PayPal contactless QR code payments feature allows in-person touchless transactions

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A new in-app feature makes it possible for quick response barcodes to facilitate purchases. PayPal is rolling out contactless QR code payments that use barcode scans to complete transactions for easy buying and selling. This will allow transactions to be completed in person but without making physical contact. The contactless QR code payments will be rolling out in the official PayPal app for safe and secure in-person transactions. It is rolling out in 28 markets around the world. Moreover, for a limited time, PayPal is waiving the transaction fees typically…

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PayPal completes GoPay acquisition required to access Chinese market

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The American digital payment firm has now acquired a 70 percent equity stake. PayPal has now confirmed the completion of its GoPay acquisition. The American firm purchased a 70 percent equity stake in the Chinese Guofubao Information Technology company. This represents the first time a foreign payments platform will provide online pay services in China. Through the GoPay acquisition, PayPal will become the first company from outside of China to offer online payment services within the country. The purchase in the majority stake in the company didn’t come as a…

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New PayPal in-store mobile payments option to roll out in 2020

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Sometime next year, the online payments company is gearing up to launch in-store payments solutions. A new PayPal in-store mobile payments initiative has been revealed by the company’s CEO Dan Schulman. According to Business Insider, Schulman recently said in an interview with Axios that a digital wallet for physical stores that uses near field communications (NFC) and quick response (QR) code technology, could be part of the upcoming PayPal in-store payments solution. PayPal sees new value in the potential of offering such as system. This won’t be the first time…

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Honda Dream Drive brings in-vehicle payments to drivers

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Honda’s in-dash system prototype uses mobile technology and voice control. Honda Dream Drive is the first integrated driver and passenger in-vehicle infotainment, commerce, service and rewards dashboard in the automotive industry. The fully integrated car experience is a collaboration between Honda and Visa. Drivers will be able to order a range of goods and services via the in-dash system. The Honda Dream Drive system, an AI (artificial intelligence) based technology, was first shown as a concept during CES 2017, under a collaboration with ConnectedTravel. Since then, the Japanese auto manufacturer…

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PayPal mobile payments break records over Thanksgiving shopping weekend

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Over $1 Billion mobile payments were made via PayPal on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. PayPal mobile payments was the preferred payment method for many mobile users during America’s biggest shopping weekend of the year. The American-based worldwide online payment system has revealed that, for the first time ever, it saw over $1 billion in mobile payment volume on Black Friday and hit this record-breaking volume again on Cyber Monday. There were higher mobile payment volumes on Black Friday than Cyber Monday. What is particularly surprising about the data…

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