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January 28, 2014

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - January 28, 2014

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  • Bitcoin vs. Electronic Money: Digital But Different - "A new CGAP report released today compares the main differences between Bitcoin and electronic money (e-money). The report shows that Bitcoin as a virtual currency is markedly different from e-money and cautions regulators and policy makers not to confuse the two."
  • Clinkle Names PayPal’s Mike Liberatore As Chief Financial Officer - "Liberatore joins the company from PayPal, where he served as senior director of large enterprise finance and the North America financial planning and analysis (FP&A) group."
  • Bluetooth® Smart Technology Unveiled as the Magic Behind Beacons - "Bluetooth Smart brings three essential features to the beacon experience: an intelligent wireless connection that can authenticate and manage interactions; an extremely power-efficient connection that doesn’t drain the user’s phone battery; and ubiquitous support from phone manufacturers and mobile operating systems."
  • FIS Continues its Leadership Role in U.S. EMV Smart Card Transition - “Smart card technology is the way of the future; it’s vital in mitigating card-present fraud; it offers greater spending convenience to people traveling overseas, where EMV already is standard; and it allows the U.S. to move to more secure processing of card transactions,” said Bob Woodbury, SVP and General Manager, FIS Payments Networks.
  • GTCR Closes $3.85 Billion Buyout Fund - "Target investments will continue to focus on companies across high-growth sectors, including Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology."

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November 07, 2013

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - November 7, 2013

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  • Bitcoin: A Primer - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - "Bitcoin is a digital currency that was launched in 2009, and it has attracted much attention recently. This article reviews the mechanics of the currency and offers some thoughts on its characteristics."
  • Bitcoin isn’t so broken after all - Freedom to Tinker (Ed Felten) - "In short, a coalition of ES-miners cannot form and will not survive."
  • Square Exploring 2014 IPO With Banks - WSJ Digits - "Technology entrepreneur Jack Dorsey is trying to pull off two high-profile initial public offerings in the span of one year."
  • Minting Cash: how Square designed a product with no design at all - The Verge - "One of Dorsey’s most critical directives during the process was that users shouldn’t have to come up with new usernames and passwords, because in real life, you don’t need a password to hand some money to a friend."
  • Does anyone care about Square? - Financial Services Club Blog - "We will soon live in a world without payments. As retailers integrate more of the financial transaction into their trade processes, the more we live in a world where payments become increasingly irrelevant."
  • Is Bitcoin Broken? - Bitcoin Foundation - "...I believe the paper’s assertion of a fundamental flaw is based on some over-simplified assumptions about how the bitcoin mining market works."
  • The Bitcoin Bubble - TechCrunch - "Bitcoin can have ‘value’ based not on any sort of government backing or the like, but it can provide short-term utility to all holders if it has use."
  • Bitcoin Climbs to Record on Wider Acceptance, China Trade - "If James Bond, Sergey Brin and Paul Volcker all got together and designed their ideal currency, it might look a lot like Bitcoin..."
  • Jumio unveils faster and smarter Netswipe 2.0, cements its standing as the most secure mobile payment verification option - PandoDaily - "Today Jumio announced version 2.0 of its Netswipe platform, making payment card scanning significantly faster and adding the ability to read not only credit card numbers and expiration date, but also, for the first time, the cardholder’s name."
  • BTCJam: P2P Lending via Bitcoin - NetBanker - "Case in point: BTCJam , a global P2P lending outfit with founders in Brazil and San Francisco, that lends in Bitcoins."

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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: gotnews@paymentsnews.com!

September 05, 2013

Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - September 5, 2013

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January 24, 2012

Recurly Raises $6 Million in Series A for Recurring Billing Service

Recurly logo 140x60pxRecurly has announced that it has raised $6 million in a Series A financing round led by BV Capital, and including Polaris Venture Partners, Harrison Metal Capital and FreeStyle Capital.

Recurly is in the business of helping subscription-based businesses eliminate the pain required to scale recurring billing operations by providing an easy, self-serve, pay-as-you-go platform. Recurly’s service automates many of the complexities involved with subscription billing management, such as customer upgrades and downgrades, credit card errors and declines, automated customer communications, and customer retention management.

October 05, 2011

May 25, 2010

Aria's SubscriptionsPlus for PayPal

Aria SystemsAria Systems has announced Aria SubscriptionsPlus for PayPal, a new subscription management and recurring billing product designed for PayPal's global merchant base. Aria says its "SubscriptionsPlus for PayPal gives merchants robust, SaaS-based subscription billing capabilities, enabling them to develop or expand their recurring revenue streams." READ MORE »

February 02, 2010

Vindicia Expands Payment Method Support for CashBox

Vindicia has expanded the number of payment methods available for online billing in its CashBox™ service. The company recently announced that it had added PayPal – both PayPal Express Checkout and PayPal’s enhanced recurring billing solution, known as “reference transactions” – to its payment method support. Specifically, Vindicia CashBox now supports: credit and debit cards (including JCB, Switch/Solo and Carte Bleu), Electronic Check (ACH in the United States), PayPal, Boleto Bancário – one of the most popular online payment methods in Brazil, and European Direct Debit, specifically ELV in Germany and Austria. READ MORE »

April 27, 2009

Litle & Co. Highlights Recurring Transactions Best Practices

Noting that US consumers spend $1 Trillion annually on recurring transactions and installment billing, Litle & Co. says it believes that in order to remain competitive, merchants -- particularly online, membership and subscription services businesses -- must embrace and support these transaction types as part of their overall offering. The company has developed a list of "Recurring Transactions Best Practices" to hel merchants take advantage of recurring transactions to convert traffic into long-term customer relationships and to maximize revenue opportunities. READ MORE »

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