MasterCard’s global hackathon will hold its grand finale in San Francisco on December 4 and 5. The Masters of Code competition will include the winning teams from each of the 12 regional events.
MasterCard will kick off its Masters of Code competition via a London hackathon on November 14-15. London is the last of 12 global hackathons with 3,000 of the world’s best developers battling for USD 100,000 worth of prize money if they can come up with an innovation that uses MasterCard’s payments platform and benefits city dwellers.
North American Bancard (NAB) has ankled Tim Oneacre as general manager of its subsidiary Electronic Payment Exchange (EPX), a full-service payment processor that provides both front- and back-end payment solutions.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Matt Cole, President, Cubic Transportation Systems and Senior Vice President, Cubic Corporation.
In today’s CardFlash News Que: NCR (NBS); PAYCOMMERCE (Citi); CARD1 (crowdfunding); and FLIPKART (execs).
The Citi Mobile Challenge in Asia Pacific is coming next month. It is part of Citi’s drive to foster digital and mobile innovation in banking. Registration for the Challenge will begin on August 19, and selected participants will demonstrate their concepts at events in Bangalore, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney.
CardWeb.com’s CardExecs database of payments industry movers and shakers today features Balendran Thavarajah, Chief Texhnology Officer, Bluedot.
MasterCard has named Hiang Choong as Division President, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Mr. Choong was educated in Canada and Australia. He is a graduate of the Australian National University with degrees in Law and Arts with a double major in Psychology and Sociology.
MasterCard is looking for Canada’s next big tech innovation at the MasterCard Masters of Code competition in Montreal on September 26th and 27th. MasterCard is giving Canadian coders the opportunity to bring their ideas to life by partnering with one of the world’s largest technology companies in the global payments industry.
Bigcommerce goes big time with a partnership with Braintree and PayPal to offer an end-to-end ecommerce solution that makes it even easier to launch and grow an online store. As a result, Bigcommerce merchants will benefit from a ton of business-accelerating features.
MasterCard is gobbling up a top cloud-based analytics provider for $600 million. The acquisition of Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) follows the recent acquisition of 5One, a London-based retail consulting and analytics firm.
Malaysia Airlines is taking-off with special deals and benefits for all MasterCard debit and credit cardholders purchasing air tickets. The deals are effective from April 13; the offers will be valid till July 13 for purchase, and the travel period extends to July 31st, 2015.