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Bitcoin Enjoys Steady Growth, But Experts Ask Where the Case Is for Consumer Use
Dec. 22, 2014 - By John Stewart Since 2012, investors have poured $407 million into Bitcoin startups, with three-quarters of that sum flowing into the c...

Small Banks on the Hook for $90 Million in Home Depot Breach; Staples Updates Breach News
Dec. 22, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Small banks spent $90 million to reissue 7.5 million credit and debit cards in the wake of a payment-card data breach at The Home Depot I...

As Merchants Add Digital Goods, They Must Adapt Their Anti-Fraud Efforts, Expert Warns
Dec. 19, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Digital goods have matured way past ringtones for a mobile phone. And with that, merchants need to adapt their anti-fr...

Anti-Fraud Costs Add up Fast, But Are Unknown to Most Merchants, Survey Finds
Dec. 18, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Fraud-prevention efforts typically intensify during the holiday-shopping season, but many marketers don’t know what those efforts cost ...

CorFire Acquisition Bolsters Mozido’s M-Commerce Presence at Home and Abroad
Dec. 18, 2014 - By Jim Daly Mobile-payments platform developer Mozido Inc. expanded its footprint in the budding industry sector with its announcement Thursday that it acq...

With Holiday Gift Card Sales Wilting, Issuers Will Have to Push Harder, Add Digital
Dec. 17, 2014 - By John Stewart The earliest known example of a closed-loop gift card was offered during the Christmas holiday season in 1916 by Hampton...

Digital River Re-Ups With Microsoft, Removing a Cloud Over Its Planned Buy-Out
Dec. 17, 2014 - By Jim Daly Investors in Digital River Inc.’s stock reacted with exultation Wednesday morning when the gateway and e-commerce services provider disclosed...

NCR Silver Adds LevelUp as a Payment And Marketing Option
Dec. 17, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward NCR Corp. has added mobile payment and marketing provider LevelUp as an option for merchants using NCR Silver, NCR’s tablet-based point...

Mobile Bill Pay Surges Ahead With ‘Hockey-Stick’ Growth, According to Survey
Dec. 17, 2014 - By John Stewart While the payments industry waits for ...

VeriFone and First Data Team Up on Integrated POS System Security Effort
Dec. 16, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Merchants using integrated point-of-sale systems and that process payments with ...

Digital Card Device WocketWallet Shipping by the End of the Year
Dec. 15, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Consumers looking for a way to transform their credit, debit, and loyalty cards into electronic versions soon will have a new option with...

EMV Continues Lifting VeriFone as the Terminal Maker Preps for the 'Year of Product'
Dec. 15, 2014 - By Jim Daly Point-of-sale terminal maker VeriFone Systems Inc. saw a nearly 20% increase in its fourth-quarter North American revenues as U.S. merchants continued to prepare...

Criminals Only Half the Problem When It Comes to Passwords: Report
Dec. 12, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Consumer behavior poses just as much of a threat to the proper use of passwords as do the actions of criminals intent on cracking those p...

While Bitcoin Spending Fell Short, Overstock’s Byrne Remains Bullish for the Future
Dec. 12, 2014 - By John Stewart When it comes to Bitcoin, no major merchant has more experience with the digital currency than e-commerce giant ...

House Report Criticizes the FDIC’s Alleged Attempts To Shut Out Disfavored Merchants
Dec. 12, 2014 - By Jim Daly A U.S. House of Representatives committee released a report this week blasting the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for its role in Operation Ch...



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