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June 06, 2016

Headline News from - June 6, 2016




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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:!

August 08, 2014

Headline News from - August 8, 2014

On the Web:

  • Credit Scores Could Rise With FICO’s New Model - New York Times - "Because of the new scoring model, individuals with a median score of 711 — and an otherwise clean credit history, except for unpaid medical debts — may see their FICO score rise by 25 points."
  • How Uber Explains Our Economic Moment - HBR Blogs (Andrew McAfee) - "My driver said he’d been with Uber ever since he’d graduated from his master’s program in IT project management last year. This profession was, according to him, going through hard times."
  • How Bitcoin Went Legit - Management Today (UK) - "Charlotte Bowyer, head of digital policy at think tank the Adam Smith Institute, says the signs are there that the Bitcoin community is beginning to get serious about professionalising the currency..."
  • How Innovation in Payments Can Drive Local Marketing - StreetFight - "What we’re doing is making that more efficient, and, as a side benefit, simplifying the advertising infrastructure so that payment components can be given away for free."
  • Intuit Acquires UK-Based Payroll Service PaySuite - TechCrunch - "PaySuite is one of the larger providers of payroll software in the U.K. The company says that the partnership will help them to continue development for “small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers across the U.K. and around the world.”"
  • Gemalto Buys SafeNet for $890 Million - Wall St. Journal - "Gemalto said Friday that U.S.-based SafeNet's network data protection offering, which includes cryptographic systems used in cloud-based security, was a good fit with its authentication technology."
  • Oh Thank Heaven, Even 7-Eleven Has a Venture Capital Arm - Re/ - "The company sees itself not just as a place to get a hot dog or nachos, but potentially as the first or last mile for all manner of commerce."

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  • FICO Score 9 Introduces Refined Analysis of Medical Collections - "This latest version of the FICO® Score, the industry-standard measure of U.S. consumer credit risk, captures recent consumer behavior to give lenders better risk assessments across the credit lifecycle and all credit products."
  • TSYS Releases Payment Security White Paper - "The white paper suggests issuers are actively engaged in steps to establish a stronger payments ecosystem that includes layered security measures — such as card tokenization, EMV, adaptive risk-based 3D Secure and cardholder alerts — along with strong customer education to provide assurance which in turn increases usage and loyalty."

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February 21, 2014

Headline News from - February 21, 2014

The Kindle edition of our book "Payments Systems in the U.S. - Second Edition" - is now available in the Kindle Store as well as in an iBooks version for your iPad or Mac in the iBooks Store. The ebook versions are priced at US$9.99.

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  • BitPay Sponsors the LAUNCH Hackathon - "To encourage more development of open-source tools that benefit everybody in the bitcoin space, BitPay is offering developers of LAUNCH an additional financial incentive for projects that utilize BitPay’s Bitcoin Payment Gateway API or the open source library Bitcore."

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November 20, 2013

Headline News from - November 20, 2013

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November 19, 2013

Headline News from - November 19, 2013

On the web:

  • Mapping Bitcoin - New York Times Bits Blog - "One striking thing about the map: Bitcoin is increasingly a Chinese craze."
  • Bitcoin: More than Money - (Jerry Brito) - "At its core, Bitcoin is a completely decentralized ledger system. It can be thought of as a massive online version of an accountant's book in which transactions are recorded by deducting from one account and adding to another."
  • Buying Your Holiday Gifts With Bitcoin (Fred Wilson) - "When the citizens of the world will be able to buy and sell from each other and from retailers of all shapes and sizes via Bitcoin, then we will have truly realized the potential of a global digital currency."
  • Regulators See Value in Bitcoin, and Investors Hasten to Agree - New York Times - "The virtual currency bitcoin took a big step toward the mainstream on Monday as federal authorities signaled their willingness to accept it as a legitimate payment alternative."
  • Authorities See Worth of Bitcoin - Wall St. Journal - "Senior U.S. law-enforcement and regulatory officials said they see benefits in digital forms of money and are making progress in tackling its risks."
  • This Senate hearing is a Bitcoin lovefest - Washington Post - "All three Obama administration officials expressed concern about Bitcoin being used for illicit uses. But they also stressed that Bitcoin has important legitimate uses and that regulators need to be careful not to stifle innovation in virtual currencies."
  • IngoMoney cashes in $8.4M from Camden Partners - Atlanta Business Journal - "Ingo's algorithms decide in real time whether or not it's a safe risk for a customer bank to accept a check."
  • A Day in the Life of Getting Isis Mobile Payments Up & Running - "Since the ISIS mobile payment platform launched nationwide last week, I decided to give it a try."
  • PR Agencies: What the Visa Shakeup Could Mean for the Industry - "But Visa is the first to draw a line in the sand and have their internal workforce add the work of three agencies to their assumedly already packed to-do lists, choosing not to outsource at all."

