Monday, April 2, 2012

OTI sues T-Mobile USA, alleges NFC patent infringement

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OTI sues T-Mobile USA, alleges patent infringement
* OTI says T-Mobile USA phones infringe its NFC patent * Says patent involves contactless payments, loyalty payments * Shares rise 8 pct to $1.58 March 27 (Reuters) - Payment technology company On Track Innovations Ltd said on Tuesday it filed a patent ...

The lawsuit is On Track Innovations Ltd. v. T-Mobile USA Inc No. 12-CV-2224.

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ARM seeks better security for connected devices, teams up Gemalto and Giesecke ...
By Sharif Sakr posted Apr 3rd 2012 2:50AM ARM is famous for its low-power chip designs, Gemalto is known for its NFC security features, and Giesecke & Devrient brings some nice nano-SIM notoriety to the table. As a trio, these companies are seeking ...
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Mobile networks partner with Paymark in New Zealand NFC joint venture

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Mobile networks partner with Paymark in NFC joint venture
Computerworld New Zealand
At a checkout, customers will be able to make payments by holding their phone close to an NFC-enabled payment terminal. The transaction will be sent over the banking network. The aim is to create an ecosystem where banks, mobile operators and others, ...
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Google Wallet co-founding engineer jumps ship to Square

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Google Wallet co-founding engineer jumps ship to Square
One of Google Wallet's co-founding engineers has left the Web giant for a job at mobile-payments processor Square. Rob von Behren, who had worked at Google for more than eight years and on the NFC-based Google Wallet since 2009, recently changed his ...
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Kiwis could swap eftpos cards for phone by 2013
Customers will be able to make payments by holding their mobile phone within a couple of centimetres of a terminal which has NFC, 'near-field communications' technology, installed. But before the new payment product can take flight in New Zealand, ...
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"Portugal Telecom has launched an internal pilot of "tmn wallet," a new mobile payments service that combines NFC technology, QR codes and text messages ...
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Report: 700M NFC phones in 2016 ... - Mobile Payments Today
A new report by Sweden-based Berg Insight may give supporters of NFC some encouragement. According to the report, global sales of handsets featuring the ...
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Shipments of NFC-enabled handsets to reach 700 million units in ...
Global sales of handsets featuring Near Field Communication (NFC) increased ten-fold in 2011 reaching 30 million units, a recent report has revealed.
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MasterCard has conducted a survey among commuters in the U.S. and found that many of their frustrations have something to do with transit payments.
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Google Acquires Payment Technology Compnay TxVia

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From the Google Blog

Over the last year, we’ve been hard at work developing Google Wallet, a payment service that makes it possible for people to redeem discounts, earn loyalty points and pay—all at the same time, whether they’re shopping online or at the store around the corner.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve acquired payments technology company TxVia to complement our payments capabilities and accelerate innovation towards our full Google Wallet vision. TxVia is a technology pioneer that offers a fast, flexible and highly reliable payments platform—which we believe is one of the best in the world.

Since 2008, TxVia has supported the management of more than 100 million accounts. They’ve partnered with the industry’s best known brands, and their leadership team has played an instrumental role in defining the fast-growing prepaid card segment of emerging payments. In this time, TxVia has also certified and directly connected to the major payment networks, which establishes a solid foundation for Google Wallet and our partners to drive innovation on a global scale and in a partner friendly way.

Finding and purchasing products is a big part of day-to-day life. At Google, we’re working to create new ways to improve the commerce experience. We’ve worked closely with TxVia over the last year, and they’re a forward-thinking team that will help us take the next steps in realizing the future of commerce. We welcome the TxVia team to Google.

Posted by Osama Bedier, Vice President of Wallet and Payments, Google

Accumulate Potevio to provide mobile payment NFC solutions in China

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Accumulate Potevio to provide mobile payment NFC solutions in China. Accumulate. Wednesday 28 March 2012. Accumulate and Potevio a leading IT equipment ...

