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Visa Invests in Stripe to Prep for the 'Uberization' of Retail
Visa is partnering with and investing in Stripe, fueling the processing startup's international ambitions and product development while giving the card network added juice to build new technology.  more »
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First Data Corp. plans to start hearing banker pitches this week for an initial public offering that could be the year's biggest, according to people familiar with the matter. more »
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The problem with basing a mobile point of sale system on Apple products is the merchant invariably pays Apple prices. E-Nabler aims to demonstrate that the same capabilities can be had on Android tablets and smartphones for at least half the price. more »
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Peter Randall, known for helping unleash a new era of competition for European stock exchanges in 2007, is seeking to upend the status quo yet again. This time, the goal is using the underlying technology for the digital currency Bitcoin to dramatically speed up the transfer of assets. more »
Nucleau Software's Dinesh Verma
Payment system transformation has become a pressing need for banks today. The rate at which this is happening is largely controlled by the conflict between rapid technological shifts and the barriers to product acceptance. more »
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Starbucks and American Express are both using cross-merchant rewards to boost their own volume, but with a very different philosophy driving each company's program. more »
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Person-to-person payments have been delivering huge improvements around the globe in areas where cash is difficult to use. But in countries where cash suffers little hardship—including the U.S., the U.K. and Canada—the P2P business case is very different. more »
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Square Inc., the mobile-payments company founded and led by Jack Dorsey, the interim chief executive officer of Twitter Inc., filed confidentially for an initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. more »
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After almost three years in development, the retail industry's answer to Apple Pay is finally getting off the ground. more »
PayPal's gotten off to a rousing start as an independent company, but Visa CEO Charlie Scharf doesn't appear to be worried. more »
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Financial institutions worldwide are exploring the possibilities for faster, cheaper, more transparent processing of global payments in near real time offered by distributed software solutions, including blockchains and distributed ledgers. Because this is a new field of study, these technologies are often misunderstood or mischaracterized. more »
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Loyalty programs are typically viewed as a consumer-facing marketing play, but the shift to mobile commerce is bringing these programs deeper into the supply chain. more »
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Howard Schultz, the chairman and chief executive of Starbucks Corp.
Starbucks now handles nearly nine million mobile transactions each week in its U.S. stores, representing 20% of sales and more than double the figure it reported two years ago. more »