Enabling Technologies

Apple Pay 2.0 Brings the Value

Apple gets it. The way to make things appealing is to make them simple, convenient, and valuable for consumers. This is why couponing, loyalty, and ticketing are set to be included in Apple Pay 2.0. This next revision will bring value added services (VAS) to the masses, driving further adoption,...

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BankTech

10 Amazing Insights from South America

Innovation in Payments and Commerce is not  limited only to developed countries like the US. Developing markets are posing far greater opportunities for the next generation of technologies in payments and commerce. South America seems have quite some activity underway including new deployments and new services leveraging the technologies whose...

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Enabling Technologies

Now Barclays will Let you Tweet to Pay

In a UK first, Barclays has announced that it will be the first British bank to allow people to pay each other and small businesses using just their Twitter handle. Launching on both Android phones and iOS devices next month, Twitter payments through Pingit will expand the existing service to...

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Payments

Which Equity Financing Firms Would You Work With?

Many new startups are bringing fresh ideas to the payments and commerce  industry today. But lack of funding can lead to innovative ideas not seeing the light of day. Many entrepreneurs face the challenge of pitching investors and are not able to sell them on what they have to offer....

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Payments

What do Sporting Events & The Payments Industry Have in Common?

At sporting events, we generally observe the crowds, that things are unmanageable and people are in a hurry. This is a perfect opportunity for seamless payments experiences, and contactless payments can help a lot in such situations. What if, instead of lining up at ticket booths, spectators could simply pass...

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BankTech

MasterCard Expands Reach of HCE to 15 More Countries

Consumers around the globe continue to use mobile devices rather than dip or swipe payments cards for more of their MasterCard purchases. In less than a year since announcing support for Host Card Emulation (HCE) and cloud-based software for both secure contactless and remote payment transactions, MasterCard has recently announced...

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Authentication & Security

Here’s What Gemalto Has to Say Regarding the Purported Attack by NSA and GCHQ

Gemalto has conducted a thorough investigation based on the purported NSA (National Security Agency) and GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) documents which were made public, supported by Gemalto’s own internal monitoring tools and their past records of attempts of attacks. Considering the period covered by the documents from the NSA and...

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Payments

Paypal Infographic You Should Not Miss; $235 billion processed

PayPal Holdings filed a Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday. The Form 10 filing is an important step in eBay Inc.'s plan to separate eBay and PayPal into two independent, publicly-traded companies. EBay and PayPal plan to split into two separate, publicly-traded companies in the second half of...

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Authentication & Security

Twilio Acquires Authy to Accelerate Strong Authentication & Identity Adoption for Web & Mobile Apps

Twilio, the leading cloud communications platform company, today announced the acquisition of Authy, a leading provider of authentication as-a-service for large-scale Web and mobile applications. Together, Twilio and Authy will address the growing need for stronger authentication methods in an increasingly-connected world. User identity is core to secure communications, and...

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