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InComm OLS, NBS Fuel Gift Card Growth with Gas Pump Integration

Consumers now will be able to use some gift cards to pay at the pump, thanks to a partnership with On-Line Strategies Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of InComm, and National Bankcard Services.


Collinson Group Buys Linkable Networks Platform to Expand in U.S.

Another day, another acquisition—this time with a focus on card-linked offers. London-based Collinson Group, on Sept. 8 announced it’s purchasing “a number of assets” from Boston-based Linkable Networks, including Linkable’s card-linked-offers platform.


Epipoli Acquires Social Shopping Company

Epipoli, the Pay Award-winning Italian gift card distributor with a network of 50,000 stores, has acquired 100 percent of social shopping and offers company Groupalia from entrepreneur Andrea Gualtieri.


Onosys, LevelUp ‘Supercharge’ New Customer Acquisition for Restaurants

LevelUp’s nearly 1 million active users, as well as Chase Pay mobile wallet users, will have access to thousands more restaurants for order- and pay-ahead options, thanks to a deal with Onosys.


ShopKeep Expands into SMB Lending

ShopKeep doesn’t just want to help small businesses accept payments, it wants to help them grow with a new merchant cash advance service. 


GasBuddy Unveils Payment Service with WEX

GasBuddy, a smartphone app helping nearly 70 million drivers find the best gas prices, has unveiled Pay with GasBuddy, a new payment service in partnership with WEX that provides U.S. drivers with discounts.


McDonald’s Taps Capgemini for Digital Push; Burger King Unveils Whoppercoin in Russia

Do you want fries with that? France-based Capgemini is likely to hear that phrase a lot more now that it’s signed a multiyear IT strategic provider agreement with McDonald’s Corp. Meanwhile, Burger King Russia is jumping on the cryptocurrrency bandwagon.


NCR Takes Bigger Bite of Restaurant Business

NCR is hungry for more restaurant business, announcing its third such partnership in the last month. The Duluth, Ga.-based company is working with Performance Food Group to offer its NCR Silver cloud-based, point-of-sale solution to a new group of independent restaurants.


Bridg Raises $11 Million from Morpheus Ventures, March Capital, Visa and NextEquity

Bridg, which claims to be the first marketing software company to leverage point-of-sale data to drive “precision-marketing campaigns” for restaurant and retail brands, has secured $11 million in Series B funding.


Alipay Buzz Continues with Starbucks Deal

Alipay is zipping along in terms of its international expansion. With its latest partnership, the world’s largest online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, is now available for Mainland Chinese tourists at all 242 Starbucks branches across Malaysia.