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Hopscotch Partners With Filipino Telecom PLDT on Fan Apps

11.12.2015 in #News

In Southeast Asia, Hopscotch is PLDT’s mobile-app provider of choice for sports teams, live events and concerts NOVEMBER 12, 2015 Hopscotch, a mobile-solutions provider for sports teams and event organizers, announced today that it has signed an exclusive agreement with the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (“PLDT”) (NYSE: PHI) (PSE:TEL), the largest Filipino telecommunications company. Hopscotch will build mobile apps for PLDT’s sports, media and entertainment properties. Through the PLDT partnership, Hopscotch has already produced apps for the Philippine Basketball Association, as well as for concerts by Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5. “What we do best is create thrilling mobile experiences that bring teams and event organizers closer to their fans than ever before,” said Laurence Sotsky, founder and CEO of Hopscotch. “Our PLDT partnership gives us unprecedented access to Southeast Asia’s most fan-filled and fun-filled events.” PLDT Capital’s co­-managing director Winston Damarillo said, “More and more ...

Mobile Banking A Hit With Nearly Half Of Mobile Device Owners

09.7.2015 in #News

Posted on September 7, 2015 By pymnts A recent survey by the American Bankers Association found that two in five Americans (roughly 39 percent) use a mobile device to access and manage their bank account at least once a month, with 45 percent reporting using mobile banking in general. “It’s no surprise that mobile banking has become more popular given banks’ increased investment in this technology,” Nessa Feddis, ABA’s senior vice president and deputy chief counsel for consumer protection and payments, said in a news release. “Smartphones and tablets have become such an essential part of daily life for many Americans. Mobile banking is another way that institutions are making it more convenient for their customers to manage their accounts anytime and anywhere.” The ABA announced the results of its annual survey of 1,000 U.S. adults late last week. Independent market research firm Ipsos Public Affairs conducted the survey. When survey participants were asked how often they used ...

TransFirst® and PatientPay Announce Sales Partnership

09.1.2015 in #Press

Sept. 1, 2015 SOURCE TransFirst, LLC HAUPPAUGE, New York, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TransFirst®, a leading provider of electronic transaction processing services, has formed a strategic sales partnership with PatientPay, an online practice management and payment technology for healthcare practices. TransFirst will provide payment processing solutions that will integrate with the PCI-compliant PatientPay technology, creating a seamless online payment experience for providers to offer their patients. The collection of patient receivables is one of the most often cited issues currently facing healthcare providers. According to industry analysts, patients' out-of-pocket healthcare expenses are expected to reach more than $1 trillion in the coming years, as fee-for-service insurance reimbursement to physicians transitions to more value-based models and high-deductible health insurance plans become more commonplace. In order to collect the increasing amount of payments for which their patients are responsible, practices must expend increasing amounts of time and money to avoid write-offs. The combined TransFirst and PatientPay ...

Bitcoin Technology Piques Interest on Wall St.

08.28.2015 in #News

AUGUST 28, 2015 By NATHANIEL POPPER Most people still think of Bitcoin as the virtual currency used by drug dealers and shadowy hackers looking to evade the authorities. But the innovations that helped turn Bitcoin into the most popular virtual currency are now being viewed as a potentially enormous disruptive force for several industries, including accounting, music and law. Nowhere, though, are more money and resources being spent on the technology than on Wall Street — the very industry that Bitcoin was created to circumvent. “There is so much pull and interest on this right now,” said Derek White, the chief digital officer at Barclays, the British global bank, which has a team of employees working on about 20 experiments that explore how the technology underlying Bitcoin might change finance. “That comes from a recognition that, ‘Wow, we can use this to change the fundamental model of how we operate to create our ...

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