Jumio intros new scanning tech for mobile retailers

BAM Checkout's embeddable product is intended to provide a simple checkout experience by enabling users to bypass nearly all manual key entry when completing a mobile purchase.

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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.

Major store transformation at In The Pink

In The Pink Stores, the largest chain of Lilly Pulitzer Signature Stores in the US, has launched mPOS as part of a major store transformation project.

Making data-driven decisions with your POS

Three questions to ask of your business to understand how to leverage POS data for a competitive advantage.

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Half of US POS terminals will be chip-enabled by end of 2015

Massive data breaches in the past year seem to have prodded retailers to take action to curb their potential exposure to losses from fraud.

MasterCard, Zwipe team up to roll out first-ever biometric contactless payment card

Biometric authentication replaces PIN entry, enabling cardholders to make contactless payments in any amount, unlike current NFC-enabled payment solutions.

Visa, Chase add Apple Pay capabilities for merchants, customers

Visa and Chase both announced this week that its customers and merchants will soon have access to Apple Pay. Starting Oct.

Expect 47% of US terminals to be EMV-enabled by 2016

The estimates are based on forecasts provided by acquirers representing approximately 80 percent of U.S. purchase volume.

ShopKeep adds EMV, NFC acceptance to new reader

ShopKeep said its new card reader brings the latest advancement in U.S. payment technology to thousands of merchants.

Global Payments boards the Apple Pay train

Payment products provider will allow its partner developers to add Apple's system in their offerings through an SDK.

Scandit releases Mobile App Suite for Retail

According to the company, Scandit’s Mobile App Suite for Retail provides a series of fully customizable, cross-platform mobile applications for retail employees and customers including: Clienteling, Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS), Mobile Shopping (mShopping), Self-Checkout, Shopping Lists and Procurement.

MCX intends to expand network through InComm partnership

InComm, a provider of integrated point-of-sale technology products to retailers, has entered into a strategic partnership with the Merchant Customer Exchange, a company formed by the nation's leading merchants to develop a customer-centric and mobile payment network.

Home Depot breach reportedly generating card fraud

Banks aren't confirming it and Home Depot insists that no PIN data was taken, but sources say bank accounts have been compromised.

Square plans to add bitcoin, Apple Pay acceptance

Square CEO Jack Dorsey recently said the company's register service will eventually accept all forms of payment, including bitcoin and Apple Pay.

LightSpeed adding Apple Pay compatibility to its mobile POS

With LightSpeed Payments, retailers will no longer need to deal with a third party to begin accepting credit and debit cards or to access critical information about financials.

Home Depot data breach comes into focus

The account information for 56 million payment cards was compromised in a malware attack that lasted five months.

ID TECH lists new mPOS as Visa Ready

UniPay is a combination magnetic stripe and EMV mobile reader that connects through the audio jack port of a mobile device.

TNS unveils new cardholder data encryption solution

TNS' Managed POS Encryption includes support for the VeriShield Protect end-to-end encryption solution from VeriFone and Trustwave's hardware-agnostic point-to-point encryption.

TSYS works with merchants on Apple Pay

Company announced a partnership with iMobile to process transactions from Apple's new mobile-payments system.

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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.