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Chirpify Nixes PayPal Requirement
Chirpify, a social commerce startup that enables participants to pay using a...
Telefonica Digital Says New Mobile Security Division Will Operate Like a Start-Up
London based Telefonica Digital has launched a new mobile security division...
Social Gifting Platform Boomerang Has Reached 1 Million Gifts
Boomerang, a social media gift company has announced that it has had 1 million...
Boomerang Offers Platform to Online Publishers for Incentives
Boomerang, a company that started as a social travel site and moved into a...
Flattr Asked to Remove its P2P Service from Twitter
Flattr today announced the company’s person to person payments (P2P) service...
Pay-with-a-Tweet App Updated
Social payment app Pay with a Tweet now is updated with a new interface. The...
Groupon Fires CEO; Replaces Him With Board Memebers
After a down quarter, Groupon’s Cehif Executive Officer Andrew Mason announced...
Foursquare Expands Offers to MasterCard, Visa Cardholders
Foursquare could be on its way to driving new business to retailers with a new...
Consumers Lead Way to Next-Gen Loyalty – Simplify My Life
With new mobile shopping applications hitting the market from a plethora of...
Facebook Users Send 1 Million Gift Cards with Wrapp
Swedish digital gift card company Wrapp said it has reached 1 million digital...
Reddit to Accept Bitcoins as Payments for Reddit Gold
As of Feb. 14th, social medium Reddit is accepting Bitcoins, as well as credit...
Cardlytics Brings Consumer Offers to Facebook
A day after American Express announced further integration with Twitter for...
Amex Sync Advances Social Commerce
On Monday, American Express announced another partnership with Twitter which...
Facebook Scratches Surface of Possibilities With Multiple Retailer Gift Cards
Facebook has announced that it has launched a reloadable prepaid card that can...
Payvment Exits Facebook Commerce Business
The soon to be closed Payvment platform enabled retailers to market their...
Can Ripple Solve BitCoin’s Problems?
One issue with BitCoin is that it relies on a centralized exchange, leaving it...
Dwolla Enables Twitter-Based Payments
In an attempt to make person to person payments more simple, Dwolla Wednesday...
Daily Deal Companies Groupon and LivingSocial Look For Other Revenue Sources
Daily deal companies Groupon and LivingSocial are looking for new ways to bring...
Facebook’s Payments Revenue Declines Quarter over Quarter
Facebook’s revenue from payments and fees declined from $192 million in Q2 to...
Google AdWords Business Credit Card To Launch In UK
A recent poll of 50 U.K. CIOs conducted by Fujitsu, indicates that mobile...
Facebook Uses Bango to Provide Carrier Billing for Digital Goods
Facebook mobile application users now can purchase digital goods using carrier...
Groupon Officially Launches Mobile Payment-Acceptance Device
With Groupon continuing to struggle with the decline of its daily deals...
Young Consumers Boosts E-Commerce in India
India is a young market –about half of the population is under 25. So it is not...
Concerns Persist About How Credit Issuers Engage College Students
The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act passed...
Groupon’s Poor Second Quarter Lead Some to Question Daily Deals’ Future
Groupon’s second quarter earnings show that the market for daily deals and the...
Facebook Reports Payments Business Results
Facebook's Payments revenues increased a litle more than 3% percent from $186...
Chirpify Uses Twitter to Compete in P2P Payments
Chris Teso founded Chirpify in May 2011. The company's payment service launched...
Developments in the Mobile Wallet Race
While Google appeared to take the initial lead in the mobile wallet race, it...
Commonwealth Bank in Australia Set to Launch Banking on Facebook
From a Computer World article The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) is to offer banking...
Facebook Drops Credits Platform in Favor of Local Currency Pricing
Facebook announced via the company's developer blog that Facebook Credits are...
American Express Plants Prepaid Seeds in CyberSpace With Zynga
American Express Co. has a plan to win new customers from the digital...
American Express Enhances Offer Engine
The "My Offers" tab on the American Express iPhone application now will...
Start-Up Pairs Social Media and Free Gift Cards To Help Retailers Lure Shoppers
A Swedish company called Wrapp is helping 25 retailers lure shoppers into their...
