Square Strikes Nationwide, Stripe goes global, Shop and Pay Worldwide with Yapital, Starbucks revenue skyrockets, Payment News

Payment Industry News for today from our News Aggregation wing:

1. Forbes - Square Strikes Nationwide Payment Deal With Whole Foods

Having partnered with Starbucks more than a year ago, mobile payments company Square has pushed the envelop again by hooking up with Whole Foods in what is its first partnership with a national grocer. Whole Foods didn’t reveal how many stores would start using Square’s mobile payments technology, but the partnership is an important step for Square ahead of its widely-expected initial public offering this year.

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2. Venturebeat - Stripe goes global: Customers can now accept payment in 130 currencies

On the heels of a massive $80 million fundraise, Stripe is finally going global. Today, the developer friendly payments service announced it is available in 130 currencies. Previously, merchants could only receive money in U.S. and Canadian dollars, the euro, and the British pound. According to a news release, Stripe will automatically handle all necessary conversions and perform daily deposits in merchant’s bank accounts.

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3. News.gnom - Shop and Pay Worldwide with Yapital – with the Yapital MasterCard

Shop and pay worldwide with Yapital! Thanks to the upcoming launch of the Yapital MasterCard, this is the reality which will soon be greeting all Yapital users from within the company’s existing German, Austrian and Luxembourgish markets. After funding their Yapital accounts, customers will receive their card by post, completely free of charge.

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4. Qrcodepress - Starbucks revenue skyrockets thanks to mobile payments.

A recent report from BI Intelligence estimates that Starbucks has found major success with its focus on mobile commerce. Throughout 2013, the company has been promoting mobile payments through its partnership with Square, a leading mobile commerce platform in North America. Starbucks has seen a great deal of promise in the mobile commerce sector, accurately identifying the growing trends among consumers that are becoming more reliant on their mobile devices.

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