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Payments Industry's Focus Turns to Fraud, Security
The payments industry has changed dramatically over the past year, and so has the mindset of those in the industry. The focus is shifting from mobile payments and Bitcoin to fraud mitigation and security.
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MyECheck has established the required relationships to proceed with the launch of its mobile payment apps early next year, a delay from its originally planned mid-2014 launch date. more »
Chris Ciabarra, chief technology officer and co-founder of Revel.
Merchants using Revel Systems' iPad point-of-sale software will now have the option to incorporate Web ordering into the system, and will also be able to accept Apple Pay when Apple's mobile wallet launches next month. more »
Michelle Thornton, manager of core products for CO-OP.
CO-OP Financial Services is developing a mobile app that will give consumers the ability to activate and deactivate card capabilities on the fly. more »
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SpendSmart Networks has purchased the e-commerce solutions division of TechXpress and plans to integrate the company's online and mobile services with its existing loyalty program offerings. more »
The Seamless SEQR mobile wallet.
The Swedish mobile payments company Seamless has agreed to acquire Ingram Mobile Mobility's prepaid mobile operations in Sweden and Denmark. more »
Alexis Rask, the chief revenue officer at shopkick.
Macy's is using a mix of technology to pitch offers to consumers as they move within its store and shop across channels. more »
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The intimate involvement of the nation's largest credit card issuers in Apple Pay is sparking concern that smaller banks will be left behind in the mobile payments revolution. more »
Sebastian Siemiatkowski, chief executive officer and co-founder of Klarna.
The Swedish e-commerce payment company Klarna is coming to the U.S. next year. more »
Flint's mobile app
Mobile payment provider Flint is adding team accounts to support the move beyond its roots as a vendor to micro merchants. more »
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Direct carrier billing provider Boku Inc. will partner with Corethree to allow consumers to pay for bus tickets on their mobile phone bills. more »
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Visa has engaged J.P. Morgan Securities as it considers its options regarding the card network's investment in Monitise. more »
Jon White, head of mobile strategy at Visa Europe
Apple is launching its mobile in the U.S. only, but Visa Europe is working closely with its member banks and the tech giant to bring Apple Pay to Europe as well, and there are signs that Apple has its sights on other markets. more »

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