WWDC 2018 Older iPhones, iPads will perform better on iOS 12 Apple enables Siri to handle shortcuts, pivots to automation over AI bakeoff Apple adds Group FaceTime and may be an enterprise collaboration player ARKit 2.0 boasts improved face tracking, 3D object detection Time to patch your Mac iOS 12: Siri shortcuts, group FaceTime and 'Memoji' Animoji of you iOS 12, MacOS Mojave and Group FaceTime: Everything Apple announced Apple officially entered the person-to-person (P2P) payments fray on Monday with the upcoming release of iOS 11, which will bring Apple Pay to iMessage. On the surface, the effort looks like a direct assault on services like PayPal, PayPal-owned Venmo, and Square. But details are scant as to how the service will operate, whether it will provide any real convenience to mobile-paying consumers or serve as the next big use case for Apple Pay. As Apple's senior VP of software Craig Federighi explained during the WWDC keynote, Apple Pay's P2P … [Read more...] about WWDC 2017: Can Apple’s P2P payments push challenge Venmo?
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Payment services like Venmo and Square Cash have enjoyed lots of attention from the younger set. Now there's a new option that's making a pitch for everyone else. This new peer-to-peer service called Zelle officially launched Monday. Zelle will integrate directly into dozens of mobile banking apps, allowing people to send and request money using their checking accounts for free. A standalone Zelle app will be coming later this year. As an added benefit, funds sent using Zelle will become available to the recipient to spend within minutes. Thanks to Zelle's pedigree -- it was developed by bank-owned consortium Early Warning -- the service will be available soon to 86 million people in the US. The service will eventually become available through 30 financial institutions in the country. "We think of Zelle as taking P2P from millennial to mainstream," Lou Anne Alexander, group president of payments for Earning Warning, said Monday, using a nickname for peer-to-peer. The service joins a … [Read more...] about Meet Zelle, billed as the Venmo for everybody
Every now and then, I get random requests for money on Venmo. The PayPal-owned app lets you request money from and send it to anybody, as long as you know that person's username. People typically use it to split a restaurant bill or to pay back a friend when they don't have cash on them. Getting "cold calls" asking for cash on Venmo isn't as common. And yet, since I created my account in early February, a notification hits my inbox roughly once a week. The first time it happened it was for $100, with the request, "being popular." Another one came in the day after, for $20, asking "Help a broke college student out." Yet another request sought a donation to a children's hospital in Macon, Georgia. That's the world you live in when you own the Venmo handle @JohnLegend, with a photo of the Grammy-winning singer as your avatar.Some pleas are really blunt, like the very creative $2 request I received in which the person just wrote, "You're John Legend."To be clear, I'm not John Legend … [Read more...] about On Venmo, the lifestyles of the (fake) rich and famous
Now Playing: Watch this: CNET asks New Yorkers: How do you Venmo? 3:29 When Sarah Mellema wanted to shoot a quick, encouraging message to her friend Sam, she didn't open Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat or WhatsApp. She didn't email, text or call. She used Venmo. "Miss you boo. Here's a kiss and some money," the 26-year-old Chicagoan wrote, attaching a digital payment of 50 cents to the message. That one note may not seem significant, but it represents Venmo's unlikely status as a thriving, millennial-heavy, emoji-infused social phenomenon, even though its reason for existing involves the boring business of paying bills and IOUs. The US-only mobile app, which is free to download and mostly free to use, pairs with people's bank accounts to let them pay each other or request money, similar to Square Cash and Chase QuickPay. The difference is that Venmo lets its users make those payments and their associated messages public on social feeds that others can comment on … [Read more...] about Venmo: The secret, hip social network you’ve never heard of
Like music CDs and DVDs, cold, hard cash is on the cusp of becoming the latest victim of mobile and internet technology. Money is dirty, credit cards are confusing and predatory, no one wants to do much math, and writing a check is as antiquated as cursive. Venmo, the highest-profile peer-to-peer mobile payment app around, solves many of these problems. While I dislike that it defaults to showing other people all of your transactions in Venmo's social network, you can turn that feature off, and this free app offers an easy way to send and receive cash from friends. Venmo's clear focus and strong execution make it one of the best overall mobile payment systems and our Editors' Choice. Free Market Venmo works on iOS, Android, and the web. I've been using it on an iPhone X running iOS 11.2 with no difficulties. After creating an account, you flesh out your profile by entering debit card or bank account details to authenticate yourself. Then connect with friends already on the platform, … [Read more...] about Venmo