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August 02, 2010

Visa Formally Launches Rightcliq by Visa

visa_logo-140px.jpgRightcliq by Visa, an online shopping tool, was formally launched today after an eight-month beta.

Visa developed Rightcliq to address many of the frustration points consumers experience while shopping online and to help them make smart online buying decisions. According to a recent Visa survey, half of all online shoppers rely on inconvenient methods – like bookmarking and written lists – to track items they are interested in buying, but not yet ready to purchase. More than 90 percent said they would do more online shopping if they had an easy way to compare items and see available merchant discounts and promotions. Rightcliq’s features address these opportunities and will help make online shopping simpler, smarter, and more fun.
To enroll in Rightcliq by Visa, U.S. consumers can visit http://rightcliq.visa.com. READ MORE »

Payfone Closes $11M Series B Financing

payfone_logo_70px.pngPayfone has announced the closing of its $11M Series B financing round with investments by Opus Capital, BlackBerry Partners Fund, and RRE Ventures. Bob Borchers of Opus Capital and Kevin Talbot of BlackBerry Partners Fund will join Payfone’s Board of Directors.

Payfone has built the world’s first and only mobile payments platform that leverages the capabilities of existing inter-operator networks. Designed from the backbone of the mobile operator network, Payfone uses signaling and global operator standards to deliver advanced payment and billing capabilities that meet the needs of today’s mobile ecosystem.
The Wall Street Journal has the backstory on Bob Borchers role. Essentially, this is his first investment since leaving his position at Apple as Sr. Director of Worldwide Product Marketing for the iPhone. READ MORE »

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