First Data has acquired Transaction Wireless, another company in the gift card industry. The deal likely will give First Data more options to offer customers who use it as a payment platform.
Tom Coombe is a staff writer for Small Business Trends and has worked in the news business for the last 15 years, most of that time in the Lehigh Valley. Tom has done the morning news for WDIY in college, launched AOL's Patch.com in Easton and covered everything from murder to municipal government for the Morning Call. He's talked about apes with Jane Goodall, blogged about TV shows and written music reviews. Tom has also freelanced for WFMZ, the Produce Marketing Association and a number of other publications. A native of Schuylkill County, Tom divides his time between Easton and Lower Bucks County. He graduated from De Sales University in Center Valley.