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June 13, 2014

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - June 13, 2014

On the Web:

  • The threat to banks is not Google or Amazon but ... - Financial Services Club Blog (Chris Skinner) - "But what if something was on the radar but such a tiny buzz that you flick it away like a fly? What if something was building that would totally reshape the industry but, because it seems so irrelevant, it’s ignored? What if there was no need to use banks at all, and the system could be circumvented?..."
  • P.F. Chang’s Confirms Credit Card Breach - Krebs on Security - "At P.F. Chang’s, the safety and security of our guests’ payment information is a top priority. Therefore, we have moved to a manual credit card imprinting system for all P.F. Chang’s China Bistro branded restaurants located in the continental United States."

On the Wires:

  • Ten Bitcoin Companies Support Charities with the Bitcoin Cup - "Ten Bitcoin companies have joined together to sponsor the 2014 Bitcoin Donation Cup, a global community donation program which provides a seamless way for fans around the world to donate bitcoin to a participating charity of their choice. The sponsoring companies include BitGive and BitPay from the United States, Mercado Bitcoin from Brasil; Altis, MexBT and Bitso from Mexico; Colombia Bitcoin Foundation and the Fundacion Bitcoin de Argentina."

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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated. Do you have news to share? Tell us here: gotnews@paymentsnews.com!

June 12, 2014

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Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - June 12, 2014

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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated. Do you have news to share? Tell us here: gotnews@paymentsnews.com!

June 11, 2014

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - June 11, 2014

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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated. Do you have news to share? Tell us here: gotnews@paymentsnews.com!

June 10, 2014

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - June 10, 2014

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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated. Do you have news to share? Tell us here: gotnews@paymentsnews.com!

June 09, 2014

PayPal's David Marcus Moving to Facebook to Lead Messaging Products

PayPal logo 140x60pxIn a press release, eBay has announced that PayPal President David Marcus is leaving the company on June 27 to lead Facebook's messaging products.

"As the head of PayPal, David helped make a great business better, reinvigorating product design and innovation and energizing the team to deliver compelling consumer experiences," said eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe.

"An entrepreneur at heart, David has made a career decision to focus on what he loves most - leading smaller teams to create great product experiences," Donahoe said. "We wish him well. He leaves behind a strong leadership team, committed to not skipping a beat on executing our plans, scaling product innovation and driving global growth."

Marcus has also posted a personal note about his move on Facebook - writing "I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty again attempting to build something new and meaningful at scale."

In its own press release announcing the appointment of Marcus, Facebook noted: "We’re excited by the potential to continue developing great new messaging experiences that better serve the Facebook community and reach even more people, and David will be leading these efforts."

American Express, Uber Launch Mobile Loyalty Program

Amex logo 140pxAmerican Express has announced a new partnership with Uber - saying it is "a first-of-its-kind technology integration into the Uber iOS app that allows U.S. Card Members enrolled in the Membership Rewards program to choose to earn 2x points or use points for Uber rides." Amex says this is the first time that consumers can use loyalty reward points seamlessly in-app and in real time for on-demand transportation in this way.

Our Membership Rewards program is known for delivering world-class value and we're focused on bringing it to life in innovative, relevant ways for our Card Members," said Leslie Berland, senior vice president, Digital Partnerships and Development at American Express.

"Through this new, slick and powerful integration with Uber, one of the most forward-looking, mobile-based services in the industry, we are leveraging our unique technology to add a real-time benefit where we know our Card Members want it."

Once a Card Member with an eligible Card on file with Uber downloads the latest version of the Uber iOS app, they will see a prompt to enroll their Card in the program - in just one tap. Once enrolled, eligible Card Members have a new in-app option to toggle between "Earn 2x Points" or "Use Points" for Uber rides. Card Members who choose to "Earn 2x Points" or "Use Points" will receive an on-screen ride summary and email receipt from Uber showing that 2x Membership Rewards points were earned or that points were redeemed.

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - June 9, 2014

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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated. Do you have news to share? Tell us here: gotnews@paymentsnews.com!

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