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The Future of mPOS in an EMV World

Even if you’ve never used a card swiper attached a tablet or smartphone yourself, chances are you’ve seen one. Any pop-up booth, stall, or merchandise table you see (at a theater, concert, convention, sporting event, or even along the street) that takes credit cards is probably relying on a mobile POS (mPOS) system with a […]

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Feb 21, 2017 Filed under: Hardware, Mobile Payments 0
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Unboxing the SumUp Card Reader

First things first: SumUp provided us with a free card reader for the purposes of our review. Our opinions are entirely our own.   The mPOS scene has thinned out recently, leaving only a few really great options and a smattering of so-so ones. That’s why we’ve been keeping an eye on the European mPOS […]

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Feb 17, 2017 Filed under: Hardware, Mobile Payments 0

Square Cash Review

I thought, for a long time, that PayPal was invincible, a behemoth that couldn’t be taken down by anyone, and certainly not by an underdog like Square. I’m a lot less sure of that these days, because Square is rolling out feature after feature that’s taking a shot at PayPal and its supremacy in the […]

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Dec 13, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments 0
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Just How Secure is mPOS Equipment, Anyway?

We live, unfortunately, in the age of the data breach. Target. Home Depot. Sony. The IRS. ADP. Noodles & Co. Wendy’s. Yahoo. Over the past few years, all of these companies (and many, many others) have been hit with some sort of data breach that has compromised personalized data ranging from social security numbers and W2 information to credit card numbers. […]

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Nov 2, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments, PCI Compliance 0

Square vs. Clover Go

Square is currently dominating the payments space (it seems like the company is everywhere and has a hand in everything these days), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other options if you decide Square isn’t for you. One of those options is Clover Go, a mobile solution developed by First Data. Clover Go exists as part of a […]

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Oct 14, 2016 Filed under: Credit Card Processing, Mobile Payments, Point of Sale 4