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June 08, 2016

Headline News from - June 8, 2016


  • Stripe en France - "Today, we’re happy to remove the beta label and to make Stripe available to tout le monde in France."
  • Amazon Plans $3 Billion Investment in India - Wall St. Journal - "The announcement brings Amazon’s total planned investment in India to $5 billion, since it announced a $2 billion infusion in 2014."
  • CurrentC beta test ending on June 28; further efforts postponed - - "CurrentC, the Apple Pay competitor put forth by the MCX consortium, will soon end its beta test. Accounts will be closed on June 28, and all upcoming releases of CurrentC will be postponed indefinitely."
  • Here is the future of Apple Pay - ComputerWorld - "Apple’s Apple Pay plans reach far beyond what we know today. Apple will expand in multiple directions as it attempts to boost adoption of its service."
  • The Indian start-up that may sideswipe Apple Pay - CNBC - "While most competitors (including Apple) operate on the consumer side, he said Ezetap is single-minded. "Our job is to help bring merchants into the mobile internet world." "


  • Singapore Payments Companies Selected for Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator - "“Regularly collaborating with startups on a wide range of technologies through the Startup Accelerator helps Wells Fargo explore big ideas outside our walls and industry for our customers’ benefit,” says Steve Ellis, head of Wells Fargo’s Innovation Group, which serves as the catalyst for transformational change across Wells Fargo. “We’re excited to invest in Alpha Payments Cloud and Jewel Paymentech through our Startup Accelerator."
  • NRF Says Overturning Dodd-Frank Would Reinstitute Price Fixing by Card Companies - “Protecting bank profit margins at the expense of competition is not sound public policy and it will harm merchants and consumers. The financial services industry attempted to get Congress to reject transparency and competition in 2010 and again in 2011. Both efforts failed. On behalf of retailers and their customers, NRF will fight for free and open markets.”
  • More Americans Turning to Payroll Cards – Here’s Why - “Not only do employers save money by cutting the administrative costs associated with distributing paper checks, but employees also save time and money by promptly receiving their wages on pay day and avoiding check cashing fees."


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March 20, 2014

Headline News from - March 20, 2014

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  • American Express Expands Benefits for Platinum Card® Members - "These benefits include complimentary, unlimited access to Wi-Fi hotspots provided by Boingo Wireless, a global market leader in Wi-Fi, as well as an application fee statement credit option for the TSA Pre✓™ program."
  • Small Businesses Get Paid Faster With QuickBooks Payments - "As part of the expanding QuickBooks ecosystem of online products and services, QuickBooks Online users who also use QuickBooks Payments get their invoices paid on average two times faster than those who don’t. When these small businesses email their invoices and allow their customers to pay online, they significantly reduce the time it takes to receive payment."

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February 21, 2014

Headline News from - February 21, 2014

The Kindle edition of our book "Payments Systems in the U.S. - Second Edition" - is now available in the Kindle Store as well as in an iBooks version for your iPad or Mac in the iBooks Store. The ebook versions are priced at US$9.99.

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  • BitPay Sponsors the LAUNCH Hackathon - "To encourage more development of open-source tools that benefit everybody in the bitcoin space, BitPay is offering developers of LAUNCH an additional financial incentive for projects that utilize BitPay’s Bitcoin Payment Gateway API or the open source library Bitcore."

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July 19, 2013

India's Ezetap Launches Mobile POS Device at Under $50 Price Point

Ezetap Chip  Pin Card Reader Pic 2Bangalore-based Ezetap has announced the launch of what it's calling "the first integrated and globally certified Mobile Point of Sale Device with a price point under $50" that supports magnetic stripe and chip and PIN card acceptance. The entire Ezetap solution from its card reader to service platform has been 100% designed and developed in India.

“Ezetap is committed to delivering world-class products from India.” said Abhijit Bose, Co-Founder and CEO of Ezetap. “To succeed, we needed to deliver a product that met the highest global security and technical standards, but at a price that could help spread the adoption of mobile payments in India and well as other markets.”

“Beyond the money and time required, finding the expertise to build a product with this type of technology in India is almost impossible. It’s exciting to see an Indian company setting the pace globally for this market,” said Dr. Pramod Varma, Chief Technology Advisor for Ezetap and the former Chief Architect for the UID project.

The Ezetap solution consists of a lightweight card reader that can be plugged into practically any smart device or feature phone, and turn it into an intelligent point of sale. The new Ezetap device has a magnetic stripe and chip card reader with a pin pad integrated into a single product. The device is certified against global security standards and is compliant with the guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India. Earlier this month, Ezetap announced that it was the first company from India to achieve both EMV Level 1 and Level 2 certifications. Ezetap has over 7,000 live devices in India alone and says it is adding over 2,000 devices per month. In addition to India, Ezetap is live in Kenya and will be expanding to South East Asia in the next three months.

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