Pinterest Creeps Into the Picture for Financial Institutions
Just when some financial institutions are starting to master the use of...
Class-Action Lawsuit Challenges Minors' Purchase of Facebook Credits
The lawsuit was filed by Glynnis Bohannon of Arizona, who is seeking a refund...
MasterCard Makes a Play in Daily Deals Space
MasterCard has announced it will integrate daily deal offerings from Local Deal...
Some Markets Not Ready for Social Commerce
Social commerce was a prevalent theme at this month's E Commerce One to One, a...
PayCento Links Micropayments and Social Media
Accepting card based micropayments is not cost effective for many businesses as...
Social Media is Popular with American Express
From Mashable.com "Our mission is to be everywhere our Cardmembers and...
Venmo Introduces Mobile P2P Payments System to Public
Venmo, a P2P mobile payments service, has completed more than two years of beta...
Amazon Turns to Deep Discounts to Promote Amazon Local
Internet retailer Amazon.com has said that it will offer $10 gift cards for $5...
LivingSocial Getting Into The Credit Card Game
LivingSocial has announced it will launch a new co branded credit card for its...
Social Networking to Impact Bank Customer Strategies
“Nobody – not even the mighty Zuckerberg himself – can predict how social...
American Express Loads Prepaid Cards To Digital Wallets
American Express is loading its entire prepaid card portfolio onto its Serve...
WePay Allows Protestors to Raise Funds
Founded in 2008, WePay is a payments venture that allows individuals and...
Sabre Travel Network Offers Virtual Card Settlement Services
Southlake, Texas headquartered Sabre Travel Network, a multinational T&E...
Mobile Phone Card Reader Introduced in UK
Following mobile phone card reader examples in other countries (e.g. Square in...
Non-financial Websites Help Banks Attract Deposits with Lottery Style Promotions
SaveUp.com is just one example of a number of websites designed to help...
Citi Allows Users to Aggregate Reward Points
The Citi ThankYou® Point Sharing App is a Facebook application that allows...
Social Network Data May be Included in Some Bank’s Risk Metrics
Financial institutions are finding value in the information on social...
PayPal Launches Facebook App for P2P Payments
The “Send Money” app from PayPal allows a Facebook user to send a personalized...
Facebook Tries to Expand the Reach its Credits Payment Platform
Facebook recently announced on its developer blog that the company is in the...
Citi Releases Facebook App to Enable Top-Ups for Mobile Prepaid Accounts
Citi has released a Facebook payments app as a response to mobile network...
How Lenders are Using Social Media
Many Americans may be unaware that their social media conversations and posts...
Digital River Expands Ecommerce Solution for Online Gaming
This new commerce package from Digital River supports a variety of direct to...
Microlending and Social Media: Competition Between Banks and Non-Bank Lenders
“Many of the community aspects of microlending are emerging in the new digital...
Amex Acquires Virtual Currency Monetization Platform Sometrics
While the deal totals $30M, neither party has disclosed the breakdown of stock...
Showcasing Credit Scores on Facebook?
Credit Sesame is a relatively new provider capitalizing on consumer interest in...
Dwolla Integrates with LinkedIn API
With the addition of LinkedIn support, Dwolla users can now send funds to a...
Facebook Commerce Evolves with New Version of Payvment
Facebook’s top ecommerce platform announced the latest versions of its social...
Case in Point: Why Facebook 'Likes' Can Be Meaningless Measures
This article from Retail Banker International opens with the following headline...
Virtual Currencies Can be Risky to Both Consumers and Regulators in China
A recent article discussed the current status of virtual currencies in China...
Branch Check-Ins: Be Careful What You Ask For!
The Financial Brand has presented two stories of banks using social media to...
Facebook Drops Places and Daily Local Deals
Facebook made two relatively quiet “announcements” last week that must have...
Discover Card Encourages Referrals via Social Media, Valued at $100 Per New Card
Discover Cards has an innovative (and potentially lucrative) referral program...
Make Social Media More Rewarding - CreditDonkey Identifies Best Business Credit Cards for Social Media Advertisers
Perhaps it was just a matter of time, but now credit cards (in this case...
