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Obama Uses His Bully Pulpit To Push Cybersecurity—and Endorse PIN-Based EMV
Oct. 17, 2014 - By Jim Daly President Barack Obama on Friday signed an executive order committing the federal government to offer and accept Europay...

Cardtronics’ New Skyscraper ATMs Link a Mobile App With Merchant Rewards
Oct. 16, 2014 - By Jim Daly Retail ATM network owner and operator Cardtronics Inc. is testing ATMs as tall as nine feet that offer discounts to consumers when they withdraw cas...

Apple Pay Goes Live Monday, As Apple, Samsung Join ETA
Oct. 16, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward The date is set. Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay mobile-payment scheme, now with more than 500 banks supporting it, launches Monday, the Cuperti...

COMMENTARY: How Passbook Positions Apple to Command—Not Just Align With—the Payments Industry
Oct. 16, 2014 - By Rick Oglesby, Double Diamond Payments Research...

While Smiling on NFC, eBay’s CEO Raises Possibility of PayPal-Apple Pay Link
Oct. 15, 2014 - By John Stewart EBay Inc. chief executive John Donahoe on Wednesday appeared to open a door for PayPal Inc. to serve as a funding source in Apple Inc.’s new Apple...

First Data Chief Bisignano Hails New Spirit of Innovation, Asks To Be ‘Graded’
Oct. 9, 2014 - By John Stewart A humble Frank Bisignano told top non-bank acquirer executives Thursday that his company, processing giant First Data Co...

Heartland CEO Predicts Apple Pay Will Force MCX To Abandon Mobile-Wallet Exclusivity
Oct. 8, 2014 - By Jim Daly Never one to mince words, Bob Carr, chief executive of the big merchant acquirer Heartland Payment Systems Inc., predicts that demand for Apple...

Separation from PayPal Will Likely Free eBay to Add Wider Range of New Payments
Oct. 3, 2014 - By John Stewart One implication of the breakup of ...

In an About Face, eBay Announces It Will Spin off PayPal Next Year
Sep. 30, 2014 - By John Stewart Somewhere, Carl Icahn is smiling. Ebay Inc.’s top management announced early Tuesday that...

MCX’s InComm Deal Might Give Currency To the Idea That Its Network Is Building Momentum
Sep. 30, 2014 - By Jim Daly Prepaid card services provider InComm Holdings Inc. announced today that it has struck a “strategic partnership” with Merchant Customer Exc...



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