FreedomPay, Vista Technology Services to deliver field services to merchants across Europe

FreedomPay has announced that it has entered into a global technology project and support partnership with Vista Technology Services (Vista). The three-year partnership will give FreedomPay immediate access to over 4,000 engineers in over 30 European countries to manage the installation and maintenance of payment solutions from simple to complex across the region. The agreement provides an on-site – enhanced and personalised – 24/7 service to FreedomPay customers. Vista will provide fully P2PE compliant warehousing and logistics designed to maintain a full ‘chain of custody’ throughout the delivery, installation, and maintenance lifecycles of FreedomPay’s payment platform systems...

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Sense Photonics Comes out With High-Tech Flash LiDAR

Tesla's approach to autonomy has been multiple cameras, sensors, and a super-powerful computer. A lot of specialists agree with Tesla. But now, a new startup believes it has developed a LiDAR system that's much better than current ones. As Forbes reports, North Carolina-based startup Sense Photonics has developed a system called flash LiDAR architecture. According to Sense Photonics' CEO Scott Burroughs, who spoke with the outlet on the phone, the system is "very simple, has no moving parts, fully solid state." The fact that there are no moving parts isn't the only thing that's different from other LiDAR systems...

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Ceterus Among Inc. Magazine's Annual List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies

CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine today revealed that Ceterus is No. 2110 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. Ceterus provides a done-for-you accounting and benchmarked reporting solution for entrepreneurs as well as an accounting technology solution for CPA firms...

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Pendo to triple workforce in UK, says growth is exceeding expectations

RALEIGH – Fast-growing cloud computing software firm Pendo is planning to add additional workers at its operations in the U.K., citing as one reason growth that is exceeding expectations. The Raleigh-based firm, which is committed to adding hundreds of workers in its home city and relocating to a new headquarters, says revenue in Europe-Middle E East-Africa markets has already achieved 130 percent of its revenue goal in the first six months of operations. Pendo says it also has added 36 customers...

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Trussle CEO urges government to ensure shared ownership changes are 'financially beneficial' for borrowers

The government’s changes to shared ownership must be “financially beneficial” for mortgage borrowers, urges Ishaan Malhi, CEO and founder at Trussle (pictured above). The new measures aim to help more people get on the property ladder and allow them to increase their share at lower increments. As a result, people will be able to buy their home in 1% chunks, rather than 10% at a time. Ishaan explained that those on lower incomes often struggled to get any kind of a foothold on the housing ladder...

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Goodlord updates product and guidance ahead of Welsh Tenant Fee Ban

Property technology company Goodlord has updated its core product and issued guidance for Welsh clients ahead of the Tenant Fee Ban coming into force in Wales on 1st September. From September 1st, Goodlord’s platform will ensure every tenancy in Wales is compliant with the new regulations. Whilst the new legislation is similar to that brought into force in England in June, there are some key differences for letting agents operating in Wales. With Welsh letting agents facing a loss of, on average, £181.15 in fees per tenancy, the legislation is likely to result in a major shakeup for lettings agents and landlords, as well as a new rental reality for tenants...

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Kabbage secures $200M to fuel its AI-based loans platform for small businesses

Kabbage, the AI-based small business loans platform backed by SoftBank and others, is adding more firepower to its lending machine: the Atlanta-based startup has secured an additional $200 million in the form of a revolving credit facility from an unnamed subsidiary of a large life insurance company, managed and administered by 20 Gates Management, and Atalaya Capital Management.

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FreedomPay and Agilysys Renew Partnership Providing for Commerce Solutions

FreedomPay, the leading global consumer-centric commerce payments platform, today announced an extension and expansion of its five-year partnership with Agilysys, a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, with a goal of building upon an already successful partnership to increase the market presence and business success for both companies…

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Trussle reiterates desire for mortgage switch guarantee

Trussle has stepped up its campaign to see a mortgage switch guarantee via a parliamentary reception. Sponsored by shadow city minister Jonathan Reynolds MP, Atom Bank director of intermediary lending Maria Harris, Citizens Advice policy lead Morgan Wild, Trussle founder and chief executive Ishaan Malhi as well as the aforementioned minister gave speeches outlining why they believe that introducing a new set of standards to help customers avoid moving onto a standard variable rate is in the best interest for the customer…

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Yves Rocher partners with Hootsuite to grow social media presence

Cosmetics giant Yves Rocher is looking to expand its online customer base through a new partnership with social media management platform Hootsuite. The French retailer is using Hootsuite’s Enterprise platform to consolidate its tools in one platform, allowing it to monitor its social media activity over different channels and respond more quickly to customer inquiries…

 

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Sense Photonics raises $26 million to expand depth sensing for autonomous vehicles and industrial robotics

DURHAM, N.C., June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/
Sense Photonics, a company building the next generation of LiDAR and 3D sensor solutions for autonomous vehicles, industrial equipment and other applications, announced today that they have closed a $26 million Series A funding round. The round was co-led by Acadia Woods and Congruent Ventures, with participation from a number of other investors, including Prelude Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Shell Ventures, Hemi Ventures and IPD Capital...

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