Alipay Trials Face Recognition, FB Messenger Pay, SXSW, New Apps, and the World this Week

Here's what you missed on LTP this past week, March 16, 2015 - March 19, 2015:

Alibaba Poised to Make Face Recognition a Key Biometric Authentication Feature for Alipay

E-commerce Giant Alibaba is adding a facial recognition feature dubbed Smile to Pay to its mobile payments service Alipay.

Is Square Shifting Focus Away from Consumer Oriented Services?

Square is shutting down Square Order, an app that allows consumers to pre-order food and beverages for pickup from local merchants. This may be in favor of a different system, as Square recently acquired Caviar, which connects restaurants with an outsourced delivery service.

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