• What Is Starbucks Brewing For Mobile Payments?

    Forbes | February 24, 2014

    Why do we still have credit cards? With all the advances in technology, and all the things our smart phones do, why aren’t we paying for everything using a mobile app? Why are you signing a paper restaurant receipt after paying for dinner? Why am I sliding my card through the reader so I can...

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  • Online shopping satisfaction hits 12-year low

    CNBC | February 20, 2014

    Customer satisfaction with Internet retailers dropped significantly last year, according to the just-released American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Satisfaction with online shopping slipped 4.9 percent to a benchmark of 78, the lowest score since 2001. It's no secret that a surge of...

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  • Your Small Business Is A Target: 6 Common Scamming Techniques

    Rabid Office Monkey | February 17, 2014

    As a well-informed small business owner, you’ve no doubt by now heard one horror story or another about a small business that received the brunt end of a good-old-fashioned scam. If hearing about it made you triple check all your paperwork and burn all of your junk mail, then you may find a...

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  • 5 tips for small businesses to deter hackers

    ABC | February 7, 2014

    The revelations from the recent Target breach that exposed between 70 and 110 million customer’s personal information have many small business owners asking this same question. If Target, with all their resources, can’t keep hackers out, how can a small business ever stand a chance? The...

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  • Why Your Small Business Is at Risk of a Hack Attack

    CNBC | January 30, 2014

    The data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have expanded, as millions of consumers' personal information has been stolen. Large retailers naturally are paying more attention to securing data, but the threat may be heightened for small to midsized businesses. Smaller ventures are particularly...

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  • PayPal gets simpler: lets you pay without leaving merchant sites

    Venture Beat | January 29, 2014

    Checking out with PayPal online is about to get a lot easier. Today PayPal introduced a new “in-context” checkout experience, which lets you pay for items at online retailers without getting redirected to PayPal’s site. The new process looks much simpler, and it should work better for less...

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  • Apple’s Next Product Is Here

    The Street | January 28, 2014

    If you want to know what Apple's (AAPL_) next big product is, you found out last night on the call. After ruffling through all the iPhone, iPad and Mac ...

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  • Small Business Gets Serious: Digital Trends for Small Business in 2014

    Huffington Post | January 22, 2014

    It's a new year and with it comes a cautious view of the year's economic growth, regulatory changes across a variety of industries and continued development in the reliance on the Internet for personal and professional connection and communication. It's an uncertain time for many businesses, but...

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  • Tips on Choosing the Best Payment Gateway and Merchant Account

    eStore Coaching | January 17, 2014

    A payment gateway is an e-commerce application service provider service that authorizes payments for e-businesses, online retailers, bricks and clicks, or traditional brick and mortar. It is the equivalent of a physical point of sale terminal located in most retail outlets. Payment gateways protect...

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  • Obama Picks Contreras-Sweet, a Bank Founder, to Head SBA

    The Wall Street Journal | January 16, 2014

    Mr. Obama will name Ms. Contreras-Sweet as SBA administrator, a White House official said. Ms. Contreras-Sweet was born in Mexico, founded ProAmerica BankPMRA in Los Angeles and previously served as the chairman of California’s business, transportation and housing agency. The post has been...

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