Google to ban Adobe Flash-based display ads, go 100% HTML5

Article Image Google’s massive AdWords network will no longer accept new display ads made in Adobe Flash as of June 30, the search giant announced this week, as it works to phase out the much maligned Internet plugin.

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New PayFinders app for locating Apple Pay merchants reports 750% increase in users in two days

Article Image A new app designed to crowdsource an interactive map of businesses that accept Apple Pay just reported adding 12,673 new merchants in North America, 95 percent of them being small businesses. In parallel, its developer reported that the new app’s users have increased an incredible 750 percent over the past two days, indicating a lot of interest in Apple Pay.

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The Sluggish Crawl to Chip-Secured Shopping


For retailers that do not yet accept EMV cards — credit and debit cards with chips embedded in them — a spine-tingling deadline arrived last week. Liability for any payment fraud that results from acceptance of old-school plastic shifted to them. The magnetic chips in EMV cards will reduce in-store payment fraud, which affected 62 percent of companies, according to the 2015 Payments Fraud and Control Survey report from the Association of Financial Professionals, or AFP.

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Apple expands HealthKit in iOS 9 to track sexual activity, ovulation, UV exposure, water intake

Beginning with iOS 9, HealthKit will accept a number of new data types from external apps and accessories, tracking everything from water consumption to whether protection was used during sex.



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Apple Watch preorders, 12" MacBook sales go live with limited availability [u]

Apple’s online storefront reopened at midnight on Friday to accept Apple Watch preorders and sales of the new 12-inch MacBook, kicking off global sales of two hotly anticipated products.



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Apple Pay decals begin arriving with supporting merchants

Vendors who accept Apple Pay can advertise their support with new decal stickers supplied by Apple itself, which began arriving in the mail for merchants on Thursday.



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Apple targeting independent merchants for Apple Pay, adds new FAQ and telephone support

As Apple seeks to expand the network of businesses that accept Apple Pay, recent updates to the company’s marketing collateral for the mobile payment system have begun to focus on recruiting independent merchants, answering a number of frequently-asked questions and offering a telephone support hotline.



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Apple Pay Takes Flight on JetBlue


JetBlue on Tuesday announced that it will accept payments through Apple Pay in-flight. Passengers with an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or an Apple Watch, will be able to use Apple Pay to purchase snack boxes, food, beverages, onboard amenities and better seating. JetBlue will accept Apple Pay on select flights from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco beginning in mid-February, and will roll out this capability on all flights by June.

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