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Samsung’s LoopPay Deal Leaves Some Technology Loopholes
Samsung's purchase of LoopPay preps the company for mobile payments move, but the initiative will face challenges because of the initial dominance of magstripe technology and other factors.
John Gessau, director of mobile product management for ACI Worldwide
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Intrepid Ventures' Eric Grover
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The Federal Reserve is encouraging the industry to explore faster payments, and that is all well and good. But effectively directing it to do so is beyond its authority and would be a mistake. more »
Sebastien Taveau, Cheif Developer Evangelist for MasterCard Open API
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To stay ahead of the curve, business leaders must take advantage of every resource at their disposal, and many are looking outside the walls of their organization for new ways to spark the flame of innovation for the next big idea. more »
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Selling offshore requires proper planning, careful selection of service providers, and a thorough understanding of each new market. But each international market represents a chance to add customers and increase revenue. more »
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The mobile point of sale (mPOS) market is growing quickly—ABI Research says about 46% of the overall point of sale market will be mobile in four years. But the technology is complex, requiring a careful strategy. more »
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Despite the pending October liability shift, there are many small and mid-sized merchants and merchant service providers that are only starting to learn about the EMV standard and beginning implementation project plans. more »
David Bozin, vice president at Bindo
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After a number of high profile security breaches in the past couple of years, consumer trust in the payments system is more fragile than ever. more »
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Many mobile payment companies in this space have had their struggles. Amazon most recently joined the club with the abandonment of its six-month old mobile wallet. The Amazon Wallet was launched in July 2014 and was sold pre-installed on the Fire smartphone. more »
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Paying for goods and services over the Internet in a variety of ways, from directly keying-in card details on ecommerce sites, to using online wallets, to paying with your phone, is more consumer friendly than ever. more »
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As e-commerce continues to grow, so does the business potential for fraudsters. And many common security measures aren't enough to solve the problem. more »
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This week's White House Summit on cyber security at Stanford University comes at a pivotal time for payment and security professionals, which have an opportunity to cooperate to fight Internet crime. more »
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When it comes to free loyalty programs, financial institutions are suffering from revenue model challenges and low uptake, though it's a problem that can be fixed. more »
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The flood of mobile-centric point of sale (POS) offering provides many options for retailers, but there's still a long road ahead to adoption on the consumer side. more »
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