Survey names 'naughty,' 'nice' online retailers when it comes to security

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Criteria for judgment included password requirements, personal information requested and how much effort they put into helping their customers follow good security practices.

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The key piece missing from Apple Pay

Apple Pay diminishes the ability to track shopper behavior. This is among the reasons that some major retailers are not accepting it.

Virtual currencies: bitcoin and beyond [infographic]

An array of virtual currencies are making their presence known.

Six tips for becoming EMV compliant

With the liability shift now less than a year away, it's time for retailers to get serious about their compliance plans.

Bitcoin, other virtual currencies are a global reality

Mark Ranta from ACI Worldwide believes bitcoin and its alternatives are here to stay, but how can they be regulated?

Obama executive order calls for 'BuySecure' initiative

An executive order from the president directs the government to lead the way in securing financial transactions and sensitive data — and in pushing toward nationwide adoption of EMV.

PCI 3.0 is a wake-up call for SAQ C merchants

Merchants should be prepared to increase their security measures if they are going to comply with the PCI 3.0 standard.

New guide caters to restaurateurs, retailers looking to boost income with ATMs

'How to Profit from ATMs: A Guide for Retailers and Restaurateurs' delivers 40 pages packed with essential information about the business of owning, operating and earning revenue from ATMs.

Why the Alibaba IPO is a golden opportunity for online retailers

For online retailers, Alibaba’s enormity is a good illustration of the vast size and opportunity presented by Chinese e-commerce, which has recently been deemed the biggest e-commerce market in the world.

An in-depth look at Apple Pay, and what it means for retailers

Apple introduces mobile wallet capabilities that combine NFC, Passbook and Touch ID. The company has support from banks, major card issuers and retailers.

Apple and NFC: 10 key considerations for retailers

Apple's next iPhone might be capable of NFC payments. Most retailers are not well-prepared, though there is still time.

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KPMG says payment security issues will impact holiday shopping

More than half of consumers are either unsure or not confident at all in the security of their personal information when shopping both in-store and online.

Square plans to accept Apple Pay

Founder Jack Dorsey says support will come in 2015.

Study finds differences between men and women when it comes to impulse purchases

Nearly 90 percent of millennials said they had made an impulse purchase, compared to just 56 percent of seniors.

Most consumers prefer gift cards to gifts, but many feel guilty asking for them

Survey finds 78 percent of consumers think gift cards make shopping easy, but one in three consumers feels guilty putting them on their wish lists.

LevelUp, Cardpool partner for gift card exchange program

Cardpool can enable LevelUp users to sell their unused and partially-used gift cards in exchange for LevelUp credits.

US smartphone owners want to use Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Survey found some 30 percent of respondents want to use the mobile wallets but are unsure where they're accepted.

RewardsPay allows its online shoppers to pay using bitcoin

Partners with Coinbase to provide customers with additional payment option.

Survey: Most shoppers will buy at least one digital gift card this holiday season

Of the consumers surveyed, 72 percent have previously bought a gift card from an online website or mobile website/app.

Trade association set to host mobile payments session in DC

The Merchants Payments Coalition wants to educate Congress members and their staffs about upcoming innovations in payments.

Networld Media Group to launch Virtual Currency Summit in Boston, April 2015

Renowned economic strategist Bruce Fenton, Managing Director of Atlantic Financial, has been confirmed as a featured Summit speaker.

Square begins pre-orders for EMV products

Company will release a standalone chip card reader for $29 and a Square Stand accessory for $39.

NCR Silver POS adds bitcoin compatibility

Bitcoin support, which will be integrated with NCR Silver by the end of 2014, will be free to merchants.

Home Depot sheds more light on data breach

In addition to the payment information already known stolen, the company says the thieves also took files containing 53 million email addresses, but not their passwords or any other personal information.

Givex's Vexilor POS now accepts bitcoin

Company announces partnership with Bitpay.

MasterCard to acquire TNS' Payment Gateway business

MasterCard will acquire TNS' e-commerce and card-present payment gateways, which will become part of the DataCash payment gateway suite.

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It's all about the money, and retailers that make it easy for their customers to pay for products and services increase their chances of making the sale. Payment technology is constantly evolving, too, meaning that retailers need to keep both themselves and their in-store systems up-to-date.