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Lead Story

XTP: Putting sexy into payments


Industry Update

PCI - the talk of NRF 2008

It's a woman's world, too

Calling all Canadian ISOs, MLSs

Uh oh, where'd Penney's data go?

Payments in podcast


Steven Peisner

EMV and the United States

Tracy Kitten


Gift card muscle flex

Maxwell Sinovoi
United Bank Card Inc.


Street SmartsSM:
Are you prepared for the big R?

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Three ways to boost sales in 2008

Scott Henry

Residual report review

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Stop, look, listen to merchants: Ten tips

Aaron Bills
3Delta Systems Inc.

Get a grip on revolving doors

Curt Hensley
CSH Consulting

Pounce on cash advance pronto

Mike Evans
2nd Source Funding

Company Profile

New Products

A paper-thin RFID shield

PaperTyger Defender Contactless Card Shield
Chase Corp.

Elo touch screen at Vegas POS

Elo TouchSystems 1729L
Elo TouchSystems


Little lovin', big boost






Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

February 11, 2008  •  Issue 08:02:01

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#h4 Shortstack

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#h4 ISQ-Q test

Which of the following statements is true?

1. A Juniper Research study revealed 67% of consumers carry expired credit cards because they forget to replace them with new ones.

2. Merchants would rather sell black gift cards because they think they "are sophisticated and appeal to high-end consumers," stated Big Research LLC.

3. According to a Datamonitor report, bank-issued cards will start to focus on fuel management services, forcing oil companies to reconsider their proprietary fuel cards.

Point here for the answer.

#h4 MLScapes

An elderly fisherman wrote the following to a mail order house: "Please send me one of those gasoline engines shown on page 438 for my boat, and if it's any good, I'll send you a check."

In a short time he received a following reply: "Please send check. If it's any good, we'll send the engine."

#h4 Biz bytes

A bull market is a market in which prices are on an upward trend.

A bear market is any market in which prices are trending downward.

#h4 Loopy laws

Hey guys - cover up the next time you're in Hawaii, where it's illegal to wear only swimming trunks in public.

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