Thursday , June 21, 2018

Transaction Processing

New Harbortouch POS Device Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/4/18

Harbortouch, a unit of Shift4 Payments, debuted Checkout, a point-of-sale system with features to aid retailers, including inventory tracking and management, time-clock and scheduling tools, and text and email marketing. Checkout is aimed at independent and small-chain retail stores, the company said. The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating alleged insider …

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Heartland Accuses Former CEO Carr of Giving Girlfriend Money for Improper Stock Purchase; Carr Calls It a ‘Smear Campaign’

Heartland Payment Systems, now a subsidiary of merchant acquirer Global Payments Inc., filed a lawsuit this week accusing its former chief executive Robert O. Carr of breach of fiduciary duty by giving a woman described as his girlfriend approximately $1 million to buy Heartland stock before Global Payments’s offer to …

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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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Square Closes Weebly Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/1/18

Square Inc. updated its second-quarter and full-year guidance following its acquisition of e-commerce site provider Weebly Inc., which closed Friday. Square now expects its full-year revenue to range from $3.03 billion to $3.09 billion, up from $3 billion to $3.06 billion. For the second quarter, it forecasts $744 million to …

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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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ParkWhiz Buys CodiPark and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/31/18

Parking management and payments provider ParkWhiz acquired CodiPark, an Israeli firm whose app allows users to pay for a parking space when they drive up to a garage, a function that adds to ParkWhiz’s pre-booking app. Terms were not announced. POSaBIT Ltd., a financial-technology company specializing in digital currency at the …

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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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Shift4’s New Partnership and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/30/18

Point-of-sale system technology provider Revel Systems said it integrated customer-engagement software from Conduit Ltd., which uses the brand name Como, into its platform to bring to brick-and-mortar merchants services used by online retailers such as loyalty programs, analytics, branded mobile apps, in-app payments and other capabilities. Shift4 Payments LLC announced …

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