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Big Tech Earnings Reveal Big Ideas For What’s Next In Commerce

Some of the top entities in Big Tech recently released their latest earnings reports. Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook all performed beyond what analysts predicted. Analysts also predict these earnings reports will highlight a greater emphasis on commerce soon. All of these entities have distinct plans for what they will do with their investments. …

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Understanding Facebook’s Ambitious Project Libra

Just a couple of weeks before Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of the world’s most popular social network, was scheduled to appear before the United States Congress to answer questions about his cryptocurrency ambitions, he received disheartening news from some of the key partners in Project Libra. Payment processing giants such as Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, …

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Facebook Accused of Click Fraud

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog delves into the intricate and fascinating world of social media marketing and the pitfalls of Click Fraud. Our interest stems from a recent news story: Limited Pressing, an e-commerce company provides a platform for selling digital music and physical items, stated that they are dropping their Facebook page and removing …

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Mobile Commerce Concerns

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog turns its tech-obsessed eyes once again to the Mobile Payment Solution sector. Recently, Host Merchant Services became fully mobile and able to offer a mobile payment solution for Android and iPhone devices. This expansion continues, and HMS now also provides a payment processing solution for iPads as well. You …

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Trending … Social Gifting

The Official Merchant Services Blog keeps its finger on the pulse of e-commerce, and today we’re giving you the scoop on the latest hot trend … Social Gifting. What is Social Gifting? Social Gifting is the activity where consumers on social media channels like Facebook can individually, or in groups, purchase gifts for their friends. Virtual …

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Facebook Attacks Clickjackers

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog takes a look at one of the latest and most twisted developments in online marketing: Clickjacking. This topic comes up because of a new lawsuit that is making the news. Facebook has filed a lawsuit against the company Adscend Media. The suit claims Adscend developed targeted spam campaigns and encouraged others …

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Mobile Gift Cards

The Official Merchant Services Blog continues its ongoing coverage of the upcoming holiday shopping season and how it will impact the thriving E-Commerce industry. Yesterday’s blog took a look at some of the statistics revolving around 2010’s holiday shopping profits as well as detailing a trend among online shoppers to begin their holiday shopping in the …

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