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Mobile commerce is blurring the lines between card-present and card-not-present transactions, possibly even making the distinction—and the difference in pricing—irrelevant.
While Apple Pay has won the buzz war since its launch in October, Samsung’s mobile payment initiative is poised for higher use at retailers, according to Mike Cook, a senior vice president and assistant treasurer at Wal-Mart Stores.  more »
Brightwell is attempting to carve out a niche in the crowded prepaid card market by focusing on reducing the amount of cash carried at sea by ships' crew members.  more »
FinTech Forward
FIS Opens Tech 'Garage' in (Where Else?) San Francisco
FIS has designated a permanent area in its San Francisco office to test and showcase mobile banking and payment apps, highlighting the pressure on traditional vendors to stay current on emerging technologies and recruit young tech talent.  read more »
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