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  • The Bitcom Conspiracy

    Anonymous conspirators are threatening to cause problems for pizzeria operators if they don’t pay extortion fees in the form of Bitcoins, the online-only currency. A number of pizzerias across the country last week reported receiving letters titled “Notice of Extortion.” A letter sent to 900 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria in Queen City, New Hampshire read, “Your business … has been targeted for extortion. The selection process is random and was not triggered by any event under your control. Should you fail to pay the one-time monetary tribute by the deadline provided below, your business will be severely and
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  • HACKED!!!
    Hackers have stolen data on 600,000-plus Domino’s customers in Belgium and France and demanded a ransom of 30,000 euros ($40,800) for the information, various news media outlets report. According to Domino’s, the online ordering system that was compromised does not accept credit card orders, so customers’ financial data is safe. Instead, the hackers nabbed customer names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, user passwords and even information about their favorite toppings. Under the name “Rex Mundi,” a Twitter user later tweeted that the hackers intended to publish the data on the Internet unless
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  • Logging On for Takeout
    One online ordering provider, Big Holler, is far more optimistic about the future of the Internet trend. The company cites the ability to build a customer database, reduce labor costs, and improve order accuracy as some of the benefits of starting an online ordering operation. Some of the company’s clients feel the same way. “Online ordering is just another one of those conveniences that people have grown to expect,” says Tony Marsters, IT director for Pita Pit. “As people become more familiar with these types of systems, they begin to feel more comfortable looking at the order they are placing as opposed to simply listing off a
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  • Mercury Village Unveiled
    On Friday, May 30, Mercury Payment Systems unveiled Mercury Village, the company’s new state-of-the-art headquarters in Durango. Several hundred residents of Durango attended the ribbon cutting, where Mercury CEO Matt Taylor offered initial remarks before yielding the podium to Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, followed by Governor John Hickenlooper. “There is an innovation boom happening around Colorado right now, and Mercury Payment Systems is a part of that trend that is driving our economy,” Senator Bennet said. “[This] celebration is a reflection of Durango’s history, one that has been embedded with forward-thinking vision
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  • Vantiv Announces Agreement to Acquire Mercury Payment Systems
    Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today an agreement to acquire Mercury Payment Systems, LLC for an aggregate price of $1.65 billion. Mercury is a payment technology and service leader whose solutions are embedded into point-of-sale software applications and brought to market through their dealer and developer partners.
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  • ON LINE OR BUST!!!!!
    As the major pizzeria chains invest in online ordering systems and reap the benefits, independent pizzerias are falling behind and losing market share, according to the Wall Street Journal. Domino’s, Papa John’s and Pizza Hut now derive 40% or more of their sales from online ordering, the WSJ reports. Large pizza chains accounted for 52% of all quick-serve pizza orders in 2013, an increase from less than 47% in 2009. Meanwhile, independents have experienced a decrease from 31.5% to 29% in that same time period. Analysts attribute the big chains’ growing market share in part to online ordering, and Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle agrees.
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  • What is Windows XP end of support?
    Microsoft has provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But now the time has come for us, along with our hardware and software partners, to invest our resources toward supporting more recent technologies so that we can continue to deliver great new experiences. As a result, after April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available, including automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download on Windows XP on this date. (If you already have Microsoft Security Essentials installed, you will continue to receive anti-malware signatur
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  • Point of Success Version 3 Released
    Today’s release is the culmination of a year and a half of software development and testing. Point of Success Version 3 is the biggest feature release of this popular restaurant point of sale system since 2005! More than 80 new features and improvements are available now in this new version. Feature details are available here and upgrade pricing can be seen here. Upgrades are available at no charge for customers who purchased Point of Success after January 1, 2013. Upgrades can be purchased now through your Point of Success Dealer or directly from Point of Success.
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