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For Added POS Security, Wal-Mart Asks Some Cardholders To Enter a Verification Code

In an unusual tactic to thwart credit card fraud, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. nearly a year ago quietly implemented a policy in which its point-of-sale terminals prompt some cardholders to enter their card’s verification number, a code normally used for card-not-present transactions such as mail-order/telephone order (MOTO) and Internet purchases. The …

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Vantiv Announces Plans To Buy Mercury Payment Systems for $1.65 Billion

Payment processor Vantiv Inc. announced late Monday that it has struck a definitive agreement with the majority owner of tech-oriented independent sales organization Mercury Payment Systems LLC to buy Mercury for $1.65 billion in a debt-funded transaction. Durango, Colo.-based Mercury is suspending plans it disclosed in late March for an …

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End of Life for Microsoft XP Presents Opportunity for Tablet POS Vendors

With Microsoft Corp. no longer supporting its Windows XP operating system, companies marketing tablet-based point-of-sale gear and software are hoping to garner more business from small and mid-sized businesses looking to replace POS systems that use the outmoded OS. As expected, computing giant Microsoft ceased support for the 12-year-old XP …

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Exposure to Card Fraud Spikes in 2013 As Shift to EMV Looms, AFP Survey Reports

Some 43% of businesses report they were exposed to card fraud in 2013, a whopping rise of 14 percentage points from 2012, according to the latest annual fraud survey from the Association of Financial Professionals. Nonetheless, survey respondents are remarkably optimistic about the Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) chip card standard, with 92% …

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Mobile POS Card Reader Makers Prep for the U.S. EMV Switch

  With as many as 5 million mobile point-of-sale readers in circulation in the United States, mobile POS companies will have their hands full following the liability shift set for October 2015 when the nation’s payment card networks step up the migration to the Europay-MasterCard-Visa smart card scheme. Designed to …

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Now Hawking iPads for POS, NCR Silver Mulls a Purpose-Built Tablet with its Own Stamp

NCR Corp.’s announcement this week that it has updated its iPad-based point-of-sale system, which it sells as NCR Silver, to support loyalty programs shone a spotlight on one of the few tablet POS products that comes from a major corporation in a market that has attracted a raft of startups. …

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Aiming at Larger Enterprises, Roam Debuts a Centralized Management Tool for Mobile POS

U.S. retailers and businesses using Roam Data Inc.’s mobile point-of-sale card reader and its software have a new tool to manage multiple readers. Boston-based Roam released Monday ROAMmcm 5, a platform for controlling the payment card readers that attach to smart phones and tablets. n With it, entities can set …

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Eye on Transit: A New Fare System for D.C.; New York Ponders a MetroCard Successor

America’s mass-transit systems in early 2014 are continuing their migration away from proprietary fare systems and toward so-called open-fare systems that can accept general-purpose payment cards as well as mobile payments. This week, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, locally known as Metro, awarded a $184 million, 8-year contract to …

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DoubleBeam Buys GoPago’s POS Business; Amazon May Have a Piece, Too

DoubleBeam Inc., a mobile retail and point-of-sale company, has bought mobile POS system maker GoPago for an undisclosed sum. This counters a report last week that suggested e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. acquired GoPago. San Francisco-based GoPago, founded in 2009 and backed by a 2012 investment of an undisclosed amount from …

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Amazon’s Apparent GoPago Deal Could Presage Move Into Brick-And-Mortar POS, Experts Say

Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. appears to have bought tablet and mobile point-of-sale provider GoPago Inc., according to a report in La Repubblica, an Italy-based newspaper. In the report, Vincenzo Di Nicola, a GoPago co-founder and its chief technology officer, says Amazon paid an undisclosed amount for the company. The article, …

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