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November 13, 2013

Headline News from - November 13, 2013

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  • Stress Test Prepares VisaNet for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Visa Viewpoints - "This year’s “mug number” – as we like to call it – is 47,000 transaction messages per second, which is a huge step forward from 2012’s peak capacity of 30,000 transaction messages per second!"
  • No plastic, no problem: Square does away with deposit limits for U.S. businesses - GigaOm - "Square is eliminating holds on funds taken from payments where no physical card is present."
  • How Big Banks Killed a Plan to Speed Up Money Transfers - American Banker - "The plan, known as Expedited Processing and Settlement, may not have been a step into 21st Century..."
  • EMV: America, What Took You So Long? - Emerging Payments Strategies (FIS) - "So why has the U.S. not embraced EMV sooner? Part of the reason is because our fraud problem, while significant, has typically been among the lowest rates in the world among highly developed economically mature countries."
  • What Android's KitKat means for NFC - Mobile Payments Today (Cherian Abraham) - "HCE means a lot more for private label issuers — who have a very inspired base of merchants looking to bridge the gap between private label cards and mobile — and now there is an alternative to clumsy, costly and complex orchestrations for provisioning cards."
  • The power of love - TMG Blog - "When I switched credit cards recently, I started feeling love the first time I logged into my personal account page. I noticed that things I had purchased only minutes before were already listed, which was something I’d never seen with my previous provider."
  • The challenge of being a Bitcoin trader - Financial Services Club Blog - "There is not attainable indication that the government understands Bitcoin correctly."

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Updates from Glenbrook:

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  • Join Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson and Scott Loftesness for our Glenbrook Payments Boot Camp on December 10-11th in Palo Alto, California!
  • Glenbrook's Jacqueline Chilton will be speaking social media and payments at the Northern California LINC Networking event being held November 14 at Google.
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Note: Headline News is compiled by Glenbrook Partners. Throughout the day, as we spot interesting developments, this post is updated. Find something interesting to share? Tell us about it:!

October 14, 2013

Headline News from - October 13, 2013

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  • Venmo's Social, Increasingly Hilarious Payments Community - Fast Company - "The shared payment notes give insight into what your friends are up to; they're also often amusing to read."
  • Xerox Glitch Halts Food-Stamp Use - Wall St. Journal - "Shoppers in 17 states were unable to use food stamps and other government aid through debit-style electronic benefits cards for more than 10 hours on Saturday..."
  • Why did we create Wisely? - Wisely Blog - "At Wisely, we’re building the most credible search engine for the physical world, powered by payment data. Why is it the most credible? Because, Wisely brings transparency to how people spend money."
  • Mobile Payments - Two Major Systems Set To Go In The US - Forbes - "Merchants want a system that is secure, won’t steal their data, provides a good marketing platform and the lowest possible cost for transaction. Consumers want something that is secure and simple to use."
  • Not Ready to Adopt Mobile Payments? You're Not Alone - BusinessNewsDaily - "The technology to accept payments via mobile devices is ripe and ready, but a recent industry study shows that it will take at least two more years for mobile payments to truly become mainstream."
  • The Rise of PayPal as a Major Payments Player - Bank Marketing Strategy - "While some of the 'innovation' at PayPal may not seem new or disruptive (such as the use of QR codes), the ability to quickly build scale by using the existing payments infrastructure may be the key to PayPal's success."
  • Small Business Success with PayPal: ChinaTour.Net - PayPal Forward Blog - "...PayPal has helped the ChinaTour.Net online air ticket business avoid an 85% risk of malicious fraud..."
  • Stuck in a Dispute Between PayPal and Itself - New York Times (David Segal) - "If PayPal isn’t the most reviled online company in the country, which is?"
  • Mint Wireless to launch local version of US payments start-up Square - Financial Review (Australia) - "But where Square has built its own user base by selling direct to businesses, Mr Teoh told The Australian Financial Review that Australia’s heavy regulations and existing market structure required them to work through the banks and telcos."
  • Divide and Conquer: Commerce Battlefield - FinVentures (Tom Noyes) - "Banks are NOT the center of commerce, just as my ISP or MNO is not the reason I shop at Amazon."
  • Unbreakable encryption comes to the U.S. - CNNMoney - "As revelations about the depth and breadth of the NSA's digital eavesdropping program continue to come to light, Ohio-based Battelle Memorial Institute is rolling out a new kind of network encryption designed to be virtually un-hackable -- not only now, but in the future."
  • Leading Economist Predicts a Bitcoin Backlash - Mashable - "Simon Johnson, a professor of entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, expects Bitcoin to face political pressure and aggressive lobbying from big banks because of its disruptive nature."
  • Privacy and fraud dominate discussion at LA bitcoin event - CoinDesk - "All in all, the event signified the fact that bitcoin is growing and that LA area technology enthusiasts are ready to do business with BTC."

