Near Field Communication Forum Announces New Members

The NFC Forum non-profit industry association that advances the use of NFC technology, announced Google is joining the organization as a Principal member. CSR and Intel, formerly Associate Members, have raised their membership status to the Principal level. Since its founding in 2004, the NFC Forum has drawn market-leading organizations from around the world to its membership roster as momentum builds for the adoption and implementation of Near Field Communication technology. Principal membership is the second-highest level of membership in the NFC Forum. Each Principal member is subsequently entitled to appoint a voting representative to each of the Technical, Marketing, and Compliance Committees and Working Groups.

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Chase Commits $25 Million to Charities

Chase announced an additional two-year, $25-million commitment to the ” Chase Community Giving” philanthropic program on Facebook, having already awarded $10 million to 300 small and local charities in 38 states, and Washington, D.C., since 2009. “Chase Community Giving” has attracted more than 2.4 million fans that determined the winners from more than 500,000 participating charities nationwide. Chase is currently preparing for its Spring 2011 program, which will begin online Monday, April 4, and will focus on local charities with annual operating expenses from $1 million to $10 million. Plans are also underway for another program later this year geared toward smaller, more local charities. The “Chase Community Giving” program is hosting a forum at 12:30 p.m. EDT that will be broadcast live on Facebook.

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POSPaper.com Launches New Mobile Site

POSPaper.com Point of Sale supplies, paper products and accessories has made available its new mobile website at http://mobile.pospaper.com. Providing to clients thermal paper rolls, credit card supplies, ATM paper, sales slip imprinters, printer ribbons and more has seen favorable reception among its customers, who can now shop for and order any of the items in the POSPaper.com product line from their hand-held devices. The addition of a mobile website is both a sign of the technological age we live in, and a validation of how that technology can bring customer convenience into a new and exciting age. Hand-held mobile devices are the means by which a growing number of busy professionals can take care of several aspects of their business while on the go.

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Bank of America Director Boardman to Retire

Bank of America Corporation announced William P. Boardman would not seek another term as director at its annual meeting of shareholders in May. Boardman was chairman of Visa International from 1996 until his retirement in 2005 and also formerly served as a director of both that company and Visa USA Inc. He was an executive at Bank One Corporation from 1984 through 2001, serving at various times as chairman and chief executive officer of its credit card subsidiary First USA and as vice chairman and director of Bank One. Previously, he practiced law in Columbus.

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CORRECTION – J.P. MORGAN Surpasses 100,000 Suppliers in it’s ORDER-TO-PAY NETWORK

J.P. Morgan has introduced new functionality to its Order-to-Pay solution to help suppliers more easily connect to its growing network of more than 100,000 buyers and suppliers. J.P. Morgan said that its global Order-to-Pay e-invoicing and payment processing (EIPP) network grew nearly thirty percent in the past year, indicating that businesses are increasingly seeing the value in automating accounts payable processes. J.P. Morgan’s Order-to-Pay solution offers suppliers a variety of options to choose from for receiving purchase orders and sending invoices, with payment options such as ACH, paper check, card and wire. The dedicated supplier portal enables users to easily track the latest status of invoices and payments at any time. Order-to-Pay not only provides visibility into payment status, but enables suppliers to choose how and when they get paid.

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Compass Plus Expands International Reach in 2010

Compass Plus retail banking software and electronic payments systems to financial institutions experienced 15% growth in 2010 with increased revenues, additional offices in St. Louis and in Dubai, UAE and expansion into North America, forging agreements with 14 new customers. It’s first US-based client was SystemPay International, which provides merchant services and end-to-end electronic payment processing solutions, supporting credit and debit cards, ACH, checks and gift cards. Meanwhile, Compass Plus enhanced its “TranzWare Mobile Banking” end-to-end mobile banking solution and released a new version of its “TranzWare Internet Banking” online banking application, customizable to consumers’ needs.

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ATM Business Website Broker Now Largest of its Kind

ATMBusinessForSale.com, a website featuring ATM businesses for sale, is now the largest site of its kind for buyers and sellers of ATM routes and portfolios to connect with each other on the internet. Originally launched in 2008 under the name ATMPortfoliosForSale.com, ATMBusinessForSale.com features ATM businesses for sale all around North America. The value add to sellers listing their ATM businesses with ATMBusinessForSale.com now includes a market opportunity to over 3000 ATM specific buyers, and buyers only have to go to one website to see the newest opportunities for sale. For sellers of ATM businesses, it’s free for them to list their ATM opportunities on the site.

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Medicus Introduces Electronic ACH Payment Options

Medicus Insurance Company medical professional liability insurance (MPLI) has made available its new service for its insureds, and now offers automated payment of premiums. Electronic payment allows physicians to pay insurance premiums automatically through ACH debit from their bank accounts. Medicus proudly pursues a Go Green initiative, acting on its values of saving resources in business and in nature. The Medicus Go Green initiative incorporates four areas of practice: striving to become a paperless office, moving business transactions from paper to electronic, moving more communications from paper to electronic, and reusing and recycling paper. The electronic ACH payment option is a part of the Go Green initiative.

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VoiceCash Launches Prepaid MasterCard

VoiceCash prepaid card has made available its “VoiceCash Prepaid MasterCard” Prepaid Card, giving customers a variety of advantages which are available through the internet. This lets cardholders travel without cash, allows online shopper who wants to track purchases and expenses sans credit card, or allowing them to take advantage of the cashback program. Besides easy and secure payment, full cost control and a convenient online management, the VoiceCash Prepaid MasterCard offers much more: users can take advantage of the revolutionary cashback program. By paying at more than 1,500 cash back shops with their VoiceCash card, users accumulate cashback points with every purchase. The cashback is loaded directly on the card account – thereby the card users are shopping twice as smart.

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AhnLab to Launch Semi-Annual Newsletter

AhnLab announced the launch of its official semi-annual “AhnLab Security Insights” newsletter on research from Gartner global research firm. The publication is targeted toward trade audiences will include news, analysis and case studies on the very latest in online security, with contributions from both companies as well as third-party sources. The newsletter, with plans to publish semi-annually starting this month, has frequently been suggested by several groups including notable financial institutions, government agencies, and corporations. The newsletter will be distributed in digital version both directly to requesting parties and via the AhnLab website. Future plans for AhnLab Security Insights include widening its distribution base as well as incorporating interactive components into the newsletter.

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Junowallet iPhone App Launches Debuts

Junowallet can now be downloaded to iPhone, iPad, 3G and Android devices for free through a user-friendly app, giving Australian consumers access to “JunoCredits.” These can be redeemed for gift cards at their choice of business and accumulated when the user ‘likes’ Facebook fan pages, download apps (via iTunes app store) or by referring friends, which can be redeemed for gift cards at their choice of business in the app’s Go Shop. Junowallet can store existing gift cards providing one convenient place to organise gift card information and allows real time balance checking and push notification when new promotional gifts are available. And Junowallet is ecofriendly”consumers can redeem the promotional mobile gift cards right from their phone.

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