AmEx Offers Exclusive Access to Mercedes Fashion Week

American Express has its lineup of enhanced fashion experiences and exclusive Cardmember offerings during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. This allows Cardmembers to experience an exclusive viewing of the Tory Burch Spring 2011 collection; to interact via Twitter through the specially enhanced multimedia wall; and to enjoy the Skybox, offering an unparalleled vantage point of the runways, connect them with the industry’s biggest names and allow them to mingle with the who’s who of the world of fashion and style, among many more benefits. Cardmembers can take advantage of an exclusive American Express offer during the second-ever Fashion’s Night Out by registering their eligible American Express Card at americanexpress.com/entertainment.

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BilltoMobile Appoints New Engineering VP

Warren Faleiro has joined BilltoMobile payments solutions as VP, engineering and technology. Prior to joining BilltoMobile, Warren served as VP, multimedia applications at VeriSign to oversee driving technology delivery and maintaining strategic relationships with tier one mobile operators. Also at VeriSign, he led a team developing innovative carrier grade services including a highly scalable Multimedia Messaging Service Center (MMSC), a media sharing portal, social networking gateways and embedded mobile application software. Warren has helped several other top mobile and telecom organizations build effective product and engineering teams as well as create and leverage strong relationships with their strategic partners. BilltoMobile alternative online payment provider is in sync with the e-commerce mobile payment evolution, having processed $3 Billion in DMB transactions with its 10,000+ online merchant partners since 2000.

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PNC eWallet Offers New Budgeting Tools

PNC Bank has enhanced its “Virtual Wallet” online and mobile money management tool to facilitate budgeting and smart spending. The “Virtual Wallet” solution is a money management tool for tech-savvy consumers with no monthly service charge or minimum balance. Unlike any other personal finance service or bank product, it uniquely combines a “Spend” function for everyday banking and bill pay, a “Reserve” account for short-term savings and overdraft protection plus a high-yield “Growth” account. Virtual Wallet has averaged more than 3,500 account openings per week this year and has earned numerous awards for design, technology and innovation. This is in addition to the “Virtual Wallet Student” solution introduced to help college students and their parents with money management while the “Spending Zone” tracking overview, reimbursement request feature and e-mail alerts to parents are among the features.

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OKI Launches New Retail Signage Solution

OKI Data Americas has launched its “SignDirector Solution” web-based application. Allowing retailers to react quickly to the marketplace by printing signs on-demand at the store level, retail headquarters have the ability to control in-store signage regionally and nationally, to manage brand consistency, pricing and promotions. Compatible with OKI’s digital color printers, the solution allows stores to easily print onsite with OKI’s driverless printing capabilities, reducing the need to outsource or print and ship signs because the right signs are immediately available from corporate. The “SignDirector Solution” helps companies simplify in-store sign printing and become more cost-efficient and includes one-year of maintenance and support.

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Cybera Introduces Comprehensive PCI Compliance Solution

Cybera data security and PCI compliance solution provider has made general availability of its “ClearPCI” suite of solution offerings. Simplifying PCI compliance for merchants, “ClearPCI” provides a comprehensive package of security hardware and software necessary to make a merchant store PCI compliant for one, low annual fee. This is meant to reduce costly PCI compliance for merchants, previously required to piece together compliance solutions from multiple providers. The “ClearPCI ONE” solution includes a free online, intelligent Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) for quick and easy SAQ completion, vulnerability scanning as required for PCI compliance, an on-site security appliance, rogue wireless access point detection services, intrusion detection services (IDS), hosted security information and event management (SIEM), secure VPN, managed firewall service, hosted antivirus, anti-spam, content filtering, 12 month remote log storage, a customer management portal and around the clock proactive management through Cybera’s Security Operations Center (SOC).

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Roamware Listed #2745 on Inc. 5000

CA-based Roamware has been ranked No. 2745 on its fourth annual Inc.
5000 by Inc. magazine. Founded in 2002, Roamware has grown consistently
each year and has operations across five continents, servicing 3 billion
users and providing mobile operators with a range of new revenue
streams. Roamware’s products are deployed in more than 464 mobile
operator networks across 154 countries. Additionally, Roamware’s mobile
finance solutions have been successfully deployed by major banks and
operators around the world, and serve a wide range of needs across the
domains of mobile commerce, banking, remittances and payments.

