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Apple Pay Launch Day: My First Transaction

Monday morning on my early flight to NYC, I have to admit I was anxious. My plan was to download iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay on landing, and I was pumped to see it in action. I had waited patiently since September 19 when Apple Pay was announced, and finally launch day had...

Should Apple Have Launched Apple Pay Somewhere Else?

Some are arguing that Apple Pay should have launched in Canada first. While I don’t think that would have gotten Apple the kind of splash they were looking for, the idea has a lot of merit in both a practical and consumer sense. In fact, they could also do very well...

New Online Community for Payment Facilitators

Last week we launched an online community focused on discussion and idea sharing on topics and concepts touching the payment facilitator community. I am excited to learn from this group and share my own experiences and ideas. We will start new discussions regularly...

THE AGENT CHANNEL

Major research from Double Diamond Payments Research claims that the channel is not dead or dying, but does need to transform itself in order to accommodate a technology-based ecosystem and rapid growth in the ISV distribution channel. Learn more about the research:...

Square Buys Restaurant Delivery Startup Caviar

Square, the mobile payments company led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, is hoping to grow in new directions by acquiring Caviar, a Bay Area startup that delivers meals from restaurants that don’t have their own couriers. “It’s logical for them to...