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Alternative Payment Providers are the Best Bet for e-Gaming
Payment providers and licensed operators need to work together to educate consumers, banks and credit card companies in order to improve the overall experience and help reverse the slow adoption of online gaming in the U.S.
Optimal Payments' Neil Erlick
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Entersekt Co-Founder Christiaan Brand
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Security breaches at trusted global corporations, such as Target and eBay are becoming a regular occurrence. Valuable customer data serves as a new currency of sorts for fraudsters, prompting the digital underground to stage well thought out attacks on a scale previously unheard of. more »
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There have literally been dozens of tablet-based point of sale solutions introduced to the retail market and with reason. The demand for a better point of sale software solution has been increasing rapidly. more »
ELeader's Tomasz Krajewski
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Personal financial management (PFM) services are falling short of their potential because financial institutions aren't collecting enough data on payments to property categorize purchases. more »
VeriFone's Erik Vlugt
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There’s a paradox at the heart of mobile payments’ spectacular growth. On a global basis, the use of mobile devices for payments of all kinds is booming: Gartner Group projected worldwide mobile payment transactions for 2013 would total $235.4 billion, an impressive 44% increase over the previous year’s $163.1 billion. Future forecasts for mobile’s growth are equally rosy: Yankee Group now projects that the entire mobile economy will be valued at $3.1 trillion by 2017, with all mobile sectors—devices, commerce, broadband, apps and cloud—contributing to the potential earnings. more »
AnywhereCommerce CEO Mitchell Cobrin
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Successful retailers know that the secret to selling more can be a relatively straightforward formula: Increased traffic equals increased sales. But what about the costs associated with generating that traffic? more »
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For the financial and retail industries, mobile is becoming a significant part of the strategy for delivering valuable content and services to customers. Two technologies in particular are available on many of today’s smartphones and are being looked at to enhance consumer experience: Near Field Communications (NFC) and Bluetooth low energy (BLE). more »
ACI Worldwide's Paul McMeekin
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Whether you call them digital or virtual currencies, you’re aware of Bitcoin, Litecoin and the thousands of other decentralized currencies created by algorithms. more »
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There's an eye-opening number of millennials in the United States, as many as 86 million, according to Barron's, making the segment vital to payments strategy. more »
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There's lots of new innovation going on in payments. Some of the ideas make sense and some are crazy. Regardless of each idea’s success or failure, they all point to an industry in need of innovation. more »
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The surprising absence of Near Field Communication technology in Google's new line of wearables deprives the smartwatch ecosystem of a significant option for mobile payments. more »
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Is misogynistic behavior keeping women out of the Bitcoin community? more »
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Hundreds of thousands of people are in Brazil for the World Cup football tournament. While Brazil poses risks for payment crime, there are things payment companies and issuers can do to help their customers mitigate danger, such as communicating preventative measures. more »

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