In Other News: ATOM (tickets); UNIONPAY (c-store); PARKMOBILE (CT); and ACI (FL).
ATOM – Atom Tickets, the first-of-its-kind mobile movie ticketing platform, expands its service to moviegoers in more than 70 major metros across the U.S., including: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Baltimore in collaboration with leading exhibitors AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas and Studio Movie Grill. The growing list of cities with access to the innovative Atom app already includes Los Angeles, Atlanta, Nashville, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, San Diego, Kansas City, Charlotte and Raleigh. The platform will be available nationwide by the end of summer.
UNIONPAY – UnionPay International announced Circle K Sunkus, the fourth-biggest franchised convenient stores in Japan, will accept UnionPay credit cards (card number starting with 62) since Aug 30 this year. As at other local convenience stores, cardholders can pay without PIN. Previously, the top three convenience store chains in Japan, namely 7-11, Rawson and FamilyMart, have all accepted UnionPay cards. Now, both tourists visiting Japan and local residents can pay with UnionPay cards conveniently.
PARKMOBILE – Parkmobile announced the company will be the new mobile payments provider for Express Parking in the City of New Haven. Parkmobile has been proud to offer mobile parking payments for the city since 2013. The company’s solution will allow residents and visitors to use their mobile phones to pay for parking in multiple lots throughout the city. Customers can pay for parking with their smartphones using Parkmobile’s mobile applications for iPhone, Android, and Windows phones.
ACI – ACI Worldwide announced that it has partnered with the City of Tallahassee (FL) to offer the City’s utilities customers a payment kiosk option as a convenient method for paying their utility bills. ACI, in collaboration with QuotePro Inc., and the City, will provide cash, credit and debit card payment services at Tallahassee Community College, Florida A&M University and the Frenchtown Renaissance Center located at 435 N. Macomb Street, starting on August 17.