Friday , July 20, 2018

Mobile Commerce

Eye on Online Payments: Paysafe’s New Cash Option; Apple Pay Tests Order-Ahead Feature

Cash-oriented consumers are getting another option to shop online with the debut of Paysafe Group’s Paysafecash. And Apple Inc. recently tested an order-ahead feature for Apple Pay, according to a news report. London-based Paysafe , which Monday closed it deal to buy U.S. merchant acquirer iPayment, says Paysafecash is already live …

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A Google Search Aid Offers Square, Clover, and Lightspeed POS Integrations

Small merchants that use Square, Clover, or Lightspeed point-of-sale systems have a simpler way to get their products listed online and potentially reap better placement among Google search results following the integration of a service called Pointy into the three POS system providers. Pointy, based in Ireland, supplies merchants with …

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Delaware Moves to Wider Sports Betting As States Look to Exercise Newly Granted Discretion

Delaware will begin allowing single-game sports betting at three casinos starting June 5, the state announced on Thursday. The move makes Delaware only the second state to allow single-game bets and represents the latest result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month to strike down a 26-year-old law that …

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Signifyd Gets a $100 Million Investment As Retailers Feel Online Fraud Pain

Vendor Signifyd Inc. said it lined up $100 million in funding to fuel its growth as an e-commerce fraud-prevention specialist. Announced this week, the Series D funding comes as retailers struggle to find effective ways to counter sophisticated online criminals amidst burgeoning online sales. E-commerce fraud over a two-year period through …

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Eye on Virtual Cards: A New API And New Software Promise to Ease a Heavy Burden

Three companies on Thursday released technology aimed at streamlining virtual cards, digital versions of familiar plastic credit cards that banks can issue to consumers and businesses. Switch Inc. unveiled a version of its Cardsavr card-on-file technology that issuers can integrate now. The new release automates the entry and updating chore …

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Generation Z Emerges With a New Way of Thinking About Payments

Generation Z is about to become a major force in financial services and payments, and that will change how payments providers market their services to them. That assertion, in the “Technologies Influencing Generation Z Payments Adoption” report released this week by Javelin Strategy & Research, is based, in part, on …

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Will A Wider Array of NFC Functions Help Boost Apple Pay?

Ever since Apple Pay launched in the fall of 2014, observers have questioned why the mobile-payment service hasn’t caught on with consumers. One possibility is that the service’s contactless capability remains foreign to most consumers. That could change next month, when Apple Inc. is expected to widen the range of …

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Cryptocurrencies Take off With Travel Site CheapAir.com

Customer demand has prompted CheapAir.com to accept three more cryptocurrencies in addition to Bitcoin, which the travel-booking site began accepting in 2013. The new ones are Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Dash. These three currencies promise faster transaction times and lower fees than Bitcoin and are the most-requested cryptocurrencies among those customers …

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COMMENTARY: Here’s How the Big Card Networks Can Make Their Common Buy Button a Winner

The digital payments innovators used to be Mastercard and Visa, but with the rise of PayPal, it’s been a new game. Then along came Alipay and Apple Pay and many other local or specialized payment methods, making the playing field even more competitive for these card payment platforms. Visa Checkout …

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No Time to Lose With The Daunting Task of Securing Payments for the Internet of Things

The proliferation of smart watches, voice commerce, and vehicle-based payments has got merchants abuzz about the potential for making purchases more convenient. But securing these payments is a scattershot affair, with each provider wielding its own protocols, attendees learned at the CNP Expo this week in Orlando, Fla. Payments companies …

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