Acclaim Telecom Services Receives PCI Certification

Acclaim Telecom Services IVR application development and IVR hosting solutions company has received certification of PCI-DSS for Service Providers. This certification is part of an ongoing enhancement process to the Acclaim IVR/Telecom hosted solutions and cloud computing offerings. Acclaim Telecom Services is one of a select number of full-service IVR/Speech hosting providers to achieve PCI Compliance Certification.

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Samaritan Fundraising Launches Fundraising Card

Samaritan Fundraising has introduced the Samaritan Card. Once a card is purchased, the owner receives access to countless online discounts, coupons, and savings that can be used either in-store or online at over 100,000 national and local merchants. Samaritan Fundraising is a national fundraising company dedicated to providing churches, schools, youth groups, and non-profit organizations with innovative fundraising products to help them reach their fundraising goal. For more information, visit http://www.SamaritanFundraising.com.

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Monster Offers Reports Newspapers Find New Advertising Revenue

Local consumers hungry for Daily Deals are breathing new life into the newspaper industry with new sources of revenue, according to tracking reports from Monster Offers, a leading mobile banking solutions provider and Daily Deal aggregator. Monster Offers industry tracking finds that daily deals were purchased by more than 250,000 customers in March alone. Paid subscribers to local newspapers offering Daily Deal programs are estimated to include an audience greater than 18 million households. Top-performing newspaper programs can generate hundreds of thousands of Daily Deal revenue on a monthly basis.

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BHMI Announces New Video for its Financial Software

Baldwin Hackett & Meeks (BHMI) high-volume transaction processing solutions released its video and web site for the Concourse Financial Software Suite for back office processing for electronic payment transactions such as credit, debit, ATM, point of sale, and prepaid. The video and web site describe the four primary business services that comprise the Concourse Financial Software Suite, which can be implemented as stand-alone products or as an integrated solution. Concourse continuously loads transactions from a wide range of data sources and begins processing the data as soon as it arrives, alleviating the end-of-day pressures associated with traditional batch systems while the Concourse business rules allow companies to invoke custom methods of transaction processing with no code changes or software outages.

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Trunkbow Partners to Distribute its mPayment

Trunkbow International Mobile Payment Solutions (“MPS”) and Mobile Value Added Solutions (“MVAS”) in the PRC, announced that it has entered a strategic cooperation agreement with Hangzhou Icafe Technology Internet cafe desktop application services to offer mobile payment applications and services for Internet cafe owners and individual users. Trunkbow will integrate its mobile payment solutions into Icafe’s Internet cafe-based entertainment platform available to 50 million paying users visiting 90,000 Internet cafe locations The mobile payment solutions include a desktop application enabling various payment transactions to be made over the Internet, as well as mobile payment-enabled Point of Sale (POS) technology.

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Increased demand for the PCI DSS Documentation Toolkit v2.0

IT Governance Publishing announced that the PCI DSS v2.0-compliant version of the established PCI DSS Toolkit is meeting increased demand as compliance pressure on merchants mounts. Banks are increasingly pressuring merchants, who accept payment cards, to get themselves PCI DSS compliant. ITGP upgraded its existing toolkit to reflect the revised requirements of PCI DSS v2.0 in October 2010 and, since then, the Toolkit has been helping a steady stream of smaller e-commerce merchants and service providers to become PCI compliant. The PCI DSS Documentation Toolkit v2.0 is specifically designed to help payment card-accepting organisations quickly create all the documentation required to affirmatively answer the requirements of the PCI DSS Standard as set out in the Self Assessment Questionnaire (v2.0).

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Cardtronic’s Bank Machine issuing cents-off coupons through ATMs

Bank Machine is issuing coupons through an undisclosed number of its ATMs as part of a pilot program. The ATMs issue cents-off coupons for Mars candy bar and are separate from the receipt cardholders receive for cash withdrawals. The coupon is issued after a cardholder withdraws funds from the ATM and can be used to purchase some Mars candies at discount usually inside the store where the ATM is deployed. Cardtronics is planning a similar coupon pilot with some of its ATMs in the United States. Houston-based Cardtronics operated 18,870 ATMs at the end of the first quarter.

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Bluepoint Solutions Reports Landmark Quarter

Bluepoint Solutions remote deposit capture, item processing and enterprise content management solutions for financial institutions posted 1Q/11 as the best first quarter in company history due to having signed eight new financial institutions and expanding nine current relationships. The eight new “ImagePoint” contracts for check capture and item processing generated significant revenue for the Company and offers client institutions aggregated check images from branch, teller, ATM, merchant, home and mobile capture points to create electronic cash-letters for transmission to any endpoint. Also the Company’s “QwikDeposit ToGo” lets users deposit checks with a camera-equipped smartphone for anytime, anywhere deposits.

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Bell ID joins US Smart Card Alliance

Bell ID smart token management solutions has joined the Smart Card Alliance non-profit organization for the adoption of smart card technology in North America. This follows the release of its white paper ‘Six Myths Preventing EMV Migration in the U.S.’ late last year, which highlights the inevitability of the U.S. transiting to EMV-based payments technology, which concluded migration to EMV may come sooner than expected. This development allows Bell ID to increase its visibility and further develop relationships with industry players through active involvement within meetings, events and outreach activities and will be allowed to exhibit at upcoming SCA conferences.

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