Bay Coins released its Bitcoin Bazaar Local mobile marketplace app for buying and selling bitcoins. Now available for iOS and Android devices on the iTunes App Store and Google Play, the app actually matches buyers and sellers. Bitcoin Bazaar is the easiest way to acquire Bitcoin, the leading crypto-currency, while still protecting users’ privacy. The app lets users find buyers and sellers in their neighborhood, using location services from their mobile phone, and lets buyers and sellers transact using cash without needing to enter bank or financial information into the app. All financial transactions are handled between the parties, so Bitcoin Bazaar does not handle any fiat currency, making it different from other exchanges and services.
Atmia has published new international industry recommendations for maximizing the ATM user interface (UI) for about 2.4 million ATMs worldwide. Focused on recommendations regarding the accessibility, speed, operability, and security of ATMs, the manual shows how new interface technologies, such as tactile and multi-touch capabilities, biometrics and HTML 5, allow concepts usually applicable to mobile devices and tablets to be extended to ATM UIs. ATMIA has based the comprehensive set of new recommendations on inputs from deployers, software and hardware manufacturers, technical experts, processors, researchers and card issuers.
Amazon.com today announced Amazon Local Register, a secure card reader and mobile app that provides local businesses with the tools they need to quickly and easily accept credit and debit cards from a smartphone or tablet and keep track of their growing business.
FleetCor Technologies fuel cards and workforce payment products has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Comdata from Ceridian for $3.45 billion. Concurrent with the closing of the acquisition, a representative from THL will be appointed to the FleetCor board of directors.Comdata provides fleet, virtual card, and gift card solutions to over 20,000 customers and has approximately 1,300 employees to facilitate over $54 billion in payments annually. Cash payments will be used to pay off Comdata’s outstanding indebtedness.
[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard (NYSE: MA) and Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, today announced an agreement to feature Simplify Commerce™ as the preferred payment provider for all of Web.com’s brands and platforms. Web.com serves more than 3.2 million small business customers…
VeriFone Systems is partnering Gilbarco to offer next generation forecourt payment solutions and to create the largest at-pump interactive digital media network worldwide. The two companies will collaborate on future fuel dispenser payment platforms to be developed and supplied by VeriFone. The solutions will meet convenience and fuel retailers’ functionality and regulatory needs in an increasingly complex payment ecosystem, as well as offer at-pump media advertising and entertainment.Gilbarco will become the software and solutions integration lead and sales and service provider for forecourt payment systems developed under the partnership. The companies will work together to transition the payment electronics in Gilbarco’s global dispenser product lines to VeriFone technology.
Jack Henry & Associates announced fiscal FY/14 revenue up 7% from the year ago figure to $1,210.1 million and gross profit increased 9% to $518.6 million. Net income rose 14% compared to the prior fiscal year to $201.1 million. The company generated total revenue of $310.9 million compared to $298.1 million in the same quarter a year ago. Gross profit increased to $132.6 million from $124.2 million in the fourth quarter of last fiscal year. Net income in the current quarter was $50.6 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, compared to $47.7 million, or $0.55 per diluted share in the same quarter a year ago. Total revenue of $1,210.1 million was generated compared to $1,129.4 million in fiscal 2013. Gross profit increased to $518.6 million compared to $477.0 million during last fiscal year. Net income for the current year was $201.1 million, or $2.36 per diluted share, compared to $176.6 million, or $2.04 per diluted share for the prior year.
License revenue for the fourth quarter increased to $13.1 million, or 4% of fourth quarter total revenue, from $12.1 million, or 4% of fourth quarter total revenue a year ago. All components of support and service revenue grew in the quarter compared to the prior year and increased 5% to $283.6 million, or 91% of total revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 from $269.9 million, or 91% of total revenue for the same period a year ago. Hardware sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 decreased 12% to $14.2 million, from $16.2 million in the fourth quarter of last fiscal ye quarter of fiscal 2014 decreased 12% to $14.2 million, from $16.2 million in the fourth quarter of last fiscal year. Hardware revenue was 5% of total revenue in both periods.
TSYS announced its Enterprise Tokenization solution to secure payment card information for purchases made online, through mobile devices and “digital wallet” applications. The solution is a key component of the company’s Connected Mobility agenda which includes API interfaces and consumer-facing applications to support payments, communications and commerce. To truly secure mobile commerce and provide increased protection against unauthorized account use, including that stemming from data breaches and other forms of fraud, TSYS Enterprise Tokenization protects card data by substituting a card’s Primary Account Number (PAN) with a token. The token acts as a substitute value for the actual PAN, while the data is in flight and at rest inside an issuer’s or retailer’s systems. The true PAN value associated with the token can be identified at any time with the right decryption keys. This preserves the length and format as the original PAN, and is no different from standard payment card information for transaction processing systems, applications, storage and tools.
American Express announces the opening of The Centurion Lounge in New York LaGuardia Airport, the latest in a series of American Express lounges opening in the United States.
The University of Montana Alumni Association (UMAA) and Commerce Bank have come together to offer UMAA members a Visa Signature® rewards credit card. The card offers Signature Rewards with high reward point values, unlimited earnings and bonus point opportunities as well as no annual fee. The University of Montana Alumni Association was founded in 1901 and now serves nearly 100,000 alumni across the country and around the world.
ACI Worldwide has completed the acquisition of Retail Decisions (ReD) fraud prevention solutions. ReD is a leading ecommerce and fraud prevention company serving the payments industry. Its suite of solutions helps customers drive up revenues while reducing fraud losses and increasing the efficiency of their fraud management teams. ACI now expects ReD will generate approximately $18 million in revenue and $4 million in adjusted EBITDA for the remainder of 2014. They also expect non-GAAP revenue of $254 to $264 million in the third quarter.
Eventure Interactive, Inc. today announced the acquisition of the business operations, including the assets of, Gift Ya Now, an electronic gift card platform created by Vinay Jatwani. Eventure brings real and lasting meaning to its users’ lives, and in so doing addresses a yet untapped market opportunity.