Ingenico releases new mPOS device for contactless payments

The RP170c is fully compatible with the Ingenico Mobile Solutions m-commerce platform, including its mPOS application, management portals and gateway to instantly accept all of the latest NFC payment methods.

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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.

Commentary: Retailers are leading the fight toward greater security

Sandy Kennedy, President of RILA, calls on Congress to pass legislation that enacts a single, preemptive national data breach notification standard.

Why merchants should adopt a mobile wallet strategy

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, states her case for why retailers need to have a way to reach consumers anytime and anywhere.

In retail cyber-security, bigger isn't always better

Here are four surprisingly non-technical reasons small- to mid-size retailers have a leg up when it comes to fighting cyber-crime.

Execs from Overstock.com, Massachusetts Division of Banks headline speaker lineup for Virtual Currency Today Summit

Conference, held April 29 in Boston, will explore the growing trend of consumers using bitcoin and other virtual currencies as a method of payment.

PayPal Here comes to Windows

The partnership between the two companies gives small and medium-sized merchants another option for mobile point-of-sale services as Microsoft positions its newest tablet as a commerce device.

How Apple killed the digital wallet

Rick Oglesby, a senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, explains how Apple Pay changed the outlook for mobile payments.

Mobile payments dominate the early holiday shopping season

Consumers now more than ever are using their smartphones and tablets to shop on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The basics of bitcoin for retail

E-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers targeting millennials and other tech-savvy consumers should give serious consideration to accepting the virtual currency.

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

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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Data security, omnichannel initiatives top retail CIOs' priority lists

With recent high-profile data breaches and the growing need to deliver a unified and differentiated customer experience, retail CIOs agree that security and digital innovation are top priorities for 2015.

TouchSuite launches POS for SMB retailers

The tablet-based POS includes capabilities such as drag and drop functionality, automated commissions, exchange processing, customizable inventory, wireless print capabilities for labeling, built-in tax rates, and a marketing suite.

SSL no longer acceptable for data protection, PCI SSC says

Weaknesses in the secure socket layers protocol will require revisions to the PCI DSS — and upgrades to providers' encryption methods.

GoCoin co-founder and CEO to keynote Virtual Currency Today Summit, April 29 in Boston

Steve Beauregard, co-founder and CEO of payment platform GoCoin, will keynote VCTS on the 'the next disruptor in payments.'

Pyrim intros tool designed to provide clarity to mobile commerce

Product lists over 100 consumer-facing, mobile commerce products and each is fully described and mapped to the mobile commerce ecosystem.

Mobeewave secures funding from Russian firm for mPOS expansion

Montreal-based company claims it is the world's first and only provider of dongle-free NFC mobile payment terminal products enabling payment acceptance on smart devices.

NRF issues statement on White House Cybersecurity Summit

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay on the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection held today at Stanford University:

Starbucks' iOS app gets Apple Pay support

Users now can reload their prepaid card with the touch of a finger.

Visa to eliminate 16-digit account number for remote purchases

The move expands the company's Visa Token Service, which is intended to protect sensitive card information.

Apple Pay, bitcoin take to the skies

JetBlue becomes the first major domestic carrier in the U.S. to accept Apple's mobile wallet. UATP forms a partnership with BitNet to enable airlines to accept bitcoin.

Bindo users now able to print barcodes through their iPad POS system

Partnership with Brother aims to make inventory management easier.

Video goes inside a Chinese bitcoin mine

As of October when the cameras were allowed into the operation, the mine was generating more than 4,000 bitcoins per month for its owners and investors.

First Data, Capgemini announce payments partnership

According to the companies, this collaboration will leverage Capgemini's global vertical industry and payments expertise and First Data's suite of payments solutions.

CardFlight updates mPOS app

SwipeSimple also includes encrypted mobile card readers, payment acceptance applications for iOS and Android devices, and a real-time reporting and admin dashboard for merchants.

Mobile Payments Today publishes wallet comparison guide

The 61-page document details the capabilities of 151 leading mobile wallets.

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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.