Brooklyn, NY-based Access One ATM, has partnered with ATM manufacturer Genmega to provide charitable donations at the ATM through a new program – Charity ATM.
Toronto-based GreenCoinX has formed an Advisory Board to assist in the further development of GreenCoinX, the world’s first identifiable crypto currency. GreenCoinX identifies users and facilitates the collection of user defined optional taxes by worldwide governments.
Global discretionary spending intentions declined or remained steady in the first quarter across all lifestyle categories. While confidence across global regions remained relatively stable in the first quarter, there is considerable variation across different markets.
GlobalPlatform and the Global Certification Forum (GCF) independent certification scheme for mobile phones and wireless devices have inked partnership agreements. Allowing the companies to collaborate on the optimization of testing and certification procedures, the partnership will support and accelerate the deployment of secure near field communication (NFC) services. The initial focus of the collaboration will be on mobile NFC handset compliance to reflect that GlobalPlatform’s Secure Element Access Control (SEAC) test suite has been referenced by GSMA’s TS.27 NFC Handset Testbook which is based on 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards.
Global consumer confidence is coming back slowly, but surely. An quarterly Index finds it has now exceeded a pre-recession level of for three consecutive quarters.
The Western Union Company announced a film partnership deal with 20th Century Fox for its animated feature RIO 2. Western Union saw the partnership with RIO 2 which has a roster of beloved characters, a stellar cast, a rich and vibrant soundtrack, and is a sequel to the original smash hit film, as an opportunity to create a unique partnership between two iconic brands centering on a common theme in a fresh and creative venue. The partnership expands consumer reach for both companies with a collaborative global marketing campaign. The collaborative global marketing campaign with 20th Century Fox includes TV advertising, print, point of sale, online, out-of-home, and social media, with a consumer scratch and win game in the US.
MasterPass digital payment solution from MasterCard is now available in Italy. Following its success in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK, MasterPass is now debuting in Italy thanks to MasterCard’s agreements with the country’s major banks and an increasing number of participating retailers. Over 3,500 of Italy’s leading brands and companies have recognised the new business opportunities e-commerce has to offer. With digital shopping becoming an increasingly multi-channel process in Italy, MasterPass is making online purchasing even faster, simpler and more secure. Having stored their name, card and shipping details when they sign up for the service, consumers no longer need to enter them at the checkout: they simply click or tap on the “Buy with MasterPass” button and enter their password to complete the payment. This kind of simplicity is fundamental to the growth of e-commerce, now a well-established phenomenon with 3.7 million Italians making at least 10 online purchases a year and a rise in online shopping using mobile devices.
The Prepaid Press Expo announced its slate of speakers for “The Prepaid Press Expo ’13” to be held at in Las Vegas August 12-13. Starting with a Keynote Address by Eric Dumois, Sr. Product Manager, Financial Services, MetroPCS. Dumois manages and executes the MetroPCS Financial Services portfolio, which includes general purpose reloadable products, mobile banking solutions and mobile commerce strategy. He has successfully created and launched numerous prepaid card products including personal use and gift cards, international long distance programs, and custom prepaid programs. Other sessions will include speakers from a diverse group of companies that bring first-hand expertise and knowledge of the prepaid market, including AccountNow, American Express, CARD.com, InComm, iSend, NetworkIP, Nielsen, Plastyc, Transaction Wireless, and many other prepaid providers and professionals.
Jason Wadler, Executive Vice President of Leapfrog Online, is set present keys to mobile innovation and results at the upcoming Net.Finance 2012 Event on May 21, 2012 in Chandler, AZ. His session, “Successful Prospecting Strategies for the Mobile Consumer,” will address financial services institutions leveraging mobile strategic channels to attract valuable new customer segments. Wadler will share data about the impact of mobile in driving new customers into the pipeline, and provide insight into what top brands can do to optimize mobile as a driver of long-term revenue and customer growth. Leapfrog Online digital marketing company is based in Chicago and applies deep domain knowledge and expertise to builds targeted industry solutions.
Critical Media’s Syndicaster unit introduced a live HD streaming solution for television stations to identify and extract over-the-air commercials in real-time, and replace them with geo-targeted digital ads for delivery to web, mobile devices and connected televisions. The solution, being demonstrated at the National Association of Broadcasters’ 2012 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention…
Mamamia has selected Lyris global digital marketing as its digital marketing partner to reinvent their online marketing program and generate robust analytics, namely with Lyris “HQ.” Mamamia is Australia’s leading women’s website and social media community while Lyris global digital marketing provides technology and industry knowledge to help businesses achieve value with their email marketing campaigns. Lyris’ high-performance, secure and flexible email marketing platforms, Lyris HQ and Lyris ListManager (Lyris LM), optimize email efficiency by providing automated email delivery, robust segmentation and integrated social, mobile, search and analytics.
Walmart launched a new app for the iPhone and iPad to give users tools to plan weekly shopping both in-store and online. The new apps offer enhanced, seamless shopping experience across Walmart’s 3,800 U.S. stores and Walmart.com through mobile devices. The two free applications are the first of several mobile products to be rolled out from the recently formed @WalmartLabs group under Walmart’s Global eCommerce unit. Walmart’s new app features touch-optimized shopping, the “Browse My Store” options, letting users Select any local Walmart store to see product availability and detailed information specific to that store and extended inventory for access to merchandise in addition to viewing local store inventory.