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Stress on Data Helps Swipely Hit $4-Billion Mark in Processing Volume
Nov. 21, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Merchant-services provider ...

OrderWithMe Debuts Service To Help Small Merchants Counter Showrooming
Nov. 21, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Consumers walking around stores with their smart phones in hand often send a potentially troublesome signal to many retailers. The shoppe...

MasterCard: Sub-Merchants Don’t Need To Own Accounts Until Volume Hits $1 Million
Nov. 21, 2014 - By Jim Daly In what observers say indicates a growing acceptance of merchant aggregation by payment networks, MasterCard Inc. has increa...

USA Technologies Clinches a New Interchange Deal With Visa for Debit And Credit
Nov. 21, 2014 - By John Stewart USA Technologies Inc. on Friday announced it had secured a three-year agreeme...

Intuit Adds Cloud POS to QuickBooks Online In a Tie-Up With Revel Systems
Nov. 20, 2014 - By John Stewart With its clients going increasingly mobile, Intuit Inc. knew it needed a point-of-sale payments solution for its cloud-b...

Canadians Eschew Mobile Payments, For Now: Survey
Nov. 20, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Mobile payments in Canada only garner 2% of all consumer purchases, finds a study from research firm ...

How Two Payments Analysts Challenged ‘Settled’ Wisdom About EMV And Online Fraud
Nov. 20, 2014 - By John Stewart At trade show after trade show, and in article after article, payments-industry executives have heard for years now that...

Digital Wallets Are Pushing up Conversions, Making Them a Prime Target for Acquirers And Gateways
Nov. 19, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Digital wallets, especially when used for mobile commerce, are gaining increasing favor among consumers, finds a report from the Adobe Di...

Coinbase Adds Tip Mechanism for Bitcoin Micropayments
Nov. 19, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase has launched a “tip...

Data Breaches Continue To Cost Target and Home Depot a Bundle
Nov. 19, 2014 - By Jim Daly Target Corp. reported Wednesday that expenses stemming from the big data breach it disclosed 11 months ago now total $248 million. The Home Depot Inc., meanwhile...

The U.S. Marshals Service Plans Its Second Bitcoin Auction, This One Worth $19.2 Million
Nov. 18, 2014 - By Digital Transactions News Staff The U.S. Marshals Service held its first auction of bitcoins in June, and now it’s planning an even bigger on...

First Data Plans Update for TransArmor That Will Bring Tokens to Sellers Regardless of Acquirer Ties
Nov. 18, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward First Data Corp. will update its TransArmor tokenization service in 2015 to make it platform-agnostic, while expanding the number of sale...

Mobile Commerce To Peak On Thanksgiving: Adobe
Nov. 18, 2014 - By Kevin Woodward Consumers are expected to use their smart phones and tablets to do more than check prices this holiday season. More of them expect to mak...

Remain Calm: Mobile Pay Will Boom, but It Doesn’t Warrant a Media Frenzy, Analyst Says
Nov. 18, 2014 - By Jim Daly Mobile-payments volume will nearly triple from $51.5 billion this year to $141.7 billion in 2019, according to a new report from Forrester Research Inc. That’s...

Airport Renovation Includes iPads Where Passengers Can Spend Airline Miles
Nov. 17, 2014 - By John Stewart Before the emergence of Bi...



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