SPOT has eclipsed 20,000 downloads in Boston alone and has introduced “SPOT 2.0.” SPOT was founded in Boston in July 2014 as a sharing economy solution to the parking industry.
MasterCard Worldwide announced its partnership with Rugby World Cup 2015 in central London. MasterCard will be the Preferred Card and Official Payment System of the highly anticipated Tournament, which takes place in England and Wales between September 18th and October 31st. The announcement continues a highly successful partnership between MasterCard and Rugby World Cup Limited, which began ahead of Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand.
Powa Technologies continues its rollout of groundbreaking retail solutions with the introduction of PowaPOS, the next generation in retail Point of Sale. PowaPOS is the physical retail component of the company’s vision of enabling commerce online, offline, and everywhere. The PowaPOS platform features an industry-first and multiple patent pending all-in-one tablet-based POS system, along with the world’s smallest EMV-ready card acceptance device, universal tablet OS support, and an advanced Server and POS Software Developer Program. PowaPOS solutions have been fine-tuned for sale by retail banks, payment service providers, third-party processors, mobile network operators and systems integrators, enabling them to provide mobile and tablet-based POS services to their customers through an array of products and services.
On the heels of its widely acclaimed introduction of PowaTag and tremendous retailer approval of its 360-degree commerce strategy, Powa Technologies continues its rollout retail solutions with the introduction of PowaPOS, the next generation in retail Point of Sale. PowaPOS is the physical retail component of the company’s vision of enabling commerce online, offline, and everywhere. Powa is demonstrating PowaPOS at the Electronic Transactions Association TRANSACT 14 in Las Vegas, April 8-10, 2014.
Oberthur Technologies security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies marked International Women’s Day along side Caisse d’Epargne with the launch of two brand-new coloured core designs for their payment cards. The Caisse d’Epargne gave complete freedom to a well-known French designer to create the visuals, featuring refined and highly creative spirit, which is further enhanced with Smart Vibrant esthetic qualities. This ultimately replaces the standard white plastic used in card production with an almost limitless range of plastic colors.
Ravensburger games and books is centralizing corporate workflows through Omikron’s “MultiCash Transfer” to meet its specific requirements to build a Payment Factory that can be used across the group and ensure payments could be authorized from separate locations. This consolidates its multibanking solution, designed for Straight-Through-Processing, has been integrated into Ravensburger’s IT landscape, and is SEPA compliant. The “MultiCash Transfer” option also incorporates bank-proprietary delivery channels, which allows access to banks not, or not yet complying with the latest standards.
eMerchantPay online credit card processing provider has launched its latest gateway technology for US merchants, offering a user-friendly interface to provide merchants access to reporting functions. On a robust reporting system created to save clients time and help them earn more money, the new interface from eMerchantPay provides customizable settings that allow merchants to see the full scope of their sales data in real time which can then be easily exported into document files for collaborative discussions with staff, financial planners and other in-house professionals. Instant descriptive error messages, field description comments and fine-tuned error checking in real time also help to make the new eMerchantPay interface the simplest to use.
The American Express OPEN “Make Mine a Million $ Business” program visited
award eight new woman-owned small businesses who reached $1 million in
More than 200 applications from Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and
Oregon were submitted in hopes of becoming one of the 16 finalists in
Seattle. Each finalist took the hot seat and delivered their
âelevator pitchesâ in front of a live audience and a panel of judges who
later voted to select eight awardees. These eight new entrepreneurs
raise the total class of Make Mine a Million $ Business awardees across
the U.S. to 140, including 29 who crossed the million dollar threshold
in 2007. The Make Mine a Million $ Business program provides a proven
of money, mentoring, marketing and technology tools that women
entrepreneurs need to help grow their businesses, with a growing
community of more than 55,000 women entrepreneurs from across the
The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed the “Industrial Bank Holding Company Act of 2007.” The bill restores the historic separation between banking and commerce, prevents branch banking by some commercially-owned ILCs, and bolsters the supervisory authorities of the FDIC as a holding company regulator. “H.R. 698,” was co-sponsored by Paul Gillmor (R-OH), Barney Frank (D-MA), and Jim Marshall (D-GA). The bill was introduced on January 29th, the subject of a hearing on April 25th, and was overwhelmingly passed by the Financial Services Committee on May 2nd. Frank, who is Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, said he hopes to work with the Senate to forge a compromise bill that the President can sign.
Dennis Hammond has joined the the Global Debt Registry as President. Hammond was the founder of the Debt Buyer’s Association. Global Debt Registry is a registration system designed to maintain and establish accurate ownership of delinquent receivable accounts. Not only can the registry identify the true owner of an account, but it can also validate account level attributes, such as charge-off date and balance, to provide a clear title at the account level for a debt portfolio.
Troy, New York-based MapInfo says Bend, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; and Reno, Nevada are the top three metros where tax refunds may be used to pay off outstanding credit. According to MapInfo’s research, all of the top ten metropolitan areas with the highest propensity for personal lines of credit are all located west of the Mississippi River. MapInfo provides location intelligence solutions, integrating software, data and services globally.
STMicroelectronics reported third quarter net revenues of $1.6 billion, a
17.5% above the $1.4 billion of last year’s third quarter. Third quarter
net income equaled $131.2 million, a sequential increase of 25.3% over the
$104.7 million earned in the second quarter and significantly above the net
income of $35.8 million reported in last year’s third quarter.