American Express Launches 'Link, Like, Love' on Facebook
Continuing development of its social media initiatives, American Express has...
Ceridian Stored Value Solutions Joins with Twitpay to Offer Payments through Social Networks
Ceridian Stored Value Solutions announced on July 28 that it has signed an...
American Express Launches “Link, Like, Love” Deal Offers and Coupons on Facebook
Today, American Express announced its release of the “Link, Like, Love” program...
Financial Services Roundtable Release Guide to Risks in Social Media
The BITS organization, the technology policy division of the Financial Services...
Transaction Wireless Secures Patent for Social Gifting Technology
The patent, Transaction Wireless’s second, will complement wGiftCard, the...
New Salvo Fired by Forces Combatting Facebook Credits
Consumer Watchdog, a California based not for profit, filed a complaint with...
American Express and foursquare Roll out National Partnership, Delivering Exclusive Couponless Specials to Cardmembers
American Express is rolling out their partnership with foursquare on a national...
Facebook Fills Out Global Payment Options for Credits
Facebook continues to move towards its previously established July 1 deadline...
Credit Cards Go Social Networking in China
Renren.com, one of the largest social networking websites in China, has...
Banks And Card Companies Both Adopting Social Media
True, one doesn’t usually consider The Palm Beach Post as a leading source for...
Twitter Usage Grows; Expect More Adoption With Improved Search and In Tweet Photo Sharing
Twitter continues to gain ground, especially as a means for short...
Twitter Viewed As Valuable Channel For Fraud Alerts
Dave Jevans, chairman of the Anti Phishing Working Group (and chairman of...
ASB New Zealand Offering Branch-Style Chat Via Facebook
The "virtual branch" phrase is subject to wide interpretation, but...
Bitcoin Making Waves As Virtual, Anonymous Currency
One of the side effects of the recent Wikileaks upheaval has been a gut level...
Twitter Verification Was Only For Early Birds
The Financial Brand tracks the use of Twitter (and other social media) by...
First Data Adds Big Brands to its eGift Social Marketplace
First Data’s eGift SocialSM solution has added fuel to the Social Media...
Discover Poll Says Number Of Small Business Owners on Social Networking Websites Nearly Triples In Past Three Years
Affirming the importance of social media to small businesses and small business...
Retailers Hope Tapping into Facebook Will Boost Their Holiday Gift Card Sales
Two articles today cover retailers who are using Facebook as a way to promote e...
How Facebook Enters Bricks-and-Mortar Commerce
An intelligent look at how Facebook and its local services competitors...
Target to Sell Facebook Credits Gift Cards
Hold on to your seats, the next sentence may make you dizzy The virtual world...
American Express Open Launches New Mobile Platform for Social Networking Site
AMEX’s interest in small business owners is affirmed once more with its iPhone...
Wrapp Raises $15M for Social Gifting: Dowjones
Social media spending by banks plateaus as interest wanes: Finextra
MasterCard scans social media, calls itself a 'tech company': Newsday
Mobile payments startup Clip raises $1.5M, aims to be the Square of the Spanish-speaking world: The Next Web
Too small to fail: The partnership-driven nature of fintech startups: Pando Daily
Why Jennifer Lopez’ new social commerce venture for Latinos is smart: Social Commerce Today
Foursquare partners with Gnip to sell its worldwide real-time check-in data: The Next Web
If social commerce is a Unicorn, there are a lot of Unicorns in China: Social Commerce Today
Facebook Gifts gets a scheduling feature to let users decide when to notify recipients: Inside Facebook
Retailers Are Discovering A Valuable New Payment Platform In Social Media
ePaymentAmerica unveils Yapyzal tool for direct marketing on social media: BBR
Technology Startups Creating New Wave of Development and Innovation for Financially Underserved Customers: CFSI
