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January 17, 2014updated 04 Apr 2017 4:09pm

Stripe to assist in Twitter’s e-commerce market launch

Twitter is reportedly in talks with mobile and online payment providers Stripe for a deal that could result in a break into to e-commerce market.

By Hannah Smithies

Twitter is reportedly in talks with mobile and online payment providers Stripe for a deal that could result in a break into to e-commerce market.

Some reports suggest that that Twitter has also been talking to PayPal about a possible payments deal.

If Twitter were to team up with Stripe, the micro-blogging platform would be able to offer customers a service allowing people to pay by card in-tweet.

Stripe, a recent start-up provides companies with an embeddable API which can easily accept credit cards.

Twitter has so far remained silent on the rumors but tech sites are reporting that it may resemble fledgling mobile POS provider Square, led by Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey, one of the better received mobile payments start-ups in the US, due to a deal with Starbucks.

Twitter recently hired former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard as its new head of commerce.

In an interview for Billboard.Biz in August 2013 he said: "For the better part of 10 years, I’ve spent my career monetizing that passion in the moment, and I am a strong believer in serendipitous and situational commerce."

"Our approach to commerce will parallel our approach to content, which is to say we’re going to be partners to the owners, producers and merchants of digital and physical goods, and use our distribution and awareness platform to help them sell more."

 

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