Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover see a big payday ahead in the emerging digital payment business. They're making sure they're in the game along with tech companies, retailers and phone companies.
Connect your credit card to your Foursquare account in order to receive discounts just for checking in to select businesses.
In giving you a little something for spending with your credit or debit card, the startup gets to pocket a little something of its own.
Visa, MasterCard, and American Express did not violate any regulations by blocking donations to WikiLeaks.
It seems some toes may have been stepped on with Google's debut of its new Wallet app -- American Express never agreed to be included in the upgrade.
Google Wallet was just updated, allowing users to add a Visa, American Express, or Discover card to the app for the first time.
MasterCard's PayPass wallet will start with online purchases before moving to the physical world.
The new digital wallet, which works a lot like PayPal, is meant to make it easier for customers to make online purchases, especially from their mobile phones.
Partnerships may be necessary for the long-term success of mobile payments, but there's going to be a lot of jockeying for position over the next few years.
The virtual wallet for smartphones is designed to replace real wallets by allowing users to store payment information and to purchase things simply by tapping their phones.