MasterCard Uses Social Intelligence to Tweak MasterPass Offering: Click Z
China Bets Big on Social Commerce: $586M investment in Twitter-style Commerce: Social Commerce Today
Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne Sample Chirpify's Twitter Payments System: PaymentsSource
How the FTC’s revised dot-com disclosures affect online, social and mobile advertising: Mobile Commerce Daily
Chirpify raises $2 million: Portland Business Journal
An Unconventional Car Maker Embraces Unconventional Payments: PaymentsSource
Social Payments startups Leetchi launches MangoPay: Rude Baquette
One-third of retailers see more than 20pc of traffic coming from mobile, report: Mobile Commerce Daily
New FTC Geolocation Ruling Will Force Retail Data Changes: Storefront Backtalk
BuyReply Raises $1 Million For An SMS, Email & Twitter-Based E-Commerce Solution: TechCrunch
Analysis: PayPal hopes to break shoppers' swipe habit in stores:reuters
Facebook Will Peer Into Your Grocery Bag to Sell an Ad:wired
After Netflix gaffe, the SEC approves investor updates on Twitter, Facebook:thenextweb
Social Payments: More than Just Splitting the Check:paybefore
New City watchdog to trawl Twitter for bad bank behavior:finextra
Yandex.money transfers rubles P2P via Twitter: The Green Sheet
Buyvite Group Pay Launches New API: Programmable Web
With Chirpify, You Can Now Buy Products Through Facebook Comments: Fast Company
Top 10 Social Media Strategies to Use Right Now: Incentive Magazine
Wrapp CEO Hjalmar Winbladh talks gifts, Facebook and mobile payments: The Washington Post
How Amex Got Social Religion: Digiday
Report: Consumers still frugal; shopping less channels: Chain Store Age
Viewpoint: Getting to the Heart of the FFIEC’s Guidance on Social Media:paybefore
TD Bank Breaks Social Marketing Mold and Invests in Google+ Content: Ad Age:Adage
Can Facebook Money App Azimo Disrupt the $400bn Remittance Market?: Social Commerce Today
Lenders are turning to social media to assess borrowers: The Economist
Social media not significant sales driver, study finds: Retail Customer Experience
FFIEC Proposes Social Media Risk Guidance: Credit Union Times
Social payment technology startup BuyBox raises $2.3 million:thenextweb
Which will come first: mobile payments or flying cars?: Internet Retailers
How to Leverage Social Media in 2013: American Banker
Buying Groupon hard for Google with growth diminishing: Chicago Tribune
Daily deals: Are they effective for small to midsize businesses?: Mobile Commerce Daily
Facebook Is Like a Credit Card and That’s Why It’s Here to Stay: Mashable
Connect.Me, miiCard unveil verified social reputation card: The Green Sheet
Study Says Facebook Users Spend More Money And Have Lower Credit Scores: Huffington Post
Mobile Fix: Politics and big data
Facebook Gifts Get Charitable: TechCrunch
Facebook Sued by Gambit Over Market for Game Currency: BusinessWeek
Social sharing of credit and debit cards: ZDNet
The World Payments Report 2012, Part One: thefinanser
Facebook Fought SEC to Keep Mobile Risks Hidden Before IPO:bloomberg.com
Grow Financial branch lures passers-by with virtual money machine – Finextra
Kellogg's shop uses tweets as currency: The Next Web
Google’s India hub is now the largest outside US: The Outsource Blog
EBS PayPal's first channel partner in India: The Green Sheet
Passwords could be a relic of the past if this Intel technology takes off: Canada.com
Satisfaction With Social Media Interaction: J. D. Power
Chase Gets a (Twitter) Handle on Social Media: American Banker
Brazilian Group Acquires Social Commerce Platform: The Next Web
$500K funding for Berlin-based f-commerce startup: Social Commerce Today
ICICI preps Facebook transactions: Finextra
eBay Buys Its Own Private Pinterest: Wired
Kindle Fire--The #1 Best-Selling Product on Amazon Since Launch--Now Sold Out: MarketWatch
Let's Set Aside Facebook Comparisons and Look at LinkedIn as a Business: Google-ish? Forbes
AmEx’s new local offers pose threat to Groupon: VentureBeat
Facebook branded debit card to be unveiled in South Africa: It Web Africa
PayPal, Google and Isis' Common Mobile-Wallet Thread: Discover: PaymentsSource
