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MasterCard: Once you tap – you won’t go back!

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Whether at major retailers, grocery stores or parking , using vending machines or taking mass transit and taxis, Europeans love tapping to pay for their everyday purchase. In the last quarter of 2014, tap transactions in Europe grew by 174 % year on year and tappers increased their usage by more than 20%. In the UK and Poland, more than 90% of tappers declared themselves completely satisfied when using contactless to make a payment*. contactless 2Historically, Europeans would have paid for their morning coffee with coins; 10 years later, it’... Read More »

New Kindle e-book about ‘Pay with a Tweet’ launched

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Andre Tribolet, Swiss tourism specialist and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) holder, has now launched his new book about one of the latest viral marketing tools in the constantly changing world of e-commerce: Pay with a Tweet. The e-book, titled 'How to use "Pay with a Tweet" and other Viral Marketing Tools', is available now on Kindle. Pay with a Tweet is an app that customers can download for free. It works as simply as the name suggests; people share the product or content with friends, Twitter followers and other contacts onlin... Read More »

GfK: Global smartphone sales exceed 1.2B units in 2014

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GfK's 2014 sales tracking data shows Latin America is the fastest growing region for smartphones, up 59 percent year-on-year Globally, unit sales of smartphones with larger screens (5”+) grew 180 percent in 2014. GfK forecasts this to be the largest segment in 2015 Emerging markets will drive growth of smartphone sales this year, with those priced below $100 gaining the biggest market share globally. In Q4 2014, all regions saw year-on-year growth in smartphones, both in terms of units and value. The one exception was Developed APAC, whe... Read More »

BT Sport wins rights to more live Premier League football matches

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Matches to be added to line-up featuring exclusive live action from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, FA Cup and top-flight European leagues BT is to show even more live top-flight football matches on its BT Sport TV channels after winning exclusive live rights to 42 Premier League matches in each of the 2016/17 to 2018/19 seasons. This is an increase of four matches per season on the current 38. The new rights will see BT Sport show a live Saturday evening game every Premier League weekend from 2016/17 for three seasons. Thi... Read More »

Lloyds Bank launches mobile phone push notifications to help customers earn cashback

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Customers can now receive push notifications for Everyday Offers straight to their mobile phone 1.5m customers now use the five star rated Lloyds Bank mobile app* Everyday Offers provides cashback discounts covering everything from grocery shopping to clothes, home ware and restaurants at a range of leading retailers. As part of Everyday Offers, ‘It’s On Us’ rewards thousands of Lloyds Bank customers every month by repaying a purchase they have made up to the value of £500. Now, those with the mobile banking app that want to be notified... Read More »

LATINA Style ranks Prudential Financial as a top company for Hispanic women

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“This award reflects the diverse and inclusive culture of Prudential,” said Michele Green, vice president and chief diversity officer for Prudential, who accepted the award at the 17th annual LATINA Style Awards Lunch and Diversity Leaders Conference held last week in Washington, D.C. “We believe that our approach to diversity and inclusion is a strategic growth driver for us. Diversity and inclusion is integrated into the way that we do business, the way we support diverse communities and the way we recruit, develop and engage our employees.” ... Read More »

Mercure unveils the figures of the international casting “The Six Friends Theory”

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The aim is to select a candidate, somewhere around the world, and take him or her to meet an Aboriginal from the Bundjalung tribe in Australia, and prove that they are only 6 degrees of separation away from each other! The casting call opened on January 20th and Internet users can take part on the Mercure Facebook page. The application procedure is simple. Candidates simply have to post a video up to 1 minute long on Facebook, capturing their personality, what they are passionate about, what drives them, their plans, their talents and so for... Read More »

Orion Systems Integrators expands its Board of Directors with appointment of two accomplished Industry Veterans

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Orion Systems Integrators ("Orion"), a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to the Fortune 500 and other large and mid-market customers, today announced the appointment of Mark Gerencser and Geoff Nyheim to the company's Board of Directors, as the company prepares for accelerating growth. "We welcome Mark and Geoff to the Board of Directors and look forward to working with them as Orion expands its global presence and customer relationships," said Sunil Mehta, Chief Executive Officer of Orion. "As one of the fast... Read More »

Siemens drives structural optimization and growth orientation

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Management informs employee representatives about impact of new organizational structure As part of the streamlining of administrative and overhead functions announced in May 2014, about 7,800 jobs to be cut worldwide – including 3,300 in Germany Savings of about €1 billion to be invested in innovation, productivity and growth initiatives Workforce size worldwide to remain virtually stable Plans call for cutting about 3,300 jobs in Germany. "We now want to begin talks with the relevant employee representatives as soon as possible and s... Read More »

New strategy mobilises all EU tools and €1 billion for Syria and Iraq

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With this substantial package, the EU will ensure steady and predictable funding for essential priorities: relief, stabilisation and development in the region, as well as countering the threat posed by terrorist groups like Da'esh. These political, social, and humanitarian measures target Syria and Iraq, but also Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini said: " This package will strengthen our actions to help restore peace and security in a region that is so close to us and that has been devastated by... Read More »

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