ChannelAdvisor and Google Host Webinar on New Shopping Model

On the heels of Google’s announcement that it will sunset Google Product Search and transition to Google Shopping, a purely commercial model built on Product Listing Ads, ChannelAdvisor will host a joint webinar with Google to help retailers understand this transition as well as a webinar hosted by ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo to walk retailers through the changes. ChannelAdvisor powers more than 3,000 retailers globally, including some of the largest, most successful retail brands such as Dell, Under Armour, Staples, Victoria’s Secret, Crocs, Jos. A. Bank, Urban Outfitters and more.

Vista Acquires Misys, Merges Turaz

By combining these two award-winning enterprise software companies, the new Misys will offer its customers access to an unrivalled pool of expertise and domain knowledge, in combination with the most comprehensive portfolio of software solutions available on the market today. As the trusted provider to 1,800 customers in 120 countries and with the broadest solution suite available, Misys has the scale and ability to serve customer’s capital markets and banking needs across all geographies and market segments.

Varolii Achieves Annual PCI Compliance Certification

Varolii Corporation achieved its annual recertification of Level 1 PCI DSS compliance With this annual recertification, Varolii maintains its standing as the first and only U.S. company in Software-as-a-Service customer interaction management industry to meet PCI DSS, ISO 27001 certification, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) compliance. Fortune 1000 companies, including two of the three largest U.S. banks, three of the five largest health management companies, five of the top 10 airlines and 30 of the largest U.S. utilities, rely on Varolii to generate nearly one billion interactive, secure communications each year. Of these, more than half include sensitive healthcare or financial data. In fact, on a typical day Varolii communicates with consumers regarding payments totaling more than $12 billion in accounts receivable.

Mi-Pay Launches Facebook Payment App

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Mi-Pay, a PCI certified leader in the mobile payment solutions market, has launched a Facebook Application that allows customers top-up up their mobile pre-paid phone accounts directly from Facebook. This initiative is one of a range of secure payment mechanisms that customers of Mi-Pay can access. Facebook gives mobile operators a…

Planet Payment acquires Branded Payment Solutions POS

Planet Payment international payment processing and multi-currency processing services completed the purchase of Branded Payment Solutions payments company for EUR3.1 million. This expands the scope of Planet Payment’s global technology solutions, which currently interfaces to the merchant’s POS through its proprietary, currency-neutral, payment processing technology platform. Now it can provide applications alongside and communicate with existing point of sale applications. BPS was originally established in 2008 to create a back-end transaction processing and management platform, based on software acquired from Payzone where Rory Meehan was the CIO. BPS has enhanced the technology to provide for the delivery of value-added services and content (such as mobile top-up, bill-pay, vouchers, and support of open and closed loop card programs) capable of being distributed via a wide array of POS devices, kiosks, terminals and mobile devices.

Gemalto Supports “la Caixa” Contactless EMV Deployment

Gemalto digital security announced “la Caixa” retail banks is deploying its “Optelio” contactless EMV cards for the country’s first large scale deployment of contactless payment. Gemalto is providing full set of personalization and production services at Gemalto’s local facility to support “la Caixa’s” strategy to roll out one million contactless cards in Barcelona by the end of 2012. This allows customers to experience the speed and convenience of contactless transactions – waving or tapping the card at the reader – for small purchases up to €20, while a PIN code will also be used to authorize higher value transactions.

OTI 1Q/12 Revenue Up 5% Y/Y

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] On Track Innovations contactless technology for secure identification, payment and transaction processing technologies on secure ID, NFC, payment and loyalty applications posted 1Q/12 revenue up 5% to $12.6 million from the year ago figure of $12.0 million. Additional disclosures indicate operating cash flow up $0.5 million from ($0.8) million in 1Q/11;…

USA Technologies Provides Additional Insight on Dissident Shareholder

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] USA Technologies, a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for self-serve, small-ticket retailing industries, sent a letter to shareholders providing additional insight on dissident shareholder Bradley Tirpak, as well as the destruction of shareholder value at Direct Insite Corp., after a group of shareholders, including Tirpak, took control…

Western Union Partners Redstone FCU

Western Union global payments and Right Choice Money Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Redstone FCU, announced an agreement for Right Choice Money Services to offer its customers Western Union global money transfer and online money transfer services. Right Choice Money Services customers can now send and receive domestic or international money transfers with funds accessible for pay out at more than 500,000 Western Union Agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories.

Austin Telco FCU Joins Star Network

Austin Telco Federal Credit Union inked a multi-year agreement joining the Star Network, which will provide PIN-secured debit POS and ATM access to the credit union’s members. With more than $1 billion in assets, Austin Telco serves members throughout the five-county Austin metro area. STAR is one of the nation’s leading electronic funds transfer (EFT) networks, with more than 2 million retail and ATM locations, and a subsidiary of First Data payment processing.

Mobilis adds NFC and Biometric Authentication for mRemittance

Mobilis Networks international software applications company offering mobile wallet and billing solutions for mobile operators announced software services. These services include mobile wallets using POS fingerprint verification for international money transfers to mobile wallets and NFC mobile payments that support any mobile phone. By deploying Mobilis’ mobile wallet services for international remittances, a mobile operator can receive international money transfers directly into their subscribers’ mobile wallets through point-of-sale devices located in other countries.