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Amazon introduces mobile-payment service

Posted: August 18, 2014 at 2:15 a.m.

This product image provided by Amazon shows Amazon Local Register, the company's new credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets. (AP Photo/Amazon)

NEW YORK -- Amazon.com is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems with the introduction of the Amazon Local Register, a credit card processing device and mobile app designed to let small-business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.

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