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Apple Pay Boosts Vending Revenue and other Digital Transactions News briefs

• Visa Inc.’s Canadian unit posted an “open letter” in Canadian newspapers Thursday to protest Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s plan to stop accepting Visa cards in its 400 Canadian stores beginning July 18 because of allegedly high acceptance costs. “Wal-Mart has initiated a public flight—something we never wanted—as they are using …

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Bitcoin Value Rallies As the Digital Currency Closes out a Promising Year

By John Stewart The Bitcoin digital currency is surging again. Factors ranging from the collapse of the Chinese yuan to the supposed unmasking of Bitcoin’s inventor have helped push the controversial currency’s price up 15% in the past week, to a close at $415.25 on Thursday, according to data compiled …

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How the Spread of Digital Payments Is Driving Online Links for Remote Devices

The increasing penetration of digital payments worldwide is helping drive conversion of point-of-sale terminals, vending machines, and parking meters from standalone devices to connected machines, according to a report released Tuesday by Berg Insight, a Gothenberg, Sweden-based research firm that follows the wireless market. Worldwide, Berg forecasts the number of …

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With New Funding, PayRange Targets Contactless Payments in Vending Machines

With $12 million in new funding, PayRange Inc. wants to place more of its Bluetooth-equipped dongles inside vending machines to enable more consumers to make contactless, and cashless, payments. The funding, announced Thursday by Portland, Ore.-based PayRange, will be used to expand its staff and increase the number of PayRange-equipped …

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USA Technologies’ Network Volume Grows 28% While Its NFC Base Expands

Unattended-payments provider USA Technologies Inc. (USAT) said its revenues increased 47% to $15.4 million in fiscal 2015’s third quarter ended March 31 versus $10.4 million year earlier as connections and transaction volume in its wireless network rapidly increased. Malvern, Pa.-based USAT on Monday said its network handled 54.8 million transactions, …

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USA Technologies Reaches Accord With MasterCard on Small-Ticket Debit Interchange

By Jim Daly After a hiatus of more than three years, vending machines that get payment services through USA Technologies Inc. will soon be accepting MasterCard Inc.’s debit cards again as the result of an agreement between the two companies that USA Technologies announced Friday. Under the three-year agreement, “MasterCard …

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Three Years After Durbin, Debit Pricing Flaw Still Drives up Cost for Small-Ticket Sellers

Three years after the Durbin Amendment took effect, the law’s painful impact on the cost of selling soda, candy, newspapers, and other small-ticket items remains an issue. And things may stay that way unless the newly elected Congress acts after taking office at the turn of the year, observers say. …

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USA Technologies Clinches a New Interchange Deal With Visa for Debit And Credit

USA Technologies Inc. on Friday announced it had secured a three-year agreement with Visa Inc. that will allow the supplier of payments technology for vending machines to continue receiving favorable small-ticket interchange pricing from the network. In the announcement, contained in a brief regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange …

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Vending Operator Taps USA Technologies for 50,000 ePort Payment Devices

  USConnect, a food-service network, has ordered 50,000 ePort vending-machine payment devices from USA Technologies Inc., making it the largest single order ever, says Malvern, Pa.-based USA Technologies. EPort devices enable vending machines to accept credit and debit cards and contactless payments. USConnect will supply the devices to its network …

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Isis’s Abbott Takes the Wraps off New App As Wallet Nears National Rollout

The carrier-controlled Isis mobile-payments system on Monday unveiled a new version of its application and predicted that about 30 million mobile phones will support the near-field-communication-based product by the end of 2014. Speaking at an industry trade show in Las Vegas, Michael Abbott, Isis’s chief executive, demonstrated the new mobile …

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