EMV in the US: An undecided future

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EMV in the US: An undecided future
Retail Customer Experience
"However long it takes, it will settle on the next universally updated payment methodology in the US, which we still don't know at this time." The problem is that as yet, no standard model has emerged for processing NFC or EMV payments.
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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G review
Rounding out the list of specs, the phone also supports 802.11a/b/g/n (WiFi), Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC, along with free WiFi voice calls, WiFi Direct and both mobile hotspot and USB tethering capabilities. The Blaze 4G is a mid-tier device, but thanks to ...
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Report: Millenials will drive new payment technologies

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Report: Millenials will drive new payment technologies
New research from American Express shows that more than half (52%) of US consumers aged 18-24 are likely to try new technology-enabled payment tools – eg NFC-enabled mobile payments – compared with 23% of 55-65 year olds. Furthermore, 58% of 18-24 year ...
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UL Becomes End-to-End Transaction Security Provider with Acquisition of Collis
MarketWatch (press release)
Its solutions include advisory services, test tools and expert training associated with smart card technology, mobile payments, NFC/TSM, security and risk, transactions, cards, devices and central host systems. "Clients in the world of secure ...
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GuestLogix adds NFC support to airline payment terminal
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Customers on any flight using GuestLogix readers are now able to tap and pay for in-flight snacks and services using their NFC-enabled mobile phones, contactless credit or debit cards, or EMV chip & PIN cards. The XPDA-SP boasts twice the processing ...
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On Track Innovations springs to life
On Track, from Rosh Pina, specializes in digital solutions for contactless identification and payments. It claims that T-Mobile's handsets containing NFC (near field communications) payment solutions infringe one of its patents.
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Sony Xperia S display makes it an Android with class
The Australian
Sony tells us its brand of NFC will work once Google Wallet or other credit card software becomes available for its phones, and when NFC payment terminals are more common in Australian stores. Certainly, NFC in Australia is looking positive with ...
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The Samsung Galaxy Note is perfect for data centric consumers (review)
ZDNet (blog)
Supports up to 21 Mbps HSPA+ I understand that NFC is in the device, but that AT&T has not enabled the functionality. I enjoy using Google Wallet with NFC on my Galaxy Nexus to buy things and also use NFC to scan my Orca transit card to see how much I ...
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That mandate is more important than ever in these early days of mobile payments, with traditional banks and networks having to fend off the outsiders encroaching on their business. Some of the interlopers-they range from startups like Square to more ...
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The rise and rise of the smartphone elite
Like contactless smartcards, NFC devices can initiate communication with each other by mere proximity, which can then kick off mobile payments, strong authentication, or other applications. SA is not lagging here at all: Absa demonstrated NFC payment ...
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Samsung Mobile Offers a Free 2100mAh Battery Kit for the Galaxy Nexus
The Galaxy Nexus runs Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, which offers customers a redesigned user experience with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Near Field Communications (NFC) sharing with Android Beam and a full Web browsing experience.
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UL Becomes End-to-End Transaction Security Provider with Acquisition of Collis

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Leading secure transaction technology provider fulfills UL's comprehensive service line for card and mobile payment industry

