Today, in the connected economy, Netflix is following in the Disney tradition by opening a pop-up store that sells merchandise related to its programming. Additionally, Mastercard invests in African tech firm nClude to drive financial inclusion in Egypt, while payments software firm ACI Worldwide partners with FinTech Constant.
Netflix gets drunk on retail exposure
Netflix is launching an immersive media experience called Netflix at The Grove, which will debut this week in Los Angeles’ shopping and entertainment district of the same name. Once inside, visitors will be presented with show-related merchandise and “photo-ready vignettes featuring life-size versions of notable Netflix characters…” the streaming video giant said.
Mastercard supports nClude for greater financial inclusion in Egypt
Mastercard is investing in and working with African technology firm nClude to drive greater financial inclusion across Egypt and enhance the country’s FinTech ecosystem. A venture capital investment platform with a FinTech focus, nClude was created in partnership with Egyptian banks Banque Misr, National Bank of Egypt and Banque Du Caire to help support the North African nation’s digital journey.
ACI Worldwide, constant team to promote digital consumer engagement
Payment software firm ACI Worldwide has partnered with Constant, a FinTech that offers self-service loan management software. The partnership “will enable lenders to increase loan volumes, streamline their collections process, drive revenue and reduce servicing costs” by combining the capabilities of Constant’s ACI Speedpay and CX, the companies said.
How many lattes does a Delta ticket to London cost?
Starbucks hopes to entice travelers by allowing members of its loyalty program to double rewards by also earning Delta SkyMiles. The low conversion rate indicates that the partnership is more of a publicity stunt than an actual benefit to customers, as Starbucks offers loyal US members just one mile per dollar spent. This conversion rate is one-fifth of Delta purchases, which earn five miles for every dollar spent (and even more for frequent flyers).
i2c and Bank of George team to launch gaming credit card
Digital payment and banking technology company i2c has partnered with Bank of George to expand the bank’s gaming payment offerings with a virtual and physical credit card. The digitization of the US gaming ecosystem is projected to reach a total addressable market (TAM) of more than $400 billion, the companies said.
Ambry Hill, eComchain Enables B2B eCommerce for Aircraft Parts Sellers
Software company Ambry Hill Technologies and eCommerce implementation company eComchain are working together to offer aircraft parts sellers a B2B eCommerce store solution. The solution will be part of VistaSuite, Ambry Hill Technologies’ cloud-based business management software for the aviation aftermarket industry.
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