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Lead Story

Interchange: What gives?

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group


Industry Update

Sun setting on PCI version 1.1

Bohemia, payments style

No wiggle room with Red Flag Rule

Processing for newbies

VeriFone turns triple play


GS Advisory Board:
What's up in this downturn? - Part II

The payments doctor is in

Interchange in brief

Industry Leader

Stuart C. Harvey Jr. –
In the zone


Building relationships - priceless

Biff Matthews
CardWare International


Street SmartsSM:
MLS compensation options

Jason Felts
Advanced Merchant Services

PCI vendors: Welcome to the jungle

Tim Cranny
Panoptic Security Inc.

What's your business?

Daniel Wadleigh
Marketing Consultant

Admit, own, fix your bloopers

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Reduce stress, raise retention

Curt Hensley
CSH Consulting

Be calendar-wise

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Sweet-spot MLS training

Christian Murray
Global eTelecom Inc.

New Products

Mobile computing for feet on the street

Dolphin 9900 Mobile Computer
Honeywell International Inc.

Back office synergy online

Synergy Express
Jack Henry & Associates Inc.


Revamp that problem mindset





Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

September 08, 2008  •  Issue 08:09:01

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#h4 Shortstack

The White House drew praise from environmental groups when the Bush administration announced they want to designate vast swaths of U.S. Pacific Ocean waters as marine sanctuaries. ... The ReWalk, an Iron Man-like exoskeleton suit designed by an Israeli engineer, helps paraplegics stand, walk and climb stairs. ... Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research are ready to flip the switch on a subatomic particle smashing machine to recreate the Big Bang. ... Researchers at Emory University report in a study that capuchin monkeys share food with one another out of empathy. ... Three vast tunnels were opened under central Berlin, revealing Adolf Hitler's grand design for a new architectural center for the capital of Nazi Germany. ... As the 2008 Beijing Olympics ended, the Pet Olympics kicked off in Hong Kong, with parrot rope climbing and cat agility contests among the Olympic events. ... A giant marble statue of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius was unearthed at an archaeological site in Turkey. ... Chinese farmers in the southwest Yunnan province accused local officials of conspiring with the Chinese rubber industry to destroy the local rainforest. ... A colony of Mediterranean snails - Papillifera papillaris, never before found in the UK - was discovered at historic Cliveden House, where they have lived in secrecy for a century. ... UK astronomers have computer modeled how molecular clouds of interstellar gas sucked into black holes give birth to stars. ... In a demonstration for the U.S. military, a solar plane called the Zephyr-6 stayed in flight for three consecutive days, recharging its batteries through sunlight. ... A practice known as gold farming allows nearly 500,000 individuals in developing nations worldwide to make money selling virtual goods to online gamers. ... Americans will be able to register to vote in the November 2008 presidential election via Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox gaming consoles. ... September 2008 marks the 50th anniversary of the invention of the microchip by Jack Kilby. ... Israeli scientists using U.S. space technology have started a project to digitally photograph the Dead Sea Scrolls in order to post the oldest known version of the Hebrew Bible online. ... According to a Nielsen Media Research report, almost 40 million television viewers watched Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., deliver his acceptance speech for the Democratic presidential nomination. ... The i-vu magnifier is a portable digital magnifier designed to help far-sighted individuals read menus, books, grocery labels and fine print.

#h4 ISO-Q test

Which of the following statements is correct?

1. The Identity Theft Red Flag Rule is a regulatory provision of the Credit Card Fair Fee Act of 2008.

2. The Merchants Payments Coalition is the representative lobbyist in Washington, D.C., for all banks, financial organizations, ISOs and merchant level salespeople.

3. New implementations of Wireless Equivalent Privacy, a technology that protects data flowing over wireless networks, will not be allowed after March 31, 2009.

Point here for the answer.

#h4 MLScapes

Here's what they're saying on GS Online's MLS Forum:

"This is a GREAT business! You can make a lot of friends, solve a lot of problems, and make a ton of money. Remember, if it were easy, everyone would do it".


"I am one of the largest advocates of training, support, and rewarding ISOs and MLSs for obtaining knowledge that lets them do their job better. I am also a strong advocate of professional selling and an industry that can self regulate."


"I have met a lot of people in this industry that I absolutely trust and value as business partners. Even if we don't do business together, I can name dozens of industry folks that I trust and have valuable relationships with."


#h4 Loopy laws

In Hartford, Conn., you aren't allowed to cross the street while walking on your hands.

#h4 Biz bytes

T-commerce is technology that gives consumers the ability to order products and services directly from their televisions.

U-commerce, or universal commerce, is technology that allows commerce to take place anywhere, anytime, using any type of electronic device.

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

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