What a week this has been for online payments announcements!

First, on Wednesday, Google released a new version of Google Wallet that finally adds gift card support. I can attest that this feature was a long time in the making. And with well over $100 billion in gift card purchases every year, a smart addition.

The same day, Visa announced their new Visa Checkout service, essentially the next iteration of V.me.

Then today, Facebook announced a test of a Buy button within Facebook posts and ads.

Finally (and most importantly!) Twitter today welcomed payment infrastructure and offers company Cardspring to the Twitter Commerce team.

Couldn’t be more excited to work with our new Cardspring colleagues, and for all the innovation taking place in our industry to build truly modern e-commerce platforms.