Ingenico to deploy Canada's first EMV and contactless mPOS product

Ingenico Group announced Thursday that Moneris Solutions Corp., Canada's largest credit and debit card processor, has selected Ingenico to deploy Canada's first EMV and contactless mobile product, according to a press release.

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Square rounds into form with an EMV mPOS reader

The company will make a new chip-and-signature-enabled dongle available before the October 2015 U.S. merchant liability deadline.

Ukrainian company wants patrons to Settle bill with new mobile app

Advice Wallet Inc. is set to test a mobile payments service that will enable users to pay their restaurant check without waiting for the wait staff to arrive.

Apple in payments: Bluetooth edition

Cherian Abraham from Experian Global Consulting examines how Apple might enable payments at the point-of-sale in the next iPhone.

Mobile wallets: will value actually drive adoption?

Consumer adoption of mobile wallets continues to be held back by legacy point-of-sale systems and competing payment standards even though they provide an excellent payment experience for consumers.

Consumers want three main things from mobile payments

Kristen Gramigna, chief marketing officer for BluePay, gives some insight into what she believes works at the point of sale.

Mobile is threatening to end POS terminals at restaurants

Noah Glass, Founder and CEO of Olo, believes mobile ordering will one day change this particular industry.

An inside look at what drives LevelUp

Mobile-payment and loyalty provider opens its door to a new office.

Marketing your mobile POS solution

Engage customers and consumers for success to reach high adoption and use rates.

Amazon's potential mobile payments plans start with good brand standing

The online retail leader has a chance to make an immediate impact with an mPOS product.

Square rides a wave of uncertainty

Even before acquisition rumors were revealed, the mPOS forerunner faced challenges.

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First Data to acquire gift card platform Gyft

First Data has announced the acquisition of Gyft Inc., a digital platform that enables consumers to buy, send, manage and redeem gift cards using mobile devices. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Amazon set to launch Square-like mPOS device

Amazon is reportedly about to launch its own mobile point-of-sale device, similar to Square and PayPal, according to a report from 9to5 Mac. The publication got its hands on an internal Staples document that showed an "Amazon Card Reader" that...

LoopPay secures investment from Visa

LoopPay, a mobile wallet platform provider, today announced it has received an investment from Visa, according to a press release. The investment is part of a larger strategic funding round for LoopPay, announced earlier this month, which includes Synchrony Financial...

Staples Europe to sell payleven mPOS terminals

Staples Europe today announced it has entered into a distribution partnership with mobile point-of-sale provider payleven. The payleven chip-and-PIN card reader is now available in all Staples stores in Germany, the U.K. and the Netherlands, and in respective Staples online...

Software developer releases mPOS product exclusively for Microsoft tablets

ARBA Retail Systems, a point-of-sale software developer for retail and food services industries, has announced the launch of a new mobile point-of-sale product built specifically for the Microsoft Surface tablet series, according to a press release. The company said in...

Ztar Mobile sign reseller pact with CorFire for mobile payment services

CorFire, a mobile commerce technology provider, and Ztar Mobile, a provider of private branded wireless services and solutions that enable retailers to deliver private branded wireless services to their customers, Wednesday announced a reseller agreement so Ztar Mobile can resell...

Star Micronics pairs iZettle's mPOS offering at British Racing Drivers' Club

International POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics announces this week that its latest Bluetooth desktop printer, the TSP654IIBTi, was successfully deployed with iZettle's chip-and-PIN solution at Silverstone's 50th Grand Prix this month, according to a press release. The mobile payments kit...

Cardfree, Xpient form omnichannel partnership for restaurant customers

Cardfree, a mobile commerce provider, has announced its partnership with Xpient Solutions, a POS and technology provider used by 17 top QSR brands. According to a news release, the companies will offer omnichannel, end-to-end services for restaurants, including CRM, loyalty,...

Zooz closes $12 million investment round

Zooz, a smart payment technology provider, today announced that it has closed a $12 million round of investment. The round was led by Blumberg Capital, with participation by existing investors including XSeed Capital, lool ventures and Rhodium, as well as new investors Access Industries and Camp One Ventures.

Powa Technologies opens software developer program to ISVs

Powa Technolgies this week announced the completion of its Alpha program and rollout of its advanced PowaPOS Software Developer Program to independent software vendors (ISVs) globally, according to a press release. Developers can access the portal today, via the PowaPOS...

Mexican mPOS provider raises $1 million in latest seed funding round

Sr. Pago (Señor Pago), one of the two largest mobile point of sale services in Mexico, today announced the closing of a seed round of $1 million in funding that includes Silicon Valley tech veterans Jay Adelson and Barrett Lyon, according to a press release.  The company's latest round of funding comes after last month's launch of the Sr.

SK Planet Slydes into the US with new mobile shopping app

SK Planet Inc., the U.S.-based mobile-commerce subsidiary affiliated with wireless giant SK Telecom, this week announced its beta launch of its touchless, beacon-enabled shopping experience through its Slyde mobile app, according to a press release. Slyde, which consumers can download...

South African merchants get a mobile POS terminal from iKhokha

South Africa-based financial services company iKhokha last week launched a mobile point-of-sale terminal that works with an accompanying mobile app, according to a press release. The terminal, called the Edge, is a chip-and-PIN reader that plugs into any model Apple...

ShopKeep adds new features to POS offerings

ShopKeep announced today the addition of new features added to its cloud-based point-of-sale software. The Check Management feature allows merchants to hold tabs open for customers throughout a shift and let them pay for their transaction when they are ready....

Synchrony Financial reveals strategic investment with LoopPay

Synchrony Financial today announced the completion of a strategic investment in LoopPay, according to a press release. LoopPay is expected to provide Synchrony Financial with special features and benefits for its cardholders and retail partners. LoopPay recently introduced the LoopPay...

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This research center covers one of the most competitive markets in mobile payments: enabling merchants to use smartphones as point of sale (POS) terminals to process electronic transactions.