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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...

How Smoothie King’s King-Size iPad Play Could Open the Gates for Tablet POS
Sep. 24, 2014 - By John Stewart In what appears to be the largest tablet-based point-of-sale deployment yet, the entire 700-store Smoothie King Franchises Inc. chain...

COMMENTARY: Can Apple Pay Revive the Mobile Wallet?
Sep. 19, 2014 - By Todd Ablowitz and Rick Oglesby, Double Diamond Payments Research In the wake of Apple Inc. announcing Apple Pay, many are wondering if it will serve as a cat...

Most Smart Phones Expected To Be NFC and Mobile Wallet Enabled by 2015, Says Softcard Executive
Sep. 18, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward By the end of 2015, most smart phones sold in the United States will have near-field communication (NFC) capability and be mobile-wallet ...

With 56 Million Cards Compromised, Home Depot’s Data Breach Surpasses Target’s
Sep. 18, 2014 - By Jim Daly Just when you thought retailer data breaches wouldn’t get much bigger, they did. Home-improvement retailer The Home Depot Inc. disclosed Thur...

Huge Softcard Coup with Subway Poses No Threat to Startup Paydiant, Top Exec Says
Sep. 17, 2014 - By John Stewart The telco-controlled mobile-wallet provider Softcard scored a major coup on Tuesday with the announcement that the massive Subway sandwich ...

Apple Pay: No Charge for Merchants, But Transaction-Security Fees for Issuers
Sep. 11, 2014 - By Jim Daly Apple Inc.’s introduction of its new Apple Pay service for its soon-to-be released iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch raised...

Apple Pay Looks To Be a Boost for NFC, But Creates a Question Mark for HCE
Sep. 10, 2014 - By John Stewart Apple Inc.’s new mobile-payment system may be a long-awaited shot in the arm for near-field communication (NFC), but it could also cool o...

Braintree’s Decision to Support Bitcoin Pushes Currency Farther Toward Legitimacy
Sep. 9, 2014 - By John Stewart Braintree Inc.’s arrangement to allow its merchants to accept Bitcoin could significantly further a nascent trend among big ...

Payment Processors Hold Key Tokenization Role In Apple Pay
Sep. 9, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Payment processors First Data Corp. and Total System Services Inc. (TSYS) will have key roles in securing transactions using tokenization...



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