Windows XP: What Its Sunset Means for Merchants and POS?

Markiyan Malko | VIEW PROFILE

March 6, 2014

Windows XP

Microsoft’s extended support of Windows XP, the operating system originally launched in August 2001, is coming to an end. Effective April 8th, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support or issue security patches for Windows XP. While the vast majority of Windows users...

Common Themes at the Mobile Payments Conference

Jenn Reichenbacher | VIEW PROFILE

February 4, 2014

Mobile Payments Conference

This was my first time attending the Mobile Payments Conference (MPC). Organizer TMCNet mixed things up a bit for 2014, moving the location from New York to Miami and running the event in parallel to one of their larger conferences, ITExpo. Not sure of what to expect, I went in...

Preparing for the migration to EMV in the U.S.

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

January 7, 2014

EMV migration

Today, new payments technologies like Near Field Communications (NFC), Quick Response (QR) codes, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) are all generating buzz. While these technologies have the potential to substantially change the way that consumers pay for goods and services, for...

Saved by the ‘Shark’ – Leveraging a Valuable Tool

Dominic Lachowicz | VIEW PROFILE

November 14, 2013

Wireshark

Fifteen years ago Gerald Combs released a little network protocol analyzer called Wireshark (then called Ethereal). At the time it only dissected five protocols and only ran on Linux and Solaris. He decided to share it with the world and released it as open source software...

Survey Results: Mobile Devices and Shopping

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

October 29, 2013

Mobile Commerce

Mobile devices and shopping – topics that are particularly relevant this time of year as the holiday season quickly approaches. Over the past six months Merchant Warehouse conducted a survey of over 550 consumers and merchants on how mobile devices are changing shopping...

Payment Technologies: Analysis and Guidance for Merchants

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

October 22, 2013

Payment Technologies: Analysis and Guidance for Merchants

In the past five years, the point-of-sale (POS) terminal landscape has changed significantly. Prior to the launch and mass consumer adoption of smartphones, merchants relied exclusively on legacy POS systems for consumer checkout, but in the years since, new technologies and...

Comparing QR Codes vs NFC in the Battle for Your Mobile Wallet

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

October 7, 2013

Comparing QR Codes vs NFC

Currently two forms of mobile technology are leading the charge in the race to for mobile wallet supremacy. The major players in the field are currently focused on leveraging either QR codes or NFC technology in their efforts to replace your current credit card, with their...

How to Fund a Mobile Wallet

Marc Castrechini | VIEW PROFILE

October 3, 2013

Funding a Mobile Wallet

Mobile wallet apps are proliferating like crazy today as every developer seeks to grab a slice of the consumer pie. Of course, building a mobile wallet app is easier said than done. There are plenty of hurdles -- in the form of security concerns and regulations -- that...

Leveraging New Technologies: Tablet Based Point-of-Sale (POS)

Michael Gavin | VIEW PROFILE

September 26, 2013

Tablet Based Point-of-Sale

Over the past two years, the world of point-of-sale (POS) has evolved significantly. Capitalizing on the affordability, capability and platforms of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), a new crop of developers has opened up a world of opportunity in the world of POS. Often...

Leveraging Behavior Driven Development: Making it Work

Dominic Lachowicz | VIEW PROFILE

August 27, 2013

Behavior Driven Development

A few years ago, I read Eric Evans’ seminal book “Domain-Driven Design” and (more recently) Vaughn Vernon’s equally excellent follow-on “Implementing Domain-Driven Design”. Both of them have had a transformative effect in how I build and design software. In many startups, you’re...