Newsletter | May 19, 2014

05.19.14 -- Reactions To The Vantiv-Mercury Deal

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Reactions To The Vantiv-Mercury Deal
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief In the wake of last week’s big payments/POS news, I sought reactions from a handful of retail IT VARs, ISVs, and vendors — including Vantiv and Mercury. I don't want this article to imply that this deal is good or bad for the channel. The reality is that it's too soon to know for sure, and details still need to shake out. That said, the following reactions are real and valid at this point in time.
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