Financial Inclusion

“Everywhere Initiative” by VISA to Give Away $150k to Startups For Their Ideas & Execution!

"Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless." -by Tim Blixseth As the above quote goes, many great ideas go unexecuted without the support of capable executioners. VISA is launching a pilot program that includes three marketing challenges for tech startups....

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Enabling Technologies

In A World of Love and Commerce

When you press two fingers on the screen of an Apple watch, a built in heart rate sensor records and sends your heartbeat. According to Apple, “it's a simple and intimate way to tell someone how you feel.” So in the world of tech and commerce, Poshmark is all about...

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Authentication & Security

Recent Fraud Attacks & New Fraud Prevention Techniques

Seems like there’s no end to payments fraud and payment card data breaches that are affecting an array of merchants from time to time. Fighting cyber-criminals is not an easy task, and staying ahead of them is becoming increasingly more difficult. Using traditional methodologies is no longer the ideal strategy. Cyber-criminals...

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Payments

Proximity Payments Update - Beacon Technology Evolves for Retailers

Amidst the double and triple digit growth in online shopping, physical (offline) retailers can still stay relevant by leveraging proximity marketing and payments technology, especially beacons (others being NFC, etc.). Our recent discussion, “Why should new payment entrepreneurs focus on proximity payments?”, talked about the need for new payment and engagement technologies...

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Payments

Canada based TELUS & CIBC Team Up to Add Value to Customers’ Purchases

TELUS and CIBC have announced the launch of CIBC TELUS Rewards Visa card, a new co-branded credit card that delivers rewards options to TELUS and CIBC customers. TELUS is one of Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications companies. CIBC is a leading Canada-based global financial institution with 11 million personal banking and...

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Payments

Linkable Networks Launches an Affiliated Network for Card-Linked Offers

Linkable Networks recently announced the launch of Omnyverse, an affiliate network with 100 percent digital offers, promotions and incentives. Built on top of Linkable Networks’ patented technology, Omnyverse enables retailers to digitally engage shoppers with SKU-level or storewide promotions and coupons that are redeemed automatically without paper, printing or promo...

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