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LevelUp, Run by 'Ninjas' and 'Rock Stars,' Starts to Grow Up
LevelUp, a mobile payments provider known for its playful office culture — and a CEO who prefers to be called a chief ninja — may need to mature as its competition gets serious.
Darth Vader downloads the LevelUp app in one of the many murals painted on the walls of LevelUp's Boston offices.
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Paytronix Systems, a consumer rewards company, has signed an agreement with the payment technology company NCR Corp. to provide restaurant loyalty programs. more »
The LevelUp QR code reader
NCR's Silver point of sale system has integrated SCVNGR's LevelUp mobile wallet and customer loyalty app. more »
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The mobile point of sale provider ShopKeep is releasing hardware that is compatible with Apple Pay's Near Field Communication payment system and EMV-chip cards. more »
Verifone CEO Paul Galant
After spending 2014 digging out of fiscal slump, Verifone is setting up for an aggressive product rollout in the year ahead as it recovery shifts into high gear. more »
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The e-commerce provider Spindle has partnered with the payment processor TekTango to provide point of sale hardware with bundled payment processing services. more »
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While PayPal has not taken a firm position on whether it sees Apple's foray into payments as a competitive threat or potential partner, Apple's addition of PayPal as an option for its online stores suggests an openness to cooperate on basic functions. more »
David Bozin, vice president of business development for Bindo
The tablet-based point of sale market is becoming crowded, pressuring providers to get creative to stand out. more »
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Wearable computing is very much a nascent market, but by using flexible programming methods PNC hopes to be ready to deploy payments apps when the technology takes off. more »
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