Wednesday , October 16, 2019

Kevin Woodward

Kevin's role at Digital Transactions is to write news and features stories for publication on the Web site and in the magazine. He also oversees the digital editorial aspect of the site and the Digital Transactions News daily newsletter.

A Look Back at 2018’s 10 Most Popular Digital Transactions Posts

Fraud, acquisitions, and interchange dominated the top 10 list of news articles posted to in 2018. Starting with a $6.2 billion pact between Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc., on one hand, and defendant banks, on the other, stemming from 13-year-old litigation over credit card interchange, to American Express Co.’s …

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Merchant Crypto-Acceptance API Released and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/31/18

Bits of Gold, said to be one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Israel, has developed an application programming interface that allows merchants to accept cryptocurrency and receive value in the form of U.S. dollars or Israeli shekels. Cybersecurity news outlet The Hacker News said PayPal Holdings Inc. banned without explanation …

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An AnywhereCommerce Suit Alleges Interference And Theft of Trade Secrets by Ingenico

In a lawsuit filed last week in federal court in Atlanta, mobile point-of-sale specialist AnywhereCommerce Inc. claims Ingenico Group SA interfered with its contracts and business relationships and violated its trade secrets. The case, filed Dec. 20 in the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division, alleges that Paris-based Ingenico and …

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Contactless Payments And Transaction Data Will Be on More Restaurateurs’ Menus in 2019

Restaurants are a coveted merchant segment for many acquirers and independent sales organizations. So, knowing how payments are changing and the impact that might have on this merchant segment is critical. First off, in 2019, the prospect for more consumers carrying, and wanting to use, contactless credit and debit cards …

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PayJunction’s Integration with RetailOps and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/17/18

Technology provider Nxt-ID Inc. said its planned spinoff of its payment assets into an independent, publicly traded company has been delayed until the first quarter of 2019 owing to the company’s inability to come to terms with its primary lender, which holds security interests in the assets targeted for the …

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Lightspeed Launches Lightspeed Loyalty and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/13/18

The Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with two defendants accused of laundering nearly $6 million in credit card charges through fraudulent merchant accounts. Lightspeed, developer of a cloud-based point-of-sale system, released Lightspeed Loyalty, a service that offers merchants a rewards program, automated marketing, customer data reporting, and, for restaurants, …

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Suitor Submits Another Mitek Bid and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/10/18

In an escalation of its bidding war for remote deposit capture software provider Mitek Systems Inc., business-software firm ASG Technologies, a portfolio company of the hedge fund Elliott Management Corp., upped its unsolicited buyout offer from $10 per Mitek share to $11.50 in cash. ASG also said there are no …

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As Mobile Checkout Evolves, Companies Like Scandit Find A Place in Payments

7-Eleven Inc. is among the latest retailers to empower consumers to become their own point-of-sale checkout when they use an app on their smart phones. A central component of that capability is the image-capture tool built into the app. The 7-Eleven Scan & Pay service, which is in tests now and …

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With Convenience Stores in Mind, NRS Adds a Silent Alarm to Its POS System

Merchants using the point-of-sale system from National Retail Solutions Inc. soon will have the ability to use a potentially crime-thwarting value-add feature. The Newark, N.J.-based company is adding a silent alarm feature to its POS system. Expected to be available by the end of the first quarter, the feature involves …

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A New Service From Mastercard Brings a Shoppable 3-D Store Online

Mastercard Inc. and Next Retail Concepts are bringing to retailers a virtual-shopping experience that has shoppable products. The three-dimensional, digital environment, available across any Web browser, enables consumers to view and buy products as if they were in the store. Images are from the store and include products selected by …

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