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Rakuten sponsors Barcelona soccer team

The ‘Amazon of Japan’ is up 10% ahead of Pinterest’s IPO

Rakuten, an investor in Pinterest, saw its stock rise 10% ahead of the online scrapbooking site's public debut.

Europe’s biggest IPO this year just started trading —Italy’s Nexi is a rare $6.4 billion bright spot amid regional slump

It's a rare positive sign for European listings, after Brexit worries and a market rough patch led to many IPO plans shelved or scrapped altogether.

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Jennifer Bailey, Apple's vice president of Apple Pay, introduces Apple Card.

Apple announced a sleek, new credit card that’s all white and offers 2% cash back on every Pay purchase — here’s how it works

Apple is launching its first credit card this summer. Here's how Apple Card will work and how you can sign up.

Payments app Zelle is gaining ground on heavyweight PayPal as fintech apps battle for a piece of a $167 billion market

According to an analysis released by eMarketer in October, mobile peer-to-peer transaction volume is expected to reach $167 billion this year

Stores and credit-card companies are in an all-out war over fees

Stores like Target, Home Depot, and Amazon are pushing for an end to a rule that forces them to accept any and all credit cards by a single network. Visa and Mastercard say that change would lead to mass customer confusion.
Costco now offers Apple Pay.

Costco just made an uncharacteristic move to win over millennial customers

Costco members can now use Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and Samsung Pay to purchase products in any of its stores across the United States. The service was tested in a handful of stores before being rolled out nationally.
Adyen CEO Pieter van der Does

A Dutch payment giant backed by Mark Zuckerberg and used by Uber is going public

Adyen processed €108 billion-worth of payments last year and had revenues of €218 million. The company could be valued at up to €9 billion in the IPO in Amsterdam.

Square sinks after Paypal acquires iZettle to better compete in payments

Square tumbles after Paypal announced it will acquire iZettle, a European competitor of Square. Fintech startup iZettle will further Paypal's plans for an international omni-channel payments solution and increase competition in the point-of-sale market.

Paypal is gaining ground after announcing its $2.2 billion acquisition of a European competitor of Square

Paypal shares rise in pre-market trading after it announced the $2.2 billion acquisition of Square competitor iZettle. The European fintech startup which makes credit card readers for phones and tablets would further Paypal's international omni-channel plans.