I write about Amazon, eBay, PayPal & some other e-commerce & payments companies at @Recode. Deal with my sports tweets. Jason@recode.net

Amazon Retail Store Patent Application Discovered

recode.net — Amazon perfected online shopping. It may now want to do the same with brick-and-mortar stores. A recently filed patent application by Amazon reveals details about a new kind of retail establishment that would allow shoppers to pick items and leave without stopping at a cashier station or kiosk.

Amazon Home Services Launches With Help From TaskRabbit, Pep Boys

recode.net — Amazon has long sold you products. Now it wants to help you fix your sink, clean your home and mount your TV, too. Four months after the e-commerce behemoth quietly began posting listings for services such as TV installations, Amazon is formally announcing the new category of listings in partnership...

Apple Pay at a Nice Restaurant? Cover, a Startup, Says Yes.

recode.net — Shoppers can use Apple Pay to tap and pay with their phones at brick-and-mortar stores. They can also use Apple Pay on their phone to pay for stuff within apps. But what about using Apple Pay in an app to pay at a brick-and-mortar location?

Facebook Turns Messenger Into a Platform

recode.net — At yesterday's F8 conference in San Francisco, Facebook launched a developer platform for Messenger so people can build services into the app. The company also unveiled new mobile ad technology that will help it compete with Google and Twitter on apps that aren't Facebook.

Facebook Starts Turning Messenger Into a Shopping Platform

recode.net — Facebook Messenger is still best known as a communication tool for friends and family. But Facebook is trying to make it critical for businesses, too. The most recent example of this was outlined on Wednesday, when Facebook announced partnerships with two shopping sites to let them use Facebook Messenger as a customer service tool.

What Shopping Using Facebook’s New Buy Button Looks Like

recode.net — In July, Facebook announced plans to begin testing a "Buy" button that businesses could include on Facebook posts and Facebook ads to let people shop for stuff without leaving the social network. But I had never come across the new shopping feature since then, and I visit Facebook just about every day.

Google Pony Express May Let You Receive, Pay Bills Directly In Gmail

recode.net — Google's mission to organize the world's information is now targeting your physical mailbox. The company is currently working on a project that will allow Gmail users to more easily receive bills in their email inbox instead of their mailbox.

eBay Adds GoPro President and American Red Cross CEO to Board

recode.net — On Monday, eBay appointed Tony Bates, president of camera company GoPro, and Gail McGovern, CEO of the American Red Cross, to its board of directors. The duo will eventually replace long-time board directors William C. Ford and Richard T. Schlosberg, who won't stand re-election at the company's May 1 annual meeting.

Square Cash for Businesses and Nonprofits is Here

recode.net — Five years ago, Square introduced a sleek card reader to the small-business world that made it easy for everyone from taxi drivers to craft sellers to coffee shop owners to accept credit card payments for the first time.

Apple Execs: Buy This Jobs Biography, Not the Last One

recode.net — In a rare public move, Apple is voicing support for "Becoming Steve Jobs", the unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs coming out tomorrow. Three Apple execs - Tim Cook, Jony Ive and Eddy Cue - have all favorably contrasted the new book with the authorized biography published by Walter Isaacson in 2011.
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Mar 30, 2015

Amazon stores? Amazon patent application describes system with no cashiers, and cameras that identify the shopper: on.recode.net/1yro25Z

Mar 30, 2015

RT @shaig: Q1 '15 vs Q1 '14: IPOs: 13 vs 57 (down 77%) Acq: 146 vs 189 (down 23%) Rounds: 784 vs 1131 (down 30%) *all sectors, US, via @CBinsights

Mar 30, 2015

RT @Cookie: Afterward, the Pao jury all went out for drinks. “We’re gonna get together again in a couple weeks,” says one juror. recode.net/2015/03/30/a-j…

Mar 30, 2015

Is this the secret project that the Kindle's creator is working on at Amazon? His name is on this patent application recode.net/2015/03/30/we-…

Mar 30, 2015

RT @Recode: What a future Amazon store could look like--no cashiers and cameras that identify the shopper: on.recode.net/1yro25Z pic.twitter.com/AAqZNfrsoO

Mar 30, 2015

RT @edmundlee: Here's what a future Amazon store could look like: no cashiers, and cameras that identify the shopper: on.recode.net/1yro25Z by @DelRey

Mar 30, 2015

We May Have Just Uncovered Amazon’s Vision for a New Kind of Retail Store on.recode.net/1yro25Z pic.twitter.com/l3OQg76He3

Mar 30, 2015

RT @Recode: An Amazon patent application unveils a vision for a new kind of retail store on.recode.net/1yro25Z via @DelRey pic.twitter.com/kCly1bq7jX

Mar 30, 2015

Former DEA agent who went under cover in Silk Road case expected to be arrested today nyti.ms/1Dl1ueK pic.twitter.com/0wEaRaj3Qm

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