JetPay Names Former Heartland Exec to Tech Post
JetPay Payment Services has chosen debit technology and processing veteran Thomas Tesmer as its new chief operating officer.  more »
Thomas Tesmer, JetPay's new COO
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Apple Inc. is rolling out its mobile-payments service for select Starbucks Corp. stores by the end of the year, and will reach 7,500 company-owned stores in 2016, the coffee chain said in a statement. KFC stores and Chili’s Grill & Bar will make Apple Pay available in next year as well, Jennifer Bailey, the Apple vice president in charge of the service, said at the Code/Mobile conference Oct. 8. more »
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Visa Inc. are in talks aimed at settling the retailer’s $5 billion lawsuit over processing fees. more »
Since mobile app purchases are of little use to retailers if consumers bail on the transaction, technology vendors are keener than ever to cure 'cart abandonment.' more »
FPS Trust Co. and its sister company HealthSavings Administrators have integrated technology from the processor Total System Services into their operation. more »
Expanding upon an existing partnership, cloud-based e-commerce provider Bigcommerce and mobile card acceptance provider Square Inc. will offer retailers a new way to manage inventory from physical and online stores. more »
PayPal's Steve Fusco, who focuses on new partnerships
It was expected that e-commerce giant PayPal would develop and complete new partnerships after its official spinoff from eBay Inc. last summer. more »
In time for the EMV liability shift, Moneris announced the launch of eight new point-of-sale tools compatible with the chip technology. more »
First Data CEO Frank Bisignano
First Data Corp., the payments processor taken private by KKR & Co. eight years ago, is seeking to raise as much as $3.2 billion in what’s poised to be the biggest U.S. initial public offering this year. more »
Rules set by Visa and MasterCard suggest that by the start of this month, ideally, banks would all be issuing EMV-compliant cards and retailers would have the technology to accept them. If one party is supporting EMV and the other is not, the delinquent entity will have to cover the cost of any fraud that ensues. more »
Bloomberg News
Twitter's board is expected to name Jack Dorsey CEO sometime in the next few days, according to technology site ReCode. more »
Powa's point of sale terminal
U.K. e-commerce firm Powa Technologies is teaming up with Mexico-based point-of-sale software provider Sophitech to launch a tablet-powered cash-out counter for Mexican businesses. more »
Bloomberg News
Western Union and Walgreens have come together to offer a new bill payment service. more »
Our annual technology issue examines the state of the payments industry ahead of the deadline for EMV card acceptance. What technology is available to merchants and acquirers to ease the transition, and which merchant categories are lagging? This issue also includes the results of the annual ISO&Agent compensation survey.