Monday , December 10, 2018

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.

As M-Commerce Increases, So Too Does Fraud, But Disproportionately: Study

As mobile commerce becomes ever more important to merchants, so too does the number of mobile payments made via apps and Web sites viewed on smart phones and tablets. Along with this growth, however, is a disproportionate increase in fraud as a percent of m-commerce revenue, finds the “2014 LexisNexis …

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Inexperience Plus Product Restrictions Likely Killed Amazon Wallet, Analysts Say

The newness of mobile payments likely was a contributing factor to Amazon.com Inc.’s decision this week to pull the plug on its six-month-old Amazon Wallet. That’s the theory suggested by Brian Kilcourse, managing partner at RSR Research LLC, a Miami-based retail advisory firm. Amazon.com launched Amazon Wallet in July, selling …

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Hoping to Avoid ‘Or Else,’ Card Networks and the PCI Council Step Up Compliance Efforts

The private sector often lives in fear of government regulation, but the payment card industry’s indigenous regulators are piling on new disclosure, monitoring and security requirements for merchant acquirers, panelists said Wednesday at the Northeast Acquirers Association (NEAA) annual conference in Boston. While many of the new rules are meant …

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Banks and Credit Unions Continue To Sign Up for Apple Pay

The number of banks and credit unions that support Apple Pay, Apple Inc.’s mobile payment scheme, continues to grow with the First National Bank of Pennsylvania among the latest to join the list. The bank, a unit of Pittsburgh-based F.N.B. Corp., says its debit card users now can use the …

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Seeking an ‘Integrated Mobile Offer,’ Ingenico Completes Takeover of Roam Data

Point-of-sale terminal maker Ingenico Group now owns all of Roam Data, a mobile POS company it first invested in in 2009. France-based Ingenico says the Roam brand will continue to be used on products, but the company name will be wrapped up into Ingenico. “With 100% of Roam, we will …

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Eye on Apple: Watch’s PIN Protection; Grocer Adds Apple Pay at Checkout

Apple Inc.’s much anticipated Watch, which includes a near-field communication (NFC) chip for making contactless payments, will be protected by a four-digit PIN, reports Australian Web site CSO. Apple Watch users will need to enter the passcode to use Apple Pay on the watch, the site says. It remains unclear …

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PayPal Here Reader Adds Windows 8.1 Support, With App Integration Later This Month

PayPal Inc. updated its reader for its PayPal Here mobile point-of-sale service with Windows 8.1 support and separately plans to release software to integrate reader support into iOS and Android apps. Introduced in 2012, PayPal Here enables merchants to use their smart phones and tablets as payment-acceptance devices. The inclusion …

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Restaurateurs Look to Tablets And Kiosks To Fuse In-Store, Digital Commerce

CKE Restaurants Inc., parent of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast-food chains, and TGI Fridays Inc. are using Microsoft Corp. technology to speed up the ordering and purchase process in their restaurants, the Redmond, Wash.-based computing giant announced on Monday. Carrollton, Texas-based TGI Fridays is putting 8-inch tablets into the …

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New Verifone mPOS Device, Android Tablet Among Flurry of NRF Announcements

Several payments-industry vendors are making product and services announcements in conjunction with the National Retail Federation’s annual Big Show convention this week in New York. Verifone unveiled the PayWare Mobile e355, a mobile point-of-sale terminal that accepts magnetic stripe, near-field communication (NFC), Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV), and Apple Pay transactions. Available in …

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BluePay Acquisition Bolsters Integrated POS Efforts As New Exec Takes Over

  Merchant-services company BluePay Processing Inc. has bought CDI Technology Corp., which provides e-commerce software and payment services for companies that use business-management software such as Oracle JD Edwards and SAP. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lombard, Ill.-based CDI integrates e-commerce and payments into business-management software, often called …

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