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Visa to devs: Please take contents of our wallet

Buying stuff online should be so fast and fun that it resembles the experience offered by first-person shooters, in which as soon as one acquires a tool it is possible to start using it. That's the professional opinion of Greg Storey, head of Visa's service for Asia-Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa. …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Feb 2013

Sage Pay, down and out yet again

Online payment system Sage Pay is unavailable again today despite limping briefly back online yesterday. Disgruntled customers commenting on yesterday's story are threatening to jump ship to another provider, blaming a succession of failures from the online payment service. The disgruntled ones have also set up a Facebook …
John Oates, 4 Mar 2011
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Sage Pay prevents punters blowing Xmas wad

Sage Pay has apologised for a four hour outage yesterday that left online merchants with no way to process payments for Christmas orders. Simon Black, managing director of Sage Pay, said: "I deeply regret the impact that we've had on your business, at what is the worst possible time for our systems to fail." The length of the …
John Oates, 7 Dec 2010

Google jacks up fees for Checkout service

Google has pissed off online merchants who use its Checkout service by upping the fees it charges for the online payment service. Rival service PayPal has been heavily criticised for upping fees and for aggressively "encouraging" its use on eBay - Australian eBay sellers could only take payment via PayPal until the company …
John Oates, 12 Mar 2009
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Amazon joins Google in assault on eBay's PayPal

As eBay continues to fight off calls for the addition of Google Checkout to its online marketplace, here comes another big-name PayPal alternative. Today, on its web services blog, Amazon announced a limited beta version of a long-rumored online payment system, dubbed the Amazon Flexible Payments Service, or FPS. Aimed at …
Cade Metz, 3 Aug 2007
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Owners of E-Gold indicted for money laundering

Updated [This story was updated on May 1 to include comments from E-Gold strenuously denying the charges.] Three owners of online payment processor E-Gold and an affiliated company have been indicted for money laundering and related crimes for allegedly allowing sellers of child pornography, operators of investment scams and other …
Dan Goodin, 1 May 2007

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