Thursday , April 19, 2018

E-Commerce

Eye on E-Commerce Fraud: CyberSource And Worldpay Harness Machine Learning And Big Data

Machine learning and huge swaths of data are being enlisted in the battle to counter online fraud, with CyberSource announcing an enhancement to its fraud-prevention service and processor Worldpay Inc. launching a new fraud-prevention service Wednesday at MRC 2018, the annual conference held by the Merchant Risk Council. CyberSource, a …

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Boston’s New Fare System and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3-21-18

The Electronic Transactions Association announced its inaugural group of “Forty Under 40” up-and-coming payments-industry leaders. Cubic Corp. said its Cubic Transportation Systems unit and John Laing, a builder of mass-transit infrastructure, came to terms with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to build and operate a new fare-payment system, including contactless bank card payments through …

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E-Commerce Fraud Losses Increased 7% Across 2016 And 2017, Says Signifyd

E-commerce fraud over a two-year period through the end of 2017 increased 7% across all merchant categories, finds the Ecommerce Fraud Index released Tuesday by fraud-prevention specialist Signifyd Inc. The index reported the level of total fraud losses increased from 3.8% of sales volume in 2016 to 4.09% in 2017. …

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Google Pay Integrates With Shopify And Starts a Mass-Transit Pilot in Las Vegas

When Alphabet Inc. last month rebranded its mobile-payment service as Google Pay, it said further changes and features were coming. On Monday, it began to deliver on that prediction with dual announcements that herald an expansion of the service’s availability online and bring it to the potentially enormous market for …

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SignUpGenius Enhances Payments Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/19/18

Only 8% of respondents in an HRC Retail Advisory survey said having the option to use a mobile payment in a store was important to them. The survey also found that 30% said being able to complete a transaction anywhere in the store was important. Event-organizing service SignUpGenius Inc. enhanced its …

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A Delivery App for Busy Air Travelers Seeks to Tap Into Rising Concession Sales

The home-delivery craze is starting to manifest itself at other venues, with the airport representing the latest example. With a new mobile app, harried passengers can have food or other products from airport stores delivered to them as they sit at their gates. The free app, called AtYourGate, comes from …

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Anti-Fraud Specialist Ethoca Rolls out a Tripartite Defense Against E-Commerce Chargebacks

The rising problem of e-commerce fraud and related issues like false declines is prompting anti-fraud software companies to roll out solutions. On Thursday, Ethoca Inc. launched a new service with three lines of defense that the Toronto-based company says can potentially eliminate 90% of e-commerce chargebacks. Ethoca’s Integrated Solution Suite includes …

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With Integrated Processing on the Rise, Gateways Have Become a ‘Hot M&A Target’

Independent sales organizations and acquirers looking for a payment gateway have another resource to use. Payments consultancy The Strawhecker Group recently released its Payment Gateway Directory, which catalogs 58 data points about 73 companies. The report also analyzed the performance of the gateways by assessing the account-boarding process, evaluating developer …

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Despite Challenges, Travel Companies Forge Ahead on Mobile Payments, a Report Says

More than anything else, customer demographics will drive mobile-commerce strategies for airlines, finds a study from CellPoint Mobile, a mobile-commerce vendor specializing in the travel industry. In the Miami-based company’s “Mobile Outlook 2018 Report” released last week, it found that, among airline payment professionals in the North America, 56% cited …

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E-Commerce Specialist Stripe Snaps up Faster EMV Developer Index in Multichannel Play

The search by online-payments kingpins for avenues into physical-world stores reached a new milestone with the acquisition by Stripe Inc. of point-of-sale technologist Index Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to an Index spokesperson, who added the company has no immediate comment on the transaction. A Stripe …

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