Post Tagged with: "Microsoft"

Open-Source Card-Linking Code Could Open Loyalty Programs to All

Open-Source Card-Linking Code Could Open Loyalty Programs to All

by January 9, 2017 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

The CardLinx Association has partnered with Microsoft to release open-source software for card-linked rewards programs, it was announced today. The move could open up rewards programs to a wide swath of retailers, particularly using mobile devices as the vehicle. Microsoft has made the code for its software Earn publicly available forRead More

Is Social Media Key to Hitting the Trillions for (Fin)Tech Companies?

Is Social Media Key to Hitting the Trillions for (Fin)Tech Companies?

by December 27, 2016 at 9:34 am 1 comment

Could Microsoft be the first technology company to earn a one trillion market value? Analyst Michael Markowski seems to think so, citing the technology giant’s recent acquisition of professional social media site LinkedIn as the boost that pushed Microsoft into the race. According to Markowski, this places Microsoft alongside digitalRead More

D+H, RBC Launch Lending Simulation for Better Performance

D+H, RBC Launch Lending Simulation for Better Performance

by December 12, 2016 at 9:54 am 1 comment

Financial technology solutions provider D+H has launched Barometer today, a software-as-a-service assessment and training solution for lenders, in partnership with the Royal Bank of Canada, which is one of the largest financial institutions in the country. Both companies are based in Toronto. “Barometer is a lending simulation, the first of itsRead More

Bank of America, Chase the Latest Banks to Buy into Blockchain

Bank of America, Chase the Latest Banks to Buy into Blockchain

by October 4, 2016 at 10:22 am 1 comment

So much has happened with blockchain over the past couple of weeks—so very much—but let’s talk about the banks: Firstly, Bank of America is the latest to join the ranks of financial institutions experimenting with blockchain. Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently announced at Sibos that it was collaborating withRead More

Will Cortana Pay My Bills Soon?

Will Cortana Pay My Bills Soon?

by June 30, 2016 at 11:42 am 1 comment

The long-awaited Windows 10 anniversary update is just around the corner (Aug. 2, to be precise), and yesterday Microsoft finally laid out what users should expect. Among other upgrades, Microsoft’s voice-activated digital assistant – Cortana – is getting a do-over, as well. She will now be better integrated with WindowsRead More

MasterCard, Microsoft Integrate Cloud Services

MasterCard, Microsoft Integrate Cloud Services

by June 29, 2016 at 11:41 am 3 comments

MasterCard has partnered with Microsoft to integrate its cloud-based payments platform with the tech giant’s cloud-based ERP solution, the companies said this morning. The payment platform, Simplify Commerce, will allow the more than 20,000 Microsoft Dynamics users accept online and call center payments, as well as provide automatic updates on securityRead More

Bank of America Back on Windows Phones

Bank of America Back on Windows Phones

by June 8, 2016 at 9:49 am 1 comment

After a yearlong absence, Bank of America’s mobile app is now available on Windows mobile devices. BofA announced last year that starting “early” March 2015 it will no longer support its mobile app on Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, and Windows Phone 8 mobile devices, suggesting customers access their accounts online. The appRead More

Greek Bank Launches Skype Banking [VIDEO]

Greek Bank Launches Skype Banking [VIDEO]

by June 2, 2016 at 10:06 am 5 comments

Now, even Skype is a banking channel. The Cooperative Bank of Epirus (CBE), based in Ioannina, Greece, has launched video customer service using Skype in April for its online banking customers. Currently in testing with a select group of customers, the service will roll out to all customers “in the near future,” accordingRead More

Wanted: A Slackbot for Banking

Wanted: A Slackbot for Banking

by April 8, 2016 at 2:39 pm 6 comments

Slack is great for messaging, sharing documents, and annoying coworkers with unnecessary emojis — but how about taking care of the odd financial transaction? Nearly 2.5 million people (and, as of this week, including the Bank Innovation team) spend a significant portion of their day on the team collaboration toolRead More

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USAA Takes the Bitcoin Baton from Microsoft

by March 17, 2016 at 9:07 am 0 comments

A lot has happened in the bitcoin multiverse this week, some seemingly positive for the embattled cryptocurrency, some decidedly negative. Starting with Microsoft dropping online bitcoin support for obscure, possibly bureaucratic reasons to the same announcement’s heavy backlash from disgruntled users wondering what in the computerized world is the ostensible motivationRead More