Gilbarco teams with VeriFone at the fuel pump

Companies with combine efforts to offer payment products and create the largest at-pump interactive digital media network.

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Will Apple Touch ID-enabled mobile payments reduce interchange rates?

At least one merchant services provider believes the card networks should consider it to stay relevant as more payment providers, and alternatives such as Bitcoin, enter the market.

#CONNECTsummit14: The analyst's view: think mobile first

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, shares her key takeaways from last week's conference.

Fuel operator partners with PayPal for mobile payments

MAPCO Express customers can use the new mobile app at 276 locations across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

#CONNECTsummit14: mobile experience first, payments second

Brands are more concerned about creating the right overall mobile experience that will keep users coming back again and again.

Turning mobile wallet economics on its head

Ed Busby, who is the former chief commerce officer at Isis, believes consumer packaged goods companies represent the best chance for mobile payments.

Host Card Emulation: A solution for the 90%

Marcelo De Lima, vice president of marketing for Sequent Software, believes HCE can better connect the mobile consumer and retail stores.

Amazon enters the mPOS fray

The online retailer Wednesday introduced Amazon Local Register with a better transaction rate than Square.

MasterCard, Visa face adoption challenges with respective digital wallet services

MasterPass and Visa Checkout are out in the wild, but will consumers and merchants take kindly to them?

Summit to take a deep dive into the future of ATM and mobile technologies

The second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in September will feature experts with exceptional depth of knowledge in areas of innovation, security, compliance and regulation.

CONNECT Summit to delve into the evolving impact of mobile

Nikki Baird, Jack Philbin among the keynote speakers for the inaugural executive event.

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NEWS


GoCoin to process digital currency transactions for Apriva

Strategic technology partnership allows Apriva resellers to offer merchants Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin acceptance.

Citi Wallet rides MasterPass' rails

Citi is the first global bank to introduce its own branded digital wallet in the U.S.

Swisscard flips switch on mobile authentication

Entersekt's mobile application provides an addition to 3D Secure protection of online purchases.

Airtel Africa expands mobile payments through VeriFone partnership

Consumers can use VeriFone Mobile Money's Tap n' Pay applications to pay, buy, bank, bill and remit funds with their mobile phone at the point of sale.

Companies partner to expand WordPress e-commerce capabilities

WooThemes and 2Checkout collaborate to offer online payment technology in nearly 200 countries to accept payments in 26 currencies.

Square bolsters Register service with Analytics

Square Analytics integrates the full suite of Square Register products as the company continues to add utility to its products.

Square expands capital program

Victory Park Capital invests in Square so that mPOS provider can target more small businesses with lending opportunities.

GoCoin enables SMS billing

Virtual currency company helps merchants accept bitcoin and alternative coing such as litecoin and dogecoin.

Square gets defensive

The mPOS provider addressed in a blog post what it called myths about its pricing, service and a number of other issues.

Heartland acquires mPOS provider Leaf

Heartland invested $20 million in Leaf in 2013. Leaf will operate as a separate business unit of Heartland.

Social gifting company eGifter launches embedded coupon service

Consumers will receive the latest deals from participating retailers through the eGifter mobile app.

Dish Network officially accepts its first Bitcoin payment

Austin and Beccy Craig, who star in a new documentary about Bitcoin, were the first customers to pay with the digital currency.

Epicurious using beacons for in-store experiences

Swirl beacons installed in retail shopping locations throughout North America will be used to trigger delivery of value-added lifestyle content and personalized offers to over 9 million Epicurious mobile app users.

Lithuanian festival parties with iBeacons and QR codes

The annual Vilnius City Fiesta in Lithuania this year will feature 250 merchants offering discounts to consumers who use their smartphones to pay for purchases via QR codes, according to multiple reports. EVP International, which is behind the payments scheme...

Research: 'Preparing for 2015: The Year of the Liability Shift'

A new Mercator research note explores factors influencing the willingness, motivation and speed of payments players in implementing EMV technology.

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August 18-20, 2014 | Chicago

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CONNECT: Mobile Innovation Summit will explore the many opportunities that retail and restaurant enterprises have for leveraging mobile and digital channels to build their brands, increase sales and improve customer engagement, experience and loyalty. During this event, you will network, share ideas and learn from the brightest minds in the industry.