Thursday , June 21, 2018

Mobile Commerce

After Overstock, Klarna Looks To Add 50 to 60 U.S. Merchants By Year’s End

By Kevin Woodward Klarna, a Sweden-based payments company that enables consumers to take 14 days to pay for online purchases, says its deal announced Tuesday with Overstock.com is the first of many it expects to make with e-commerce retailers this year. Retailer Overstock.com sells a broad range of merchandise, and …

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Growing Mobile Use Among Consumers Is Attracting More Criminals, Says New Report

Growing consumer use of mobile devices like smart phones is making the devices more attractive to criminals trying to capture payments data. That’s the assessment from ThreatMetrix Inc., a San Jose, Calif.-based data-security company, in its “Cybercrime Report: Q2 2015” report, which analyzed more than 75 million attacks that were …

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How Buy Buttons And Single-Click Tech Are Driving Commerce on Smart Phones

By John Stewart Larger screens, buy buttons, and streamlined checkouts are expected to combine to raise the profile of smart phones in e-commerce. And now there are numbers to show just how much retail sales volume the devices will generate. Smart phones will account for $27.7 billion in retail mobile …

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Global Payments Will Use Apriva’s EMV mPOS Apps for Android and iOS Devices

Atlanta-based merchant processor Global Payments Inc. will use mobile point-of-sale apps from Apriva Inc. to service its merchants wanting EMV-capable mPOS, Apriva announced Tuesday. The deal sees the AprivaPay Plus app, available for iOS and Android devices, branded with the Global Payments name. Such branded, or white-labeled, agreements enable companies …

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In This High-Stakes Poker Game, Verizon Holds More Cards Than Samsung

By John Stewart Why won’t Verizon Wireless make nice with Samsung Pay? With the U.S. debut of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s mobile-payments service just a few days away—and a national launch of Samsung Pay due Sept. 28—all the major mobile network operators have signed on to support the service with …

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With Global Potential Rising for Carrier Billing, Boku Acquires mobileview Italia

By Kevin Woodward San Francisco-based carrier-billing specialist Boku Inc. has bought mobile-payments provider mobileview Italia, Boku announced Thursday. The deal means Boku will provide carrier billing to more than 87 million mobile-carrier subscribers in Italy. Globally, Boku says its service, which enables consumers to make digital purchases using their wireless …

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XpressBuy’s E-Commerce Deal Expands In-the-Moment Buy-Button Availability

XpressBuy Inc., developer of a buy button that can be used on the Web, in social networks, apps, and emails, says four of the largest e-commerce platforms have integrated its technology into their systems. Retailers using Demandware Inc., IBM Corp.’s WebSphere Commerce, Shopify Inc., and eBay Inc.’s Magento now can …

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Checkout Startup SelfPay Eyes Expansion With Outside Funding Injection

By Kevin Woodward With more $1 million (Canadian) in new funding, self-checkout app SelfPay looks to expand its reach within retail stores. Toronto-based Digital Retail Apps says the funding, which is approximately $764,402 in U.S. currency, also will be used to secure more patents. Dallas-based Texas Ventures led the funding, …

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Eye on Remote Deposit Capture: Most Users Unfazed by Risks; Customers Assess Savings

A new survey shows users of remote deposit capture overwhelmingly say the benefits of the service far outweigh its risks and costs. Other recent surveys by RemoteDepositCapture.com, a news and information clearinghouse, reveal the cost benefits users assign to the service and show that many users take weeks to destroy …

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More iPhone 6 Users Are Making More Apple Pay Transactions, Report Says

Nine months after its launch, Apple Pay appears to be steadily establishing itself as an everyday service for consumers wielding iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smart phones. These users are increasing the frequency of their Apple Pay transactions as more consumers adopt the Apple Inc. device. That’s the summary of …

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