What an NFC-equipped iPhone would mean?: VentureBeat
Could consumer confusion over mobile payments dampen holiday growth?: Mobile Commerce Daily
Probably the Smartest Thread You’ll Read on (Social) E-Commerce: Social Commerce Daily
Wrapp using Facebook to target back-to-school shoppers: CNET
Facebook Introduces The Payer Promotion API: WebProNews
Groupon shifts focus to local m-commerce: Mobile Commerce Daily
China's Sina Weibo launching new social credit card initiative: The Next Web
Why Groupon’s Shares Fell 20 Percent: All Things D
Survey Says: Facebook to Take 6.1% of E-commerce Market by 2015: Social Commerce Today
1.6% Of Facebook Users Spent Over $1 Billion On Virtual Goods: Forbes
Amex's Social Media Mentorship Doesn't Fly with Bird-Supply Guy: PaymentsSource
Australia: ASB Launches Mobile Facebook Payments: The Financial Brand
Revel Unveils iPad POS Solution For Food Trucks With Twitter Integration
Angry Birds Creator Selects Braintree’s Payments Platform: Business Wire
Foursquare Gives Its Merchant Tools A Makeover: TechCrunch
Australia: Banks mull customers' social value: ITnews
EU-backed group releases social media findings: Finextra
Grou.ps Launches LoveBucks: Tech Crunch
LivingSocial Experiments With Daily Deals: All Things D
Kred Launches Rewards System: The Next Web
Korea: Kakao Talk introduces virtual currency: The Next Web
Google Targets Facebook with Revisions to Mobile Wallet: PaymentsSource
Facebook payments to challenge PayPal, Google, Apple, and more : VentureBeat
I'm a person, not a bank: tweeters mistakenly bombard @natwest: Finextra
New Zealand: ASB set to launch mobile payments to Facebook 'friends'Voxy.co.nz
Collecting Debts with Social Media: Bank Talk
Groupon acquires Breadcrumb to connect with local restaurants: VentureBeat
Sell Anything On Pinterest With Pin2Sell
DataSift Lands $7.2 Million In Inside Funding Round: Insider
Citi partners LinkedIn to develop professional networking group for women: Finextra
MasterCard Survey Finds Consumers Want Improved Online Shopping Experience: MarketWatch
SMP Conference: Excitement High, But Fragmentation Slows Mobile Commerce: PayBefore
YuuZoo Signs with Virtual Piggy to Provide Secure Online Payments Young Users
Visa’s PlaySpan combines subscriptions and microtransactions into UltimatePay: Daily Media Wire
Twitter commerce platform Chirpify raises $1.3M from social media execs: VentureBeat
Scotiabank taps Facebook for 'richness' charity campaign: Finextra
FANBOX Integrates Loyalty Solutions with Facebook Platform: MarketWatch
Foursquare Confirms 20M Users, 2 Billion Check-ins, on 4sqDay 2012: VentureBeat
After Instagram, Facebook Acquires Tagtile: DealBook
Bump expands mobile footprint to photo-sharing: Vator News
Amazon Matches Apple’s Revenue Split for In-App Payments: All Things D
Starbucks to Provide $5 Off $10 Gift Cards via Google Offers: Sys-Con Media
Malware tricks Facebook users into exposing credit cards: ZDNet
Groupon settles coupon expiration lawsuits for $8.5 mln: Reuters
Wrapp Readies German Launch of Original Social Gifting Service: MarketWatch
Gamification Offers Measureable Results For Marketing And Engagement: Retail TouchPoints
The billion-dollar fight for control of mobile money: ARS Technica
Card Case Adds More Merchant Discovery, Social Features: TechCrunch
Ally, USAA Top Bank Social Media Study: Bank Systems & Technology
American Express and PayPal go head to head with Facebook payment apps: ZDNet
SelectCore to Launch Virtual Visa Through Its Facebook Social Mobile Remittance Platform: Marketwire
Shazam shares music with NFC: Near Field Communications
Alternet Systems Launches End to End Mobile Financial Services Initiative: MarketWatch
F-Commerce Faces Questions as Facebook Stores Close: RealWire
Will Facebook mobile payments make developers rich?: FierceDeveloper
Updated Opera browsers to show off mobile payments and social networks at Barcelona: PhoneArena
American Express partners Twitter for small business advertising roll-out: Finextra
Ebay Gift Card Scam Casts Evil Eye: Malware City
Social media replacing customer service channels at banks: report: ZDNet
