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...

EMV – Merchant Benefits Beyond Security

Marc Castrechini | VIEW PROFILE

August 20, 2013

EMV – Merchant Benefits Beyond Security

As the US payments space continues its evolution to EMV for brick and mortar merchants (card-present transactions), ATMs and fuel stations, there are additional opportunities for payment processors, point-of-sale (POS) developers and merchants to leverage EMV. While enhanced...

What is MCX?

Shannon Andrade | VIEW PROFILE

August 14, 2013

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One of the many names buzzing in the payments space right now is MCX or Merchant Customer Exchange. MCX was originally announced in August 2012 – positioned as joint effort from major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, Lowe’s, CVS, Shell, Sunoco and others to develop...

Mobile POS - Merchant Concerns

Russell Harty | VIEW PROFILE

August 8, 2013

Mobile POS - Merchant Concerns

The market for mobile POS systems is rapidly evolving, but there are considerations that merchants should understand before implementing in-store mobile solutions. As with any new technology the most common concern of merchants is cost, but mobile POS systems may be implemented...