MMW learned straight from the RSPA RetailNOW conference this week that Ingenico Group, a payment solutions provider, announced that its Telium Semi-Integrated (TSI) payment solution provides an easy path for point-of-sale (POS) providers and other ISVs/VARs to start enabling EMV payments.
According to a provided statement, Ingenico Group has been working with partners for “years” on Semi-Integrated offerings, and has used that expertise to “create a flexible integration toolkit to simplify the process of developing these solutions.”
Semi-Integrated payment solutions limit communications between the PINpad and POS system to non-sensitive exchanges, preventing card data from entering the POS – instead, it is encrypted and routed directly from Ingenico Group’s smart terminal to the merchant’s card processor or gateway.
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Imagine returning home from your favorite coffee shop only to discover that your wallet is missing. Now what do you do? You have to cancel all of your credit cards and protect your personal information to prevent theft.
Now imagine that the same thing happens, but it’s your cell phone. It can be much more challenging for the thief in question because whoever gets your phone needs to have your exact fingerprints and know your pin numbers.
So which of these two scenarios makes you feel safer?
Posted in Mobile Advertising, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments
The following is guest contributed post by Deidre Bakker-Riches, owner of a boutique marketing firm and consultancy, Twlv31 Marketing, and the Head of Communications for Las Vegas advertising agency, Up All Day Creative Solutions (originally published by Mobile Leaders Alliance).
We’ve all been there — you go to a store, gas station or restaurant to discover they only accept certain types of credit cards, or even worse, only cash. Incredibly frustrating! But nowadays, our world has fortunately evolved to accommodate our never-ending digital needs and the yearning to eliminate an unnecessarily thick and bulky wallet. This is where mobile apps have once again proven themselves to be increasingly valuable while working with something most us always carry around, our smartphones.
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Fresh out of Austin, Texas last week came news that RideScout — a leading mobile app that lets users search and compare ground transportation options on demand — has acquired GlobeSherpa.
GlobeSherpa is a “market leader in mobile solutions for public transportation” with mobile book-and-pay ticketing in several major US markets (Portland, San Francisco and Chicago, for example).
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If you’re not a big fan of SMS calls and messages to your cell phone — and are a PayPal user — you’ll like PayPal’s recent revision to its newly revised terms of service (TOS).
PayPal has decided to revise the revision as it were. The upcoming TOS does not require its customers to agree to receive autodialed calls or SMS ads, the company said recently.
“We will not use autodialed or prerecorded calls or texts to contact our customers for marketing purposes without prior express written consent,” Senior Vice President and General Counsel Louise Pentland said in a blog post. “We respect our customers’ communications preferences and recognize that their consent is required for certain autodialed and prerecorded calls and texts.”
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising Campaigns, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Payments, News, Platforms
USA Technologies, a provider of wireless, cashless payment and M2M/IoT solutions, has just published data from its 2015 Cashless Knowledge Base Study.
Based on the findings presented, a cashless payment platform can indeed be instrumental in driving additional revenues.
One of the highlights of this year’s study shows average cashless usage at locations equipped with USA Technologies’ ePort Cashless Payment System went up to 37 percent during a recent one-month period from 32 percent during a similar one-month period a year earlier.
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Cole Haan, the American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand, has just launched Apple Pay within their mobile shopping application.
According to details shared with MMW, the move will allow customers to make purchases with one touch.
Cole Haan, we’re told, is the first lifestyle brand to adopt this contactless payment technology within a single branded application experience.
Posted in Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology