Fortumo Partners China Unicom and China Telecom

Mobile payments provider Fortumo announced direct carrier billing agreements with China Unicom and China Telecom. Fortumo is now the first and only mobile payments provider who can provide mobile operator billing for in-app purchases to all 1.15 billion mobile phone subscribers in China. Fortumo’s commitment to China is further solidified by its recently establishing a Beijing office, through which Fortumo aims to act as a bridge for Chinese developers seeking to monetize overseas and overseas developers seeking to monetize in China. Fortumo has already closed deals with top Chinese developers, including CocoaChina/Chukong, Gamewave and Boyaa for monetizing their games in the international markets.

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Fiserv Makes Available Investment Portfolio Accounting

Fiserv announced the availability of its Prologue Investment Portfolio Accounting application as a hosted (ASP) solution via the Intelligent WorkplaceSM web portal. Launched in the first quarter of this year, Intelligent Workplace provides centralized and cost-effective access to multiple Fiserv solutions that help manage performance, grow profits and protect assets. Using Prologue Investment Portfolio Accounting via Intelligent Workplace from Fiserv, portfolio managers within banks and credit unions can utilize an unlimited number of security types for complete flexibility and customization as their portfolios change and grow. Fixed, variable, adjustable and step-up instruments are all handled with ease, and the system simplifies tracking of the unique characteristics associated with debt instruments, equities, CDs and liabilities.

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USA Technologies Helps Extend Rewards Program

USA Technologies, a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for small-ticket, self-serve retailing industries, Thanks Again, LLC and USAT customer, Canteen, have teamed up to enable travelers using vending machines at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport to participate in the DFW Customer Rewards Program. Travelers participating in the DFW Customer Rewards Program are eligible to earn frequent flyer miles or points for every qualifying purchase made at the DFW Airport, including parking, retail, concessions and now, vending. ePort Connect was designed to make adoption easy, reliable and scalable for the small-ticket market and enables customers to participate in loyalty programs such as those offered by Thanks Again as well as USAT’s loyalty and prepaid customer offering.

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Fiserv Awarded “Best-in-Class” Rating

Fiserv announced two of its enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, Nautilus® and Director®, have been awarded three “Best-in-Class” ratings in the CEB TowerGroup 2013 Enterprise Content Management Technology Analysis. Nautilus and Director were both recognized in the Content Management and User Experience categories, and Nautilus was recognized in the Enterprise Support category. Nautilus from Fiserv was recognized for its adaptable ECM infrastructure, which enables workflow layers for integrated departmental applications supporting treasury management, loan servicing and loan origination. Each application comes with pre-configured business rules to define events-based workflows that can be redesigned by business analysts during discovery or on an ongoing basis.

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MasterCard Announces CMO Retirement

MasterCard announced that Alfredo Gangotena will retire as the company’s chief marketing officer, effective September 1, after nine years with the Company and having held the role since April 2010. Tim Murphy, MasterCard’s chief product officer, will add oversight of marketing to his current responsibilities on an interim basis as the search for a chief marketing officer is conducted. As chief marketing officer, Gangotena led the company’s advertising, sponsorships, promotions, research and digital marketing initiatives. Gangotena was the Global Products & Solutions lead and general manager for MasterCard Europe. Gangotena was also the senior vice president and general manager, MasterCard Asia/Pacific Region.

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Travelex Partners OKI for Regional Expansion

Travelex Japan, one of the largest merchants specializing in currency exchange, announced the installation of OKI’s RG7 Currency Exchanger at two stores at Narita International Airport. Travelex began operating the RG7 Currency Exchanger located at Terminal 1 on July 19; the second machine, located at Terminal 2, is slated to begin operating July 26. The RG7 Currency Exchanger currency exchange machine is capable of simultaneously recycling deposits and accommodating withdrawals between Japanese yen and multiple foreign currencies, thereby automating exchange tasks and accelerating the pace of foreign currency exchange transactions. The deployment of these two machines follows the installation of the RG7 Currency Exchanger at the Haneda Airport International Terminal Station; the latter machine began operating March 4. Travelex and OKI plan to capitalize on the partnership and deploy additional machines.

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FleetCor Inks Visa Europe Partnership Agreement

FleetCor Technologies fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses signed a long-term agreement with Visa Europe. FleetCor will utilize its Global FleetNet (“GFN”) fuel card processing system together with Visa Europe’s EMV standard chip and PIN intelligent technology to deliver new fuel card solutions across Visa Europe territories. The companies plan to develop new fuel card propositions together with the first planned implementation in FleetCor’s Allstar business in the UK. Allstar will be the first to offer this Visa Europe chip and PIN technology in the commercial fuel card space.

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TSYS Posts 2Q/13 Results, NetSpend Acquisition Impact

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] TSYS reported results for the second quarter of 2013 and raised its 2013 guidance to include the acquisition of NetSpend Holdings. For the second quarter, total revenues were $478.4 million, an increase of 3.4% as compared to 2012. Total revenues were impacted by a decrease of $3.0 million in reimbursable items…

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TSYS Posts 2Q/13 Results, NetSpend Acquisition Impact

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] TSYS reported results for the second quarter of 2013 and raised its 2013 guidance to include the acquisition of NetSpend Holdings. For the second quarter, total revenues were $478.4 million, an increase of 3.4% as compared to 2012. Total revenues were impacted by a decrease of $3.0 million in reimbursable items…

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TSYS Posts 2Q/13 Results, NetSpend Acquisition Impact

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] TSYS reported results for the second quarter of 2013 and raised its 2013 guidance to include the acquisition of NetSpend Holdings. For the second quarter, total revenues were $478.4 million, an increase of 3.4% as compared to 2012. Total revenues were impacted by a decrease of $3.0 million in reimbursable items…

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TSYS Posts 2Q/13 Results, NetSpend Acquisition Impact

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] TSYS reported results for the second quarter of 2013 and raised its 2013 guidance to include the acquisition of NetSpend Holdings. For the second quarter, total revenues were $478.4 million, an increase of 3.4% as compared to 2012. Total revenues were impacted by a decrease of $3.0 million in reimbursable items…

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Groupon Expands Free Breadcrumb POS App

Groupon announced major additions to its free Breadcrumb POS (breadcrumb.groupon.com) iPad point-of-sale app that provide the most popular types of local businesses with a pre-built, customizable experience adapted to their specific industry. With Breadcrumb POS v.1.2, hair and nail salons, spas, studios, wine bars, cafes and retail establishments now have their own point-of-sale experience designed for their unique merchant environments. Thousands of Menu Items to Load or Choose From – Breadcrumb POS comes with seven preloaded menus and inventory lists for the most popular types of local businesses, enabling merchants to start running their systems within minutes; merchants can also now add, scroll and search thousands of menu items. Breadcrumb POS comes with seven preloaded menus and inventory lists for the most popular types of local businesses, enabling merchants to start running their systems within minutes; merchants can also now add, scroll and search thousands of menu items.

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