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June 25, 2013

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Upcoming from Glenbrook:

  • Summer Camp! - A special summer session of our popular Payments Boot Camp - in Half Moon Bay on August 6th and 7th... Also, an optional half day course on Data In Payments - August 8th, also in Half Moon Bay. Join Carol, Scott and Russ for lively, interactive sessions - register now!
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June 03, 2013

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May 22, 2013

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April 29, 2013

Headline News - April 29, 2013

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October 29, 2012

October 09, 2012

October 01, 2012

Gemalto Acquires Mobile Payment Platform From Ericsson

Gemalto logo 140pxGemalto announced that it closed the acquisition of Ericsson Internet Payment Exchange AB ("IPX") with the exception of operations in USA, from Ericsson.
"Acquiring IPX is a natural step for us in supporting the ramp up of MNO and mobile service providers related payment and identity services," said Olivier Piou, CEO of Gemalto. "IPX's positioning, as an international player built on Ericsson advanced technology, is really a perfect fit with Gemalto".

As part of the transaction, Gemalto is also acquiring Ericsson's Trusted Service Manager (TSM) activity. IPX will join Gemalto's Software & Services business line in the Mobile Communications segment.

September 18, 2012

MoneyGram, Gemalto to Offer International Money Transfers on Mobile Devices

MoneyGram logo 140pxMoneyGram and Gemalto have announced a global agreement to provide MoneyGram services over Gemalto’s LinqUs Mobile Money solution.
MoneyGram’s money transfer platform will be integrated with Gemalto’s LinqUs mobile payment platform solution, allowing customers to send international transfers from a mobile phone to one of MoneyGram’s 284,000 locations worldwide or receive transfers directly to their mobile wallet. Gemalto Mobile Financial Services clients, including banks and mobile operators, will be able to connect directly to MoneyGram’s global network and offer convenient and secure mobile remittance services.

May 31, 2012

February 09, 2012

Gemalto Offers U.S. Banks Seamless EMV Issuance Services

Gemalto logo 140pxGemalto has announced its in-branch Dexxis EMV instant issuance card solution for U.S. banks, designed to "streamline and accelerate EMV migration. Dexxis instant issuance allows banks to immediately issue and activate initial and replacement cards directly at the physical bank branch location, rather than sending personalized cards to end users via postal mail."

November 02, 2011

March 30, 2011

Gemalto Mobile NFC Payment Application Certified by MasterCard

Gemalto logo 140pxGemalto has announced the world’s first UICC-embedded software application compliant with the new MasterCard payment specification designed for mobile NFC.
This major breakthrough paves the way for mass commercial rollouts of NFC payment across the world. In the UK, Gemalto is already partnering with a global, first-tier financial institution and a world leading mobile operator, to implement the new MasterCard certified mobile payment application and carry out the solution’s first mass commercial roll out.

March 15, 2011

NetOne Deploys Gemalto’s End-to-End Mobile Money Solution in Zimbabwe

Gemalto logo 140pxGemalto has announced that "NetOne, a leading network operator in Zimbabwe, is deploying Gemalto’s LinqUs solution for Mobile Money Transfer, which comprises of the server, user application, as well as system integration services. The offer, being marketed as the OneWallet service, works on 100% of the handsets and will enable all NetOne subscribers to perform secure and convenient money transfer using their mobile phone. In particular, it provides the unbanked with access to secure banking services."