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CHARGE Anywhere Offers mPOS to CharitaBulls

CHARGE Anywhere has contributed their multi-award mpayment solution to the annual Chicago Bulls/Verizon Wireless Charity Golf Outing. By providing these PCI validated payment solutions, CHARGE Anywhere makes it possible for the Chicago Bulls to securely accept credit card payments and donations during the golf outing using Motorola Droid smartphones provided by Verizon Wireless. CHARGE Anywhere’s PCI PA DSS validated mPOS solutions will allow “CharitaBulls” to accept credit card payments anywhere on the golf course for raffles and donations in a secure environment, ensuring ease of payment and helping eliminate security risks.

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Global Payments’ Cash Access Expands West

Global Payments payment processing and gaming cash access inked agreements to provide six casinos with its VIP LightSpeed cash access products. The casinos have signed contracts to utilize various LightSpeed products including VIP Preferred check-cashing services, “PlayerCash @dvantage” credit and debit card cash advance services, and ATM Cash @dvantage® electronic check transactions at the ATM. Global Payments will provide gaming services to Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho and to the Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester, Washington. Global Payments’ services in California will be provided to Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, Sycuan Casino & Resort in El Cajon, Lucky Chances Casino in Colma, and Blue Lake Casino & Hotel in Blue Lake.

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Gemalto Posts 1H/10 Revenue Growth +5% H/H

Gemalto has reported 1H/10 revenue growth of 5% to EUR840 million while its software and services revenue expanded 48% to EUR110 million. Profit from operations was EUR67 million. Gross profit, meanwhile was EUR290 million, operating expenses were EUR211 million and net profit was EUR68 million. This was thanks in large part to favorable conditions and acquisitions early in the Company’s development plan and is in line with its 2013 objective. With this, Gemalto is confident in reaching 2H/10 revenue of more than EUR1 billion. Gemalto saw 2009 annual revenues of EUR1.65 billion, and has over 10 thousand employees operating out of 75 offices, research and service centers in 41 countries.

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Wells Fargo Expands Remittance Network in Mexico by 9,000

Wells Fargo has expanded its “ExpressSend” remittance network in Mexico through an agreement with Houston-based Transnetwork Corporation. Adding more than 4,000 payout locations in Mexico for a total of more than 9,000 locations, the remittance payout network with the expansion includes Soriana, Famsa, BBVA Bancomer, HSBC Mexico, Banorte and Telecomm Telegrafos. This allows more customers to send money directly to their beneficiary for one low transfer fee. Transnetwork provides a turnkey solution to money transfer organizations and banks by offering a large and diversified payment network in Mexico and Latin America.

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MCPS Names SVP of Strategic Market Development

Todd Linden has been appointed Senior VP of Strategic Market Development with Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions (MCPS). In his new role he will be responsible for the expansion of the merchant business, financial institutions, and independent sales organizations serviced by MCPS and oversee strategic growth initiatives for the Company. He most recently held the position of Senior VP of Business Development for EVO Merchant Services after having served as Senior VP and Division Manager of Operations at NPC, president and COO of Card Commerce International, and held several key management positions at Bank of America Merchant Services. Choice Payment Solutions (MCPS) processes more than $3.4 billion in annual credit card volume for over 41,000 merchants.

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Applied DNA Launches ATM Security Ink

Applied DNA Sciences DNA-based security solutions has introduced its “Cashield” cash degradation inks that permanently stain bank notes stolen from cash-handling or ATM systems. Cashield extends APDN’s offering beyond its prior singular product, AzSure™, to a family of security inks that include Red, Violet, Green, Teal, Indigo and the original AzSure blue. A study at the University of Leeds had previously found AzSure’s performance to be “best-in-industry.” APDN also announced that Cashield has been certified for use in the EU by Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (“LNE”). Cashield yields a non-removable stain that allows police and officials to identify stolen cash.

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