In Other News: FAPS (ShearShare); APRIVA (certification); BLACKHAWK (exec); and SPENDGO (Epson).
FAPS- First American Payment Systems has partnered with ShearShare, a Tech.Co Startup of the Year 2016 and a technology company that matches licensed cosmetologists and barbers to empty salon space, to deliver a mobile payment solution for users of their platform.
APRIVA – Apriva has completed EMV certification with TSYS Acquiring Solutions for Ingenico Group’s Telium2 smart terminals connecting through the Apriva Gateway. This full-featured certification includes the wireless iWL 220 and iWL 250 devices, as well as the iCT 220 and iCT 250 countertop models. The certification spans all major card brands including Visa, MasterCard,
BLACKHAWK – Blackhawk Network has ankled David Tate as senior vice president of Blackhawk’s U.S. retail business. He will report to Blackhawk’s CEO and president, Talbott Roche.
SPENDGO – Epson America and Spendgo, provider of personalized customer engagement solutions for mobile apps and online stores, announced exclusive integration of Spendgo’s new platform with Epson’s OmniLink Merchant Services (OMS). Spendgo delivers enhanced customer loyalty, offer management and engagement solutions ideally suited for QSR, retail and convenience stores.