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.

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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.

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.

Backoff is the new standard by which other malware will be judged

Every now and then, hackers develop a piece of malware that is so insidious, it changes the landscape of computer security. While there are many contenders for this dubious list, CodeRed, Zeus, and now Backoff are certainly worthy of inclusion.

Seven critical questions required for business decision precision

Today's retail stakes are too high for "lies, damned lies, and statistics."

Amazon enters the mPOS competition

The online retailer Wednesday introduced Amazon Local Register with a better transaction rate than Square.

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.

The three main things customers want from mobile payments

How can you get customers to adopt mobile payments? Make them a value-added benefit that improves their retail experience.

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MyAFINITI program brings brand-specific offers to AARP members at POS

AARP members can now use their membership cards to access the myAFINITI platform, which connects brands, retailers and consumers through targeted, brand-specific discounts.

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.

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.

Vantiv prepped to roll out Durbin-compliant EMV card solutions

Having completed the first US Common AID-enabled EMV debit transaction with US merchants, Vantiv will begin production of Visa- and MasterCard-certified cards in January.

First Data unveils Clover mobile POS

Armed with Clover Mobile, merchants can place orders, take secure payments, scan inventory, clock in employees, sync sales data with their accounting packages and generate marketing insights that can lead to stronger, enduring customer relationships, all with a portable, tablet-sized device.

Bitpay intros NFC-based merchant POS app

Bitcoin Checkout is available today and can sit alongside existing systems.

Online shopping site Gilt adds Alipay ePass support

The partnership is meant to provide Chinese Gilt members a better shopping experience, enabling them to pay through their existing Alipay accounts directly on the Gilt website.

SelfPay mobile shopper app integrates Apple Pay

Integration aims to eliminate waiting in line.

CardFlight inks pact with Anovia for customized mobile products

As part of the partnership, Anovia will leverage CardFlight's SwipeSimple product as their preferred mobile POS solution.

Staples investigating possible data breach

Has POS malware become an 'easy button' for payment card data theft and counterfeiting?

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Often the heart and soul of retail IT, the point-of-sale system is a mission-critical technology tool for every retailer. Learn how to choose the right POS, how to plan for upgrades, and how to take it to the next level by integrating it with other store systems.