Brazil's Fast-Growing Market Draws More Activity from First Data
First Data has a number of payments initiatives planned for the next year in Brazil, where the mix of mobile and card adoption suggests big potential for electronic card payments.
Deborah Guerra, a senior vice president and general manager who's responsible for First Data's business in Brazil.
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Square is seeking to gain about $200 million in funding, with part of that coming from the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, according to CNBC. more »
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By adding data analytics to its Square Register platform, Square Inc. says it is giving merchants of all sizes the kind of tools that larger retailers use to increase sales. more »
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 »
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Square Inc. has received an investment from Victory Park Capital that it says will allow the company to significantly expand its Square Capital business financing program. 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 »
Srinivas Nidugondi, head of mobile financial solutions at Mahindra Comviva
The pieces for a robust digital payments market in India are in place, and are waiting for a merchant-friendly catalyst, says Srinivas Nidugondi, head of mobile financial solutions at Mahindra Comviva, which is partnering with First Data to offer a mobile point of sale product in India. 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 »
The LeafPresenter tablet.
Heartland Payment Systems has purchased the mobile point of sale vendor Leaf to improve its capabilities for small businesses. 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 »
The Amazon Local Register card reader.
Amazon.com Inc. has launched a Square-like mobile card reader called Amazon Local Register, charging early adopters just 1.75% per swipe until the end of 2015. more »
Square recently ended a plastic card project out of concerns it would cause friction with the payment company's financial partners, according to Fast Company. more »

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