Tabbedout Continues Expansion

Tabbedout, the free mobile payment app that allows consumers to open, view and pay tabs with their phones, has launched service in nearly 50 locations throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. Available on both iPhone and Android smartphones, Tabbedout allows users to securely store credit or debit card information directly on their phone, encrypted and under passphrase protection, instead of on host servers or in “the cloud.” Consumers are safe from the threat of stolen payment information due to lost or forgotten credit cards since they now can open and pay their tab directly from their phone without handing over their credit or debit information to a server. Patrons can also view their itemized tab in real-time, removing any surprises at the end of the night.

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Bank Freedom Implements FIS Mobile for Underbanked

Bank Freedom of PrepaYd signed multi-year agreements to implement FIS’ “FIS Mobile” in support of Bank Freedom’s mobile application for the underbanked market. Bank Freedom provides financial services, including prepaid debit cards, to underbanked consumers. PrepaYd will launch a new mobile application targeted to the underbanked market that combines PrepaYd Wireless’ cellular phone service and Bank Freedom’s prepaid debit card programs. The new mobile application will enable consumers to manage their finances remotely via a mobile phone – including checking balances, paying bills, viewing recent account activity and managing multiple cards. In addition to having transaction alerts sent to the mobile phone, consumers will also have the ability to manage funds via text message – including the ability to send payments to other consumers and businesses.

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Zebra Technologies & Hybrid Paytech Partner on mPayment Receipt Printing

Zebra Technologies Corporation, a recognized global leader in technologies that extend real-time visibility into business operations, announced a joint partnership with Hybrid Paytech, one of the world’s first companies to enable PIN/debit transactions over consumer smart phones and tablets, to provide mobile credit and debit payment and printing solutions to their global customers. The companies…

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USA Technologies Client to Implement 100% Cashless System

USA Technologies, a leader of wireless, cashless payment and M2M telemetry solutions for self-serve, small-ticket retailing industries, announced that its customer, Pepi Food Services (“Pepi”), has signed an agreement to go 100 percent cashless by the end of 2012. Using USA Technologies ePort Connect® cashless payment and telemetry service, Pepi plans to convert its entire…

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Amazon Web Services Introduces AWS Marketplace

Amazon Web Services, an Amazon.com company, launched AWS Marketplace, an online store that makes it easy for customers to find, compare, and immediately start using the software and technical services they need to build products and run their businesses. Visitors to AWS Marketplace can use 1-Click deployment to quickly launch pre-configured software and pay only…

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Bellco Adds mBanking Feature for iPhone and Androids

Bellco announced its mobile banking services, designed to improve the efficiency, convenience and security of banking on-the-go for more than 200,000 customers, now includes the My Deposit feature to allow customers to deposit checks using Bellco’s free iPhone® or new Android™ smartphone applications. Customers have enjoyed My Deposit for online banking using their home scanner,…

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Upper Deck and Dynamics Unveil Trading Card App on Payment Devices

Upper Deck announced it is working with Dynamics, an innovator in next-generation payment devices, to launch a new trading card experience™ application for ePlate™ payment devices. The offering brings a new kind of experience to trading card enthusiasts by enabling them to earn exclusive Upper Deck digital trading cards with every purchase made through the…

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Oberthur Technologies Facility Awarded SAS Certification

Oberthur Technologies security and identification solutions and services based on smart card technologies and its manufacturing plant has received the Security Accreditation Scheme (SAS) certification from the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) following an extensive third-party audit. Oberthur Technologies is the first smart card manufacturer in South America to satisfy the scheme’s requirements for smartcard production. GSMA’s SAS is a voluntary scheme through which suppliers subject their production sites and processes to a comprehensive security audit. The audit enables mobile operators to effectively assess a supplier’s security standards.

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E-Commerce, Marketing and Advertising Online Retail Revenue Booming

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Australia – E-Commerce, Marketing and Advertising” report to their offering. E-Commerce and m-commerce have become very important areas of focus for the mobile operators, internet media players, financial institutions and payment processing firms alike. Governing bodies are also recognising the importance of this sector – in…

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Asda Supermarket Implements Contactless Visa Payment

Asda supermarket is set to introduce contactless payments in partnership with Streamline and Visa Europe. The new contactless payment option will be available across 25 stores from July onwards, allowing Asda customers to tap the reader with their contactless enabled card, and pay in less than a second when making payments of up to GBP15 (rising to £20 from 1 June). There are around 20 million contactless cards in circulation in the UK, with a total of 30 million anticipated by the end of 2012.

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