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
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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
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
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
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
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
Microsoft may be a major player in blockchain but it doesn’t seem to care much about bitcoin. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant dropped support for bitcoin in its online store today, posting the following notice: You can no longer redeem Bitcoin into your Microsoft account. Existing balances in your account will still beRead More
Bank Innovation is pleased to welcome Marley Gray, Microsoft’s director of technology strategy for blockchain and financial services, to our speaker faculty. Gray will discuss corporate banking and blockchains on March 1 in Seattle with JP Jolly of Citigroup and Deva Annamalai of Fiserv.
With the Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox, you need to pay to play. So why are these devices not taken seriously in the payments world? Mobile payments seem to have stalled — just witness the cardcentric future envisioned by presenters at Goldman Sachs & Co.’s financial technology conference this fall.Read More