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

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Visa hits the road

The card giant has embarked on a nationwide tour to explain how and why businesses should prepare to accept chip transactions.

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.

Ingram Micro, iQmetrix partner on POS and inventory visibility

As part of a new agreement, Ingram Micro Mobility announced it will integrate with iQmetrix's RQ Retail Management system to provide its retail customers with real-time point-of-sale (POS) and inventory visibility.

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.

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.

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.

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

Partnership with Brother aims to make inventory management easier.

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.

Epicor introduces new data security and protection program for independent retailers

The initiative is designed to mitigate the risk of a security breach through improved data management and protection.

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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.