Forecast Calls For Strong Holiday Season – Noteworthy Articles (updated 9-14)

These POS related articles are from various publications and noteworthy enough that we put them on the front page.  

Early forecast from Deloitte calls for stronger holiday season for retailers – CNBC (09/20/17)

The Place Where Cash Is Going Extinct – BBC News (09/17/17)

Equifax Hit For 200,000 Credit card numbers – KrebsOnSecurity (09/14/17)

Target To Hire 100,000 For Holiday Season – Reuters (9/13/17)

Should Merchants Go Cashless? Reforming Retail (9/12/17)

Apple Accepting WeChat Pay in App Store As Apple Pay Fails to Make Inroads in China – – (8/31/17)

PayPal Study Finds Cash Is King In Asia – CNBC – (8/29/17)

Amazon To Cut Whole Foods Prices, Escalating Grocery Turf War – Reuters – (8/25/17)

America Wasted $160 Million Trying To Get e-Payments Used In Afghanistan – Motherboard (8/24/17)

Retail Is In ‘Panic Mode’ Says Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO – CNBC (08/15/17)

Amazon Adds Instant Pickup In US Brick-and-mortar Push – Reuters (08/15/17)

Vantiv Seals $10.4 billion merger with Worldpay – CNBC (08/09/17)

Worldpay Gets Second Deadline Extension For Vantiv Deal – Reuters (08/08/17)

Outraged Sellers say Amazon’s new refunds policy will ‘crush’ small businesses – CNBC (08/03/17)

Toast Raises $101 Million To Win Or Die – (08/03/17)

Best and Worst Food Ordering Apps – (7/19/17)

Trump Hotels Hit by Third Credit Card Breach In 2 Years – (7/19/17)

Shopify Adding eBay As Sales Channel For Merchants – TechCrunch (7/13/17)

PayPal Should Spend More Than $12 Billion and Buy Square – The Street (7/12/17)

Stripe Strikes Alipay and WeChat Pay Deal For China Access (7-10-17)

Canada Releases Glow In The Dark Coins – CNBC (6/29/19)  

Supply Chain Woes – Maersk Shipping Global IT Breakdown – Reuters (6/28/17) 

Vending Machine POS Hacked At CIA – an inside job – (6/27/17)

Fake Online Stores Used By Gamblers For Shadow Banking – Reuters (6/22/17)

Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion – CNBC (6/16/17)

In the wake of Gymboree’s bankruptcy filing, here are the retailers that could be next – CNBC (6/13/17)

Fiserv to buy UK mobile payments pioneer Monitise for 70 million pounds – Reuters

Wal-Mart Introduces Automated Grocery Pickup Kiosk In Oklahoma City – The Oklahoman (6-6-17)

Dire predictions for retail stoked by another bad week full of store closures and a looming bankruptcy – CNBC (6-3-17)

Wal-Mart Asks Employees To Deliver Packages On Their Way Home – (why not? – they were going that way anyway) – Bloomberg (6-1-17)

Stripe Now Lets Marketplaces Onboard New Sellers In Less Than 2 Minutes – VentureBeat (5-25-17)

After $56 Million in VC money, food delivery startup shuts down – Business Insider  (5-25-17)

Google Announces Payment API, Assistant Payments, Targeted Android Pay Loyalty & more (5-19-17)

Zebra Technologies CEO Comments on Retail, Bar Codes and RFID- Barrons (5-12-17)

Yelp Needs Help – Barrons (5-11-17)

Nectar Launches Ultrasound Liquor Pour Spouts – TechCrunch (5-11-17)

Can Square Clip PayPal’s Wings? – (5-10-17)

It’s More Than Amazon: Why Retail is in distress now CNBC (5-5-17)

Bitcoin and Ether Prices Hit All Time High – TechCrunch (4-28-17)

The Death Of Retail Is Greatly Exaggerated – TechCrunch – (4-24-17)

The Demise of Social Payments Company Tilt – A Classic Loss For Investors Like Andreessen Horowitz – Fast Company

How Peer-to-Peer Payment Pioneer Venmo Grew Up and Got Serious – Fast Company

Russian Hacker Sentenced To 27 Years In Credit Card Case – NY Times

Study: The Most Wanted Technology For Retailers – Chain Store Age

The Next Big Payments IPO Could Be A Fast-Growing Startup Not Named Stripe – Recode

The Large Bitcoin Collider Is Generating Trillions of Keys and Breaking Into Wallets – Motherboard

Robotic Food Delivery Is Here Now – Marble, Yelp, Eat24 Making It Happen In San Francisco – TechCrunch

Gamestop Investigating Possible Credit Card Breach –

Micropayments service Flattr Acquired by Eyeo – Venture Beat  – April 2017

Amazon Now Uses Bar code For Customers To Load Up Accounts Using Cash At C-Stores – Bar Code News  – April 2017

Witches Kicked Off Square For Selling “Occult Items” – Motherboard

Square launches in UK, CEO Jack Dorsey says on the lookout for AI firms to acquire – CNBC

Wells Fargo Introduces Cardless ATMs Across U.S. In Digital Push – Reuters  – April 2017

Apple Faces Tough Competition in China’s $5.5 Trillion Mobile Payments Market – Bloomberg – March 2017

Retailers continue to fine tune mobile experiences – Mobile Payments Today

Alexa Can Now Get You An Alcoholic Beverage – TechCrunch

Walmart testing kiosks to create ‘an endless aisle’ – ChainStoreAge – March 2017

China e-commerce confusion catches Australian retailers on the hop – Reuters

Gmail For Android Now Lets You Send Money In The App – TheVerge
Is Venmo The Next Big Social Network – Barrons Next
Company Raises $5 Million For Salad Making Robot – TechCrunch – March 2017
Square Buys OrderAhead To Grab Pickup Business At Restaurants – Bloomberg
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