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January 22, 2014

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  • The Value of PayPal and eBay Together - PayPal Forward Blog - "No other payments competitor has achieved PayPal’s success – because no other competitor has a commerce platform like eBay. PayPal is successful precisely because we are part of eBay Inc., not in spite of it."
  • Gang Rigged Pumps With Bluetooth Skimmers - Krebs on Security - "This blog has featured several stories about gas-pump skimmers that were Bluetooth enabled. What’s remarkable is how common these attacks have become."
  • A new way to pay: Dash rolls out more mobile payment tools at restaurants - Macworld - "If you have Dash installed on your phone, the Bluetooth-enabled Dashboard pushes you an alert when you walk into a venue where you can use the app to pay."
  • EBay Says Icahn Proposes PayPal Spinoff - Bloomberg - "The investor is proposing to spin off online payments unit PayPal, one of EBay’s faster-growing businesses."
  • LG Reveals Fingerprint ID Coming to their Smartphones this Year - "LG Electronics has revealed that they'll be integrating fingerprint recognition functionality into their premium smartphones ... later this year..."
  • Argentina restricts online shopping as foreign reserves drop - BBC - "Argentina has introduced new restrictions on online shopping as part of efforts to stop foreign currency reserves from falling any further."
  • Bitcoin Targets Payments Business of Giants Visa to JPMorgan - Bloomberg BusinessWeek - “Perhaps the rise of Bitcoin will put pressure on big banks to get us a more modern payment system,” said Jennifer Tescher, president of the Center for Financial Services Innovation, a Chicago-based research group.
  • Card-Theft Software Grew in Internet's Dark Alleys - Wall St. Journal - "The Reedum malware worked like a Trojan horse by hiding its malicious nature and compromising systems from inside."
  • Priorities for the future - Visa Europe (Nicolas Huss) - "As a membership organisation focused on European solutions for the best interests of all parties in our four‐party model, our continued success is good for the European economy because electronic payments fuel commerce, replace inefficient and expensive cash and fight the shadow economy."
  • Visa to step up marketing of - Marketing Week (UK) - "Jonathan Vaux, commercial director, says it will use “assets” such as its World Cup sponsorship to raise awareness of the service. Ads will push the convenience and security of"
  • T-Mobile Hopes to Shake Up the Check-Cashing Industry, Too - Re/ - "Through the combination of a smartphone and a prepaid Visa debit card, T-Mobile (and its banking partner, Bancorp) aims to offer many of the services typically offered through a bank, including check cashing, direct deposit and bill pay."
  • T-Mobile wants to be your next bank The Verge - "T-Mobile's chief marketing officer Mike Sievert says the service could save the "typical household" using a check casher to cash their paychecks "about $1,500 per year.""
  • On the Matter of Why Bitcoin Matters - Medium (Glenn Fleishman) - "As a currency, I have little faith that it will become a replacement for dollars, euros, or renminbi. As a model for a future payment and transaction system, I believe it’s already shown its value."
  • B2B e-commerce gets its own publication - Internet Retailer - "B2Bec News, a weekly e-mail newsletter, will cover technology and strategies that manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors are using to sell online to businesses, government agencies and nonprofits, including universities and hospitals."

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December 17, 2013

Headline News from - December 17, 2013

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December 02, 2013

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September 09, 2013

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April 16, 2013

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April 14, 2010

Allen Weinberg's Field Report from 2010 ETA - Las Vegas

Allen Weinberg - Glenbrook Partners
Glenbrook's Allen Weinberg spent the day at this year's ETA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. He filed this Field Report from 2010 ETA on What did he find?
  • iPhone mag-stripe readers and related services
  • A myriad of PCI-centric vendors and offerings
  • Small eCommerce gateways

Click to read his just filed Field Report for more details!

May 20, 2008

ETA Annual Meeting Presentations Available Online

The Electronic Transactions Association held its Annual Meeting & Expo in April. Many of the presentations from that meeting are available for downloading from the ETA's web site. Some of the topics include "When Interchange Really Isn't Interchange: The Relevance of Interchange Optimization for Merchants" icon_PDF_small.gif and "PCI Security & You" icon_PDF_small.gif.

December 10, 2007

The 2007 Federal Reserve Payments Study

The 2007 Federal Reserve Payments Study icon_PDF_small.gif released today concludes that "in 2006 more than two-thirds of all U.S noncash payments were made electronically. From 2003 to 2006, the period covered by the study, all types of electronic payments grew while check payments decreased. The Federal Reserve’s 2004 Payments Study found that the number of electronic payments and check payments were roughly equal in 2003."


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