VeriFone Lets mNetwork Operators Manage NFC Wallet Acceptance

VeriFone Systems announced the “PAYMEDIA” Universal Acceptance Platform (UAP) suite of services and software that enables Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to manage mobile wallet acceptance at merchant systems. The “PAYMEDIA UAP” closes the loop between wallet providers and merchants to deliver the benefits of advanced mobile payment, promotions and couponing applications to millions of consumers and merchants worldwide. It ensures that mobile wallet transactions of all types will be processed smoothly at merchants and allows wallet providers to greatly expand the variety of services and applications offered though their wallets and increase consumer stickiness of their apps.

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Digital Chocolate Games Releases Popular Titles on Android

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Digital Chocolate Inc., a leader in cross-platform social games, announced today the release of two premium games into the Android Market that feature ad hoc, proximity-based multiplayer capability based on AllJoyn™ peer-to-peer technology. AllJoyn is an open-source, radio-agnostic application development framework, developed by Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary…

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Neustar Demonstrates mCloud at Mobile World Congress 2012

At the GSMA’s 2012 Mobile World Congress, Neustar real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment, advertising and marketing industries is showcasing a full range of mobile cloud solutions, including its latest Neustar Intelligent Cloud Location service. Neustar will show how financial institutions can harness the Neustar Intelligent Cloud and other Neustar services to better manage prepaid gift cards. Neustar will showcase five new mobile services in its stand located in Hall 7 within the App Planet #7A86. Mobile application providers can now reach over 325 million mobile subscribers through just one connection with Neustar.

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Heartland Payment to Present at Baird’s 2012 Conference

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors, announced that management would be participating in two upcoming investor conferences. Robert Baldwin, President, and Maria Rueda, Chief Financial Officer, will be webcasting their presentation at Baird’s 2012 Business Solutions Conference being held in Boston, MA. The presentation is scheduled for…

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Western Union, WIND to Launch mMoney Transfer

Western Union global payment services, and WIND mobile operator teamed to offer consumers mobile money transfer. With this, WIND’s 21 million subscribers will soon be able to send Western Union money transfer transactions directly from their phones using WIND’s suite of services including apps and SMS. Subscribers will be able to send money from prepaid, credit, and debit cards; recipients can pick up their funds in cash at more than 450,000 Western Union Agent locations in 200 countries and territories around the world.

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Orange partners Eat on Quick Tap NFC rewards

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Orange unveiled ‘Quick Tap Treats’ – the UK’s first mobile contactless retail reward scheme, in partnership with the EAT. restaurant chain. Quick Tap Treats will allow all Orange customers with NFC enabled handsets to simply tap their mobile phone on specially designed posters at any of the 110 EAT. outlets* so…

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Gemalto unveils secure SIM NFC servicing

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, launches the new UpTeq NFC SIM vault to offer mobile operators higher return on investment from their NFC roll-outs, and unmatched security for protecting mobile transactions. The powerful and robust new SIM has attained more security certifications from independent authorities and to the highest…

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GlobalCollect Grows as Regional Payment Service Provider

GlobalCollect announces a definitive agreement to acquire Sub1 Payment Service Provider (PSP). The Sub1 acquisition facilitates GlobalCollect’s strategic intention to expand in Latin America. B2C e-commerce sales in Latin America are expected to grow from $33.9 Billion in 2012 to $55.4 Billion in 2015. Sub1 has over 15 years of experience in both Card Present (POS) and Card Not Present transaction processing and controls the highest number of payment connections in the region.

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Visa and Samsung Reveal m-Payments App

Visa and Samsung revealed the official mobile payments application of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Samsung and Visa will debut the mobile payment application at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain from February 27th to March 1st. This marks the first step to realising the partnership between the two Olympic and Paralympic Games sponsors to bring mobile contactless payments to London as part of their support of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Purchases above 15 pounds require a passcode. The application also lets customers check their transaction history and view their up to date account balance. Backed by the multi-layered security and reliability of Visa’s processing platform, mobile contactless payments are protected by the same standard terms and conditions that apply to Visa cards.

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VantageScore Solutions Makes Available Validation Results

VantageScore Solutions announced that three white papers are now available that provide detailed performance results of VantageScore 2.0 within the mortgage, automotive and credit card lending industries. VantageScore 2.0 is able to capture both broad and recent behaviors as well as market conditions, making the algorithm less sensitive to volatility and predictive for a longer period of time. These characteristics contribute to the model’s performance results, which include a 7% increase in predictive accuracy in the real estate origination category when compared with a benchmark score; a 4% increase in predictive accuracy in the auto loan origination category when compared with a benchmark score; and a 4% increase in predictive accuracy in the credit card “existing account” category when compared with a benchmark score.

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IronKey Trusted Access Launches Secure Cloud

IronKey extended enterprise management, launched its cloud service and virtualized workspace apps that helps IT transform from a technology operator to dynamic service provider. The new Enterprise Service enables organizations to take advantage of two trends re-shaping IT — Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and SaaS/cloud applications — to dramatically reduce or eliminate enterprise issued endpoints and supporting infrastructure, operations and maintenance expenses. With the savings gained, IT leaders can shift spending to projects with greater strategic importance and impact on top line growth. The service is designed to work with small, medium and large enterprises that have contractors, remote workers, and remote offices, or large cloud applications users.

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Touch Point Implements m-marketing Through ATMs

Touch Point mobile marketing forged a 10-year partnership with FAM Capital Group (FAM) ATM systems. With this, at 6,300 locations, TOUCHPOINT is embedding its mobile technology through its patent-pending process in 16 FAM-owned and operated ATMs in the New York City Times Square area, giving marketers access to the quarter-million pedestrians who enter Times Square each day. TOUCHPOINT’s proprietary technology allows it to direct ads to mobile devices within a 300-foot radius of the host device. When a device comes within range of the broadcast zone, the device is ‘pinged’ with an ‘opt-in’ message. Acceptance of the message will transfer the content from the TOUCHPOINT BROADCAST UNIT (TBU) to the consumer’s mobile device where it can be viewed, stored and acted upon at the discretion of the consumer.

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