Android NFC Integrates AuthenTec Fingerprint Matching/Navigation

AuthenTec mobile and network security announced its “AES850” smart fingerprint sensor is now integrated on a new Fujitsu smartphone, the REGZA Phone T-01D Android model now available from NTT DOCOMO. AuthenTec’s “AES850” fingerprint matching and navigation device for mobile phones enhances the features and functionality of the waterproof REGZA Phone T-01D by providing security that locks and unlocks the phone, locks/unlocks user-chosen applications and enhances the speed and security of NFC mobile payments. The “AES850” helps improve the speed and security of Osaifu-Keitai NFC mobile wallet transactions via fast and highly secure fingerprint authentication on the REGZA Phone T-01D.

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Consumer Confidence Jumps in November

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] The holiday season is ushering in optimistic sentiments nationwide, even in the wallet! Consumer confidence increased in November on the Discover U.S. Spending Monitor as more saw the economy and their personal finances improve. The daily poll tracking economic confidence and spending intentions recorded more than a 7-point rise from the…

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mPayments Now an Established Method

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Mobile bill payments are growing with more than six million Americans using smartphones to pay their bills in the past year with a subsequent growth in electronic bills. With this, 30% of online consumers have visited a biller’s site using their mobile web browser to access a monthly bill while 32%…

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Wells Fargo Names EVP, Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion

Jimmie Walton Paschall has been named Wells Fargo executive VP, Enterprise Diversity and Inclusion. With this, she will join the company’s Management Committee and lead Wells Fargo’s enterprise diversity and inclusion efforts, which includes consulting with and providing guidance to the company’s various lines of business, leading the company’s Enterprise Diversity Council and Team Member Network programs, and reporting to senior management and the Board of Directors on the company’s progress in these areas. Paschall joins Wells Fargo from Marriott International, where she most recently served as global diversity officer and senior vice president of external affairs. Prior to that, she served as executive vice president of external affairs at Volunteer America, Inc. and held executive positions in human resources and corporate relations with XO Communications, Sodexho and Host Marriott Services Corporation (now HMSHost Corporation).

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Ffastfill Partners TNS

Ffastfill hosted solutions inked an agreement with Transaction Network Services (TNS) connectivity provider. Through TNS, Ffastfill’s hosted clients can access TNS’ global community and benefit from rapid connectivity to exchanges and sell-side organizations. TNS will provide connectivity allowing Ffastfill’s hosted clients’ access to multiple brokers and exchanges through TNS’ Secure Trading Extranet (STE.) TNS’ Bandwidth Based Services (BBS) are an enhanced capability of the STE and its flexible design provides clients, such as Ffastfill, with committed bandwidth that has customized bursting capabilities and is ideal for fast moving and sometimes unpredictable volumes of trade experienced within many financial markets.

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PayPal Access Now Available to Magento Go Merchants

X.commerce announced PayPal Access, the trusted commerce identity system, is now freely available to Magento Go merchants. PayPal Access is gaining traction with merchants, making it safer and easier for customers to shop across the Web without having to remember multiple passwords or fill out multi-page forms. With PayPal Access on their sites, merchants can increase conversion rates by simplifying log in and account creation, letting consumers sign up and sign in to participating websites with just their PayPal usernames and passwords. Important user information, such as shipping address, will be automatically updated. Although customers can choose to use their financial details stored in their PayPal accounts, PayPal keeps that information private and secure.

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FIS Announces Pricing of $150mm Senior Notes

FIS banking and payments technology has agreed to sell $150 million of 7.625% senior notes due 2017 (the “Notes”). The Notes were offered at a price of 105.375%, plus accrued interest from July 15, 2011. FIS expects to close the transaction on December 19, 2011. FIS intends to use the net proceeds of the Notes to repay existing indebtedness and to pay fees and expenses related to the offering.

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MasterCard Board Announces Quarterly Dividend

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] MasterCard Incorporated announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend to holders of shares of its Class A common stock and Class B common stock. The cash dividend of 15 cents per share will be paid on February 9, 2012 to holders of record of its Class…

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ScanSource CEO Makes Top 100 Exec List

ScanSource announced its CEO Mike Baur has been named one of CRN Magazine’s Top 100 Executives in the Channel for 2011, spotlighting the most influential executives in the industry. With a line card of the industry’s leading AIDC, POS, physical security and communications vendor partners, ScanSource has been instrumental in helping its reseller partners offer total solutions that enable them to grow and strengthen their business. That specialized focus, along with value-added services and innovative tools, like SUMO, the company’s web-based international partnering tool, enables resellers to differentiate themselves, focus on growing their sales and continue to innovate.

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I Love Velvet Intros Fully Encrypted, Secure Payment

With identify theft and customer trust two of the hottest topics in today’s digital marketplace where financial transactions are concerned, I Love Velvet©, the newcomer to the mobile payment industry, is already steps ahead with its U-Holster, which is customized to slide over a tablet, iPhone or a smart phone, the most commonly used consumer electronic devices. Because the U-Holster is always in full view of the customer, it eliminates the disappearing credit card trick, and ensures a safe and secure financial transaction. Issues like security of sensitive information and PIN entry are at the heart of I Love Velvet innovations.

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Ukash Launches Contactless Reloadable Watch

Ukash e-commerce cash payment method now lets users reload cash onto a prepaid contactless wristwatch, “Watch2Pay.” It delivers MasterCard “PayPass” contactless technology through a wristwatch for the first time in this market, allowing consumers to simply ‘Tap & Go™’ to make fast, secure payments for up to £15 within seconds. The new wristwatch will enable consumers to ‘Tap & Go’ against a contactless reader at over 70,000 retailers throughout the UK, removing the need to enter a PIN. Using the reloadable MasterCard® card provided, consumers will have the option to load cash onto their wristwatch using Ukash.

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Jiepang Location-Based Social Mobile App Partners Starbucks

Jiepang location-based social media app partnered Starbucks to embark on the final part of a holiday promotion by using a combination of outdoor advertising, NFC technology, location-based service and social media to create rich and engaging experiences for consumers. Now from Nov 8 to Dec 17 Jiepang users who “check-in” at a Starbucks store will receive a virtual Starbucks badge. When the number of badge issued hits 30,000, the virtual Christmas tree at Starbucks’ event webpage will fully light up, and those who have collected the badge will be able to enjoy a free upgrade – a bigger size of drink at Starbucks between Dec 17 and Dec 25.

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