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Lead Story

Contactless still in the race

News

Industry Update

Governator terminates data protection bill

It's thumbs down for proposed illegal Internet gambling regs

Want fries with that MRI? Health care's looming retail environment

SoCal burns, payments industry responds

Web-based tools to help merchants tackle PCI compliance

WSAA's winning meeting

SCA explores the contactless, mobile realm

Use rapport to score with cash advance

Mike Evans
2nd Source Funding

Features

AgenTalkSM:
Craig Lesser

NCR drops Tidel ATM brand

Tracy Kitten
ATMmarketplace.com

Industry Leader

Adam Atlas –
Across the airwaves, into law

Views

Tomorrow has come for PEDs

Paul Rasori
VeriFone

Education

Street SmartsSM:
Surge with emerging markets

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Changes afoot for signature debit

Ken Musante
Humboldt Merchant Services

B2B: Rich in opportunity

Aaron Bills
3Delta Systems Inc.

Widgets: Isn't this fun?

Joel and Rachael Rydbeck
Nubrek Inc.

Company Profile

eProcessing Network

New Products

New prescription for the PCI pain?

VoyenceControl PCI Advisor
Company: Voyence Inc.

Click-and-go reordering for MLSs

USA ePay Reseller Online Product Order Form
Company: USA ePay

Online gadget brings Zen order to scheduling

Todoist
Todoist.com

Inspiration

Not rich, wealthy

Miscellaneous

Contactless creeps like early dept: Is a sprint ahead?

POScript

Departments

Forum

Resource Guide

Datebook

Skyscraper Ad

The Green Sheet Online Edition

November 12, 2007  •  Issue 07:11:01

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POScript

#h4 Shortstack

All Around Card LLC is thinking outside the rectangle - with its circular card design, which is in line with the miniaturization trend of gift and credit cards.

The All Around Card comes in two distinct looks: a circular gift and loyalty card, or a circular credit card with a straight-edge bottom. The credit card is easy to swipe at any POS terminal.

The company hopes customers' eyes will be drawn to the circular card when choosing a form of payment from their wallets or purses.

The company's Web site, www.theallaroundcard.com, has a video tour for those intrigued by the design. Front and back views of the cards are also displayed.

#h4 Loopy laws

If any of your merchant customers own beauty salons in Florida, take note: People may be fined for falling asleep under hair dryers in the Sunshine State, as can owners of salons where drowsy clients drift off.

#h4 ISQ-Q test

Which of these statements is correct?

  1. Debit cards comprised 3.08% of total U.S. purchase volume in 1989, 14 years after their inception.

  2. B2B stands for bill-to-bill.

  3. Currently, rewards interchange categories apply only to credit card transactions.

  4. PCI Advisor is a bona fide category of payments industry professional.

    Point here for the answer.

#h4 MLScapes

Recently a merchant called our technical support 800 number.

"What hours is your call center open," he asked.

"Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week," I said.

"Is that Eastern or Pacific time?" he asked.

Source: basicjokes.com

#h4 Biz Bytes

Accounts receivable are amounts due from your customers to your business. Typically, they are short-term (up to 120 days) and belong under the current assets section of your balance sheet.

Accounts payable are amounts due to your creditors from your business. Generally, these are short-term, too, and belong under the current liabilities section of your balance sheet.

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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