In today’s CardFlash News Que: ARK (Bitcoin); IPC (Infinea X); NEXONIA (ratings); and HOUSECALL (funding).
San Diego-based Ameranth says the U.S. Patent And Trademark Office (USPTO) has concluded its review process of Ameranth’s lead ‘data synchronization’ patent under a second attempt to invalidate it under the Covered Business Method (CBM) review process initiated by many infringing Defendants.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: THREATMETRIX (award); AMERICAN EXPRESS (SCA); YSTATS (report); and ENTERPRISE (Chase).
From department store Neiman Marcus and clothing outlet Urban Outfitters, to the Expedia travel booking service and computer hardware giant Newegg, everybody is jumping on the Bitcoin bandwagon and there’s no sign of it slowing down.
Seattle-based Remitly has acquired Talio, a mobile messaging company that developed an immersive, one-of-a-kind mobile messaging service for family and friends. Remitly is setting out to redefine money transfers to the developing world by creating a service customers love using.
SC-based RushMyBitcoin.com (RMB) is rushing to introduce Bitcoins to the general public with an exclusive introductory offer. For a limited time only, RMB will let Bitcoin newbies try a bite of their first bit”at no charge. The company calls it the “Get Familiar With Bitcoin” give-away, details of which are on its website.
LendingTree, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, has announced a series of senior executive appointments to fully align the company’s management team for rapid scale and to leverage new growth opportunities.
CardWeb.com’s CardData Reports today features the “Flying Forward: What the Future Holds for Airlines and the Travel Industry” report from Airline Information, organizer of commercial airline, loyalty and co-brand card conferences across the globe.
Co-branded credit cards are mature products ripe for change. A new report suggests some nuances are beginning to emerge as both issuers and brand partners seek differentiation within this homogenous product set.
A new cardholder benefit from Citi searches for a lower price after you buy an item. When a lower price is found the Citi Price Rewind feature will post a refund of the price difference to the account. Citi recently made changes in the program to up the savings.
Expedia has teamed with Citibank to launch a new travel cobranded credit card program to accelerate earning Expedia+ rewards bonus points. The program includes two new chip-enabled credit cards, the Expedia+ Card and the Expedia+ Voyager Card from Citi which run on the MasterCard network.
Sphonic announced Tom Sullivan has joined the company launch their products into the “Americas” market. Tom Sullivan comes with a wealth of experience within the digital payments & fraud prevention industry, having spent the last twelve years at Expedia Inc. as Senior Director, Global Risk & Payments. In parrallel, Tom has been the Chairman of Merchant Risk Council, driving the organisation’s impressive growth over the last 10 years. Tom joins Sphonic Americas, to replicate Sphonic’s successes in Europe in providing innovative solutions for risk management and customer acceptance to a range of digital clients.