The iPhone and NFC issues

Apple’s Latest iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Lack NFC Support, Market Setback Expected The sphere of influence of the iPhone apparently extends into industries that develop products for mobile payments. Mobile credit card processing and various merchant services, including various point-of-sale applications, are also influenced by Apple’s decisions. The close relationship between these technologies is…

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Apple’s Passbook to replace Gift cards

Today the Official Merchant Services Blog, along with the rest of the world, will take a look at the new iPhone 5 being debuted in California today.  Specifically, we will look at one of the new iOS 6 features called Passbook. Passbook is a new app, exclusive to iOS 6, the feature lets users store…

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Mobile Payment Processing

Visa’s V.me, a new breed of mobile wallet

The Official Merchant Services Blog again looks into the mobile wallet world today, by introducing the new product from Visa, Inc. called V.me.  Last week we discussed in detail the BarclayCard mobile wallet system, which has come here to Delaware at participating locations in Newark and Wilmington. Visa plans to roll out its own version…

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E-Commerce booms during the holiday shopping season

Virtual Gifting

The Official Merchant Services Blog continues its series focusing on the upcoming holiday shopping season and how the e-commerce industry is shaping the future of shopping. Yesterday we looked at Mobile Gift Cards and studied their potential to be a popular gift giving idea. They can end up being extremely easy to use and very…

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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and former CEO of the company, passed away Wednesday October 5, 2011. Apple’s website posted this as a remembrance: “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have…

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