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Look out, Venmo: Amazon’s Alexa may soon let you send money to friends

Venmo (and PayPal, Zelle, Apple Pay, and Square Cash) may soon have a little competition from Amazon’s Alexa. CNET reports that biometric software company Daon, which helped MasterCard develop its “pay-by-selfie,” has come up with a way to let people send money using Alexa. Don’t get too excited, though: “It will prevent an annoying friend from yelling … Continue reading “Look out, Venmo: Amazon’s Alexa may soon let you send money to friends”

Look out, Venmo: Amazon’s Alexa may soon let you send money to friends
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Venmo (and PayPal, Zelle, Apple Pay, and Square Cash) may soon have a little competition from Amazon’s Alexa. CNET reports that biometric software company Daon, which helped MasterCard develop its “pay-by-selfie,has come up with a way to let people send money using Alexa. Don’t get too excited, though: “It will prevent an annoying friend from yelling to your Echo speaker to send him cash.”

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The company, told CNET that is was working with several “major financial institutions who are interested in pursuing it as a new service.” It could roll out its service to an Alexa near you in the next nine to 18 months.

OK Google, your move.

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