It was announced on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 that Verifone acquired Way Systems. Verifone has had a couple of acquisitions these past few years. I’m sure it has a lot to do with increasing their market share and ensuring their footing in the ever changing payment space. From all the acquisitions I have ever witnessed in generally, they normally never go over very smoothly. Some areas will surely take a hit, like service and support. However, only time will tell. If anything, Verifone needs to get their act together. If you visit www.waysystems.com, it simply redirects to a single page on Verifone’s web site. There is no longer any information about the product, service, etc. What’s up with that? I believe they should have planned that better. On the positive side, we still have some of the $249 Way Systems Special in stock, so get one while you can.