Commentary: Facebook’s Bango ad deal isn’t right for its users: The Washington Post
Foursquare adds P2P NFC: Near Field Communications
After Facebook's IPO, Payments Business Is Poised For Major Growth: Forbes
Those Millions on Facebook? Some May Not Actually Visit: DealBook
Payments Are A $557M Business For Facebook — That Could Expand From Games To Apps: Tech Crunch
Facebook IPO: JPMorgan Chase Surprises Wall St. With Lead Role: The Huffington Post
Will Facebook deliver an IPO surprise?: CBS Money Watch
Sequent launches NFC middleware for apps developers: Finextra
When Customers Seek Help on Twitter, Banks Fall Short: The Financial Brand
Social Commerce: The New Era Of E-Commerce -Part I: Retail TouchPoints
Xsolla And ZipZap Partnership Allows Gamers To Pay For Virtual Currency With Cash: PRWeb
Report: Internet Economy Set to Nearly Double to $4.2T by 2016: All Things D
mopay launches payments platform for online dating services: The Paypers
Customer Interaction With Utilities Via Social Media Rising Swiftly, According to New Pike Research Survey
American Express Launches Social Media Show + Tell to Help Small Businesses Harness the Power of Social Media
Social Media Statistics: By-the-Numbers, January 2012: Banking.com
Facebook to Live Stream Official Data Privacy Day 2012 Event on January 26th: MarketWatch
TD Bank's Social Strategy: Start Small, Think Big: The Brainyard
Optimal Payments Looks Forward to ICE Totally Gaming 2012: SFGate
Reality Check 2.0: Social Media Myths & Facts: The Financial Brand
8 Things You May Be Doing to Get Your Financial Institution’s Facebook Page Shut Down: The Financial Brand
Can Savings Accounts Be Social?: NetBanker
PayPal: Mobile payments and location-based offers go hand-in-hand: GigaOM
Banks Missing Opportunities to Address Customer Anxieties: Bank Systems & Technology
Swedbank blames social media rumours for Latvian ATM panic: Finextra
Xsolla teams up with SafetyPay to monetise online gaming and social networking platforms: The Paypers
Citi mobile payments head Chu quits for LivingSocial: Finextra
Go Ahead – Make Someone’s Birthday, Holiday or Any Day Special with the New PayPal Send Money App for Facebook: Paypal
iPad buyers are exactly who you think they are, but with pets (infographic): MobileBeat
The US Stop Online Piracy Act: A primer: PC Advisor
Wells Fargo Weighs Internal Social Network Strategy: The Brain Yard
LinkedIn offering CardMunch iPhone app: SFGate
Australian Banks Threatened by Social Media?: Daily Deal Media
Social media users wary of 'brand pollution' - survey: Finextra
SelectCore Offers Domestic Mobile Top-Up on Facebook Platform: Reuters
JP Morgan Chase taps Facebook for $1m sweepstakes: Finextra
Chasing Friends, Banks Go Social: The Wall Street Journal
Payments by email, Facebook on the way: Herald Sun
GAME launches new digital wallet for online gamers: The Paypers
Start-up Pygg launches with Twitter-centric payments app: StartupSmart
US Bank spurs business social networking with $15,000 Facebook challenge: Finextra
AmEx Leads $12 Million Investment in Clickable: ClickZ
New York Makes Grab For Groupon, LivingSocial Sales Tax: Forbes
Virtual currencies will be the next wave of change: FSCB
MasterCard to host Twitter Q&A: Near Field Communications
Only 0.05% of Twitter Accounts in Financial Services are Verified: Visible Banking
Beyond the Wall: 10 Ideas for Dynamic Financial Facebook Welcome Pages: The Financial Brand
More Brits go online to bank than use social media - Nationwide: Finextra
Facebook Totally Caved To Apple On Its New Mobile Platform (AAPL): SFGate
What Whole Foods gained from its LivingSocial deal: Retail Customer Experience
Social Media Monetization Leader to Leverage CashBox Solution for Billing, Customer Acquisition & Retention Benefits
Citibank Unveils New Consumer Banking Website – Raises The Bar: Virtual-Strategy Magazine
The Top 400 Banks on Twitter: The Financial Brand
How New Payment Options Can Drive Revenue: Harvard Business Review
Facing up to the competition - Social Media Payments: Consult Hyperion
