MoSys & ROHM Enter into an Agreement to License 1T-SRAM

CA-based MoSys has entered into an agreement with electronic provider ROHM to license MoSys’ “1T-SRAM” embedded memory technology. The
technology license agreement will enable ROHM to design and manufacture ICs utilizing 1T-SRAM in ROHM’s fabrication facilities. Current and future generations of advanced SoCs (System-on-Chip) require significantly higher densities of embedded memory. MoSys’ patented 1T-SRAM IP, which has the advantage of enabling designs with 3 times the density in the same area as alternative solutions, high speed, low latency random access and superior reliability, provides a very
compelling solution for advanced SoC designs. MoSys’ patented 1T-SRAM® and 1T-Flash® memory technologies offer a combination of high density, low
power consumption, high speed and low cost advantages that are unmatched by other available memory technologies for a variety of networking,
computing, storage and consumer/graphics applications.

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OXFORD & ECOM

Oxford Investments Holdings has entered into a shared-revenue and
collaborative agreement with Florida-based ECOM Financial Corp. ECOM will provide
prepaid reloadable payment cards under a major credit card brand to
support the Oxford TPS electronic payments platform. Oxford will provide
sales and marketing for the venture. Oxford TPS creates customized
solutions enabling corporations to efficiently and cost-effectively
reduce their reliance on check-based payments and funds remittance
infrastructures through a combination of powerful, secure card and
mobile payments applications. Oxford is targeting opportunities within the rapidly growing prepaid
card and mobile payments markets. Oxford Investments Holdings offers a range of electronic
payments processing products, including the Oxford E-Wallet for credit
card processing, customized pre-paid and re-loadable card programs,
mobile payments solutions, and merchant services to the E-commerce
industry. Oxford, through its partner, Koho Group, has established
relationships in the Chinese financial and electronic payments industries.

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HID Global Recognized for Secure Contactless Technology

Secure identity provider HID Global has been recognized for its iCLASS contactless smartcard technology. The PayID card pilot program recently won the 2010 Paybefore Award for Most Innovative Program, included HID Global’s iCLASS application. PayID uses a single, all-purpose card to provide contactless physical access to secure U.S. Bank facilities, along with contactless payments and traditional magnetic stripe purchases. HID provided the iCLASS access control
technology for the contactless cards, readers and project support to U.S. Bank as part of their program. The HID iCLASS enabled PayID card
contains contactless smart card chip technology from INSIDE Contactless and CPI Card Group managed the production of the cards for the program.

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AmEx Introduces Customer Loyalty Program

American Express is working to help their partners and merchants grow customer loyalty with LoyaltyEdge. LoyaltyEdge works to create, implement, and/or enhance their customer loyalty programs in order to help attract and retain customers to drive incremental business growth. LoyaltyEdge provides end-to-end services in a one-stop-shop, from designing the rewards program to providing the redemption options and fulfillment to analyzing redemption patterns and behaviors to help inform future marketing strategies. LoyaltyEdge will work with business partners to understand their loyalty program needs and objectives, and identify which offerings best meet those objectives. Then, leveraging American Express’ vast network of partners, capabilities, and unique customer insights, LoyaltyEdge will provide an individually tailored “plug and play” solution for business partners. In turn, business partners will be able to increase customer engagement and satisfaction, while reducing loyalty program costs. Companies interested in LoyaltyEdge services should email loyaltyedge@aexp.com for additional information.

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Oxford & Ecom Ink Prepaid Card Agreements

Oxford Investments Holdings has entered into a shared-revenue and
collaborative agreement with Florida-based ECOM Financial Corp. ECOM will provide
prepaid reloadable payment cards under a major credit card brand to
support the Oxford TPS electronic payments platform. Oxford will provide
sales and marketing for the venture. Oxford TPS creates customized
solutions enabling corporations to efficiently and cost-effectively
reduce their reliance on check-based payments and funds remittance
infrastructures through a combination of powerful, secure card and
mobile payments applications. Oxford is targeting opportunities within the rapidly growing prepaid
card and mobile payments markets. Oxford Investments Holdings offers a range of electronic
payments processing products, including the Oxford E-Wallet for credit
card processing, customized pre-paid and re-loadable card programs,
mobile payments solutions, and merchant services to the E-commerce
industry. Oxford, through its partner, Koho Group, has established
relationships in the Chinese financial and electronic payments industries.

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DIGITAL ECONOMY & E-PAYMENTS

Research and Markets has
announced the addition of the “Australia – Digital Economy – E-Payment”
report to their offering. Micro-payment utilising e-banking has been discussed for more than 25
years. PayPal has established itself as the most advanced e-payment system
outside the banks. Off-deck payment systems, using mobile phones,
constitute another fast-growing market, as do calling cards. But the
real breakthrough will only happen when the large financial institutions
decide to become more serious about e-payments. Research and Markets is a source for
international market research and market data, holding ‘000’s of major
research publications from most of the leading publishers, consultants
and analysts and provide the latest data on international and
regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and
the latest trends. They are a ‘One-Stop-Shop’ for market research reports and industry
newsletters from specialist research firms and niche market analysts.

