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WordPress Now Accepts Bitcoin

WordPress Accepts Bitcoin
Today, WordPress, an extremely popular blog hosting site and framework and the 22nd most accessed site in the world, has announced that they are going to be accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment. The press release reads: “at WordPress.com, our …
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Looking for a Modern Payment Solution? Here Are 10 Cash Alternatives

Looking for a Modern Payment Solution? Here Are 10 Cash Alternatives
Thanks to cash alternatives, I've been able to receive instant payment from clients in Canada, Israel, Ukraine, and China. If you are looking for a more modern payment solution, here are 10 cash alternatives you can use for business payments: …
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It feels like every tech company is offering cash advances. Shopify is the latest.
The Shopify announcement comes more than two years after payments companies PayPal and Square began offering similar programs. Right now, companies that serve small businesses are seeing this market as a way to create a new revenue stream that can be …
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Adobe's Khoi Vinh Knows What Design Needs: More Discussion
Speaking to a captivated audience of designers and technologists in the open, airy offices of the New York digital services firm Postlight, Mr. Vinh said “there's not a robust framework for discussion in the public square” given that most design …
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Square Reader now available at Bunnings and Officeworks retail stores across

Square Reader now offered at Bunnings and Officeworks retailers across
The Square card reader allows small companies and vendors to process Visa, Mastercard, AMEX or even debit card payments by swiping the card through their mobile dongle which attaches to a phone or tablet through the headset jack in their phone or …
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Amazon Launches Payments Partner Program, Takes on PayPal, Square and Others

Amazon Launches Payments Partner Program, Handles PayPal, Square and Others
Amazon has just unveiled its Amazon Payments International Partner Program focused on promotion of its payments service, Amazon Payments, to more third-party websites. E-commerce platform carriers and other designers will now have the ability to easily integrate …
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Square'' s Huge Advantage as It Takes on Ecommerce
Square holds one big advantage over Stripe and Braintree– it processes in-store payments, too. For retailers that already utilize Square in stores, it would be exceptionally practical to use Square'' s e-commerce option. It would permit merchants to see …
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Five free plugins to turn WordPress into an e-commerce solution

Five free plugins to turn WordPress into an e-commerce solution
Cart66 Lite (Figure E) is a stripped-down version of Cart66 Professional. What has been stripped away? Mostly just the ability to accept credit cards and use SSL. So if you're okay with a PayPal-only e-commerce solution, Cart66 might be just right for you.
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Accepting Credit Cards in WordPress

credit cardsWordPress is Finally Enabling Website HTTPS Encryption to Protect You
This is basically a must for any site that has a login system or accepts credit cards and other forms of payment. Additionally, enabling HTTPS ensures that visitors can use the site as it is intended. If you don’t enable HTTPS encryption, there’s very …
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Ultra Web Hosting Now Accepting Bitcoin
Ultra Web Hosting, a leading web hosting provider since 2002, has announced they are now accepting Bitcoin as an available payment method. Individuals and business owners looking for a premium provider for web hosting and related services may now …
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United States Merchant Mobile Wallets Market 2016: Mobile Payments in Action

square paymentsUnited States Merchant Mobile Wallets Market 2016: Mobile Payments in Action
Merchants are showing the way to capture the U.S. consumers’ attention in use of mobile wallets, and the financial institutions facilitating the effort will be able to demonstrate continued value to their merchant clients according to this research …
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42% of UK mobile users don’t trust NFC mobile payments
More than four in ten mobile users in the UK (42%) feel that NFC mobile payments are not secure, research from Ofcom reveals. “Mobile users are more likely to say that this activity is not at all secure (24%) than say it is completely secure (10 …
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UK Supermarket Chain Projects Mobile Payments Supremacy in 10 Years
Sometimes predictions about the future of mobile payments can come from strange fronts, and one of the strangest in recent days may have already hit from the United Kingdom supermarket chain The Co-Op. The Co-Op projects that, within the next 10 years, …
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Square Admits It Has Permanently Slashed Its iPad Stand’s Price to $99

ipadstand1Square Admits It Has Permanently Slashed Its iPad Stand’s Price to
But it’s hard to imagine that Square would cut the price by two-thirds if the product were selling well. The stand is used to hold an iPad in place, on which a business completes and manages transactions through Square’s Register point-of-sale software.
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Apple Retail, Square partner to sell iPad-based Square Stand beginning July 9
Jack Dorsey’s Square payments company has teamed up with Apple to sell the new Square Stand point-of-sale system through Apple’s large chain of retail stores, according to multiple sources. The Square Stand is an iPad accessory that works with the …
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Square Reader: The innovative tool making it simpler for businesses to accept

Square Reader: The innovative tool making it simpler for businesses to accept
With a reputation for being the most smallest, most mobile and most affordable way for small business owners to accept credit cards, Square Reader is now available across Australia. Launched in March, Square Reader has been adopted by small and micro …
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A Windfall for Chobani Employees: Stakes in the Company
A founder of Gravity Payments, a Seattle-based credit-card payment processing firm, last year promised to pay a minimum wage of $ 70,000 to his 120-person staff within three years. The shares given to Chobani employees are coming directly from Mr. … A …
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Understanding Square's Business Model
With a stated, if not lofty, goal "to democratize commerce," Square's business is predicated upon providing payment processing, analytics, and, increasingly, lending capital to merchants. Thanks to a savvy emphasis on technology and design, Square's …
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Amazon Payments

credit cardsNew Amazon Payments Unit Ups Ante Vs. Rivals
Mighty e-commerce firm Amazon.com (AMZN) is launching its payments service on several platforms that cater to small and midsize businesses, the company said Monday. Called the Global Partner Program, the new business will allow firms that build e-tail …
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