Slideshow: 7 Ways EMV is Invading Mobile Payments

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Mobile tech providers are racing to incorporate EMV chip-and-PIN or chip-and-signature security into their offerings. But many of these companies are taking fundamentally different approaches to linking EMV and mobile technology.

Why Not Both?

Ingenico’s Roam isn’t choosing a signature-only approach like Square’s upcoming readers or a PIN-only approach like PayPal’s non-U.S. product. Roam offers both options in the U.S., but not at the same cost. Price-sensitive merchants may prefer its chip-and-signature device, while merchants that require more security will want PIN.

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