NORTHBROOK, Ill. and LEIDEN, NetherlandsApril 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UL, a world leader in advancing safety, announced today the acquisition of Collis, a leading global provider of secure transaction technology and advisory services based in Leiden, Netherlands.  The addition positions UL as the world's first global provider of end-to-end transaction security, interoperability and conformance evaluation and advisory services for the mobile, payment card, eTicketing and ID management sectors.
Collis develops and tests secure transaction technology for banks, governments, mobile network operators and public transport companies.  Its solutions include advisory services, test tools and expert training associated with smart card technology, mobile payments, NFC/TSM, security and risk, transactions, cards, devices and central host systems.
"Clients in the world of secure transactions need a well-known, global trusted brand for all of their independent advisory services, test tools and certification services," said Dirk Jan van den Heuvel, chief executive officer of Collis. "Helping UL respond to this need is a tremendous opportunity for our customers and our people alike."
Collis marks the third acquisition for UL's fast growing transaction security service line, following the additions of RFI Global in June 2010 and Witham Laboratories in January 2012. The growth in expertise, global footprint and capabilities fully extends UL into a worldwide mobile payments industry that is expected to grow 43 percent annually to $984 billion by 2014.[1] 
"Adding Collis' talented team and state-of-the-art technology completes a world-class platform for transaction security evaluation and advisory services," said Sajeev Jesudas, president of UL Verification Services. "Not only does this acquisition fill out our comprehensive line of security evaluation services, but it equips us to advance safety science with the rapid pace of transaction innovation for years to come."
Collis will join the UL Verification Services business unit, which provides testing, inspection, audit and advisory services for a multitude of product categories and market segments, including the electrical, electronic, transaction security, wireless, high-tech, softline and hardline industries.
About Collis Holding B.V.Collis is a market leader in secure transaction technology.  Collis has a strong global team dedicated to delivering innovative solutions to the finance, government, telecom and transport sectors for over a decade.  Collis is an official Visa Chip Migration Partner, MasterCard Accredited Consult & Training Vendor, GlobalPlatform, MobeyForum, Smart Card Alliance, ACT Canada, Swift, ISO (Cards, Road Pricing and Automated Fare Collection), 3GPP, GCF and European Brussels Interoperability Group.
Established in 1997, Collis enjoys official recognition of payment associations (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, American Express and others as well as EMVCo) and is an ISO 9001 certified company. This status confirms that Collis customers can always rely on a high quality of standards and services.  For more information, visit
About ULUL is a premier global independent safety science company with more than 117 years of history.  Employing more than 9,000 professionals in over 100 countries, UL has five distinct business units -- Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services and Verification Services – to meet the expanding needs of our customers and to deliver on our public safety mission.  Additional information about UL may be found at
[1] Yankee Group, "A View from the Trenches: What Consumers Think of Mobile Transactions", Feb. 2011

Former Citigroup Executive Lewis Cohen Joins BillMyParents Strategic Advisory Board

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April 02, 2012 09:31 ET
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) - BillMyParents, Inc. (OTCQBBMPI) (OTCBBBMPI) announced today that Lewis Cohen has joined the company's newly created Strategic Advisory Board. Mr. Cohen brings 28 years of experience at Citigroup, most recently serving as the Executive Vice President, Planning and Strategy, for the Citigroup Global Sector's Chief Data Office.
"Mr. Cohen has an impressive history of proven leadership in strategy and tactic development, analytics, marketing operations and management, on national and global levels," said BillMyParents Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike McCoy. "We are pleased and fortunate to have his guidance as we navigate new markets and expand our business."
Recently retired from Citigroup, Mr. Cohen has held many significant roles in Citi's Consumer Banking businesses. He was the Planning and Strategy Lead for Citigroup's Global Decision Management function, where he was the acting expert in Global Consumer and Business Credit Bureaus, as well as Database Marketing Technology. He also served as the Senior Vice President, Marketing Production and Support for Citigroup U.S. Card Products, where he managed a $270 million marketing program budget and hundreds of team members. Today Mr. Cohen is President of consulting firm Intelligent Database Marketing, Inc., which specializes in innovative ways to use data for both Marketing and Risk Management.
"BillMyParents is well positioned to make a significant impact in the teen payments space," commented Mr. Cohen. "I'm very excited to be a part of their efforts and to help them achieve their goals."
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Universal Vision Group to Merge With Webteh Creating International Pre-Paid Card Issuing Conglomerate in Industry Expected to Surpass $440 Billion by 2017

SOURCE: Universal Vision Group
April 02, 2012 10:00 ET
Deal Brings Hundreds of Clients and Numerous Banking Relationships to New York Based Universal Vision Group
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 2, 2012) - Universal Vision Group Inc. (UVG), a leading provider of prepaid cards and e-commerce software, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Webteh d.o.o. and its founders whereby Webteh will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Vision Group as it expands globally.
The merger will see Webteh bring its Visa and MasterCard registered 3D secure PSP, ensuring full compliance with both certification requirements. In addition Webteh is a listed ISO/MSP in 3 countries with several banks and is fully Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant. Webteh has hundreds of clients internationally as well as numerous banking relationships, bringing immediate value to the amalgamation.
Universal Vision Group is a leading provider of international multi-currency pre-paid cards to both corporate users and consumers on its proprietary software that offers a complete Tier 1 pre-paid card issuer processing infrastructure. The company is also e-commerce Payments Systems Provider with multiple banking relations and clients across America and internationally.
UVG is expanding the business of branded pre-paid cards and other payment solutions to serve the global marketplace and is developing software that will change the future of the industry. With its headquarters, customer and IT support located in Manhattan, UVG provides card management processes, including card issuance, card activation, transaction processing, dispute management, card fraud management, card customer support and card scheme compliance.
Benny Doro, President of Universal Vision Group, commented, "The total value of the branded prepaid card opportunity in the United States is expected to surpass $440 billion by 2017 and as the prepaid segment continues to evolve, public and corporate sectors will drive growth here in America. We intend to capitalize on the biggest sectors by introducing its solutions to the corporate sector, driven primarily by payroll, healthcare and general use branded prepaid."
And Igor Grcman, Senior Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Webteh, noted, "This merger is an exciting move for us and we anticipate a dramatic growth in sales as we grow internationally with our products and services."
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Intuit GoPayment, ‘New York Dog Nanny’ Pamper Pups in the Park

