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VeriFone Deals in Africa, Turkey and Mexico Play to Mobile Trends
VeriFone is targeting a wide range of markets for its taxi and merchant applications. The company has reached an agreement with Bharti Airtel Group in Africa and, separately, entered taxi payment deals in Turkey and Mexico.
Jason Gross, vice president of strategy and marketing for VeriFone Media
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Square's USB hub, which comes with the $99 Square Stand.
Square won't require users of its $99 Square Stand to replace their hardware when they are ready to accept EMV-chip cards. Instead, the vendor will support EMV cards through the hardware's included USB hub. more »
Daniel Klein, co-founder and CEO of SumUp
SumUp is preparing to bring its mobile point of sale device to a number of new countries, and hopes its practice of developing its technology in-house will help it contain the costs of chip and PIN card payments. more »
Bill Ready, CEO of Braintree
Braintree and PayPal are testing an integrated mobile payments feature, delivering on the company's promise to integrate technology from Braintree's Venmo unit. more »
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Payment software provider Oxigen Services India Pvt. Ltd. plans to update its mobile wallet with a virtual Visa card for online payments, a move that furthers both its financial inclusion efforts and its bank partnerships. more »
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Square CEO Jack Dorsey
Square and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has been in Ferguson, Mo., as part of the protests that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, earlier this month. more »
John Hibel, director of marketing at Contact Solutions.
As consumers make more payments through mobile devices, the vendors who design mobile wallet apps are addressing any growing pains through in-app customer support. more »
Tanjarine's technology
Tanjarine is looking to improve card security in restaurant payments as it deploys a tablet-based system that is also meant to improve the customer experience. more »
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Opinion
Ever since Google announced the availability of Host Card Emulation (HCE) in the last version of Android, the discussion in the world of mobile payments has taken a very interesting turn. more »
Using the format of a Top 10 list, Square Inc. attempted to set the record straight on various perceptions of its business that it insists "are totally bogus." more »
Emily Stark has been awarded "bug bounties" by Square and WePay for helping them improve their security in her free time.
Companies like PayPal and Square reward hackers with "bug bounties" for finding and reporting vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by fraudsters, and their welcoming attitude toward the hacking community is paying off. more »
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Opinion
Between record low net interest margins on credit card portfolios, continued downward pressure on debit card interchange rates, industrial-grade fraudsters, and anemic consumer spending, the ability for banks to profit from their payments businesses has never been more challenging. more »
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Square's mobile card reader and app (held by CEO Jack Dorsey).
Square, which has been scrambling to add fee-based services to pad the revenue it gets from mobile payments, faces a formidable new challenge in Amazon's launch of a rival mobile card reader. more »

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