Turbulent Presidential Campaign Impacts U.S. Biz Optimism

Turbulent Presidential Campaign Impacts U.S. Biz Optimism

Less than one-half of U.S. businesses are optimistic about the future. The dim outlook is tied to factors like the turbulent presidential campaign and the “will they or won’t they” Federal Reserve. According to the first quarter 2016 results of the Grant Thornton International Business Report, throughout the world, businesses are more pessimistic, with only…

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Verifone Point Classic & Revel iPad POS Integrated

Verifone Point Classic & Revel iPad POS Integrated

Verifone Point Classic has been integrated with Revel Systems’ iPad Point of Sale (POS) to simplify EMV acceptance and payment management for merchants. By seamlessly integrating with Verifone Point Classic, Revel allows its clients the choice to have their payment systems managed by Verifone. Combining world-class hardware and services into a flexible and robust managed…

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Blesh to Support Google's EID Beacon Frame Type

Blesh to Support Google’s EID Beacon Frame Type

San Francisco-based Blesh will fully support Google’s Eddystone Ephemeral Identifiers (EID), the new privacy/security Eddystone beacon frame type. Eddystone-EID begins the next chapter in the Eddystone beacon standard announced in July 2015 as an open, scalable Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon format. Signals broadcast by these Eddystone-EID beacons rotate and change frequently, allowing only authorized…

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Self-Scanning Solutions Market to Grow 10% CAGR

Self-Scanning Solutions Market to Grow 10% CAGR

The global market for handheld self-scanning/shopping solutions (hardware, software, and services) is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10% to $92M by 2020. According to a new report from VDC Research handheld self-scanning/shopping solutions are dedicated handheld barcode scanners with integrated screens and mobile self-scanning applications for consumer smartphones that are used for consumer…

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RIEFS – CUBIC; CHARGENT; RAPIDVALUE; and BKASH

In Other News: CUBIC (Sydney); CHARGENT (linked2pay); RAPIDVALUE (Zervant); and BKASH (Bangladesh). CUBIC – Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) reports a customer open payments trial will begin in Sydney, Australia in 2017, enabling Sydney to have London-style open payments ticketing technology. The trial would be a first for the southern hemisphere, providing a valuable test case…

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MasterCard’s Intl Debit CIF 7X Visa’s Intl Debit CIF

MasterCard’s Intl Debit CIF 7X Visa’s Intl Debit CIF

International payment cards-in-force (CIF) for Visa and MasterCard increased 7.1% year-on-year (YOY) in the fourth quarter (4Q/15). International debit card CIF rose 9.1% YOY, while international credit card CIF increased 4.2% YOY. 
MasterCard’s international debit card CIF YOY is growing more than seven times Visa’s international debit CIF. International payment card CIF at the end…

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YOOBIC; BLUEPOINT; MOOVEL; and THREATMETRIX

In Other News: YOOBIC (award); BLUEPOINT (Surety); MOOVEL (merger); and THREATMETRIX (release). YOOBIC – The Accenture Consumer Innovation Awards has selected US-based Yoobic’s mobile solution that helps brands and retailers monitor in-store execution by enabling data to flow instantly between point of sales and headquarters, giving the retailer feedback and control over in-store activities. The solution…

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