Discover Financial Services begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange as an independent company. First Data reports that Michael Capellas will become CEO after Kohlberg Kravis Roberts completes its acquisition of the Company. eBay’s PayPal sign deals with Southwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, UATP, Devix, CardinalCommerce, and Alienware. Verizon Merchant Services, “Payments Powered by Chase Paymentech” is launched, targeting small and medium-sized businesses. VeriFone signs an agreement to be the preferred vendor of integrated payment solutions to the largest licensed leasing association in New York City, the Committee for Taxi Safety with 3,000 member taxis. Dallas-based PAYjr introduces the “PAYjr VISA Buxx Card” for teens, allowing them to upload pictures for the design of their card. DE-based Bancorp signs a deal to acquire SD-based BankFirst’s “Stored Value Solutions” business for $60.6 million. GE Money launches the “Earth Rewards Platinum MasterCard.” Coinstar inks an agreement to acquire GroupEx Financial Corporation in a deal valued at approximately $50 to $60 million. GE Money signs a credit card renewal and expansion agreement with Gap Inc. MasterCard and Major League Baseball launch a Website featuring FOX Sports broadcaster Joe Buck.