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Apple Pay begins rolling out at Trader Joe’s

Apple Pay begins rolling out at Trader Joe’s

As Apple Pay continues to become accepted at more and more retailers across the U.S., popular grocery store chain Trader Joe's is one of the latest, with Apple's payment method beginning to appear at a number of locations. With over 400 locations, Trader Joe's is starting to add touchscreen payment terminals from VeriFone at its checkout registers. Trader Joe's is not yet listed as an official Apple Pay partner on Apple's website, yet it seems they are in the process of becoming one, as a number of locations have said that while they don't yet support the payment method, they will sometime soon.

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Verifone PAYware Mobile e355 goes for one size fits all

Verifone PAYware Mobile e355 goes for one size fits all

Mobile payments aren't exactly new, even if Apple has just recently joined the game. Adoption and support, however, have been slow and one reason for it is the cost of maintaining and upgrading both hardware and software to support a fast-moving smartphone industry. That is why Verifone is coming up with a new mobile Point of Sale system (mPOS) that not only supports multiple mobile payment types, it can also support different device form factors as well as different mobile operating systems.

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VeriFone SAIL challenges Square payments

VeriFone SAIL challenges Square payments

VeriFone has officially revealed its mobile payments system, SAIL, the company's attempt to engage with smaller and independent retailers and steal business from Square. Previewed earlier this week, VeriFone SAIL supports not only mobile card readers for iOS and Android devices, plugging in via the 3.5mm headphone socket, but integration with the traditional VeriFone countertop cardreaders for use with NFC, mobile wallet and other technologies.

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Verifone set to launch Square competitor

Verifone set to launch Square competitor

Square and Paypal are both vying for the mobile payment space, but there’s about to be a third competitor: Verifone. Business Insider reports that Verifone is set to announce its own mobile payment hardware tomorrow. Dubbed the SAIL, it will plug into the 3.5mm headphone jack of the iPhone and allow individuals and small businesses to take credit card payments on the phone.

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Google readying Android NFC payment system with MasterCard and Citigroup?

Google readying Android NFC payment system with MasterCard and Citigroup?

Google is reportedly partnering with MasterCard and Citigroup on NFC payment technology, using VeriFone NFC-enabled payment terminals to turn Android handsets into electronic wallets. According to the WSJ's sources, those with Citigroup-issued debit and credit cards would be able to use a new Android app - initially for the Nexus S, but then for subsequent NFC-equipped phones - rather than their physical cards when the service launches later in 2011.

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Google NFC payment trials in NYC and San Francisco?

Google NFC payment trials in NYC and San Francisco?

Google is believed to be readying an NFC payments trial in New York and San Francisco, offering customers the opportunity to make wireless purchases using their smartphone. The project is believed to begin within the next four months, according to Bloomberg's sources, and use custom VeriFone terminals and - we're presuming - Google's Nexus S smartphone.

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Square hits back at VeriFone: “not a fair or accurate claim”

Square hits back at VeriFone: “not a fair or accurate claim”

Mobile payment company Square has responded to VeriFone's security allegations yesterday, describing them as "not a fair or accurate claim." As we'd suggested, Square CEO Jack Dorsey points to how easy it is to "skim" the numbers from a credit card, whether using "an encrypted card reader, phone camera, or plain old pen and paper."

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VeriFone launches anti-Square security campaign [Video]

VeriFone launches anti-Square security campaign [Video]

VeriFone has been making headlines recently with its NFC plans and potential Groupon button, but it seems the payments expert is also hoping to solidify its place in the market by sinking its upstart competitors. The company has kicked off new campaign claiming mobile payments service Square suffers "a serious security flaw": because the Square credit card reader, which plugs into the headphone socket of your iPhone or iPad, doesn't encrypt the data from the card, a malicious third-party could write an unofficial app that illegally collects your details.

Video demo after the cut

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Groupon coming to cash registers as coupons get technical

Groupon coming to cash registers as coupons get technical

Groupon is in talks with electronic payment hardware provider Verifone over integrating easier coupon redemption into its systems. According to Groupon president Rob Solomon, speaking to Businessweek, Verifone is among a number of companies the group purchase site is holding discussions with, and may involve the addition of a dedicated Groupon button to cash registers so that businesses could more easily deal with shoppers using the discounts.

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Verifone adding NFC to all new payment systems

Verifone adding NFC to all new payment systems

Point-of-Sale (POS) hardware specialist Verifone has confirmed it will be integrating NFC support into all of its new terminals, a move that should dramatically speed the adoption of wireless payments. Describing the decision as a reaction to "merchant resistance," CEO Douglas G Bergeron told NFC World that those retailers upgrading their POS hardware will find that they are automatically able to process NFC and contactless payments. However, he also cautions that throwing in an NFC chip won't be sufficient to kill off traditional payment methods.

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VeriFone PAYware iPhone Credit Card System Ships

VeriFone PAYware iPhone Credit Card System Ships

We have been talking about the cool VeriFone iPhone credit card payment system for a while now. The system has even turned up on a hands on video previously. The system allows an iPhone user to process credit cards by swiping the card in a hardware case.

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