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Xoom launches service to Austria, Belgium, Greece, and Portugal

Consumers save time and money sending money with Xoom Vs. bank wires

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 7, 2015 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has expanded its service to include Austria, Belgium, Greece and Portugal.

Xoom offers fast deposits and can deposit money in as little as 24 hours when customers send by 4:00 p.m. IST (Irish Standard Time). Transactions submitted after that time will be deposited in two business days.

Sending money to AustriaBelgiumGreece and Portugal with Xoom is easier and more affordable than going to a bank. Consumers no longer need to waste time going to the bank and standing in line to wire funds. Xoom is available online at and offers a mobile app for iOS, Android and Amazon phones.

The cost to send money with Xoom when paying with a U.S.-based bank account is $4.99 to send up to $2,999. Recipients will not be charged fees from the receiving bank, which is typical on wire transfers.

“Historically, to send money to AustriaBelgiumGreece, and Portugal, expats were forced to use bank wires, which are typically slower and cost more in fees,” said Iain Allison, Xoom’s head of business development for Europe. “Xoom now allows expats from these countries to deposit money more quickly and affordably – using or the mobile app. Plus, customer service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” added Allison.

About Xoom Xoom is a leading digital money transfer provider that enables consumers to send money, pay bills, and send mobile reloads for family and friends around the world in a secure, fast, and cost-effective way, using their mobile phone, tablet, or computer. During the 12 months ended March 31, 2015, Xoom’s more than 1.3 million active customers sent approximately $7.0 billion with Xoom. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at


Call it a Summer Soccer Festival

What is it about this time of year for football fans? Everywhere you look, there’s a lot of football going on – and in far-flung locations, too.

Call it a Summer Soccer Festival, and it stars not only the Copa America that’s taking place in Chile, but also the Women’s World Cup, which is being contested at the same time in Canada.

The women are more than up to the task of sharing the spotlight with their male counterparts. The knockout rounds are fast-approaching in locations all over Canada and the top teams are asserting themselves, just as many expected.

Germany and Norway look like the powerhouses in Group B, Japan seems poised to rule Group C, the same for Brazil in Group E. The most competitive may be Group F, where Colombia, England, France and even Mexico are trying to assert themselves and move on.

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Meanwhile, follow all the action of the 44th Copa America, where Chile and Bolivia are among the points leaders – and they’re together in the same group.

For football fans, there is much at stake, whether it’s happening in Canada with the Women’s World Cup, or in Chile at the Copa America.


Team India Takes on Australia in the Seventh and Final One Day International (ODI)

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It is once again cricket as usual for Team India as it takes on Australia in the seventh and final One Day International (ODI) on Nov. 2 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

The last match of Team Australia’s tour of India showcases two of cricket’s global powerhouses and should shine the direction of the spotlight back on the pitch, relegating to the background the spot-fixing scandal that led to lifetime bans for two players in September by the Board of Cricket Control in India.  The scandal occurred in last year’s Indian Premier League.

Fans of Team India are celebrating the 30th anniversary this year of one of the biggest upsets in Cricket ODIs, the 1983 victory by Team India over the West Indies in the final of the World Cup.

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Captained by Mahendra Singh Dhonai and led by left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh, Team India is the reigning champion in the 50-over format, but has had its hands full with Australia, which is wrapping up its 24-day tour against Team India.


Australia looks to avoid loss at The Ashes

The Ashes are about to get started again.

With England in command of The Ashes 2013, Australia looks to help climb out of its hole and storm back into contention.

England won the first two Tests against Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, as well as Lord's Cricket Ground in London. The third Test will take place at Old Trafford in Manchester starting on Thursday, August 1, at 6 a.m. EDT, and will continue through the weekend until Monday, August 5.

In order to win The Ashes, Australia will need to take the remaining Tests. After the meeting in Manchester, the two sides will head to the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street from Friday, August 9, until Tuesday August 13. The final meeting between the two sides takes place on Wednesday, August 21 at the Kennington Oval in London. This will continue until Sunday, August 25.

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England takes command in second Ashes Test

England took a commanding lead against Australia during the second Test.

England is now in full control of The Ashes, as the side recently defeated Australia in the second Test at Lord's Cricket Ground.

England managed to defeat Australia by 347 runs as the home side posted a 361 and a 349-7 after a declaration. Australia was only able to post a 128 and 235 to come up well short. Joe Root produced an impressive 180 runs for England before the declaration was called.

With the second Test in the books, the two sides will head to Old Trafford in Manchester for the third Test, which is to take place on August 1. The Test will continue until August 5 before both England and Australia meet at the Riverside Ground for the Fourth Test on August 9. The final Test will be at The Oval in London, between August 21 and 25.

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England takes control during second Ashes Test

The Ashes are in full swing, and England has the edge.

England is in a prime position to take another Test from Australia in this year's edition of The Ashes, as Australia had a day to forget.

During the second day of the second Test at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, Australia was only able to manage a 128 compared to England's 361 and 31-3. This puts the hosts in almost complete control of the Test, and may give Australia a significant mountain to climb.

This Test will continue in the next few days before the venue switches to Old Trafford in Manchester from August 1 to 5. After this, there will be the fourth Test starting on August 9 at Riverside Ground before it all wraps up during the fifth test on August 21 at The Oval.

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England takes first Test on quest for The Ashes

England took the first Test of The Ashes.

England cricket fans were likely loud and proud this week, as the country recently captured the first Test against Australia in this year's edition of The Ashes.

The English side was able to post a 215 and 375 at Trent Bridge, which was enough to take down Australia by 14 runs, despite a 280 and 296. James Anderson closed the deal for England, as he was able to secure four wickets for his country's side.

This tournament will continue Thursday, July 18 at Lord's Cricket Ground in London - the venue for the second Test. This will begin at 6 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on that day, with the Australians looking to get back for losing the first Test.

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Australia proves strong during first Test

The first Test of The Ashes had some notable highlights.

The second day of the first Test of this year's installment of The Ashes is in the books, and Australia kept its hopes alive of taking the first meeting against England.

England hit for 215, as well as 80/2 during the second installment of the Test, and despite a lead at the end of day two, Australia had an impressive showing from one of its new batters. Ashton Agar hit for 98 in order to give his country a 280.

This sets up what may be a thrilling finish to the first Test of The Ashes at Trent Bridge. Once this Test is completed, the two sides will head to Lord's Cricket Ground, Old Trafford, Riverside Ground and Kennington Oval to round out the fixtures.

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