Web Read Friday – February 26th 2016

Monopoly abandons the cash economy and goes contactless No one is safe from FinTech innovation, not even board games. Everybody has spent so much time asking themselves ‘Do contactless and mobile technologies mark the end of cash?’ that they obviously forgot to ask whether those innovations will spell the end of cash in the best […]

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Web Read Friday – December 31st

One last Web Read Friday for 2015. (Well, Web Read Thursday this time.) May 2016 be a very prosperous year for you and your loved ones!!!! Why The Internet of Things Matters and What You Should Do About It Here is a concise explanation of everything you need to know about the Internet of Things […]

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Web Read Friday – November 20th

Apple Pay is now available in Canada Apple Pay is now available in Canada. More than a year after its release in the U.S. and four months after it debuted in the U.K., Apple Pay is officially here and you can integrate with Beanstream. Source: techvibes.com The State of FinTech in 2015 (Infographic) 2015 has […]

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Web Read Friday – October 23rd

This week, we want to introduce you to Victoria’s vibrant tech industry. Also a couple of good reads on Mobile Payments and Mobile Wallets. Happy Friday! I Found a Booming Tech Industry Hidden in Victoria Do you know there is a lot going on in the tech industrym in Victoria, BC? We are happy to […]

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Web Read Friday – September 11th

Welcome to this edition of Web Read Friday. mPOS and mobile payments are taking the front stage. mPOS 101 Mobile point-of-sale is transforming the retail industry in a way few technologies have done before. Learn more about it in this whitepaper. Source: mobilepaymentstoday.com The loyalty-program argument with mobile payments With mobile payment apps, retailers enjoy […]

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Web Read Friday – August 28th

Here is the latest roundup of the news from the payment industry. Happy Friday! Making the most (and making sense) of MasterPass So what is MasterPass? Despite MasterCard’s ubiquity and its clear commitment to the initiative, what MasterPass is and isn’t, and what it can do for users, merchants and others is not as immediately […]

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Web Read Friday – August 14th

Why Visa Checkout Is Keeping it Simple The new Visa Checkout was launched in July 2015. Learn more about this great tool available to Beanstream Merchants by the end of August 2015. Source: PYMNTS.com Small businesses lag in EMV preparedness In the US, most small business retailers are not prepped to accept chip-enabled credit and […]

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Web Read Friday – July 17th

Our latest round-up of news about eCommerce. Mobile online retail payments in focus Total mobile online retail payments are expected to grow from $75.8 billion to $217.4 billion at a 23 percent compounded annual growth rate between 2014 and 2019, according to Javelin’s Mobile Online Retail Payments Forecast. Source: Mobile Payments Today Why All SMBs […]

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Web Read Friday – July 3rd

Here is this week’s top industry news: Small Biz and Big Tech: How to Connect Local Merchants With Today’s Ad Technology You can’t love what you don’t understand and the same holds true at every level of strategy – from local to global. We already know geo-targeted advertising campaigns equal success; it’s only a matter […]

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Web Read Friday – May 1st

Beanstream is one of the first to update rates for interchange Visa and MasterCard have made a commitment to reduce the interchange rates in April. Changes to the interchange rates will primarily effect merchants processing domestic Canadian payments with consumer and premium credit cards. Canada updates payment card code of conduct to include mobile Canada […]

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