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Facebook introduces IM money transfers

Social media giant Facebook is the latest company to jump on the mobile commerce bandwagon with the introduction of the ability to transfer money via its Messenger IM tool.

Snapchat teams with Square for IM cash transfers

Ephemeral instant messaging (IM) service Snapchat has teamed up with payment processing outfit Square to allow users to transfer cash to each other over IM. The new service is called Snapcash, appropriately enough, and will initially only be available in the US.

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