Capital One Pays to Play in Zynga's Virtual Worlds: netbanker
Goldman Sachs Leads $20M Round In Social Media Marketing Platform Networked Insights: TechCrunch
Fed to monitor social media chatter: Finextra
PayPal to announce Facebook integration in two weeks-rumor: ZDNet
Payments 2.0: Drafting Off The E-Commerce And Social Wave: Forbes
BrainTrust LIVE: Does Your Social Media = Social Commerce?: RetailWire
Creditcard.net domain sells for $138.000: Finextra
The End Of Social Media 1.0: paidContent.org
Payvment Announces New Social Commerce Features at Facebook’s f8 Developer Conference
Weemba Introduces Social Network Site to Connect Borrowers with Professional Lenders
Nielsen: State of the Media Social Media Report: Q3 2011
Move Over Social Media; Here Comes Social Business: Fast Company
Shareagift Launches, Looks To Make Group Gift Buying Social, Fun, And Less Annoying: Fast Company
Misys taps social media location information for bank-to-customer payment authorisation: Finextra
Online Banking Popularity Surges Among Customers 55 and Up: Bank Systems & Technology
Social Media Check-In Promos Reward Frequent Branch Visits: The Financial Brand
The Top 35 Banks on Facebook: The Financial Brand
How Effective Is Your Bank's Social Media Strategy: Bank Marketing Strategy
Amex taps Twitter and Facebook for charitable giving; inspires stream of invective: Finextra
Nexon Rolls Out New Karma Koin Cards This Month to Retailers: MarketWatch
Mobile and social to emerge as power channels for banking: Finextra
Jumio Payment Goes WordPress - A Credit Card Reader for Every Blog
Rdio Offers Prepaid Subscription Cards: Digital Media Wire
Solid Ecommerce Spending Recovery Suggests Strong Holiday Season: eMarketer
American Express Launches Link, Like, Love on Facebook
American Express and Flyertalk Join Together for Top Flyer Program
Social media monitored more by law enforcement: SFGate
The First Bank of Blizzard: Are Virtual Currencies The Next Safe Havens?: Fast Company
Free coffee up for grabs in social payments experiment: Finextra
Online Banking Quietly Booming
ABI: One billion contactless payments cards to ship in 2016
Hearsay Social raises $18M so your employees won’t embarrass you on social media
Worst Practices: 3 Ways Businesses Fail at Social CRM: Ecommerce Times
Twitter is pushing ads to the top of the stream: SocialBeat
Five Truths About Social Media Marketing: Entrepreneur
Mobile gaming expected to exceed $16B by 2016: ABI Research: Mobile Commerce Daily
Finally, a Facebook Credit Card Connection to Really Like: NetBanker
Dwolla reaches million-dollar milestone: The Geen Sheet
Revo Payments (PAAGO) Releases Beta Version of First Integrated Facebook Payment Apps for B2C and B2B Payments
Using Facebook Credits as Ecommerce Sales Incentives: eCommerce Bytes
CHART OF THE DAY: In-App Payments Have Totally Changed The Business Models Of iOS Games: Business Insider
Facebook revises virtual money terms in wake of anti-trust complaint: Finextra
Zynga will drive in-game mobile purchases with IPO funds: Mobile Commerce Daily
New Starbucks Mobile-Pay App Adds Facebook Link for Gifting: American Banker
Facebook's vending machines: A Coke or a keyboard?: CNN Money
Retail chains invest online, but hope to lure web shoppers into their stores: Internet Retailer
New social shopping study reveals how consumers select and purchase goods online: Retail Customer Experience
Citi GTS has fully embraced social media: Finextra
Banksimple, social media and the first 20 cards: Finextra
Banks use social media to solve customers' problems, build goodwill: Palm Beach Post
Turning Gen Y into Bank Brand Advocates: 3fold
Will Facebook Credits Work as a Real-World Currency?: ClickZ
New study evaluates consumer behaviors, attitudes toward social commerce: Retail Customer Experience
The 5 Biggest Stories in Social Media, Tech & Business This Morning: Mashable
Collection agencies using social media to track down debtors: azfamily
Most users do not trust Facebook: Ecommerce Journal
Milyoni Bags $3 Million to Enable Commerce on Facebook: All Things D
Report: Social media crucial for finance brands: Warc
