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Mobile Payments Startup Square Discusses Possible Sale

With losses widening and cash shrinking, representatives of mobile-payments startup Square Inc. have discussed a possible sale to several deeper-pocketed rivals, according to people familiar with the matter. Google Inc. discussed a possible acquisition of Square...

Merchant Aggregation – The Sum of the Parts

Reducing the friction involved in boarding a small merchant doesn’t necessarily require aggregation, but merchant aggregation is one well-established way to reduce that friction, says Todd Ablowitz, president of Double Diamond Group, a payments consulting firm based...

EMV Transition Won’t Stick To Schedule, Analyst Says

Don’t expect to see the United States complete the transition to EMV smartcards anytime soon, a speaker said here today. The United Kingdom, for example, took 10 years to reach 80% EMV penetration, Todd Ablowitz, president of Double Diamond Group, said during a panel...