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  • Google Checkout lands in Oz for Voice service

    The Google Checkout payment gateway has been available in the US for four years, but Australian online shoppers have been denied the service up until the launch of Google Voice, which uses Checkout to add credit to an account.

    Written by Rodney Gedda27 Aug. 10 14:10
  • Visa's payclick takes on PayPal for micropayments

    Credit card giant Visa has entered the micropayment processing space with payclick, a pre-paid hosted service aimed at teenagers purchasing online line content such as music and games.

    Written by Rodney Gedda24 June 10 08:06
  • PayPal: Singapore gov't can 'make' mobile e-commerce market

    Unsure that market forces alone can do the job, PayPal is betting Singapore's government can spur the development and adoption of mobile e-commerce applications in the Southeast Asian city-state.

    Written by Sumner Lemon17 June 10 04:07
  • Heartland, MasterCard settle over data breach

    Heartland Payment Systems has made a third settlement deal, this time with MasterCard, related to a massive data breach two years ago at the card payments processor.

    Written by Nancy Gohring20 May 10 07:37
  • PayPal to resume bank withdrawals by Indian exporters

    PayPal said that India's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has allowed it to resume Indian bank withdrawals for Indian businesses who use PayPal to sell their goods or services abroad.

    Written by John Ribeiro01 March 10 07:04
  • PayPal: India payments suspended for 'at least a few months'

    PayPal said a ban on personal transactions to and from India will continue for "at least a few months" while the online payment service tries to resolve a problem with local regulators.

    Written by James Niccolai and Robert McMillan10 Feb. 10 08:40
  • Heartland moves to encrypted payment system

    Responding to its widely reported and massive data breach that took place a year ago, Heartland Payment Systems will be moving to an end-to-end encryption system for payment transactions, according to Chairman and CEO Robert Carr.

    Written by Joab Jackson21 Jan. 10 07:01
  • Amazon simplifies payments with new PayPhrase system

    Amazon Payments has introduced a new way to pay at and a number of other web retailers. The service is called PayPhrase and lets users enter a phase and personal identification number to speed up the checkout process, it said on Thursday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs30 Oct. 09 08:39
  • Google plans to offer micropayments service to media owners

    Google is promoting a payments system to the newspaper industry that would let Web surfers pay a small amount for individual news stories, an idea that could help publishers struggling with the impact of the Internet.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk11 Sept. 09 05:23
  • Google promises simple e-store creation with Checkout gadget

    People can create an online store in "a matter of minutes" with a new gadget application that uses Google's Checkout electronic payment service and its Docs spreadsheet application, Google announced Friday.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez03 Aug. 09 05:28
  • RTA's e-tag petrol payments move slammed by motorists

    The New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) is set to overhaul its tolling business by allowing motorists to purchase petrol using their personal e-tags, but this has already received criticism because of the millions of dollars it could potentially add to the organisation’s coffers.

    Written by Kathryn Edwards15 June 09 11:30