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.
Bluepoint Solutions unveiled ImagePoint ITM, a new check capture software for Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs). ImagePoint ITM provides real-time, image-enabled check capture, integrating deposits directly into the existing item processing workflow.
After failing to come to terms with Costco in March for a contract renewal beyond 2016, American Express has inked Sam’s Club for card acceptance as of October1st. The membership warehouse club serves 500,000 small business owners every day and offers tons of opportunities for AmEx despite Sam’s razor thin profit margins.
Pakistan’s Bank of Khyber (BOK) and JCB have inked an agreement for the issuance of JCB Debit Cards. The Bank of Khyber is a provincial government bank owned by Government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and based in Peshawar, Pakistan, presently with 119 branches all over the country.
Acer announced its new Predator 8 GT-810 gaming tablet, one of several new gaming devices in Acer’s high-octane Predator gaming series. The sleek brushed aluminum GT-810 is powered by the Intel® Atom™ x7 processor, Android 5.1 and the latest 2×2 MIMO wireless technology, taking portable gaming to a new level of fun and immersion.
San Diego-based iWallet has inked a deal with NEXT Biometrics to incorporate NEXT Biometrics’ next generation, high-quality fingerprint imaging sensor modules into iWallet’s portfolio of products, which feature its patented BIO-BLU Biometric Bluetooth® smart locking technology.
Ngzhou-based Alibaba and Suning Commerce have inked a deal wherein Alibaba will invest approximately RMB28.3 billion (US$4.63 billion) for a 19.99% stake in Suning, one of the largest consumer electronics retail chains in China. After the closing of the investment in Suning, Alibaba will be the second-largest shareholder in the company.
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The highest-status JCB card designed for the affluent market in Taiwan, by a leading bank Hua Nan Bank, is here. The first JCB Eternity card offers, among other benefits, free airport limousine to and from international airports in Taiwan.
Silicon Valley Shmoop, a digital publisher known for its award-winning Test Prep and certified Online Courses, has released free guides to financial literacy and they are on a roll.
Visa and Williams-Sonoma announced that Visa Checkout, the online check out service that Visa launched less than a year ago, is now live online at Williams-Sonoma, America’s leader in high-quality cookware and tools, electrics and entertaining essentials. With Visa Checkout, Williams-Sonoma customers now have a fast, easy and secure way to pay online.
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EMERGE 2015, June 10-12, 2015 at the Hilton Austin, Texas in New Orleans.