RADIANT & GPG

Radiant Systems has inked agreements with Gippsland Petroleum Group
(GPG) to deploy point-of-sale technology across its 20 retail fuel
locations in Victoria. Having been a Radiant customer for 15 years,
Radiant is providing the solution to include POS, fuel control and
above-store systems with a standard interface to the back office system.
The Radiant Configuration Manager enables head-office staff to manage
specials and promotions of convenience items and fuel unique to each GPG
location while POS software running on “P1550” POS terminals allow for
deploying outdoor card readers down the road. Radiant Systems provides
innovative technology to redefine the consumer experience in more than
100,000 merchant locations.

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VTS Exceeds 1,000 Monitors in Boston Taxis

VeriFone Transportation Systems has installed more than 1,000
state-of-the-art payment and passenger information
monitors in Boston-area taxis. Under regulations that went into effect
January 1, 2009 all taxis
licensed by the City of Boston are required to provide credit card
payment systems for use by passengers. The VTS systems deployed in
Boston are based on VeriFone’s “MX870”
multimedia payment systems, which support secure credit card
transactions. The “MX870” is the leading choice for organizations that
want to leverage full featured automation capabilities such as dispatch
automation, text messaging, voice guided navigation, real-time moving
map functionality and passenger information delivery.
VTS provides wireless payment,
navigation, dispatch, text messaging, and real-time information to the
transit, vehicle for hire, dispatch, and cargo transportation industries.

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Zong Passes the 10MM User Milestone

Frictionless payment service Zong has passed the 10 million unique user milestone.
Zong is the leading mobile payment service used for monetizing Web
audiences in the social media and gaming industries. Already available today in 19
countries across 100 carriers, Zong also announced today it is adding
new carrier partners in Eastern Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia and South
America. In the last year, Zong has more than doubled its carrier
coverage with partnerships in place to cover 30 countries.
Zong is the leading mobile payment service used for monetizing Web
audiences in the social media and gaming industries.

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PLANET PAYMENT 1H/09

Planet Payment international payment and data processor has posted 1H/09
results with total revenue increased 49% and gross profit increased 64%.
The 1H/09 saw multi-currency revenue grow 40% to $14.1 million; processing revenue increase 69% to $7.1 million; gross profit increase 64% to $7.5 million; and EBITDA loss narrowed by 94% to $0.3 million. Meanwhile, the 2Q/09 revenue increased 20% to $10.9 million; multi-Currency revenue grew 46% to $7.8 million; processing revenue declined 17% to $3.1 million; gross profit increased 36% to
$3.9 million; and EBITDA managed to stay in the black with $0.1 million. The Company continued expansion both geographically and with new customers while delivering solid results in a challenging economic climate. Planet Payment settled transaction processing volumes increased 16% to $504 million Y/Y and increased multi-currency processing volumes 30% to $206 million Y/Y. For complete details on Planet Payment’s latest performance visit CardData (www.carddata.com).

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VISA INTL 2Q/09

Visa latest performance statistics show that Purchase Dollar Volume
(PDV) fell in every region in the first quarter, resulting in a 5.5%
worldwide decline. In the Asia Pacific region, Visa’s second largest
market, PDV fell for the first time, declining 7.8% to $147 billion
during 1Q/09. In the fourth quarter A/P PDV was up 2%, up 16% in 3Q/08,
up 22% in 2Q/08, and up 26.5% in the first quarter of last year. Canada
reported the latest quarterly decline of 22% to $32 billion for 1Q/09.
Latin America was off 9%, CEMEA was down 0.4% and the U.S. PDV declined
2.5%. Visa, Inc. does not include Visa Europe, a seperate entity. Visa
reports performance data on a one quarter delay. For complete details on
Visa’s latest performance visit CardData (www.carddata.com).

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Coinstar Revenue Up 43%; Inks a Kroger Deal

WA-based Coinstar posted a 43% increase in second quarter revenue of $314 million. Pre-tax income for the quarter was $12 million, compared with pre-tax income of $9.5 million in the second quarter of 2008. Earlier this week Coinstar announced an agreement with Kroger to expand the presence of its redbox fully automated DVD rental kiosks at stores the company operates nationwide. Redbox DVD kiosks are currently available at more than 200 Kroger locations, and more than 2,600 Kroger-operated supermarkets and convenience stores will feature the popular redbox DVD kiosks within the next year. Coinstar also says it is exploring strategic alternatives for its E-Payment and Money Transfer businesses. During the second quarter the Company’s E-Payment Services partnered with Aeria Games, Rixty, Spare Change and Wild Tangent online game companies to introduce its new line of prepaid digital entertainment products and was named a top prepaid performer in the “2009 Convenience Store Decisions” brand preference study. For 2009, management narrowed previous guidance for revenue and now expects revenue in the range of $1.225 billion to $1.300 billion. For complete details on Coinstar’s second quarter performance visit CardData (www.carddata.com). CF Library 3/26/09; 6/4/09)

