China’s UnionPay Inks EMV Card Deal with Philippine’s Asia Payment Network

UnionPay has made new progress in driving the rollout of products and services in overseas markets through exporting technical standards after reaching chip card standard licensing cooperation with Asian Payment Network (APN). UnionPay International has signed a card issuance agreement with the Philippine switch network, BancNet. The two will jointly promote large-scale issuance of UnionPay…

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How Rising Programmatic U.S. Spending Can Raise eCommerce ROI

U.S. programmatic spending continues to rise – it is expected to surpass over $27 billion by the end 2017, according to e-marketer. Today, the question is no longer “Will we use Programmatic?” but rather, “How will we use Programmatic?” Despite programmatic’s growth and widespread adoption, many marketers still struggle with how to best leverage it to…

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First Data and ShopKeep Team for Clover POS

First Data and ShopKeep have expanded their partnership to First Data’s Clover platform. ShopKeep is a cloud-based technology solution that transforms an iPad into a smart, connected cash register. First Data will make ShopKeep’s POS software available through First Data’s vast distribution network including major bank partners, retail partners, and its network of independent sales…

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Groovv mPOS Gizmo Hits the U.S. Payments Market

Total Merchant Services has unleashed Groovv mPOS, an omni-channel, mobile point of sale solution. The solution comes with a free EMV-compliant and NFC-enabled mobile payment device for in-person payments as well as an online payments suite enabling acceptance of “card not present” payments for phone, mail and online transactions. The Groovv mPOS handheld EMV/NFC payment…

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Ford SYNC Applink Set to Literally Drive Future Mobile Payments

Ford Motor has inked deals with ExxonMobil, Samsung, DriverScore, Sygic and Dash Radio to enable consumers to pay for gas without leaving the car, project a navigation map from a smartphone to the in-car touch screen, and using a new app that could help lower vehicle insurance rates. Leveraging ExxonMobil’s Speedpass+, an automated payment system…

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IBM’s Watson IoT Platform & Visa Token Service Hook Up

IBM and Visa have teamed to quickly introduce secure payment experiences for any device connected to the Internet of Things (IoT). The collaboration brings together IBM’s Watson IoT platform and cognitive capabilities, with Visa’s global payments services that are used by more than 3 billion consumers globally. IBM’s Watson IoT Platform allows businesses to connect…

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ATM Users Can Now Swipe, Pinch and Zoom Quickly through Transactions

NCR unveiled the NCR SelfServ 80 Series, a new family of ATM solutions enabling bankers to provide one-to-one interactions at moments that are the most relevant, useful, and actionable. Through a unique combination of innovation across software, hardware, and services, consumers and financial institutions will gain many new benefits from this mobile-ready ATM solution. A…

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Blockchain Technology with Thales HSM Eliminates Cybertheft

Accenture unveiled a new solution that simplifies the ability of blockchain technology to integrate with the industrial-grade security systems that support sectors including financial services, healthcare and government. The solution creates a developer-friendly interface between emerging blockchain platforms and widely used hardware security technology. Accenture cooperated with Thales – whose hardware is currently used by…

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