What competitive products are there to Genius?

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November 12, 2012

Henry Helgeson, CEO Right now, there is really nothing like Genius in the marketplace. Genius is unique in that it encompasses all types of payments for today and tomorrow, and I think the only other products out there may only do NFC or EMV or QR codes. I think Genius is the...

Where Will Traditional ISOs fit in the Future Payments Ecosystem?

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November 9, 2012

Henry Helgeson, CEOTraditional ISOs are going to have to evolve very quickly here. Payments are becoming more and more commoditized if we just look at the straight payment and not all the value that's built around the payment in mobile. It's a play that requires a lot of...

What is a payment acceptance solution?

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November 2, 2012

Dan Dufault, Executive Vice President, Sales and MarketingA payment acceptance solution is far different today than at any time in the past. It's now about a far broader context. It's integrating newer technologies, newer opportunities for merchants, and newer...

What led you to Genius?

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October 30, 2012

Henry Helgeson, CEOGenius was a concept that started in mid-2011. We started looking at mobile payments and how they were going to impact the industry. And really what drove this was in September of 2011, Visa was put out there. Their TIP program, the Visa TIP program that...

Explaining Mobile Acceptance, Mobile Wallets, and Mobile Processing

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October 25, 2012

Henry Helgeson, CEOThere is a lot of confusion around mobile right now and what exactly is mobile? We've got really two separate ways we can talk about mobile payments. One is mobile acceptance, and that is something where we take a traditional card and run it through a...

Which emerging payment types will have the quickest adoption rates?

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October 24, 2012

Henry Helgeson, CEONFC has been with us for a while in the form of contactless payments. There are over a hundred thousand merchants that already accept those. There's just not a wide spread acceptance or usage on the consumer side yet. The QR-based wallets have a lot less...

Describing LevelUp, a Genius Payment Application Partner

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October 15, 2012

Henry Helgeson, CEOLevelUp is a real interesting partner. They're focused mostly in QSR now, expanding into other spaces, but their value prop to the merchant is really driving more consumers in through the merchant stores, and we're seeing some anecdotal evidence as well...

Genius™ - The Customer Engagement Platform™: Availability

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October 14, 2012

Dan Dufault, Executive Vice President, Sales and MarketingSo we're really excited about the availability of Genius. We're currently in the midst of a beta launch of the product with our partners, and with a number of merchant customers, as we've now come into limited...

LevelUp, Zero Interchange, and Merchant Services

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October 14, 2012

Henry Helgeson, CEOI love the concept of zero interchange, it speaks to having to drive value to merchants. And not just charging for the payment but the value of bringing in new customers and getting existing customers return to the merchant. The revenue model will shift in...

The Launch of the Genius Customer Engagement Platform

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October 12, 2012

Dan Dufault, Executive Vice President, Sales and MarketingThe initial response to Genius has been phenomenal.  And as now we've moved into the limited availability of the product with our point of sale developers and with the VARs.  The merchants are telling us...