Facebook mobile payments to launch outside the United States

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The social network’s peer to peer smartphone transactions will be enabled through its Messenger app outside the U.S. The largest social network in the world is now taking its Facebook mobile payments outside the United States for the first time. This move is meant to make it possible for users to be able to send money to each other by way of the official Messenger texting application. To start, the mobile payments service will be headed toward users in the United Kingdom. The feature will touch down in the U.K.…

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New trends and emerging technology could impact mobile payments

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Growing mobile centrism could be a boon for the mobile commerce space Mobile centrism may reach new heights this year, as more mobile services and devices become available to consumers. This growing focus on the mobile space is leading to the evolution of commerce. Mobile payments are becoming a powerful force in many parts of the world. In the United States alone, the mobile payments market is expected to reach $142 billion by 2019, according to a recent report from Forrester Research. New devices could add some momentum to the…

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Mobile payments may be coming to Facebook Messenger

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Computer science student stumbles upon a hidden feature in Facebook Messenger Mobile payments support  may be coming to Facebook Messenger. Andrew Aude, a computer science student at Stanford University, has used an iOS application exploration developer tool called Cycript to uncover a feature in the popular messaging app. The app seems to have the ability to facilitate friend-to-friend payments, which would allow it to serve as a mobile commerce platform for Facebook. The social networking company has been interested in mobile commerce for some time, but has only recently begun…

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Mobile payments options to be offered by Facebook

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The social network giant has nearly obtained the necessary Central Bank of Ireland approval for funds exchange. Facebook Inc. is extremely close to being able to join in the race for mobile payments, in which there are a rapidly growing number of participants, as it works to boost the availability of its electronic money services. The company is moving ever closer to receiving the approval they need to allow users to send and receive funds. At the time of the writing of this article, the Central Bank of Ireland had…

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Mobile commerce project at Facebook begins testing phase

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The massive social network is hoping to start powering smartphone and tablet based shopping for others. Facebook has just confirmed recent announcements that have been made at several reputable media outlets which indicated that it is now testing a new mobile commerce and payments system in which consumers would be able to use credit card data stored on Facebook in order to make purchases through third party apps. This represents a tremendous move by Facebook to step into the smartphone and tablet based shopping channel. In order to use the…

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