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OKI Data Americas Launches the “OKI proColor Series”

OKI Data Americas has launched the “OKI proColor Series” line of products for color-critical applications in graphic arts and production environments. The innovative OKI proColor Series includes the “pro810 Series”, an affordable complement to costly AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) plotters, delivering fast, professional-quality color proofs; the “pro910”, the entry-point of the high-quality, short run color market is possible with the pro910 tabloid/A3 digital color printer; the “pro930 tabloid/A3 printer” that delivers exceptional color output and consistently accurate color matching every time, with PANTONE calibration, embedded EFI Fiery and SmartRIP technology for fast, automated color workflow; the “pro900DP digital envelope color press” revolutionizes short-run, on-demand print jobs, with the ability to produce variable data on a wide range of media, including full-color envelopes; and the “pro510DW digital color web press”, with which customers can achieve fast, continuous web printing at up to 30 feet/minute, handling a 2,500 foot roll of stock.

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Evolution Benefits Makes Available Special Purpose Debit Card

This year Achieve Hartford! is rewarding 22 teachers from 12 elementary schools for its 2009-2010 Teacher Grant Program with a total of $21,000 on a “TeacherDollars Program” debit card. Making for easy access to the funds for the teachers, and ease the administration of the program, the “TeacherDollars Program” debit card program is headed into its fifth year, offering special-purpose debit cards to teachers in schools that have demonstrated marked improvement in the academic achievement of their students. The “TeacherDollars Program” is designed and provided by Evolution Benefits electronic payment solutions for the employee benefits market, offering prepaid benefits cards to more than 250 administrative services organizations and more than 15,000 employers.

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EZIO POCKET READER

Digital security provider Gemalto is supplying Advanced Bank of Asia (ABA) in Cambodia with its strong
authentication solution, Ezio Pocket Reader, to secure their new
Internet banking services. The company also provides the bank with EMV
(Europay, MasterCard, Visa) credit cards. ABA customers can use the EMV credit card to securely access their
online banking services. To access online banking services, customers
simply insert their EMV card into the Ezio Pocket Reader. Subsequently,
a one-time-password, which is unique and different every time, will be
generated to authenticate the cardholder. This combination of ‘something
you have’ (the card) and ‘something you know’ (the one-time PIN)
provides a high-level of security compared to simple username and
password only schemes. One of the leading banks in
Cambodia, ABA is the first in the country to adopt an EMV card-based
authentication solution. Ezio Pocket Reader is compliant with the latest
industry standards – MasterCard CAP and Visa DPA.

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Bling Nation Appoints FB Exec to Board

Mobile payment provider Bling Nation has tapped Facebook VP Chamath
Palihapitiya to serve on its board of directors. Palihapitiya is one of
the longest tenured senior executives at Facebook and, during his time
there, has been the executive responsible for
managing Facebook’s Platform, launching its online advertising channel
and most recently driving Facebook’s massive user growth and evolution
into mobile. Prior to joining Facebook, Palihapitiya managed consumer
Internet,
advertising and technology investments for The Mayfield Fund, a leading
Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Before Mayfield, he served as
AOL’s vice president and general manager of AIM and ICQ, two of the most
popular instant messaging businesses on the Internet. Palihapitiya began
his career in the financial industry as a derivatives trader before
transitioning to the high tech industry with stints at Internet music
pioneers, Spinner.com and Winamp.
He also serves on the board of directors for Fixya.com and
is recognized for his outstanding leadership in the Internet and
financial services industries over the past 10 years in Silicon Valley.

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B&N Has Been Subpoenaed from the New York State Attorney

Bookseller Barnes & Noble has been subpoenaed from the New York State Attorney
General for information concerning an investigation into online
retailers who link customers to discount clubs that charge hidden fees.
Barnes & Noble said it welcomed the Attorney General investigation
because it will show that Barnes & Noble has never shared customer
information with any discount companies. Barnes & Noble confirmed it has a relationship with Webloyalty, since
2005. The company said it has never provided Webloyalty with any
customer credit and debit card information. When a customer completes a
transaction on Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), they are presented with
a Webloyalty ad offering a discount. The customer has to click through
the ad, at which time the customer is informed they are leaving Barnes &
Noble.com and will be subject to Webloyalty’s terms and conditions. Once
on Webloyalty’s website, the customer would have to register and provide
their personal information to Webloyalty.

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TransUnion Launches Income Estimator & Debt-to-Income Estimator

TransUnion is now offering the “Income Estimator” and “Debt-to-Income Estimator”products to
predict a consumer’s ability to pay as required under the
Credit CARD Act. The “Income Estimator” solution can help financial service firms estimate income when income is not supplied by the consumer as well as
validate consumer-supplied data and previously captured consumer income, re-assess existing customer income and ability to pay in an account
management environment and segment the optimal populations for which consumer income or consumer proof of income should be requested.
A card issuer also may consider the consumer’s current obligations based
on information provided by the consumer or in a consumer report. The
“Debt-to-Income Estimator” provides an estimate of the ratio of debt
obligations to income, and can be utilized to consider a consumer’s
ability to make required payments. Both TransUnion models are available for batch and online delivery and
are available as a credit report add-on, reducing the likelihood that an
issuer will need to undertake a major systems integration effort.
The Credit CARD act rule itself states that “reasonable policies and procedures to consider a consumer’s ability to
make the required payments include a consideration of at least one of
the following: the ratio of debt obligations to income; the ratio of
debt obligations to assets; or the income the consumer will have after
paying debt obligations.”

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