Tuesday , July 17, 2018

Mobile Commerce

Bank-Owned Zelle Puts Venmo’s Millennial Enthusiasts Squarely in Its Cross-Hairs

Payments observers who think Venmo and Square Cash have locked up the Millennial crowd for peer-to-peer payments may have to reconsider. With the new advertising blitz it announced Monday, the bank-owned Zelle service is making it plain it plans to steal its share of this huge consumer market. “The advertising …

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Chenault Joins Another Board and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1-30-18

UATP, which is owned by and provides payment processing for many of the world’s airlines, said it is now accepted for U.S. ticket purchases on Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity. General Catalyst announced that soon-to-retire American Express Co. chief executive Ken Chenault has joined the venture-capital firm as chairman and a …

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PayNearMe Announces Collaboration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/26/18

• Bill processor Invoice Cloud announced a collaboration with PayNearMe to allow customers to pay bills with cash at participating retail stores, including CVS, 7-Eleven, Family Dollar, Casey’s General Stores, and ACE Cash Express. • The Miami Parking Authority, the municipal parking-management authority for Miami, said drivers had used the …

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Tender Armor’s Cash Infusion Aimed at Growth And New Hires to Fight Online Fraud

Fraud-prevention specialist Tender Armor LLC intends to use the proceeds from its latest funding round to hire more personnel and launch its marketing efforts. Announced Thursday, the funding round, for an unspecified amount (though characterized as “multimillion”), is a big step in growing the startup, says Madeline K. Aufseeser, chief …

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How a Movie-Ticket App Hopes to Make Voice Commerce a Main Attraction

With voice commerce expected to grow from 18 million users last year to 78 million by 2022, according to Business Insider, sellers of all sorts are starting to pay attention to the technology’s potential to create new transaction markets—and perhaps steal volume from mobile devices. Early enthusiasts for voice are …

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As Amazon Go Opens to the Public, Amazon Ushers in ‘Just Walk Out Shopping’

About a year later than it intended, Amazon.com Inc. on Monday opened to the public an 1,800-square-foot convenience store in Seattle that promises to streamline physical shopping and payment as the company has for decades smoothed out the wrinkles in e-commerce. Along with Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition last year of …

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Worldpay Eyes Technology And Growth As Cornerstones Following Merger With Vantiv

With the merger between Vantiv Inc. and Worldpay plc finalized, the combined organization, known as Worldpay Inc., will get to the tasks at hand, says Shane Happach, Worldpay executive vice president and head of its global enterprise e-commerce. Chief among them will be developing its technology and growing the company, …

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There Was No Sign of Waning Fraud Attacks in 2017, Says ThreatMetrix

Financial-services providers experienced a 105% increase in the fraudster attack rate from 2015 through 2017, reports ThreatMetrix Inc., an authentication and fraud-mitigation provider, in its “Cybercrime Report 2017: A Year in Review,” released on Tuesday. E-commerce merchants, too, experienced greater fraud, with the log-in attack rate growing by 170% from …

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Lowe’s, Walgreen Among Retailers With Top In-Store M-Commerce Experiences

A ranking of retailers offering optimal mobile-shopping experiences in their stores places building materials retailer Lowe’s Companies Inc. atop the list, announced DMI, a mobile-retail specialist. Among the criteria Bethesda, Md.-based DMI, a unit of Digital Management LLC, evaluated in its “Mobile Maturity Model: 2018 Retail” report were pricing, inventory, …

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LG Is Poised To Enter the U.S. Mobile-Payments Fray

South Korea-based consumer-electronics giant LG Electronics plans to bring its LG Pay mobile-payments service to the U.S. in a few months. But with its smart phones in the hands of only 10% of American consumers, how much market share LG Pay can capture and how it can distinguish itself from …

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