Back-to-School Shopping Season

An End of Summer Riff on Emerging Payments
The emerging payments sector has not taken a vacation this summer. What will the Fall, heck, the next 5 years bring for this exciting field? MPD CEO Karen Webster, who will be presenting at Emerging Payments 2011, reveals her predictions.

Staples Kicks Off 2011 Back-to-School Shopping Season
Staples, Inc. is making it easy for parents and students to save big this back-to-school season. This year, Staples offers an incredible variety of products from pencils to PC’s combined with student savings not found anywhere else.

With $69 Billion at Stake during Back-to-School Shopping Season, Smartphones Expected to Play a Key Roll
More shoppers are expected to use their smartphones for price comparison during the upcoming back-to-school shopping season, according to AOL’s DailyFinance.

Macy’s is the Back-to-School Destination for New Brands, Educational Activities and Give Back Programs
Macy’s  is the place for back-to-school, announcing today several exciting new initiatives headlining the retailer’s annual offering of exclusive fashion brands, family-oriented activities and charitable partnerships with Reading Is Fundamental, and the new online web series, Wendy.

NAFCU’s 2011 “Back to School” Budget Tips
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions ( believes “back to school” time is a great opportunity to sharpen your budgeting skills and stay on course for your financial goals. Everyone can benefit from these helpful hints:


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Facebook is a giant in the ad game, with 2.3 billion active monthly users and $16.6 billion in quarterly advertising revenue. However, its omnipresence makes it a honeypot for fraudsters. In this month’s Digital Fraud Report, PYMNTS talks with Rob Leathern, Facebook’s director of product management, on how the site deploys automated systems and thorough advertiser vetting to close the lid on fraudster attempts.

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