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Samsung looking at payment process through smartwatches

South Korean gadget giant Samsung is reportedly looking at how they can incorporate simple payment functions to the next wearable devices – smartwatches, more specifically. The target is the Mobile World Congress slated for early in 2015, where by that time, Samsung is expected to launch a payments-enabled smartwatch.

Google allows Play Store apps to be purchased using PayPal

Google has updated payment options in the Play Store today, and it seems to be a bit of a concession on their part. The biggest change is that we’ll now see PayPal as an option when making purchases from Google Play. Aimed at the international market, it suggest Google wants Play to scale quickly.

Square once again denies buyout is imminent

Square, the mobile payment solution finding favor with an increasingly large number of small and mid-size businesses, is reportedly up for grabs. Citing people “familiar with the matter”, the Wall Street Journal reports that Square is entertaining offers from Google and Apple. Square is flatly denying talks are taking place, despite evidence that suggests they are in trouble.  

PayPal now supporting prepaid gift cards

PayPal has added support for prepaid gift cards. With no coincidence in timing, the folks at PayPal have added this "just in time for the holidays." Basically, this means PayPal users will be able to spend any prepaid gift cards through PayPal Checkout. And while this will also benefit PayPal, it should be helpful for those who have struggled trying to use a prepaid gift card online in the past.

PayPal Android app update brings a new mobile wallet experience

PayPal has rolled-out the latest update for their Android app. The updated app brings mobile-wallet features and can be found in the Google Play Store. While we have seen some activity in the mobile-wallet space, it seems this has yet to really catch on for many consumers. With that in mind, this PayPal update adds a bit more than simply being able to walk in and pay with an app.

Google Wallet integrates with Gmail for money attachments

At present there are plenty of methods one can choose when it comes to sending money to someone else. One of the services that likely comes to the mind of many is PayPal, however that list will soon be growing. Google has recently announced the ability to send money from Gmail.
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