BlackBerry’s enterprise communications network has been shipping secure email for a decade. Now BlackBerry is using that infrastructure to secure NFC payment data for Canadian mobile carriers and banks.
Jack Dorsey may not have known much about being a merchant when he founded Square, but he did know a lot about being a buyer. According to Dorsey, that was the perspective Square used to design Reader.
PayPal tried to revamp its developer platform this spring for the new mobile commerce reality, but it realized it wasn’t moving fast enough. It decided to buy Braintree, which already had sophisticated tools in place.