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Payment Wars: Heartland Slams Mercury with Deceptive Practices Lawsuit
The payments market saw two of its biggest vendors go head to head this week over allegations by Heartland Payment Systems that Mercury has been engaging in deceptive trade practices, including inflating interchange fees without notifying merchants.

Lenovo Gets Even Bigger; Snags Motorola Mobility for $2.91B
Barely three years after paying roughly $12.5 billion for Motorola’s mobile phone division, Google cut its losses and sold a good chunk of the business unit to Lenovo for $2.91 billion, making Lenovo not only the biggest PC manufacturer, but also one of the top mobile phone companies.

Lenovo Drops $2.3B for IBM Server Division; Reorganizes Company
It’s been a busy week for Lenovo as the PC giant expands its server business with another huge IBM purchase and reorganizes the company into four distinct business units with major leadership changes. VSR takes a closer look at what the revamped Lenovo will look like. 

12 Trends Likely to Impact Industry Performance in 2014
CompTIA’s consensus forecast projects a 2014 growth rate of 3.4 percent for the global IT industry, with upside potential of 5.9 percent. The U.S forecast is slightly lower: 3 percent, with upside potential of 5.4 percent.

Qualcomm Acquires Palm Patent Portfolio from HP
Acquisition further enhances strength and diversity of Qualcomm Incorporated’s patented mobile technologies and gives the firm access to the Palm portfolio, which was a failure for HP when it first entered the tablet market.

Top 10 Trends & Tech at NRF 2014
For a few days each year the retail technology world stops. This year's NRF Big Show has come and gone, but the industry is still in its wake. With more than 30,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors, there were numerous new technology announcements and deployments in addition to the sessions and events. VSR’s sister publication, RIS News, takes a look at the top 10 takeaways from the Big Show.

Samsung Blasts Enterprise Tablet Market with Two Pro Lines of Mobile Devices
Samsung continues to pave its way into enterprise electronic dominancy with this week’s announcement that it will launch a new professional version of its popular Galaxy Note and a full series of enterprise caliber tablets ranging in size from eight to 12 inches. This move will definitely help Samsung maneuver into vertical markets, which are currently dominated by the Apple iPad and rugged channel-friendly devices.

ScanSource Names New President for Latin America And Mexico
In this position, McKenzie will guide the strategic growth and direction of the company’s operations in Latin America and Mexico, overseeing the operations, sales and merchandising functions of the ScanSource POS and Barcode, ScanSource Communications and ScanSource Security sales units in these geographies.

The Next POS You Sell Will Be a Unified Transaction Engine
Retailers will have to decide whether to build it or buy it, but one thing is certain – their next POS will be a unified transaction engine that will be used for stores, e-commerce and m-commerce. Here's why unified POS matters.

Dell Overhauls PartnerDirect Channel Programs and Incentives
The PC giant announced a 20 percent compensation accelerator to incentivize its direct sales force to work with channel partners on seven solution areas, and consolidated channel and direct sales teams into a single organization to drive collaboration. Here’s a run down of the new programs and incentives.


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Transitioning to Subscription-Based Business Models Transitioning to Subscription-Based Business Models
Channel experts are urging solution providers to adopt subscription-based business models or risk losing ground to competitors. Here's what solution providers need to know to succeed with this new recurring revenue platform.
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Products to Watch: Sato CL4NX Thermal Label Printer Products to Watch: Sato CL4NX Thermal Label Printer
SATO’s first truly universal thermal label printer, the new CL4NX, is engineered for navigational simplicity. Technological innovations in design and serviceability enhance the user experience and maximize your operations productivity.
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Grow your Business with Touch Solutions for Offices
6/24/2014 2:00:00 PM (EST)
Moderator:
George Koroneos, Editor‐in‐Chief, VSR
Panelists:
John Nicewick, Vice President Marketing, Retail Solutions Group, EloTouch Solutions
Ken Feehan, Product Management, EloTouch Solutions
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