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  • With New Payment Option, It’s Facebook vs. PayPal

    Inc | October 8, 2014

    How much do you trust Facebook? The answer to that question may ultimately decide the fate of the social network's still-in-development payment service. Security and customer data are increasingly important to any small business that deals with consumers and payments. The startup social...

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  • Meet the Businesses Cashing in on Mobile Card Payments

    The Guardian | October 7, 2014

    Cash is often described as described as “king”, but for many SMEs it can be a pain. Customers who expect to be able to use their debit and credit cards for all purchases have to root through pockets and purses for cash and the SME needs to keep a float to offer the right change. Later on, cash...

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  • PayPal Integrates BitCoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin for Merchants in the US and Canada

    The Next Web | October 6, 2014

    PayPal today announced partnerships with three leading Bitcoin payment processors: BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin. The eBay-owned company wants to help digital goods merchants accept Bitcoin payments, although it is starting with those located in the US and Canada first (“We are considering...

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  • How Government Is Funding Small-Business Innovation

    Biz Tech Magazine | October 6, 2014

    Companies such as Qualcomm, Symantec, iRobot and Genentech know the power of financial backing from the federal government. They’ve benefited from a 32-year-old Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which has doled out more than 112,500 awards to small businesses, worth more...

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  • Why Did This Customer’s Review of Pizza Express Go Viral?

    Customer Service Guru | October 3, 2014

    We’re all used to seeing customer reviews go viral…particularly reviews that tear a company apart. Which is why its rather surprising when we see the same wildfire response to a review with something positive to say for a change. That’s right, you read correctly – a customer review...

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  • Payments Startup Stripe Working with Facebook to Deploy Buy Button

    AllFacebook | October 2, 2014

    Facebook’s buy button is one step closer to becoming a reality, as payments startup Stripe confirmed to Re/code that it is working with Facebook on the technology behind the launch of the feature. A spokesperson from Facebook also told Re/code that Stripe is...

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  • VISA Risk Manager Rescues Small Retailer From Credit Card Fraud

    Search CIO | October 1, 2014

    Two years ago Kari Bernardo was a program manager in Visa's risk acceptance group when Speck Products came to her attention. The small San Mateo, Calif.-based online retailer was struggling with online credit card fraud, bouncing in and out of Visa's excessive chargeback programs. More...

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  • Twitter Begins Testing a ‘Buy’ Button for Instant Purchases by Its Users

    The New York Times | September 29, 2014

    Twitter is already a real-time emporium for news, photos, video clips and 140-character snippets of thought. Now, the real-time social network wants to be a shopping mall for real products, too. The company announced on Monday that it would begin publicly testing a “buy” button that can be...

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  • Card Issuers Jump Onto Apple Pay Bandwagon

    Wall Street Journal | September 26, 2014

    Apple's latest product launches are fueling hopes in the credit-card industry that consumers will move further away from cash as they embrace technology that lets them pay for purchases with electronic gadgets. The Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch promise consumers a more secure way to make card...

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  • Understanding How Technology Supports Small Business Success

    Accounting Today | September 25, 2014

    Technology offers small businesses the irresistible allure of success through the same tools used by larger companies. But without knowing how to use the latest technology, or what is most appropriate for small businesses, the promise of time and money saved might not come to...

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