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Card Not Present — For a Day

Card Not Present — For a Day

by March 18, 2015 at 11:14 am 1 comment

I left my payment cards at home yesterday. And… it didn’t matter. It’s getting easier these days to keep that card in your pocket — or wherever. For example, BMO Harris announced this week it is enabling cardless cash withdrawals at 750 ATMs — about half its total fleet. Customers willRead More

Google’s Plan to Catch Up with Apple Pay — Softcard?

Google’s Plan to Catch Up with Apple Pay — Softcard?

by January 20, 2015 at 11:53 am 0 comments

News broke last week that Softcard, formerly known as Isis, may have a suitor in mobile wallet competitor Google. What would be the price tag, considering the hundreds of millions — perhaps even billions — of dollars telcos poured into Isis/Softcard over the past five years? Try $50 to $100Read More

The Tipping Point for Digital Payments Is Closer Than You Think

The Tipping Point for Digital Payments Is Closer Than You Think

by January 8, 2015 at 11:19 am 1 comment

It is cold here in New York, brutally cold. When I woke up this morning, the temperature with the wind chill was -6 degrees Fahrenheit. It was so cold outside it hurt. I mention the cold because it led me to transform into a digital payments customer — this morning.Read More

Digital Gifting Alive and Well After Facebook Kills ‘Gifts’

Digital Gifting Alive and Well After Facebook Kills ‘Gifts’

by July 31, 2014 at 11:09 am 1 comment

Facebook announced yesterday that it would on August 12 shut down Facebook Gifts, its program selling virtual and physical gift cards for retailers such as Best Buy and Starbucks. Does this mean digital gift cards done? Hardly. Several payments players are placing bets on gift cards just as Facebook backs off. Payment processor First DataRead More

LevelUp Hardware Hits Gregory’s Coffee

LevelUp Hardware Hits Gregory’s Coffee

by June 24, 2014 at 4:39 pm 0 comments

LevelUp’s new(ish) barcode scanners rolled out in the Gregory’s Coffee chain today.

While Google & Apple Dither, Mobile Pay Vendors Score Wins

While Google & Apple Dither, Mobile Pay Vendors Score Wins

by June 20, 2014 at 11:42 am 1 comment

The incessant debate over mobile payment standards, the seemingly endless stream of “let’s throw this against the wall to see if it sticks” product launches, the will it/won’t it debate over Apple payments has obscured a simple truth: several mobile payments companies are already selling their wares — successfully.

LevelUp Syncs With iBeacon to Connect with Customers Earlier

LevelUp Syncs With iBeacon to Connect with Customers Earlier

by June 17, 2014 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

Bluetooth, which has gone mainstream because of Apple’s iBeacon technology, has been deemed by some to be the future of mobile payments — and that future is coming more quickly than we thought, with mobile payment company LevelUp adding iBeacon support over the past few days.

Square and LevelUp Extend Platforms Beyond In-Store Sales

Square and LevelUp Extend Platforms Beyond In-Store Sales

by February 27, 2014 at 10:14 am 1 comment

Hungry for payments innovation? Great! Will that be for pickup or delivery? Two payments startups, Square and LevelUp, announced extensions to their platforms today that take them beyond the point-of-sale, and both have to do with ordering food. Square already has services beyond the point-of-sale, such as Square Cash, aRead More

PayPal Integrates with Revel Systems at the Point of Sale

PayPal Integrates with Revel Systems at the Point of Sale

by October 15, 2013 at 10:48 am 1 comment

Not going it alone is PayPal‘s new mantra, and Revel is the newest company to join forces with the eBay subsidiary as it dives deeper into retail. Revel Systems is a provider of cloud-based iPad point-of-sale software. Custom solutions are offered for a variety of merchants, from food truck vendors toRead More

USA – world’s largest closed loop payments system?

by October 1, 2013 at 9:13 pm 3 comments

Last year the US contributed close to 20% of the world’s GDP despite coming off the back of the biggest economic downturn since the 1930’s Great Depression. The US, UK, Germany, Russian and CIS States, and China dominate the world’s payment landscape currently, but in volume of non-bank payments the US dominates withRead More