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March, 2018

  • 22 March

    COMMENTARY: Why Kiosks Are Becoming Must-Have Technology in the Retail Space

    Kiosks, and the technology that supports them, are hardly new. We’ve been using kiosks to check in at the airport and print out a wedding registry at our local home-goods store for years. But today, kiosks are moving into fast-food restaurants, rental-car stores, drugstores, malls, and everywhere in between. In …

  • 22 March

    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 …

  • 22 March

    ACI’s UnionPay Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3-22-18

    NCR Corp. announced that chairman and CEO Bill Nuti will step down for health reasons after its board of directors completes a search for his replacement “in the next couple of months.” Nuti then will serve as chairman emeritus and a consultant to the ATM and point-of-sale payment technology provider. …

  • 21 March

    Orbitz Breach Exposes Risks to Partners, and the Vulnerabilities of Older Technology

    Another day, another data breach. But each one has lessons for the payments industry, and that includes the breach disclosed Tuesday by online travel-services provider Expedia Inc.’s Orbitz subsidiary. Hackers accessed one of Orbitz’s older systems and thereby may have exposed 880,000 payment card numbers on file, according to press …

  • 21 March

    A Double-Digit Growth Rate in Wearables Sharpens the Focus for Their Payments Potential

    With the introduction of transactional capability on smart watches and fitness trackers like the Apple Watch and Fitbit, the payments industry has eyed wearable devices as a field laden with potential for growth. Just how much growth came into focus this week with new figures and projections from International Data …

  • 21 March

    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 …

  • 20 March

    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. …

  • 20 March

    PayPal To Discontinue Its Pay After Delivery Service for U.S. Buyers

    PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Pay After Delivery service will end April 19 for U.S. buyers. San Jose, Calif.-based PayPal included notice of the discontinuance in recent emails to account holders about the latest changes to its policies, and through a posting on the PayPal Web site. With Pay After Delivery, which …

  • 20 March

    Macy’s New Self-Checkout Feature and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/20/18

    Macy’s Inc. said it is launching a self-checkout feature in its mobile app that lets customers scan an item with their phone and pay with a registered card. So-called mobile-checkout stations validate purchases, take off security tags, and bag the goods. The launch follows a test at the chain’s Woodbridge, …

  • 19 March

    More First Data Merchants To Accept Alipay

    Alipay, the mobile-payment service used by 600 million consumers, and processor First Data Corp. are expanding the number of U.S. merchant locations that can accept the China-based payment method in stores, Alipay announced Monday. The expansion comes nearly a year after the two companies said First Data would move Alipay …