February 08, 2011

January 13, 2011

November 15, 2010

Gemalto Launches Payment Card with Online Banking Security Functionality

Gemalto_logo_140px.pngGemalto has announced a new credit card technology that allows banks to provide a single card that delivers both payment and increased security for online transactions.
The card’s online secure password feature is activated by pressing a button on the face of the card. A one-time code is digitally generated and displayed. The card becomes a second factor of authentication, allowing the user to enter this unique and non-reusable numeric code on a Web page, in addition to their user name and password.
The new Gemalto Ezio product is immediately available in the United States.

November 01, 2010

VeriFone Announces Pan-European Payment Gateway

verifone_logo_140px.pngVeriFone has announced its PAYware Merchant managed service is now available across Europe. The recently announced strategic partnership with Gemalto "completes VeriFone’s pan-European sales and distribution network and makes a continental payment gateway service feasible." PAYware Merchant is a bank-certified, hosted payment solution for large retailers, fuel organizations and hospitality companies.

October 21, 2010

VeriFone and Gemalto Forge Strategic Partnership

Gemalto_logo_140px.pngverifone_logo_140px.pngVeriFone and Gemalto have announced a comprehensive strategic partnership to jointly pursue new chip card solutions based on the global EMV payment standard. The two companies are also in exclusive discussions for VeriFone to acquire Gemalto's point of sale (POS) solutions business. As part of the partnership, Gemalto will also be the preferred supplier of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) wireless modules and related solutions for VeriFone payment systems.

June 30, 2010

MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group Announced

Seven players in the Near Field Communication (NFC) ecosystem, Ericsson, Gemalto, NXP, Oberthur Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Venyon, and ViVOtech have announced they are forming a MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group that will "enable its members to collaborate and work together to standardize and advance the uniform management of MIFARE™ applications on NFC-enabled secure elements, such as SIM cards, and mobile phones." READ MORE »

May 13, 2010

United Nations Federal Credit Union Issues Globally Compliant Payment Card

Gemalto_logo-140px.jpgGemalto has announced it has been selected by the United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) to deliver the first U.S. issued, globally compliant microprocessor payment card. According to the company, "UNFCU recognized the need of their members, who reside and frequently travel to more than 210 countries and territories, to have a more convenient and secure payment option when traveling internationally. Partnering with Gemalto, UNFCU will be able to provide a globally compliant Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) standard-based Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) contact and contactless dual interface card that can be used anytime – anywhere their members travel. UNFCU anticipates introducing the program in the second half of 2010." READ MORE »

April 08, 2010

Gemalto Acquires Todos

Gemalto has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Todos AB from investors led by 6AP, a fund belonging to the Swedish National Pension system. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, and employing 80 people worldwide, Todos AB is a provider of strong authentication solutions for internet banking. READ MORE »

February 11, 2010

Gemalto Introduces Chip Equipped Payment Card for U.S. Travelers

Gemalto has introduced the World Traveler program, a globally accepted dual interface EMV payment microprocessor card and complete issuance service for U.S. banks and card issuers. According to the company: "With most countries around the world moving to EMV-based payment for greater security, U.S. travelers are increasingly having trouble using magnetic stripe bankcards abroad, especially in offline applications like unattended ticketing/payment kiosks. Gemalto’s new World Traveler program allows any U.S. issuer to provide cards to their customers in under two months, ensuring secure and hassle-free payments while traveling internationally and at home." READ MORE »

February 03, 2010

Gemalto Acquires Mobile Authentication Firm Valimo Wireless

Gemalto has announced that it has acquired Valimo Wireless, a mobile authentication company based in Helsinki, Finland. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

According to Gemalto, "Valimo has pioneered the use of two-channel, two-factor authentication based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), combining an over the air platform (OTA) with a software client in the SIM to generate a legally binding electronic signature, any time, any place. Valimo enables mobile phone users to securely authenticate themselves, digitally sign documents and confirm legally binding transactions simply by entering a self-chosen passphrase or a PIN code. Valimo Mobile ID solution facilitates secure online banking, mobile payments, governmental services, electronic and mobile commerce, and identity and access rights management for enterprise applications." READ MORE »

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