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Comment: Re:Evolution-De-Population of Rural America (Score 1) 110

by DogDude (#49301539) Attached to: Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service In Baltimore and Miami
the increasing difficulty of making small retail businesses profitable given everything from increasing regulations

As somebody who works for a small retail business, I'm wondering, what are these "increased regulations" that you speak of? We haven't seen any and we've been in businesses for more than ten years.

Comment: Re:ApplePay uses industry standard tech (Score 1) 269

by DogDude (#49281137) Attached to: Fraud Rampant In Apple Pay
Right because my Nokia 6610 always flawlessly handled VISA/MC transactions

I don't know what you mean by that because Visa/MC haven't done anything like that (yet). My point is that there's really little chance for any other middleman, whether it's Google, Apple, or anybody else to make themselves into an industry standard, because it's always going to be more expensive than using a top tier merchant processor that can give you Interchange Plus a basis point or two.

Paypal is a cute little thing for informal, small transactions. It's an unregulated, untrustworthy service that is still primarily used on eBay. It's not at all what

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