Bancnet, established in 1996, is located in Houston, Texas. The company specializes in Point-of-Sale Electronics and is a Certified Repair Facility for most leading brand Point-of-Sale Manufacturers including Verifone, Hypercom, Nurit, Thales-Talento, Linkpoint, Ingenico-IVI, Magtek, RDM, Citizen, and others. The company also provides Equipment Deployment, Accessories, and Supplies to credit card processors and companies that represent them.
Vodafone SmartPass launch in Germany supported by Wirecard -- 11:54:26(CST)12-13-2013 Munich, Germany, Dec. 13, 2013 -- Today Vodafone Germany is launching its new mobile wallet with the integrated Vodafone SmartPass Visa payment application. The Wirecard Group will be handling all technical and financial services for the Vodafone SmartPass card solution from Vodafone. This includes issuing both plastic and digital Visa cards for the wallet through the Wirecard Card Solutions subsidiary. The Vodafone SmartPass payment app is now being launched in Dusseldorf, where there are already around 800 NFC acceptance points. In the first quarter of 2014, the service will be successively expanded across the whole of Germany.
Microsoft joins FIDO's board -- 11:52:45(CST)12-13-2013 Mountain View, Calif., Dec. 12, 2013 -- The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an industry consortium revolutionizing online authentication with the first standards-based specifications, today announced that Microsoft has joined the Alliance as a member of the Board of Directors. Microsoft is committed to working with the FIDO Alliance to produce open standards that will ensure interoperability among strong authentication methods and technologies. Representing the preeminent desktop and enterprise software vendor, and as the third leading mobile platform provider to join the FIDO Alliance board, Microsoft joins Google, BlackBerry and many other industry leaders in making FIDO specifications the global standard for post-password authentication.
Loop secures over $10 million in angel round funding -- 11:50:46(CST)12-13-2013 Boston, Dec. 12, 2013 -- Loop, the first smartphone-enabled commerce solution accepted at virtually every point-of-sale terminal, today announces it has secured more than $10 million in funding and will start shipping its mobile app and its first AppCessory, the Loop Fob, to its pre-order customers and Kickstarter backers this month.
LifeLock acquires Lemon -- 11:48:38(CST)12-13-2013 Tempe, Ariz., Dec. 12, 2013 -- LifeLock, Inc. (NYSE: LOCK), the leading provider of identity theft protection services, today announced the acquisition of mobile wallet innovator Lemon for approximately $42.6 million in cash. In addition, in connection with the transaction, LifeLock has agreed to issue equity customary for a transaction of this size that will vest over the next three years.
Merchant Cash and Capital tackles Obamacare in small business survey -- 01:47:31(CST)12-12-2013 New York, Dec. 12, 2013 -- As individuals continue to navigate confusing messages and faulty websites seeking new insurance, small business owners are also struggling to understand the impact that the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, will have on their day-to-day business operations, according to a recent survey* by Merchant Cash and Capital (MCC), a leading alternative financing company for small businesses.
Sonavation joins FIDO Alliance -- 11:32:45(CST)12-12-2013 Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Mountain View, Calif., Dec. 12, 2013 -- The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an industry consortium revolutionizing online authentication with the first standards-based specifications, and Sonavation (www.sonavation.com), creators of the world's most advanced biometric authentication platform and applications leveraging advanced ultrasound imaging technologies and patented data encryption methodologies, today announced that the company has joined the FIDO Alliance. As a FIDO Alliance sponsor member, Sonavation will work with fellow members including Google, LG Electronics, Lenovo, MasterCard, and PayPal, and Goldman Sachs to eliminate pins and passwords, reduce online fraud, and safeguard personal data, transactions, and identity with its patented deep tissue ultrasound imaging sensors and advanced data encryption technologies.