On the Web:
- Credit card giant moves to devalue hacked data - Politico Pro - "Visa’s larger goal is to replace the card data stored by e-commerce retailers with tokens and bind those tokens to a particular merchant. That means tokenized credit card data stolen from Amazon couldn’t be used to buy something on eBay."
- Will SBOs Invest In Mobile Payments? - eMarketer - "According to a December 2014 study by Rocket Lawyer, 60.4% of US small-business owners (SBOs) said they would consider adopting mobile payments, such as Apply Pay, Google Wallet or Square, in 2015."
- What is the Significance of Bitcoin’s Price? - Xapo Blog - "This process will take many years to fully develop, and mature, not unlike the early days of the internet, but we’re on track, despite anyone who thinks the price of bitcoin says otherwise."
- Omaha is ‘the heart and soul’ of First Data, CEO says - Omaha.com - "First Data employs 5,000 people in Omaha, or more than 20 percent of its total workforce of 24,000. Omaha is where the payment processing company, now based in Atlanta, got its start in 1971."
On the Wires:
- MasterCard Enhances CyberSecurity Peace of Mind - "MasterCard today unveiled plans to invest more than $20 million in cybersecurity-related technology enhancements to deliver greater peace of mind for MasterCard cardholders, merchants and issuing banks."
- Visa to Remove 16-Digit Account Number in Online and Mobile Payments - “In 2015, Visa will offer secure payments across a wide variety of devices, platforms and apps,” said Charlie Scharf, chief executive officer, Visa Inc. “In order to enable these innovative new ways to pay, we are deploying smart technologies that help to prevent fraud, while also maintaining consumer and merchant trust in digital commerce.”
- Infinite Peripherals® Equips JetBlue® Airways to Become the First Airline To Accept Apple Pay™ Onboard - “By placing thoughtful new technology into the hands of our crewmembers, we can free them up to offer a more personalized experience to our customers,” said Christopher McCloskey, director of customer experience delivery at JetBlue. "Our very successful partnership with Infinite Peripherals has helped us deliver this implementation very quickly, making JetBlue the first to accept Apple Pay in the air.”
- Major Retail Study: Mobile Consumers Prefer NFC Technology over Competing Alternatives - "NFC was preferred by a significant margin over QR codes, Bluetooth Beacons, and browsers in all of these use cases."
Glenbrook's 2015 Payments Education Schedule Now Available!
- Our payments education schedule for this year is now available. Our spring Payments Boot Camp sessions begin in Menlo Park, CA on March 3-4 followed by New York City on April 14-15. We're also holding two one-day Insight Workshops this spring - B2B Payments on March 5 in Menlo Park and Payments for the Unbanked on April 16 in New York City.
- If you have questions about our payments education program, please contact Carol Coye Benson for more information.
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