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Apriva Aims to 'Future-Proof' Point of Sale Payments
Apriva says it has "future-proofed" its services for merchant acquirers by connecting to a digital currency gateway and developing a universal point of sale application that will handle upgrades on EMV-enabled terminals.
Apriva's Stacey Tappin
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Lavu Inc. is taking its iPad-based point-of-sale system from the restaurant dining room into the hotel lobby through Lavu Hospitality. more »
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First Data India is leveraging Roam's mobile platform to launch its own branded chip-and-PIN mobile card reader in the country. more »
The Amazon Local Register device
Amazon's launch of a mobile card reader should force many mobile point of sale companies to reevaluate whether their own offerings are distinct enough to ensure their survival. more »
Multiple card accounts can be used at once in Sequent's approach to mobile payments.
Sequent has patented a payment system that allows merchants to simultaneously accept several types of cards with a single tap of a mobile device at the physical point of sale, with the goal of making mobile wallets more user-friendly. more »
Deborah Guerra, a senior vice president and general manager who's responsible for First Data's business in Brazil.
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. more »
Jason Gross, vice president of strategy and marketing for VeriFone Media
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. 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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