China’s Alibaba Group has ankled two managing directors for its European expansion. Sébastien Badault is now the managing director of Alibaba Group France, and Terry von Bibra is now managing director of Alibaba Group Germany.
Wirecard’s Checkout Portal has been launched in Eastern Europe and will be offering payment solutions in combination with Google services. In a first step, the product was launched in Poland, for which Wirecard was able to involve Google’s Premier SMB Partner Verseo.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: SYNCHRONY (Board); ACI (rankings); INGENICO (TrustCommerce); and OINK (Android).
PA-based USA Technologies reported record total revenue of $17.6 million for Q2/15, a year-over-year increase of 57%. Also, record license and transaction fee revenue of $11.9 million, a year-over-year increase of 26%
The pioneering technology-led international courier ParcelHero says SMEs and start-ups must keep on top of changing trends to ensure they are not left behind in the build-up to Christmas. Apple Pay is well-established in the US and already a hit in the UK following its July launch; Google’s Android Pay is imminent and Samsung’s new Pay App arrives in the US in September and will have its European launch first in the UK.
PA-based Rite Aid says nearly 4,600 stores of the Company’s nationwide will begin accepting mobile payments, including Apple PayT and Google Wallet, starting Saturday, August 15. The Company will also accept Google’s forthcoming Android Pay. Additionally, all Rite Aid stores will also accept tap and pay credit and debit cards.
PA-based Rite Aid says nearly 4,600 stores of the Company’s nationwide will begin accepting mobile payments, including Apple Pay and Google Wallet, starting Saturday, August 15. The Company will also accept Google’s forthcoming Android Pay. Additionally, all Rite Aid stores will also accept tap and pay credit and debit cards.
eBay will not be the same without PayPal and most analysts agree they have an uphill battle long-term due to intense competition. However, eBay is expected to divest its Enterprise business in a deal valued at $925 million, according to Forbes.
AARP and Google want New Yorkers age 50+ to be smart online to keep identity thieves out of their wallets and to protect their personal information. Today, at an event co-hosted by the AARP Fraud Watch Network and Google at Google’s Chelsea offices, the groups released the top five tips that every New Yorker should know to avoid identity theft and keep their passwords, credit cards, and other sensitive financial information safe.
TV and video ads from Discover “Freeze” totally rocks in the second quarter. Ads from Discover Card tap into what is called the “professor personality” to inform and reach consumers.
British Columbia-based PayByPhone is disrupting the traditional parking landscape for cities and consumers. With the introduction of initiatives such as Google’s Sidewalk Labs, there is increasing pressure on technology developers to provide better solutions for urban living.
Discover cardholders using Android 4.4 (KitKat) phones in the U.S. soon will be making contactless payments through Android Pay, Google’s new mobile payment solution that will allow people to make purchases with their Android phones in-app or in stores.