The MAG Quarterly: Volume One, Issue One
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Mark Horwedel
Letter from the CEO
As we approach another milestone in the brief history of the MAG, it's worth reminding ourselves of the MAG's central purpose. The MAG is about cooperation and collaboration. My message today focuses on one of the most important keys to progress in the environment for payments...more
Lee Jurgens
Letter from the Chairman
On behalf of the Board, I want to express appreciation to our sponsors. Their ongoing support has allowed the MAG to upgrade the quality and content of its two annual conferences while expanding its services to the membership. The contributions of our sponsors have been critical to fulfilling our goal of improving ..more
News From Around the Industry
FICO Targets CNP Fraud in EMV Countries
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Report: US Not Likely to Meet EMV Deadlines
ico Source: Mobile Payments Today
Delay on N.J. Credit-Card Surcharge Vote Not Expected to Thwart Bill's Passage
ico Source: NJBiz
Hybrid Mobile Payment Products Open up Security Risks, Warns Frost & Sullivan
ico Source: Fierce Mobile IT
Obama Cybersecurity Order Lacks Bite, Security Experts Say
ico Source: ComputerWorld

Special MAG Events and Discounts for MAG Members


MAG Mid-Year Conf. Recap

The MAG 2013 Mid-Year Conference was a huge success! Held February 12-14, 2013 in Charlotte, NC, this annual event covered topics such as best practices in the payments industry, EMV case studies, mobile initiatives, routing, and more. This year, merchant members of the MAG were invited to participate in Special Interest Group Round Tables, which provided merchants the opportunity to connect with others who share similar interests and challenges. The conference showed record attendance with over 150 attendees including 44% merchant members from cross industry verticals.


More News From Around the Industry
Study: 'Showrooming' a Lesser Threat Than Once Thought
ico Source: Retailing Today
Report: Consumers Use PayPal, Other Digital Wallets Lag
ico Source: NFC News
Visa Offers 'Common' EMV Debit Solution
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California Supreme Court Allows Apple, Online Businesses to Collect Personal Data
ico Source: Mercury News
Understanding Tablets Should be Priority for E-Commerce Retailers in 2013
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New PCI Guidelines for E-Commerce
ico Source: Bank Info Security
Braintree Launches Venmo Touch for One-Tap Transactions across Multiple Mobile Apps
ico Source: The Next Web
Networks Must Face EMV Realities: Extend Deadlines, Address CNP Fraud
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SRPc to MasterCard, Visa: Get behind Common Debit Solution
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U.S. Mobile Payments Reach $90 Billion by 2017
ico Source: Forbes
Report from NRF: Retailers Thinking 'Site First' Not 'Mobile First'
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U.S. Bank Rolls Out An NFC-Based Mobile Payments Service Called "Go Mobile"
ico Source: TechCrunch
Welcome Newest Members
(As of Oct. 15, 2012)
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Welcome Newest Silver Sponsors
(As of Oct. 15, 2012)
ico Acquirer Systems
ico ACI Worldwide
ico B2 Payment Solutions
ico SignatureLink, Inc.
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