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Google Wallet Likely to Hurt Subscription Retention, Skype Avoids Pre-Paid Problems With Its Own...

Google seemed to have jumped the gun this week when it announced Google Wallet supports all major credit and debit cards. American Express was quick to announce there was no formal deal, according to CardNotPresent.com. But even with a formal deal, subscription sites should be hesitant to use the new cloud-based service. Amex's biggest concern is the fact that purchases show up on a cardholder's statement as "Google" instead of with normal merchant-related information. That means…

FTC Case Could Affect How Payment Processors Address Chargebacks

In these economically-strapped times, the Federal Trade Commission(FTC) is cracking down not only on merchants who swindle consumers, but all parties involved in fraud, including payment processors.Recently, a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas banned the use of "remotely created payment orders" by Landmark Clearing, Inc. "Remotely created payment orders" allow merchants to enter a client's name and bank number into a form and are cleared like a paper check, except that…

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