TIP SHEET: Vix and Kuba Ready to Merge? Also: Czech Vendor Wins in Sweden; Overhaul in Miami; Singapore ABT Update; Masabi Contract Expected

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For several industry observers, the naming earlier this month of Kuba CEO Aaron Ross to also lead Vix Technology–replacing former Vix chief David Maitland–looks at lot like the start of an unannounced Vix-Kuba merger. Vix and Kuba are already sister...

Special Report–France: Strong Growth in Open Loop, but Mainly for Occasional Riders; Paris Still Missing in Action

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Nearly 50 cities or regions have adopted open-loop payments in France or are scheduled to launch within the next year (see table on this page), with more in the pipeline.  It may be premature, however, to call France an open-loop hotspot like the UK and...

Top Cubic Executives Complain of ‘Serious Concerns’ about Tender Process in Selection of Rival Conduent in Australia: Reports

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U.S.-based Cubic Corp. sent a letter of complaint to the premier of the Australian state of Victoria in Melbourne, contending that a flawed procurement process led to the selection of rival vendor Conduent for a 15-year, AU$1.7 billion (US$1.1 billion),...