"The e-commerce giant is bringing its “Pay with Amazon” buttons to mobile apps, while “tripling down” on placing its Pay with Amazon buttons on websites in overseas markets like Japan. The moves are the latest in the company’s on-again, off-again efforts to take advantage of the more than 200 million customer accounts it has on file by processing payments on websites outside of its own walls.Amazon Launches ‘Pay With Amazon’ Buttons for Mobile Apps | Re/code
Earlier this year, Amazon hired PayPal vet Patrick Gauthier to lead a newly created team dedicated solely to building a payments business across the Web and app world. The payments industry is watching closely. For years, it has been waiting for Amazon to become a real player, perhaps challenging PayPal along the way."
Friday, October 30, 2015
Amazon Launches ‘Pay With Amazon’ Buttons for Mobile Apps | Re/code
Tangentially, PayPal Reports a 29% Jump in Earnings (NYT)