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Archive for October, 2015

OnePlus 2: Is It Really Worth Your Money?

Friday, 30 October, 2015

Is the OnePlus 2 actually any good? …read more

Source:: Forbes – Technology

Heartland Buys Digital Dining, Reports Record Earnings

Friday, 30 October, 2015

To improve its commerce and restaurant management offerings, Heartland Payment Systems has acquired Digital Dining, a provider of software that enables handheld point of sale devices to interact with conventional fixed terminals. …read more

Source:: Payments Source – Processing

Amex, Merchants to Begin New Settlement Talks in Card Suit

Thursday, 29 October, 2015

American Express Co. and merchants fighting the company over rules governing credit-card fees are headed back to the negotiating table. …read more

Source:: Payments Source – Processing

MasterCard Flirts with MCX, But Stays Married to MasterPass

Thursday, 29 October, 2015

MasterCard is talking to Merchant Customer Exchange executives about what role the card brand could play in the retailers’ CurrentC mobile wallet, but the card brand insists it is just an interested observer in the merchant mobile wallet venture. …read more

Source:: Payments Source – Processing

Biometrics, banks make gains, promising more choice in mobile payments

Thursday, 29 October, 2015
Apple's Touch ID can be used to make purchases

Apple’s Touch ID can be used to make purchases

Choice is the big news in mobile payments this week, with several announcements pointing to a future where consumers can choose which authentication method to use as well as whether to complete a purchase via their bank’s mobile wallet, Apple Pay or …read more

Source:: Mobile Commerce Daily feed

American Express customers in Canada, Australia to access Apple Pay

Thursday, 29 October, 2015
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American Express is foraying into Canada and Australia with Apple Pay this year, and bringing the solution to more large markets in 2016, a reflection of the mobile payments boom with developers and financial services.

While more players come into the mobile commerce game with mobile payment services, American Express is …read more

Source:: Mobile Commerce Daily feed

Chase Pay hopes for advantage at gas stations, where NFC is scarce

Thursday, 29 October, 2015
Chase throws hat into mobile payments ring

Chase throws hat into mobile payments ring

Chase plans to bring its newly introduced Chase Pay mobile payments solution to gas stations and convenience stores in an attempt to corner a sector known for the kind of everyday purchases that fit well with mobile.

Convenient store customers will be served greater convenience …read more

Source:: Mobile Commerce Daily feed

Amex Reorganizes Consumer, Merchant Units as Silverman Departs

Wednesday, 28 October, 2015

American Express Co., bracing for a decline in profit after the loss of a key retail partner, made a series of organizational changes including combining U.S. and international units and said that consumer product head Josh Silverman is leaving the firm. …read more

Source:: Payments Source – Credit

3-D Cameras Give Computers Brains, Much Bigger Brains

Wednesday, 28 October, 2015

When the world shifted away from film-based cameras, digital cameras started to change how we interact with one another. Think selfies and social media, for starters. What if you could capture in 3-D and view all angles of an object or person? That is partly what the Google Cardboard project …read more

Source:: Forbes – Technology

Could DraftKings “Fantasy Golf” Get Major League Baseball Executives Indicted?

Wednesday, 28 October, 2015

(Disclosure: The author consults for a fantasy sports provider that is in current litigation against DraftKings) …read more

Source:: Forbes – Technology