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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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Look Ma, No Card Reader: New App Captures Card Numbers for POS Transactions

A new point-of-sale card-acceptance app expected to be available in early 2014 will use pattern-recognition technology to capture a payment card number, potentially speeding up an in-store transaction and eliminating the need for a card reader. n Cartwheel Register eschews a card reader that plugs into the audio jack in …

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Cover Story: Targeting the Traditional POS

By Kevin Woodward With the invasion of smart phones and tablets, the iconic payment terminal—and the entire point of sale—is getting a new look. Are the traditional terminal’s days numbered? Perhaps no other device serves as an icon of the payments industry like the point-of-sale terminal. Sitting on a merchant’s …

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Apple Job Posting Suggests It May Have a New Payments Platform on the Drawing Board

An Apple Inc. job posting seeking a software engineer with expertise in payments may be an indicator of an Apple play in payments beyond its current efforts. Or, it may not. The computer and retail giant is looking for a senior software engineer to “help build a next generation payment …

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Official Calls the Rollout of Chicago’s Ventra Fare-Payment Program a ‘Systemic Failure’

It’s been one bump after another for the Chicago Transit Authority’s new Ventra fare-payment system that includes a contactless prepaid MasterCard Inc. card. The latest came today when the chairman of a Chicago-area transportation oversight board dubbed Ventra’s rollout a “systemic failure” and called for an audit of the fare …

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A New Harbortouch POS Terminal Incorporates EMV and NFC Payments

  Independent sales organization Harbortouch has released a new payment terminal that incorporates near-field communication, a smart card reader and a magnetic-stripe reader. Dubbed Perkwave, the terminal, which carries no cost except for transactions processed through it, includes a contactless card reader adorned with a consumer-facing display. Point-of-sale device maker …

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Card Network Executives Take Care To Narrowly Define Proposed Token Standard

By John Stewart As dramatic as their joint tokenization announcement was on Tuesday, key officials with Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc., and American Express Co. cautioned on Wednesday against far-reaching industry speculation about how the announcement might affect or relate to other standards, including near-field communication (NFC) and the Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) …

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Post-VeriFone, Bergeron Runs a $500 Million Warchest To Buy Payments Companies

By Kevin Woodward   Six months after leaving point-of-sale terminal maker VeriFone Systems Inc., Douglas G. Bergeron is leading a new enterprise targeting financial-services and payments companies for acquisition.   Dubbed Opus Global Holdings LLC, the new company has $500 million at its disposal to buy companies. Bergeron is collaborating …

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