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The Real Reason Some Merchants Are Blocking Apple Pay… for Now

Some retailers not only refuse to directly support Apple Pay, they deliberately block use even when their cash registers accidentally support it. It’s not a reaction to Apple, but a direct response to mistreatment by the credit card brands.

 
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Adding Context to Big Number News

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