News Aggregation - Retailers Proactive Marketing, Adyen 40% Growth, Credit card Q, ATMs Deadline, Payment News

News roundup for today:

1. Sdcexec - Retailers Look to Roll out Proactive Marketing (Beacons, BLE)

A tier-one retail technology consultant and solutions provider, is working with GPShopper, a mobile solutions company, to help retailers implement the latest in Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon technology. Beacons, small wireless sensors placed within a physical structure, such as a retail store, enable retail commerce and marketing systems to push messaging to mobile devices based on hyper-local geographic locations and also help retailers track shopper movements within a store.

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2. Adyen - Adyen Processed $14 Billion in Payment Transactions in 2013, Achieving 40% Growth Over Last Year

Adyen, the global provider of international and omni-channel payment solutions, today announced that it processed more than $14 billion in payments transactions in 2013 – a 40% increase over 2012 – and achieved record growth in terms of revenue, mobile payments and new customer wins. Adyen holds full acquiring licenses for Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners, Discover and Union Pay schemes, enabling its platform to process payments from any sales channel including online, mobile and point-of-sale (POS).

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3. Inforum - Your money: Can you live without credit cards?

As more cyber thieves steal personal and financial information, can you insulate yourself from the risk of having your money and identity stolen by giving up credit and debit cards? Many consumers are rethinking their use of plastic after a massive cyber attack on retailers such as Target Corp and Neiman Marcus. For most Americans, living without credit and debit cards seems inconceivable. But Brie Hoffman has tried it, and mostly succeeded over the past six years.

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4. Businessweek - ATMs Face Deadline to Upgrade From Windows XP.

One-dollar bills. Envelope-free deposits. Stamp dispensers. These are a few of the features that Wells Fargo (WFC), Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and other banks tout as the latest and greatest features of their fleets of ATMs. It’s hardly stuff to set the heart racing.

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