News Byte

Social Commerce Startup Chirpify to Power In-Stream Credit Card Purchases

Chirpify, the social commerce platform that lets anyone sell goods or content on social networks through tweets or comments, is now allowing its customers to accept credit card payments. Previously, the only payment method was PayPal. The Portland, Ore.-based company lets people buy things on social networks with a single tweet or comment after connecting their credit card or PayPal account to the service. Chirpify charges its enterprise customers a 2.9 percent transaction fee, plus 30 cents per transaction, according to its website.

LivingSocial Hack Update: Investigation Ongoing, While Emails Out to 50 Million Users

On the bright side … actually, there is no bright side.

LivingSocial Hacked — More Than 50 Million Customer Names, Emails, Birthdates and Encrypted Passwords Accessed (Internal Memo)

Another cyber-attack in a long line of worrisome incursions.

Exclusive: PayPal Co-Founder Levchin Launches New Payments Startup, Affirm

He’s back, and this time the well-known entrepreneur wants to give you a digital charge card.


Barnes & Noble Warns of Data Breach

Barnes & Noble Inc. said customers at 63 stores in nine states may have had their credit-card information stolen.

A Ride in a “Square Cab,” as Mobile Payments Company Winds Down Taxicab Testing (Video)

AllThingsD takes a ride in a New York City cab that uses Square’s mobile payments system.


The iPhone 5 Doesn’t Have NFC — So What?

When you ask the average person what is the underlying technology used to make the connection to their digital wallets, the answer will be “who cares?”

FreeMonee Grabs $34 Million to Compete in the Digital Coupon Craze

Who knew it was so expensive to save money?

Ahead of Big Retail Push, PayPal Inks Deals With Top Hardware Vendors

Paypal is announcing that it has secured partnerships with three of the top point-of-sales providers, giving it access to nearly 40 million terminals worldwide.