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August 04, 2009

Finovate 2009 Conference - Company Presenters Announced

The Finovate 2009 conference being held in New York City on September 29, will showcase the future of online and mobile banking, lending and finance. The following companies have been selected to present at Finovate 2009: Backbase, BancVue (Kasasa), Billeo, BillShrink, BrightScope, Canopy Financial, CashEdge, Fidelity National Information Services, Firethorn (Qualcomm), Fiserv, Home Account, Infosys, Intuit, iPay Technologies, Kapitall, MShift, On Deck Capital,, PayByMobile, People Capital, Prosper Marketplace, S1 Enterprise, Silver Tail Systems, Skill-Life, Strands, Yodlee and more to be announced soon.

A Look at the Issues Associated with Mag Stripe Cards

bank-generic_logo-140px.jpgIn an article titled "U.S. magnetic stripe credit cards on brink of extinction?", Beverly Harzog writes for about the potential effects of a ban on mag stripe cards being considered by the European Payments Council.

Harzog takes a comprehensive look at the implications of such a move on US card issuers and their cardholders traveling to Europe - as well as exploring whether the US will eventually need to move from mag stripe-based cards to the Chip and PIN technology deployed in Europe and, increasingly, in other markets around the world.

Intuit GoPayment for iPhone Now Available on iTunes App Store

IntuitGoPayment_logo-120px.jpgIntuit has announced that its Intuit GoPayment application - providing the ability to process credit card payments using an iPhone or iPod touch - is now available on the iTunes App Store. According to Intuit, "the free download turns iPhone or iPod touch into an affordable and hassle-free credit card terminal." READ MORE »

Yesterday's PayPal Service Outage

Geoffrey Fowler reports for the Wall St. Journal on yesterday's global service outage suffered by PayPal. All PayPal users were affected for about an hour mid-day yesterday. A PayPal spokesman attributed the outage to an "internal network hardware issue".

PayPal's Scott Guilfoyle addressed the outage in a post to the PayPal Blog.


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