Visa Launches Travel-Themed Marketing Campaign with New Facebook: 4-traders
On Measuring Brand Advocacy in Social Media
Social Media Expertise Is A Joke
LinkedIn's stock up 90 percent in market debut
Valutec Gift & Loyalty Platform Goes Social with SNAP
Bing And Facebook Start Down A Very Frightening Social Media Analytics Path: Storefront Backtalk
New Social Media Site Helps Banks with Foreclosures, Short Sales and REO Properties
Banks spooked by social media: Financial News
Why Facebook will not become a bank: FSCB
The Devil in Social Media Details: BAI Banking Strategies
The Limits of Social Media Analytics and the Need for Human Analysis: Bank Systems & Technology
Former Groupon Sales Executive Joins edo Interactive
Retail Customer Experience: Payvment paves the way for shopping on social networks
Participation in Social Networks in the U.S. by Income
In general, income had no substantial effect on social networks among survey respondents. As can be seen by the bars in this figure, participation rates for all income levels hovered around 70%. The one exception to this rule was LinkedIn. For more information about this particular report, please visit Mercator Advisory Group here.
Payments Market Share Within Social Networks Will Lead Into Other Segments
The market for digital goods, at $15 billion and growing, is undoubtedly both attractive and remunerative, but it remains “small potatoes” compared to retail payments as a whole in the trillions of dollars. Not surprisingly, the new payment competitors have begun to make forays into the much larger segments of consumer payments. This figure puts the social-network-based payments discussed above into the context of four major quadrants of consumer payments: on the left side, the overall category of Consumer to Business (C2B), both online and in the physical world, and on the right side, the corresponding split for Consumer to Consumer (C2C) payments. For more information about this report, please visit Mercator Advisory Group here.
Markets for Micropayments Within Social Networks
Overall, the market for online sales of digital goods in the micropayment price range is exploding. We expect to see growth led by three parts of this market: social games virtual content, digital music downloads, and digital publishing. Since 2009, the social games have grown bigger and better, and social networks such as Facebook delivered the growing audiences that the games needed. For more information about his particular report, visit Mercator Advisory Group here.
SMART Social Media
This chart captures some broad segments of social media technologies. Most often, “social media” is the very general description that refers to the entire group of 20-25 categories of relatively new, and still evolving, technology-enabled communications formats. The key attribute characterizing any social media format is the element of conversation: many users are enabled to contribute, and many users can access and respond to the contributions of others. For more information about this particular report, please visit Mercator Advisory Group here.
Paper, Plastic or Mobile? An FTC Workshop on Mobile Payments
As the nation’s consumer protection agency, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is committed to staying abreast of technologies that affect consumers to ensure that consumer protections keep pace with these technologies.
Business or Pleasure: How Social Networking Will Reshape the P2P Value Chain
Ardent Partners September 2011
Michigan Bankers Association 2011
Facebook SEC S-1 Filing
United States Security & Exchange Commission February 1, 2012
Retail Banking in the Age of Apponomics
Booz & Company, Inc. 2011
SuperData Research, Inc.October 2011
Social Media Risks and Mitigation
BITS June 2011
Social Networking and Security Risks
Financial Institutions and Social Media
Fiserv, Inc.November 2010
How to Increase Customer Loyalty by Using Mobile Devices
by Henry Helgeson, CEO, Merchant Warehouse
Social Media's Impact on Commerce is Just Beginning
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