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Tilt lets you collect money for projects on your Android device

Collecting money from your friends for a project can sometimes be a pain. And a lot of times, you end up paying for the share of one of your delinquent contributors. But as with a lot of problems in our world now, there's finally an app for that. Tilt is now available for your Android smartphone, and you can use it to help manage and fund projects that need financial backing, from small group gifts to even those that require a crowd-funding aspect.

Android Pay tipped for Google I/O unveiling

Sources have again surfaced, and they bring with them whispers of an upcoming "Android Pay" announcement at Google's I/O conference early this summer. Android Pay, should it come to fruition, will work exactly as you'd expect: it'll be used to accept payments in apps, and to pay for items in stores with a tap-to-pay arrangement and support for Android Pay. According to sources, Android Pay will likewise be built from the ground-up for Android devs, and will be, by the looks of things, a direct competitor to Apple Pay.

Samsung acquires LoopPay, to rival Google Wallet and Apple Pay

September last year, Samsung was reportedly looking at a payment process through smartwatches. Nothing has materialized yet but the closest the South Korean giant introduced was the PayPal fingerprint secured payments coming to the Galaxy S5. Looks like Samsung is finally stepping up, hoping to rival Apple Pay and Google Wallet, with the announcement that it has acquired LoopPay. We heard of this rumor a few weeks ago and as it turns out, the story is true and LoopPay is joining Samsung's mobile branch.

Early Gear VR games will come without price tags

Aspiring Gear VR game developers beware. If you plan on jumping on this new, interesting, yet still unproven platform, you might be waiving your right to monetize your product, at least for the time being. This is due to a limitation to the Oculus Platform that will be launching earlier than scheduled alongside Samsung's virtual reality headset.

Square Cash update: ask and send payment requests

Does a friend owe you money but you won’t be able to meet in person anytime soon and bank transfers are such a drag? Or do you want to send some money to a family member who lives in another state? Square’s Cash app has a new update and it wants to make cash transactions a bit easier by allowing you to send or ask for cash requests through SMS.

Amazon releases Wallet app in beta version

Amazon has released – in a rare simultaneous event – in its own app store and the Google Play Store the Amazon Wallet app that upon close inspections seems to let you do everything Google Wallet can do, minus the added features that Google has. In its defense, it is still in beta, so you would hope that the final app would be so much better.

MasterCard and Syniverse work on geolocation-based security check

Capitalizing on the growing number of smartphone users, especially those that travel abroad, MasterCard, working together with Syniverse, has announced a new security system that aims to keep travelers from losing their patience and their money. A new security system uses something that almost everyone has with them when traveling to another country: their smartphones.
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