Enabling Technologies

This Mobile Payments Company recently Raised $9.4 Mn in Verizon led Round

Flint Mobile raised $9.4 Mn in funding from Verizon’s investment arm, Verizon Ventures. It offers a smartphone-enabled payment service. The company has also attracted other investors like Digicel, Storm Ventures, True Ventures and Peninsula Ventures. Flint showcases itself as a competitor to Square Reader. It is a pure software-based service...

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Authentication & Security

Announcing the First LTP9 Leaderboards: Companies Leading the Way in Fraud and Authentication

Let’s Talk Payments is excited to publish the first ever leaderboard analysis of one of the most crucial elements of the payments industry - Fraud and Authentication. Considering the high degree of competition and the continuous innovation in this space, we have developed two separate LTP9 leaderboards for this category:...

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Payments

Alipay has Something in Store for Western Retailers as well

Alipay, the payments subsidiary of alibaba group Holdings Ltd., is extending its payment services to Western retailers starting with U.S. It has launched a new service dubbed as “ePass” which would enable U.S. retailers to e-commerce shoppers in China. ePass doesn’t offer a translation service as of now, so initially...

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BankTech

Welch ATM is now part of Cardtronics

Cardtronics USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cardtronics, has acquired the Welch ATM business for approximately $160 million. Cardtronics, Inc. is one of the world's largest retail ATM owner/operator, had announced acquisition of Welch ATM, a retail ATM services company, earlier this year. The combined company will bring a...

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Payments

Now Review as well as Book a Hotel Room with Yelp

Yelp has partnered with Hipmunk to integrate hotel bookings into its business review platform. Yelp already offers users a way to purchase from other businesses but this is the first time it is doing so with hotel bookings. The motive behind the initiative is to enable users to make hotel...

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