Thursday , November 26, 2020

Gmail Gaining Shopping and Purchasing Capabilities and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/23/20

  • Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit announced it is enabling shopping and purchasing within its Gmail email service via an agreement with Skipify Inc., a payments provider that relies on artificial intelligence technology.
  • North Lane Technologies, formerly Wirecard North America Inc., and daVinci Payments have banded together to create Syncapay Inc., a holding company for payment-technology and products companies. Both North Lane and daVinci will operate under the Syncapay umbrella. The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter.
  • Connected Processing Services LLC, an ATM services provider, agreed to use the REN Foundation software from Euronet USA LLC, a unit of Euronet Worldwide Inc., for 10 years. The software manages all traditional and digital payment types. Connected’s network includes more than 100,000 U.S ATMs.
  • Netspend, a unit of Global Payments Inc., said it has reached sponsorship deals with Austin FC, a Major League Soccer club. In addition to club merchandise, the deals include naming Netspend an official digital partner of the club and the official prepaid debit Mastercard provider.
  • Some 79% of consumers agree cybersecurity is as much of a concern to them now as it was a year ago, or more so, according to Fiserv Inc.’s 2020 Fraud and Security Survey. The canvass covered 1,037 U.S. citizens age 18 to 74.
  • Mercator Advisory Group released its “Crowded Gateway Landscape Offers Much to Online Merchants, Part 2: U.S. Market Company Profiles” report.
  • Payments provider ACI Worldwide Inc. appointed Charles Bobrinskoy and Didier Lamouche to its board as independent directors. A former Citigroup Inc. executive, Bobrinskoy is vice chairman at Ariel Investments LLC. Lamouche is the former president and chief executive of Oberthur Technologies Group SAS (now Idemia France).

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