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.

FEATURES


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.

Cortex MCP founder discusses current state of mobile payments

Mobile Payments Today sat down with Shaunt M. Sarkissian at the company's new headquarters in the Boston area.

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.

The Starbucks mobile wallet: Will fantasy become reality?

Mobile Payments Today Editor Will Hernandez believes robust rewards could help such an initiative take off.

App overload: mobile payments adding convenience or confusion?

Ron Herman, Founder & CEO of Sionic Mobile, urges mobile-payment app providers to focus on the customer experience first.

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NEWS


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.

Study finds that digital coupons positively affect brand and loyalty

Nearly 7 in 10 consumers surveyed strongly believe that digital coupons have a positive impact on a retailer's brand, and 68 percent also say that coupons generate loyalty.

Global Payments to offer bitcoin acceptance

Payment solution provider Global Payments Inc. announced that it has signed a referral agreement with BitPay that will allow Global Payments to incorporate cryptocurrency into its product suite and to offer bitcoin payment acceptance to its worldwide merchants.

TouchStore aims to engage in-store shoppers on their mobile devices

TouchCommerce has announced its newest solution, TouchStore, which it says enables retailers to enhance the omni-channel shopping experience for in-store customers by providing personalized online assistance through mobile devices.

Department of Homeland Security warns retailers of new POS malware

Backoff uses a variety of methods to compromise the POS, including keylogging and injecting malicious code into explorer.exe. That second one is particularly nasty because it means the exploit will still be there if the machine is turned off or rebooted.

LevelUp intros physical and digital gift cards

Mobile payments company LevelUp today announced the launch of a gift card feature, according to a press release. Businesses can enroll in the program starting today.

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August 18-20, 2014 | Chicago

think mobile first.

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.