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 Nathan Conz

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Community Banks Take Their Message to the Web

The Huffington Post's Move Your Money campaign provides community banks with another example of the Web's value as a communications channel with customers, potential customers and the public at large.

Mobile Giving Outpacing Mobile Payments

As indicated by the in flux of text message-based donations to Haiti earthquake relief foundations, mobile giving has taken off, but the mobile payments space as a whole has a long way to go.

NY AG Files Lawsuit Against Bank of America

The New York Attorney general's office announced late this morning that it has filed civil charges against Bank of America, relating to the Charlotte, N.C.-based financial institution's acquisition of Merrill Lynch. The NY AG says that the bank, former CEO Ken Lewis and former CFO Joseph L. Price, misled investors when acquiring the investment firm in late 2008.

The Case for Data Mapping

A, um, wise man once said, "There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. These are things we do not know we don't know."

Microsoft: Hackers Used IE Vulnerability in Google Hack

More details are beginning to emerge as the technology community further investigates hacks that originated in China that targeted Google and other corporations. Yesterday afternoon, Microsoft announced that a vulnerability in Internet Explorer was exploited as part of the hacks.

IWeek: IBM to Reorganize Software Group

Our colleagues over at InformationWeek ran an exclusive story yesterday afternoon, reporting that Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM intends to reorganize its software group.

Google Reconsiders China Strategy After Hack

Google is rethinking its involvement in the Chinese market, after uncovering a serious hacking attempt against the company and many others that originated in China.

FTC Sues Intel for Stifling Competition

In a new lawsuit filed on Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is alleging that Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker Intel has stifled competition in the microprocessor market.

Fraud: Social Media Heightens New Threats

As fraudsters increasingly seek to exploit weaknesses in consumers' defenses through social engineering schemes rather than hack vulnerabilities in banks' security systems, the need for enterprisewide solutions to detect fraud across channels is greater than ever.

IBM to Acquire Lombardi

IBM has entered a definitive agreement to acquire business process management (BPM) software and services firm Lombardi.

TARP Extended Through October 2010

Since I'm conscientiously objecting to pay attention to anything related to Tiger Woods, his alleged infidelities or his Swedish mother-in-law, the biggest news today, in my opinion, comes out of Washington, where the Obama administration has announced plans to extend the troubled assets relief program (TARP) through next October.

Citigroup, Wells Fargo Disagree with Government on TARP Repayment

With Bank of America having repaid its TARP loans last week, others are looking to follow suit. That is proving, however, easier said than done. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday morning that both Citigroup and Wells Fargo have found themselves at odds with the federal government over the amount of capital each will be required to raise to exit the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

SAP Launches Banking Suite

SAP has launched SAP banking service 7.0, a set of innovations to its industry-specific banking software suite.

NY Fed Could Have Done More in AIG Negotiations

Apparently, the New York Fed could have done more last year when it was negotiating with AIG trading partners. At least that's what Troubled Asset Relief Program special inspector general Neil M. Barofsky suggests in a government report officially released today.

ING to Divest ING Direct

ING has announced that it will divest its Internet bank, ING Direct USA, as part of a restructuring plan to separate its banking and insurance businesses required by regulators.

AnswerMine Launches Mortgage Analytics Service

AnswerMine Group has released the Mortgage Analytics Service, an analytics-based solution for targeted mortgage restructuring, mortgage portfolio valuation and risk management.

BS&T Executive Summit: If They Were Banks...

During the opening session of this year's Bank Systems & Technology Executive Summit, US Bancorp EVP and chief strategy officer Mac McCullough discussed how, in 2007, the bank developed the Enterprise Revenue Office (ERO), with an eye on cultivating more organic growth.

GreenBank Offers Unembossed Debit Cards

GreenBank has implemented Dynamic Card Solutions' (DCS) software and flat card printers to instantly issue unembossed MasterCard debit cards at the branch level.

MasterCard Partners With CyberShift

MasterCard Worldwide and CyberShift have announced to provide businesses with CyberShift's Expense Management Automation (EMA) solution.

ICBA Debuts YouTube Series

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) has launched a video series running on YouTube geared towards consumer education.

Wolters Kluwer Strengthens Anti-Fraud Solution

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services has strengthened its Wiz Sentri: Anti-Fraud platform, which aims to help U.S. and U.K. financial institutions prevent cash management-related crimes.

Garda Cash Logistics Names CISO

Garda Cash Logistics has appointed Barbara Danzi to the newly created position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

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