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Pay With Plastic for Dog Care Services Starting at $7; Free Credit Card Readers Available for Small Businesses
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Luxury dog treatments right where dogs play. Services start at $7 for credit card payers, compliments of Intuit GoPayment.
Intuit GoPayment is helping New York Dog Nanny grow by taking its business beyond the storefront to where its customers hang out – the park. Loving dog owners can treat their canines to the “paws that refreshes” with grooming, toys, or treats and conveniently check out with their credit cards. Selected treats and toys will be available for free while supplies last. With GoPayment, New York Dog Nanny accepts credit cards using their mobile phones and tablets wherever they do business.
Intuit is also giving away its GoPayment mobile credit card reader hardware while supplies last. It plugs into the audio jack of a mobile device and lets small businesses swipe and process credit cards on the go so they never miss a sale.
To give New York canines ‘Best in Show’ care; help small businesses never miss a sale.
According to a recent Intuit survey of small businesses, small businesses in the Northeast report an average of $3,900 a month in outstanding payments, creating a $46,800 annual strain on cash flow. Timely payments are critical fuel for small business growth.
Accepting payment by credit cards improves cash flow. Based on a 2012 survey of GoPayment users, more than two-thirds of GoPayment customers new to credit card processing say they have made sales they would not have gotten without GoPayment.
Sisters with a soft spot for dogs.
New York Dog Nanny is co-owned by sisters Cynthia and Sharon Okimoto, who hail from a longtime dog-fostering family. They’ve provided comprehensive and posh dog care products and services to New York City since 2010.
New York Dog Nanny is taking its esteemed dog grooming services mobile to Madison Square Park. Cynthia and Sharon will be available for press interviews on April 4 to discuss how accepting credit cards on the spot via GoPayment has helped them boost their bottom line and customer satisfaction.
Wednesday, April 4 – 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Madison Square Park, 5th Avenue and Broadway, New York City
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Finkelstein Thompson LLP Announces Investigation of Global Payments, Inc.

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WASHINGTON--()--Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Global Payments, Inc. (“Global” or the “Company”) (NYSE: GPN). If you are interested in discussing your rights as a Global shareholder, or have information relating to this investigation, please contact Finkelstein Thompson's Washington, DC offices at (877) 337-1050 or by email at

“[t]he full extent of the breach couldn't be determined”
Global processes credit cards and debit cards for banks and merchants. On March 30, 2012, The Wall Street Journal reported that Global had been “hit by a security breach” that “put some 50,000 cardholders at risk.” This article went on to note that sources indicated “[t]he full extent of the breach couldn't be determined” and that “[i]t wasn't immediately clear if cardholders have been hit by fraudulent transactions.” Global’s stock fell 9% on the news, and trading was halted shortly before noon. Finkelstein Thompson’s investigation focuses on what remedies, if any, are available to Global shareholders.
Finkelstein Thompson LLP has spent over three decades delivering outstanding representation to institutional and individual clients in financial litigation, and has been appointed as lead or co-lead counsel in dozens of shareholder class actions. Indeed, the firm has served in leadership roles in cases that have recovered over $1 billion for investors and consumers. To learn more about Finkelstein Thompson LLP, please visit our web site at Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

The Sony Xperia S includes NFC SmartTags

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NXP and HID Global Enable Mobile Access for NFC Phones
NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI) and HID Global, both trusted leaders in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced their collaboration to introduce a global, generic Mobile Access solution for NFC-enabled mobile phones.
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