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Sift raises $50 million, expands leadership team

Thursday, April 22, 2021 — 13:40:58 (EDT)

SAN FRANCISCO–– April 22, 2021 ––Sift, the leader in Digital Trust & Safety, today announced a $50 million funding round that values the company at more than $1 billion. The financing was led by global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, with participation from Union Square Ventures and Stripes. The new funding will be used to continue expanding the company’s product portfolio and to scale its product, engineering, and sales teams globally. The company also announ...

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MAGIC Hackathon reveals 2021 winners

Thursday, April 22, 2021 — 10:13:25 (EDT)

WESTMINSTER, MD - March 30th, 2021 - The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is pleased to announce the winners of their annual Hackathon. This year’s event was virtual, a 5-day app design sprint and business pitch competition. Students collaborated over Discord and presented to a panel of judges via Zoom. The presentations can be viewed on MAGIC’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/MAGICWestMD The free event attracted over 50 high school and college stud...

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illimity, viafintech add viacash feature to mobile banking

Thursday, April 22, 2021 — 10:10:52 (EDT)

Milan, 07 April 2021 – viafintech and illimity Bank S.p.A. (“illimity” or the “Bank”) announce a partnership whereby customers of illimitybank.com - the illimity Group’s digital direct bank-, can use the viacash feature in their mobile banking app. The service, which is provided by viafintech, is branded as “Cash Deposit” in the bank’s own app and allows customers to deposit cash in a smart and efficient way, while doing grocery. From today, illimitybank.com customers will b...

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NFC Forum releases mobile security, cryptography specs

Thursday, April 22, 2021 — 09:31:16 (EDT)

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – April 22, 2021 – The NFC Forum, the global standards body for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, released today two specifications that offer cryptology security for NFC. The new NFC specifications provide security for NFC-enabled mobile devices by using a cryptographic framework to enable development of secure NFC applications protecting the confidentiality and the privacy of NFC communications. The specifications can be used to improve the security of application...

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Equipment finance confidence soars in April

Thursday, April 22, 2021 — 08:49:30 (EDT)

Washington, DC, April 22, 2021 – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the April 2021 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 76.1, an all-time high and an increase from the March...

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Giesecke+Devrient raises Earth Day awareness

Thursday, April 22, 2021 — 08:24:44 (EDT)

Munich, 22 April 2021 – Earth Day once again serves as an opportunity to raise public awareness of the need to protect our planet. As part of this day of action, Giesecke+Devrient is demonstrating how companies can live up to their responsibility towards this goal. More than 175 countries around the world participate in the promotion of an eco-friendly lifestyle on today’s Earth Day – an annual day of action. This year’s international motto is "Restore our Earth". In this regard com...

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TimeTrade SilverCloud POPi/o to enhance CX

Thursday, April 22, 2021 — 08:08:36 (EDT)

TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 20, 2021 – TimeTrade SilverCloud, an industry-leading provider of customer engagement solutions, and POPi/o Mobile Video Cloud (POPi/o), a provider of video banking and collaborative technology, today announced a partnership to enhance financial institutions’ capability to conduct virtual meetings between knowledgeable banking staff and account holders or prospects. This partnership will allow consumers to conveniently schedule appointments with the right resources at...

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MYPINPAD certified by Australian Payments Network

Thursday, April 22, 2021 — 08:02:31 (EDT)

22nd APRIL 2021, CARDIFF: MYPINPAD, a global leader in secure personal authentication solutions has received certification from the Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet), the self-regulatory body for Australian payments. Australian payment regulations stipulate that all new card-acceptance technology must undergo an evaluation to assess the security, integrity and network operability and be approved by AusPayNet prior to market deployment. Today’s announcement makes history as the first Paym...

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Deluxe to acquire First American Payment Systems

Thursday, April 22, 2021 — 07:27:42 (EDT)

Shoreview, MN & Fort Worth, TX – April 22, 2021 – Deluxe (NYSE: DLX), a Trusted Business Technology™ company, today announced an agreement to acquire First American Payment Systems (“First American”) for $960 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. This transaction is expected to accelerate the company’s transformation into a leading payments technology company as part of its One Deluxe strategy. First American is a privately owned, industry-leading, large-scale paym...

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Birch joins Crypto Wallet Zumo

Thursday, April 22, 2021 — 07:21:13 (EDT)

April 20, Edinburgh - Zumo is pleased to announce that Liam Birch has joined the team as Senior Product Owner. Liam joins the Zumo team at a time of massive growth in the crypto space. He will be instrumental in leveraging the brand’s continued success as it moves past 50,000 users and launches the Zumo Convertible debit card. Zumo’s mission is to make crypto accessible to all and Liam’s experience will make him a crucial part of its ambitious expansion plans. Reporting ...

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