POS app provider expands business model into comprehensive business management

Lavu Inc. has consolidated the branding of their worldwide POSLavu iPad App by combining and redesigning all of their websites into one, and updating their social media handles.

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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.

The ultimate retail disruptors: Shoppers are the new POS

Why do retail stores still have "cash registers"?

How SeaWorld's mobile app enhances the guest experience

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

San Francisco Soup Company executive discusses the restaurant's use of BLE beacons

Clayton Chan, COO for San Francisco Soup Company, discusses the restaurant chain's use of BLE beacons.

The weak link in Apple Pay's security chain

Crooks have been using a surprisingly low-tech tactic to worm their way around Apple Pay's tokenization and biometric safeguards.

Apple Watch aims to alter payment and shopping experience

Apple revealed new details about its latest device as the wearable market received a major shot in the arm Monday.

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.

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Elavon SDK update enables merchants to accept Apple Pay

Elavon said the Commerce SDK comprehensive kit also accelerates a business' ability to implement a secure, EMV-compliant payment product.

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.

The Walking Company stepping up in-store customer experience

World's largest specialty retailer of comfort footwear to leverage Epicor Retail CRM with tablet devices to arm store associates with key customer insights, new POS solution for more personalized engagement.

Army and Air Force Exchange Service looking to improve checkout performance

NCR RealPOS 72XRT to be installed at 6,000 Exchange locations worldwide and supported by NCR Services.

Barclays expects huge gains in UK spending on mobile devices

Barclays said the influence of mobile on spending, however, is expected to more than double this figure from £18.4 billion to £112 billion over the same period.

Ingenico, Intel to work on products for the Internet of Things

The companies will jointly develop a mobile tablet that supports EMV and NFC payment functionalities.

Verifone, Heartland strengthen relationship

Heartland said it will immediately make available Verifone's EMV and NFC-enabled VX 520 payment terminal and VX 805 PIN pad with Heartland Secure E3 end-to-end encryption.

Ingenico preps merchants for EMV migration with new products

The point-of-sale provider announced two new additions to its line of products to help retailers and restaurants ease into chip card acceptance.

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.

Talech intros premium service for tablet-based POS

The company partners with Boomtown, which provides on-demand IT support for local businesses.

Wincor Nixdorf introduces Albert to Australia

The new mPOS terminal features an Android platform that adapts to customer needs and provides real-time analytics and business insights, Wincor says.

Verifone intros Android-based cloud POS product

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

Goorin Bros. achieves PCI compliance with fingerprint readers

Employees log on with their unique biometric credential and are automatically logged off after each transaction.

Zumigo launches validation service for online retailers

Identity verification company Zumigo Corp. has introduced what it says is the industry's first merchant payments validation service based on the real-time location of a customer's mobile phone, as well as a service to verify consumers' identity and credit card credentials during online purchases to prevent e-commerce fraud.

Study finds 330 million payment cards 'in the clear'

More than 6 in 10 businesses store unencrypted cardholder data, SecurityMetrics says.

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