Verifone Warns Users of Square Credit Card Readers

This week Verifone Inc., one of the largest terminal manufactures in the United States, issued a wake up call to everyone who accepts and processes electronic payments.  Just as smartphones have become popular so has the demand to accept credit cards using wireless devices.  In the last couple of years, this demand has had many companies in the payments industry scrambling to build a device that will be the new “it” solution.  One such company that successfully, or so they thought, built a device called the Square.

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Matthew O'Brien

With over 20 years of experience in the digital media world, Matthew has worked for and with Fortune 500 businesses and has built companies from the start-up stage to exit strategy. He recently helped develop a data insight engine to bridge the gap between search, social, and mobile marketing to maximize the visibility, relevancy, and predictive success of online businesses.

Matthew is the founder of MINT Social, an award-winning digital marketing company that accelerates online marketing results to help businesses get found and thrive online. 

Matthew has developed an educational curriculum for Universities on social media for businesses, is a founding board member of the Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA), a board member of HeroZona Foundation and on the advisory board (Vinnies) for St. Vincent de Paul - Phoenix.  Matthew is a mentor with ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, a speaker on social media and digital marketing, and is a subject matter expert with many online portals.

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