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Old Navy Launches Exclusive Pre-Sale Using #Twitter ‘Buy’ Button

Old Navy Launches Exclusive Pre-Sale Using #Twitter ‘Buy’ Button

Last month we took a close look at how AMC Theatres were using Twitter’s new ‘buy’ button to market a new promotion on the network. Now, Old Navy is getting in on the action with an exclusive just for their followers.

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Twitter’s New ‘Buy’ Button is Live: Here’s How it Works

Twitter’s New ‘Buy’ Button Is Live: Here’s How it Works

Rumours of Twitter’s ‘buy’ button started to surface earlier this year before the company made an official launch back in September. It’s appeared on a few occasions in the wild over that time but today we can get a good look at how it all works, courtesy of a holiday promotion from AMC Theatres.

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Here’s How You Can Send Money to a Friend Via Twitter (in France)

Here's How You Can Send Money to a Friend Via Twitter (in France)

On Monday we reported on news that Groupe BPCE, one of France’s leading banks, has developed a way to transfer money via a tweet.

Here’s how it works.

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Twitter Partners With Bank to Offer Money Transfers via Tweets

Twitter Partners With Bank to Offer Money Transfers via Tweets

Twitter has teamed up with one of France’s leading banks to offer a way to transfer money via a tweet.

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Telecure Launches “Pay-With-A-Tweet” Program To Offer Free Urgent Care

Telecure Launches “Pay-With-A-Tweet” Program To Offer Free Urgent Care In Exchange For A Tweet

As evidenced by a wide range of recent natural disasters from Hurricane Sandy to Typhoon Haiyan as well as national emergencies like the Boston marathon bombing, Twitter has proven to be a valuable tool for emergency and urgent care workers.

Capitalizing on that usage, San Jose, California-based telemedicine provider company Telecure has launched a “Pay-With-A-Tweet” program to offer free urgent care in exchange for a tweet or Facebook post.

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Want A Cheap Kindle Fire HD? Use Your Amex Card And Buy On Twitter (Paying With A Tweet)

Twitter and American Express have expanded on their longstanding partnership to offer a unique e-commerce service to Amex cardholders that both parties hope will convert Twitter hashtags into purchases.

The collaboration uses Amex’s Card Sync technology, and card members who connect their cards to their Twitter accounts can benefit from special offers on products, including gift cards, Kindle Fire tablets and more.

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If You Could Pay With Twitter, Twitter Could Get Paid

Paypal is a monster – the platform has around 100 million users worldwide, and in 2009 saw revenue of $2.23 billion over $71 billion in total payment volume.

The service has its critics, for sure, but look what it has to put up with. No wonder it can seem a little off at times. But for the most part, play fair and the system will play fair with you.

And moving funds from one person to another is so simple – all it really takes is an email, but even that’s a bit of an illusion. The money doesn’t actually go anywhere. It’s still right there, on Paypal, unless you physically transfer it to your bank.

And Paypal is now so dominant, so huge, that many analysts expect it to dwarf it’s parent company within a few years. And it isn’t even classified as a bank in the United States.

So: why couldn’t Twitter blatantly steal mimic this business model?

You’d load up funds onto your Twitter account, and move cash from one person to another via direct message. “You’ve got funds!”, Twitter would (shamelessly) announce.

Retail websites would incorporate a ‘pay with Twitter’ button. At first, you’d be hesitant, but over time, and much like Paypal, it would become a standard. And because of public demand, even eBay would be forced to comply.

Retail stores would let you pay with your mobile phone – simply scan your Twitter account at the checkout, and you’re charged accordingly.

Twitter has twice Paypal’s user base. With the right people running this, the right attitude and the right amount of chutzpah, they could rapidly become a viable alternative to what is a near-monopolistic online payment system.

And that little share they took from every transaction – which, naturally, would undercut Paypal by some distance – would give them a much-needed (and entirely viable) revenue stream.

They could even call it TweetPal. After all, you know what Picasso said about great artists. If you’re going to imitate something, might as well take it all the way to the bank.