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PenFed Visa Platinum Offers Back-to-School Promo

VA-based Pentagon FCU will reward 5% cash back for eligible back-to-school purchases on the “Visa Platinum Cash Rewards Card”. The special promotion runs through September 30th. The card has recently been recognized by numerous publications for its rewards which include 5% cash back on gas purchases, 2% cash back on supermarket purchases, and 1.25% cash back on all other purchases. Pentagon Federal Credit Union has more than 900,000 members and assets in excess of $13.5 billion, and provides worldwide service to Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security personnel; members of the VFW; and others in the defense community and their families.

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ZONG M-PAYMENT

Serving as a milestone in Zong’s mobile payment growth, its frictionless
payment service for publishers of digital content has processed mobile
payments for 10 million unique users so far in 2009. Available in 19
countries across 100 carriers, Zong is adding new carrier partners in
Eastern Europe, Russia, Southeast Asia and South America. The
frictionless payment solution is designed to convert “shoppers” into
“buyers” at rates of up to 10 times greater than that of traditional
payment methods. Thanks to partnerships allowing coverage in over 30
countries, the underlying platform allows web publishers and game
developers access to reach over 1 billion mobile users, having processed
payments for 25 million total unique users since 2000. Zong is featured
in hundreds of top applications on popular social networks and online
gaming sites.

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SCM & WINDOWS 7

SCM Microsystems smart card readers now support Microsoft’s Windows 7
and Windows Server 2008 R2. Offering secure access, secure identity and
secure exchange solutions, SCM Microsystems readers also are compliant
with Windows Logo Kit 1.4 for certifying devices for Windows. The new
software drivers ensure users continue to use SCM smart card readers
without disruption and enhance the interoperability of its products. In
doing so, the organization supports Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Server
2003, Windows 7, Mac OS X and Linux to provide ease of use and to
protect users’ investments in smart card-based security programs.

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More Card Issuers Adopt FTEU Text Messaging

More credit card issuers are utilizing “Free-to-End-User” (FTEU) text messaging solutions for customers. “FTEU” text messaging is being used for fraud alerts, payment reminders, collections, application status updates and service notifications. MA-based SoundBite Communications says six credit card issuing banks have adopted its “FTEU” technology thus far. The solution is being used for one-way or interactive communications for customer support activities, insight into accounts and informational updates for relevant communications. A large U.S. bank recently completed a six-month study examining the impact of a multi-channel communications strategy on its collections practice and found a 10% boost in collections; a decrease in collection costs; a high return on investment; and an increase of customer service levels. The Company says its “SoundBite Intelligent Communications Platform” sends over a billion messages annually for collections, customer care and sales and marketing applications.

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PartnersFirst Launches the Husker Rewards Visa

Affinity card marketer PartnersFirst has been selected by the University of Nebraska to issue the
“Husker Rewards Visa”. The rewards program will offer a choice of 1% cash back, travel on any
air carrier with no blackout dates, exclusive University of Nebraska
sporting memorabilia, VIP experiences, or merchandise and gift cards
from major retailers. The program will have no late or over limit fees,
and no annual fee. The University
of Nebraska Alumni Association chose PartnersFirst because it is a
responsible card provider that will put the needs of the association’s
constituents first.

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BANGO PAYMENTS

Appealing to growing consumer demand and the popularity of smartphones,
which sold 38.1 million units in 1Q/09, Bango mobile payment and
analytics company has launched its Wi-Fi enabled “Wi-Fi on-bill”
operator billing for smartphones. Mobile operator payments deliver
significantly more successful transactions than traditional payment
methods on devices offered by Blackberry and iPhone. The Bango solution
delivers the operator “on-bill” payment to every mobile phone using
Wi-Fi connections, through which smartphones cannot typically connect to
operator gateways. Using the new payment solution, however, users are
directed to placing charges on their phone bill instead of credit card
payments. Subsequently, operators and content providers are allowed to
capture increased revenue.

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