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First Data sets its sights on mPOS market

Payment processor's acquisitions of Clover, Perka seen as strategy to protect and grow market share.

Will MCX benefit small merchants?

A question is asked about whether the closed nature of MCX runs contrary to the National Restaurant Association's open philosophy. "A lot of the principles we're looking for exist with MCX," says NRA's Liz Garner. A Walmart representative weighs in on the issue as well. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

How a mobile OS was exploited

CrowdStrike's CTO tells how his team exploited a phone using tools and techniques currently available "in the wild." The phone's owner felt personally vulnerable because much of his daily life was hacked. (Dmitri Alperovitch at the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

5 for 5: The most-read mobile payments stories from November

Take a look at the most popular mobile payments content from last month.

Moore's Law for hackers increases risk for mobile enterprises

Faster computers also aid criminals, which highlights the need for hardware-based security.

Three reasons why software is king in the realm of mobile commerce

Hardware may seem like all the rage, but software rules the day.

Hardware: The key to mobile commerce's future

Four recent moves by three large companies have pushed software and the cloud to the back seat.

CardFlight brings a developer focus to mobile POS

Company offers developers a way to integrate card acceptance into their apps.

PayPal adds mobile ordering, payment in Magento's toolbox

With new Magento integration, PayPal extends capabilities of its mobile tools. 

Bringing checking into the mobile world

New York startup Zipmark uses checks as the foundation for its payment scheme.

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Magpi intros cloud-based mobile data collection

Companies can use Magpi as it relates to surveys, inspections, compliance audits, research, supply chain management, geo-data information collection to create a mobile form, then deploy it in minutes to any device.

ICP Group, payworks sign mPOS deal

ICP Group, a European point-of-sale payment service provider, has signed an agreement with payworks to provide mPOS services to its clients. ICP operates more than 120,000 POS terminals in seven European countries, serving merchants such as Aldi Nord, Burger King...

Top-five US bank invests in Kofax mobile software licenses

Kofax has announced that a top-five U.S. bank has made a $1 million initial investment in the Irvine, Calif.-based company's mobile customer engagement software.

Oxford University spin-out develops secure mobile payments

Security protocols developed at the U.K.'s Oxford University with U.S. military funding are to be used to create a secure mobile payment app.

iZettle releases SDK for mobile chip-and-PIN card reader

Stockholm-based iZettle has released its first software development kit for its mobile chip-and-PIN card readers and receipt printers. The SDK, a package of pre-written code that developers can use to add iZettle payment services to their apps, is available for...

NearBytes launches NearPay proximity payments platform

Rio de Janeiro-based NearBytes has launched the NearPay system for secure proximity payments. NearPay uses encoded sound for communication, authentication and the exchange of payment data between mobile devices and computers. It allows mobile phones to be used for proximity...

NCR launches Cloud Connect; solution includes mobile payments

NCR launched its Cloud Connect ecosystem of digital services for retailers at this week's NRF 2014 Big Show. Cloud Connect is a hosted infrastructure that allows third parties to integrate, maintain and deploy their services across NCR's installed base of...

ROAM launches EMV-compliant mPOS platform in U.S.

Mobile commerce platform provider ROAM has released its ROAMmcm 5 mobile payments engine in the U.S. The company, which is majority-owned by payments terminal vendor Ingenico, is demonstrating ROAMmcm 5 at the NRF 2014 show this week in New York....

UMobile POS combines in-store, out-of-store mobile checkout

Mobile POS technology for integrating in-store and out-of-store retail sales in a single transaction is the main feature of UniteU Technologies' offering at the 2014 NRF show. Pittsford, N.Y.-based UniteU has upgraded its uMobile POS technology with a new extension...

Cybera tops 20K users of secure payment solution

Cybera Inc., a Nashville, Tenn.-based provider of network and application security services for clients such as Shell, ExxonMobile, O'Reilly Auto Parts and Samsonite, said it has reached 20,000 deployments of its payment ADN solution. An ADN — or application defined...

Bluefin introduces QuickSwipe mobile POS

Cloud-based payment services provider Bluefin Payment Systems has introduced a mobile POS system for iOS devices. The QuickSwipe system is offered to independent software vendors and Software-as-a-Service SaaS providers who want to offer mPOS capability to merchants. Bluefin said QuickSwipe...

Mobally publishes mobile commerce platform API

Mobile commerce specialist mobally said it has published its mobile engagement and shopping platform API, which it said empowers developers to rapidly design, develop and roll out native retail apps. According to a company press release, the platform streamlines the...

Seattle Times taps doxo for bill delivery and payment

The digital file cabinet and online bill payment provider doxo has added The Seattle Times to its list of clients. Seattle-based doxo helps customers manage their accounts by providing a free digital file cabinet that holds information on the various...

Spindle and iPayMobile team up for merchant-to-consumer credit

The U.S. mobile payments and marketing provider Spindle will add merchant-to-consumer credit services to its mobile offering via a strategic partnership with iPayMobile, a provider of merchant payment services. The partnership will enable Spindle and its merchants to offer enhanced...

YESpay partners with PMC for secure point-of-sale mobile payments

YESpay International has formed a strategic partnership with retail technology specialist PMC to provide a PCI-compliant mobile payment application for retailers. YESpay, which develops payment card software applications, is based in Barnet, London, and has offices in Toronto and India....

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