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  • Banking on the Future of Mobile Money

    Reuters | March 12, 2015

    The future of banking is in your pocket. According to the World Bank, more then 2.5 billion people don’t have access to banking services. In many parts of Africa and Central Asia, fewer than 15 percent of adults have an account with a formal financial institution. But there’s good news:...

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  • Cash May Be King, but Smartphones Seek to Rule at the Register

    Business Insider | March 11, 2015

    Using your smartphone to make payments in shops or public transport should become more widespread this year, but its supremacy will depend on how successful retailers are in enticing people to keep their cards or cash in their pockets. The stakes are high for phone manufacturers and operators,...

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  • Square’s Small Business Play

    PYMNTS.com | March 10, 2015

    Square has evolved far past the the mobile POS systems that made it possible for small businesses to accept credit card payments with technology no more complicated than an iPad or iPhone.  Since the service that “launched 1,ooo mPos systems,” Square has launched P2P payments service Square...

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  • Samsung Pay Takes on Apple Pay, but Goes Further

    Mashable | March 6, 2015

    Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge on Sunday, two sleek new smartphones that both feature the new Samsung Pay. Like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay will let you enter your credit card information and create a tokenization that protects that information — creating...

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  • SMEs Risk Falling Behind Digital Curve

    Financial Times | March 5, 2015

    A pop-up shop at the Boxpark mall in London’s Shoreditch is a fashionable starting point for a small business hoping to start a trend. Newcomer Wines aims to popularise Austrian wines by whetting the appetites of younger customers. Read More>

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  • Will Apple Pay Revolutionize Small Business?

    The Week | March 4, 2015

    Since Apple rolled out Apple Pay in October 2014, more than 220,000 retailers have partnered with the company to offer contact-less mobile payments, letting Apple devices wirelessly communicate with checkout machines using near field communication (NFC) technology. ...

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  • Cyber Attacks: Not Just a Problem for Governments and Giant Companies Anymore

    Inc. | March 3, 2015

    Entrepreneurs are more optimistic than they've been in years, but that doesn't mean you ought to rest easy. Lingering questions regarding consumer spending weakness, government gridlock and worldwide economic uncertainty are surely weighing heavily on your mind these days. Plus, it's...

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  • Small Business Advice: What to Know (and do) About Obama’s Cybersecurity Proposals

    The Washington Post | March 2, 2015

    If one thing is clear from President Obama’s recent State of the Union road show, it’s that cybersecurity will be a priority for his administration this year. Read More>

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  • Cyber Attacks: Not Just A Problem for Governments and Giant Companies Anymore

    Inc. | February 26, 2015

    Entrepreneurs are more optimistic than they've been in years, but that doesn't mean you ought to rest easy. Lingering questions regarding consumer spending weakness, government gridlock and worldwide economic uncertainty are surely weighing heavily on your mind these days. Plus, it's...

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  • White House Presses Industry on Payments Security

    eCommerce Bytes | February 25, 2015

    The White House is urging small online sellers and other businesses to bolster the security of their payments systems, part of a broader push the administration is making to improve the cybersecurity posture of the private sector. On Friday, President Obama signed an executive order aimed at...

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