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Mobile commerce is on the move

Mobile commerce is beginning to gain traction among consumers and retailers. Now that FierceMobileContent has joined with FierceMobileIT, we will use our combined resources and daily coverage to provide you with the latest happenings in the m-commerce world.

PayPal launches QR code-based in-store payments platform

PayPal unveiled Payment Code--a new in-store payments platform enabling consumers to complete purchases with their mobile phone by scanning a QR code or activating a four-digit code.

Samsung adds PayPal support to simplify mobile app purchases

Samsung Electronics is now accepting PayPal as a payment option across its mobile ecosystem, allowing users to securely purchase applications, e-books and multimedia content from the Samsung Apps and Samsung Hub storefronts in a matter of seconds.

PayPal history, not credit history, fuels new 0% interest business loan

PayPal has launched PayPal Working Capital, a credit offering that merchants can apply for based on their PayPal transaction history instead of their credit history. Beyond that complete sidestep of the traditional, credit bureaus are borrowing terms that are highly competitive with traditional lenders. In the way of disruption, you can think of PayPal's play as a "two-fer." 

eBay acquires Braintree digital payments platform for $800M

eBay has reached an agreement to acquire digital commerce startup Braintree Payments Solutions for approximately $800 million in cash.

Facebook rolls out Autofill in-app mobile payments feature

Facebook is launching a new payments tool enabling consumers to make purchases within mobile applications using their Facebook login information.

Report: PayPal close to deal to acquire Braintree payments platform

eBay-owned PayPal is nearing an agreement to acquire startup Braintree Payments Solutions,  The Wall Street Journal  reports.

PayPal introduces Beacon hands-free mobile payments system

eBay-owned PayPal unveiled Beacon, an add-on technology enabling consumers to complete in-store mobile payments without removing their phone.

PayPal overhauls iOS, Android apps with new payment options, offers

eBay-owned PayPal is rolling out updated applications for Apple's iOS and Google's Android, making it easier for users to complete mobile payments at restaurants and retailers.

Report: Facebook trialing in-app mobile payments platform

Facebook is poised to launch a new payments platform enabling consumers to make purchases within mobile applications using their Facebook login information,  AllThingsD  reports.