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October, 2004

  • 5 October

    The Sub-$2 Market Keeps Growing?at the POS As Well As Online

    The number of Americans ages 12 and up who bought sub-$2 digital content online in the past year has ballooned to more than 14 million, up from 4 million a year ago, according to a survey released today. “The data suggest that the online micropayments market has grown significantly in …

  • 4 October

    Discover Sues, AmEx-MBNA Get Set in Wake of Supreme Court Decision

    Within minutes of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this morning to let stand a lower court's ruling forcing Visa and MasterCard to allow members to issue cards on the American Express Co. and Discover Financial Services Inc. networks, Discover filed suit against the bank card associations and AmEx announced it …

September, 2004

  • 30 September

    PayPal Launches First Campaign to Sign up ‘Off-eBay’ Merchants

    PayPal Inc. is in the midst of rolling out its first marketing campaign to sign up non-eBay merchants for its online payment service. Dubbed “PayPal for Business” and aimed at what PayPal considers small and medium-size Internet merchants, the campaign features a telemarketing effort, a direct-mail blast, and a new, …

  • 30 September

    A Complement to POP Could Come from NACHA

    The National Automated Clearing House Association is mulling an idea for a new point-of-sale electronic check product that it hopes might overcome some of the obstacles its existing POS service, called POP, has run into. Tentatively called “back-office conversion,” or BOC, the idea would allow merchants to send all checks …

  • 30 September

    NACHA Will Start Testing a New Internet Payment Type Next Spring

    The National Automated Clearing House Association, Herndon, Va., is preparing to launch a test early next spring of a new electronic transaction type for payments on the Internet. The new payment category would be best suited for payments to so-called spontaneous retailing sites?those operated by hard goods merchants, rather than …

  • 28 September

    PINless Debit Could Crimp the ACH’s Style on the Internet

    Although Internet transactions have become a highly popular form of payment on the automated clearing house network, the emergence of direct debit online may stunt the growth of Web ACH transactions, an executive with a major Internet payment processor said today. Internet payments, which the National Automated Clearing House Association …

  • 27 September

    Fed Says ARC, Check 21 Will Eat More and More into Check Volume

    The volume of paper checks processed by the Federal Reserve is falling at a rate of 10% to 11% so far this year and is expected to plunge another 13% to 15% in 2005, according to James M. Lyon, first vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. This …

  • 24 September

    Moneris Signs Up Peppercoin for Pint-Sized POS and Web Payments

    Moneris Solutions, a major acquiring processor in North America, has become the first processor to agree to adopt Peppercoin Inc.'s latest micropayments system. Under an agreement reached this week, Peppercoin will serve as a gateway for transactions performed at both brick-and-mortar and online U.S. merchant locations and sites served by …

  • 24 September

    Authorize.net Says It Has DDOS Attack Under Control

    Authorize.net, which has been the victim of a series of denial-of-service attacks since Sept. 15, says today it has implemented unspecified “industry-leading solutions” that are thwarting the assaults on its data centers, which process card transactions for more than 100,000 merchants. It also says its engineers from the start of …

  • 23 September

    How Livewire Plans to Use ATMs to Expand Its Network 10-Fold

    Livewire International Inc., a York, Pa.-based software company with about 100 kiosks and other devices on its network selling items like ski-lift tickets, has teamed up with at least one ATM manufacturer and plans to make agreements with several more to sell tickets through ATMs in supermarkets and convenience stores. …