Syndicaster Launches Live HD Streaming with Dynamic Extraction

Critical Media’s Syndicaster unit introduced a live HD streaming solution for television stations to identify and extract over-the-air commercials in real-time, and replace them with geo-targeted digital ads for delivery to web, mobile devices and connected televisions. The solution, being demonstrated at the National Association of Broadcasters’ 2012 NAB Show at the Las Vegas Convention…

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AmEx Adds Ways to Use Membership Rewards Points

American Express announced new and recently added partners to its industry-leading Membership Rewards program, including Seamless, Groupon, Virgin America and vente-privee USA. Through a new relationship with Seamless, a leading online food ordering service, American Express Cardmembers can redeem Membership Rewards points for pickup or delivery orders from more than 9,000 of their favorite local restaurants in 40 cities. Cardmembers redeem in 1,000 point increments for $10 e-certificates good for orders placed on Seamless.com or via Seamless’ mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry. Groupon is among the added partners, allowing Cardmembers explore their city using Membership Rewards points.

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Open Solutions’ CEO Launches ‘Main st’ Petition

In a showing of solidarity with Main Street America, small businesses and community-based financial institutions, Louis Hernandez, Jr., award-winning entrepreneur, policy advisor and highly-respected business executive has launched a petition and a call to action encouraging small businesses, individuals and community-based financial institutions to raise their voices in protecting the now vulnerable concept of the…

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Paymetric Growth Continues

The need for cutting edge payment card security continues to groundswell amidst ever increasing card usage, inevitable associated data breaches and security issues, as evidenced by Paymetric’s record 2011 results and strong 2012 first quarter performance. Paymetric, Inc., the leading provider of integrated and secure enterprise payment acceptance solutions, today announced record company growth in…

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Phoenix to Showcase Payment Security Service

Phoenix Managed Networks payment network is set to launch its “PaySecure” service designed to improve merchant payment security and compliance at the Electronic Transaction Association (ETA) annual conference. Merchants benefit from a fully managed firewall service featuring the Mako 6500 router, which assists merchants with simplified PCI accreditation, fast deployment and management of a host of in-store data applications through its intuitively simple usability. PaySecure represents an added value service that can be white labeled as part of their own offering. The Mako Networks leadership team will demonstrate the benefits of the Phoenix-Mako partnership.

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INSIDE Secure Supplies NFC Technology on Nokia Smartphone

INSIDE Secure semiconductor solutions for secure transactions and digital identity announced that its NFC solution has been integrated into the new Nokia Lumia 610 NFC smartphone, based on the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 platform. The Nokia smartphone utilizes the INSIDE Secure MicroRead® v3.4 NFC controller and Open NFC protocol stack software to provide NFC capabilities for a broad range of useful and entertaining applications. The Lumia 610 NFC smartphone is the first Microsoft Windows Phone device that INSIDE Secure has supported with MicroRead® and Open NFC™.

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InTechnology Launches PCI Management Service

InTechnology launched a PCI-certified managed service called PaySecure Connect. The cloud services provider has partnered with Phoenix Managed Networks and Mako Networks to deliver a resilient MPLS network and a secure PCI-certified payment infrastructure which is also capable of delivering managed voice and data services over the same secure connection. PaySecure Connect has been developed to overcome the complexity of achieving and maintaining compliance with PCI data security standards and is the first package to offer consolidated payments authorisation between the retailer and banks with a scalable communication and managed services network. PaySecure Connect adds further value by removing many of the in-house resource costs needed to establish and adhere to PCI standards.

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Amazon Appstore Highlight at Open Mobile Summit

Amazon launched in-app purchasing in its app store while the Kindle Fire is scheduled for a UK launch at the end of April. The future of the apps market, including best practice strategies for monetisation and distribution, is one of the main themes for discussion at this year’s conference, with major app publishers including Layar, Disney and Mind Candy joining the debate. The Open Mobile Summit is widely recognised as the thought leading event for CEOs and senior strategists in the converging mobile, Internet and media space.

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FirsTech to Present at NACHA Conference

FirsTech, Inc., a payment processing provider who works to meet the needs of today’s biller through a comprehensive suite of services, will be presenting at NACHA’s PAYMENTS conference on Monday, April 30. Karen Gilhooly, Executive Vice President, in conjunction with a representative from Missouri Gas Energy (MGE), will present a case study examining the introduction…

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