BBPOS is set to unveil its new WisePOS, an Android smartphone cum mPOS device in just a few weeks. Achieving flexibility and seamless integration into back-end systems, WisePOS demonstrates its uniqueness by combing a smartphone and mPOS features. It provides superior flexibility for merchants to use the Android platform to develop custom applications and services to reduce complexity and optimize their business.
CardWeb.com’s CardWatch database of more than 57,000 marketing items today features the Citibank – Citi Double Cash Card TV spot.
San Francisco-based Mellanox Technologies unveiled the availability of hyper converged platforms for enterprise private clouds and telecom service providers. The reference platforms utilize VMware vSphere 6’s advanced features, including VMware Virtual SAN 6’s all-flash, and the VMware NSX network virtualization platform, connected over Mellanox’s 40Gb/s Ethernet inbox driver with DPDK support running over SwitchX switches, ConnectX-3 Pro Network Interface Cards (NICs), and LinkX cables.
CardWeb.com’s CardData Reports today features the
“Europe Online Payment Methods: First Half 2015” by yStats.
Retail Management Solutions is promoting its mobile-friendly EvolutionPOS technology. Retail Management Solutions is offering, for a limited-time, to provide free curbside pick-up parking lot signs for pharmacies that purchase an EvolutionPOS mobile device.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: TSYS (exec); MASTERCARD (kiwi); OPUS (MEPSA): and WESTERN UNION (Greece).
Cash transactions (CTX) for Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards in the U.S. grew by 2.1% year-on-year (Y/Y) in the second quarter. Visa cash transactions are growing at a year-on-year (YOY) rate of 1.1%, compared to MasterCard’s 4.8%, according to CardData.
U.S. bank credit card active accounts (accounts with sales activity) among the nation’s top 4 issuers grew 2.1% year-on-year (YOY) and 1.6% quarter-to-quarter (QOQ) in the second quarter.
Gemalto reported second quarter total revenue soared 35.3% to €813 million, compared to €813 million in the prior quarter and €601 million in the year ago quarter. For the first six months of the year, revenue growth in Payment jumped 22%, Machine-to-Machine increased 23%, and Government Programs rose 17%, at constant exchange rates, largely exceeds lower SIM products and related services revenue.
The number of Chinese outbound tourists in 2014 totaled 107 million, a year-on-year growth of 19.5%, making China the largest tourist exporting country in the world for three consecutive years. This bodes well for China UnionPay which is almost exclusively rules the payment card for these tourists.
North American Bancard will introduce the newest version of its PayAnywhere Mobile credit card reader, available exclusively in Apple Stores nationwide and www.apple.com in September.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Adam Au, co-founder and senior vice president of engineering at Centrify.