Apple may have to place more emphasis on the iPad's capabilities as mobile point of sale devices to help it recover from a small but sharp decline in tablet sales.
MasterCard is planting its roots deeper into mobile commerce as a growing number of rivals try to edge it out of the market.
Total System Services (TSYS) is working with well-known brands like Western Union and Brinks to boost adoption of prepaid cards as the CEO of its NetSpend prepaid unit prepares to leave the company.
Payment providers and licensed operators need to work together to educate consumers, banks and credit card companies in order to improve the overall experience and help reverse the slow adoption of online gaming in the U.S.
Red Pocket Mobile, a wireless company that offers contract-free phone and Internet service, is using Zipmark to allow customers to use digital checks to top up their accounts.
Bluetooth beacons, which can transmit offers to a nearby customer's smartphone and payment data to a merchant, have huge potential. But to get the most out of beacons, merchants have to place several of them throughout their stores, increasing the overall cost of deploying what is still a very new technology.
Between the proposed virtual currency regulations in New York and those already established in Texas, the future of Bitcoin would be brighter if more states follow the Lone Star State's example, says Jacob Farber, senior counsel for Perkins Coie LLP.
As the U.S. shifts to EMV-chip cards to improve security at the point of sale, fraud will move online, and ACI Worldwide is preparing for that challenge. The payment technology company's $205 million purchase of ReD will help it close up vulnerabilities in card-not-present transactions.
Facebook, which hired PayPal president David Marcus to run its Messenger business last month, has shed some light on how Marcus' expertise will play a role. read more »