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Square Unveils an EMV Chip-and-Signature Card Reader
Square plans to offer a version of its mobile card reader that can read EMV-chip cards, but the added security may come at a cost.
The EMV chip-and-signature version of Square's reader.
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Amazon.com, which just launched its own smartphone, may be nearing the launch of a mobile card reader that would work like Square's device, according to reports. Such a move would complement the company's many recent payment initiatives. more »
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Zing is releasing an iPad app that leverages Web hosted technology to access a large selection of business functions through the point of sale. more »
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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. more »
An illustration of the Pose point of sale
San Francisco-based Pose, one of the many companies in the cloud-based mobile point of sale market, aims to differentiate itself by eliminating its $49 monthly subscription fee. more »
The Appetize app
Mobile point of sale provider Appetize is targeting entertainment venues and music festivals, a niche that's often a testing ground for payments technology. more »
A LevelUp device in use
Getting retailers to add mobile payments – or even ban credit cards in favor of mobile – is not impossible. But it just might be easier to get merchants on board with mobile if they haven't even accepted their first payment. more »
Bill Pittman, EVP of customer implementation, PowaPOS
Powa is reaching out to individual software vendors around the world in an attempt to accelerate integration of its point of sale tools with local mobile apps. more »
Clover Station
First Data Corp. has added technology from Perka, its customer loyalty subsidiary, to its Clover Station point of sale tablets. This is the latest of several updates First Data has made to boost the appeal of its Clover offering. more »
Bloomberg News
As Square's competitors pile on features to win business from the mobile payments pioneer, the company may be seeking to one-up its rivals by adding non-payment services. more »
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Facebook is updating its desktop applications to allow game developers to sell virtual goods from ads posted in the user's news feed or along the page's right-hand column. more »
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Bindo wants to combine its cloud-based iPad point of sale product with an online marketplace, similar to how Square's iPad system links merchants to Square Marketplace. This hybrid approach is meant to make Bindo more appealing to local merchants. more »
Payleven's chip and PIN card reader
The telco is offering Payleven's hardware to enable its small-business customers to comply with an Italian mandate to cut back on cash use. more »

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