Small Business Optimism on the Rise

Small Business Optimism on the Rise

U.S. small business optimism in the third quarter reached its highest reading since Jan 2015, following several quarters of incremental shifts. The latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, conducted July 6-12, yet overall it has remained relatively stable throughout 2016. In the quarterly survey, which measures the optimism of small business owners, the overall Index…

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Virtual Biometric IDs - The Next Wave

Virtual Biometric IDs – The Next Wave

A new study has found biometric “physical” identity credentials will begin to be replaced by next generation “virtual” credentials securely stored in mobile devices and accessed via biometric authentication. And, by 2030, today’s standard identity credentials will be obsolete. Acuity Market Intelligence estimates that by 2022, annual production of smart, biometric “physical” identity credentials – including ePassports,…

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Visa Quick Chip Now Running in California

Visa Quick Chip Now Running in California

Visa’s new Quick Chip technology is now running at a chain of seven natural grocery stores in Northern California. The technology enhancement optimizes EMV1 chip card processing to not only speed up checkout times, but also significantly streamline chip implementation. Index, a retail software company that combines secure payments, measurement, and personalization, has deployed the…

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Briefs: BEVRAGE; VIRTUAL PIGGY; VANTIV; and EXPENSEANYWHERE

In Other News: BEVRAGE (rebates); VIRTUAL PIGGY (P2P); VANTIV (PaymentsEdge); EXPENSEANYWHERE (app). BEVRAGE – bevRAGE announced the formal unveiling of its mobile application that delivers instant cash back rebates to consumers purchasing beer, wine and liquor. The new app, which is live today in Apple’s App Store and Google Play, is designed to provide savings…

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