Survey: Consumers not too confident regarding retail data security

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The retail industry is getting poor marks when it comes to secure handling of consumer data, ranking the lowest, along with government agencies, in a new survey.

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Report: Path to online purchasing is nonlinear

New survey results found that 60 percent of consumers shop online at least once a month and prefer smartphones to tablets.

Lock it up: 5 ways to protect customers using mobile payments

There are plenty of cost-efficient mobile payment processors designed to fit the budget needs of small businesses, but ensuring sensitive data customers that your business is secure is just as important as the convenience factor mobile payments offer.

Is Facebook Messenger coming to retail?

With a reach of more than 600 million active monthly mobile users, Facebook Messenger as a business platform has the potential to make quite an impact. Alex Hum considers the possibilities.

EMV shift could also shift NFC payments adoption

With about six months to go before merchants have to make the switch to POS terminals that accept chip cards, some industry executives are expecting proximity mobile payments to get a boost since the new terminals also have contactless technology.

BJ's Restaurants exec discusses benefits of chain's mobile app

Tim Hackbardt, VP of Marketing for BJ's Restaurants, talks about the many ways the chain's mobile app improves the customer experience.

How SeaWorld's mobile app enhances the guest experience

Len Dudis describes SeaWorld's folio approach to guest payments via its mobile app.

Can you, and should you, accept Apple Pay?

Balancing the benefits and the costs of new or upgraded point of sale equipment are key considerations when deciding whether Apple Pay is a good move for your business.

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.

What host card emulation means for mobile payment security

The EMV card is a physical asset that provides security via encryption. The next step is to duplicate this security virtually.

Amazon eyes mobile payments, POS

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

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Starbucks expands mobile pay, national rollout continues through the year

Starbucks continues national rollout of Mobile Order & Pay into southern, central U.S. locations.

Vesta releases solution to 'prevent online, mobile fraud'

Built to combat the rising trend of fraud in e-commerce, vGuaranteed is a "revenue-generating payment solution for digital goods, services and subscriptions."

Digital interactions drive brick-and-mortar sales

Deloitte Digital Study: Digitally-influenced sales are five times larger than e-commerce sales; consumers use of mobile for price checking declines 30 percent.

Best Buy accepts Apple Pay, still involved with MCX

Best Buy was one of several large retailers who did not accept Apple Pay at launch in October because it was involved with a competing system called CurrentC.

Chase Commerce Solutions, USA Technologies sign strategic pact

USA Technologies provides payment acceptance, including mobile, at various vending machines across the US.

Global Payments peddles Ingenico mPOS device in Canada

The iCMP mPOS product includes a secure Bluetooth-enabled reader that pairs with a merchant’s Apple iOS or Android device.

India-based gift card provider launches retailer mobile app

Qwikcilver said it has partnered with 50-plus brands enabling access to 3,000-plus stores and online portals including India's leading retail chains, entertainment platforms, travel partners and leading currency providers.

Mobile payments app for restaurant goers seeks to cut wait time and feed the hungry

Full Society launches IndieGoGo campaign to finalize app development designed to allow users to donate when paying for a restaurant bill.

Lids Sports Group opens up inventory across channels

Specialty retailer uses Oracle to help increase available inventory while helping customers and associates easily find items online and at over 1,300 locations nationwide.

Pyrim intends to educate merchants about mobile commerce

The company introduced what what it calls the Mobile Commerce Education Resource Kit, a guide designed to teach merchants about the mobile commerce ecosystem.

Verifone intros Android-based cloud POS product

Verifone Cloud POS will be distributed through Verifone's network of ISO and acquirer partners

More Apple Pay touchpoints arrive

TCF Bank, Western Union and USA Technologies all announce integration within their respective businesses.

Convenience store chain Wawa intros mobile payment app

Users can link a closed-loop gift card to the app to pay for purchases at 680 locations.

North American consumers embrace mobile payments and virtual currency

Accenture survey finds that 40 percent of consumers in Canada and the U.S. have used their smartphone to make a payment at a merchant location.

SelfPay mobile shopper app integrates Apple Pay

Integration aims to eliminate waiting in line.

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