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March 05, 2014

Headline News from - March 5, 2014

On the Web:

  • Target CIO Resigns Following Massive Data Breach - TechCrunch - "Target Corp.’s Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob is resigning, effective immediately..."
  • Sally Beauty Hit By Credit Card Breach - Krebs on Security - "Nationwide beauty products chain Sally Beauty appears to be the latest victim of a breach targeting their payment systems in stores..."
  • Stripe launches new Checkout - Stripe Blog - "Each site should not have to duplicate the work of device optimization and A/B testing. When you use Checkout, you have a team of Stripe engineers and designers continually optimizing your payment interface."
  • EBay CEO Reiterates Company Stronger With PayPal - Wall St. Journal - "EBay helps PayPal grow faster by creating a flywheel effect because PayPal is the primary and, in some cases, exclusive way to pay on eBay."
  • HCE: We're not in Kansas anymore - Mobile Payments Today (Cherian Abraham) - "There is a lot of potential in the closed-loop space with HCE, that retailers are ignoring due to a "scorched earth" approach toward contactless."

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January 21, 2014

Headline News from - January 21, 2014

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January 08, 2014

Headline News from - January 8, 2014

Next Glenbrook Payments Boot Camps: Feb 4-5 in Palo Alto, CA; March 18-19 in New York City. Alternatively, you can request a private Payments Workshop held on-site at your location.

On the Web:

  • Inside Bitcoin - John Patrick - "Banks, credit card companies, and money transfer companies do not like Bitcoin because the new digital currency model threatens the status quo and related fees. In the early days of the World Wide Web, there were similar views to what we hear about Bitcoin."
  • The MTA Plans to Turn New Yorkers’ Smartphones into Subway Passes - Skift - "The MTA plans to have a next-generation fare payment system in place by 2019, says agency spokesman Aaron Donovan."
  • Real-time Fraud Prevention - Emerging Payments Strategies (FIS) - "The better your anti-fraud strategies and solutions, the better you’ll be at protecting your institution and your cardholders. These pressures are driving the industry toward more and more real-time solutions that attempt to stop fraud before it starts."
  • Bitcoin isn’t Money—It’s the Internet of Money - The Umlaut (Eli Dourado) - "The Internet model improves upon the traditional telephone model by making possible what Vint Cerf calls “permissionless innovation.” Tim Berners-Lee was able to launch the World Wide Web without waiting for Internet service providers to support it."
  • Bitcoin Woos Washington to Ensure Lawmakers Don’t Kill It - Bloomberg - "The outreach is aimed at ensuring that wary lawmakers don’t kill the embryonic industry and regulators provide a clear set of rules to play by."
  • Bitcoin Banned by Alibaba’s Taobao After China Tightens Rules - Bloomberg - "Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China’s largest e-commerce website, will ban the sale of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies after the country’s central bank tightened regulations in December."
  • Alibaba Online-Payment Affiliate Teams With Sina Corp. - "The affiliate, called Alipay, said on its official microblog account that the new service allows users of Sina's Weibo microblog service to make online and offline payments through their Alipay accounts."

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October 21, 2013

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September 05, 2013

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July 30, 2013

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December 03, 2012

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March 21, 2012

MasterCard Survey Says U.S. Commuters Ready for Contactless Payments

Survey graphic 140pxA new survey released by MasterCard says that many of the top frustrations cited by U.S. commuters have to do with how they pay and that a majority recognize the benefits contactless payments can provide to improve the commuting experience.

“The grind of the daily commute should not be compounded by the way you pay just to ride mass transit,” said Catherine Murchie, Senior Vice President, MasterCard Worldwide. “From our survey, we know that commuters want a better way to buy their fare and open-loop contactless payment options such as MasterCard PayPass eliminate the need to wait in line, fumble for exact change or carry multiple fare cards so that it easier to board and be on your way.”

February 22, 2012

November 17, 2011

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September 12, 2011

February 28, 2011

February 24, 2011

London to Support System-wide Use of Contactless Payment Cards

Transport for london logo 140pxTransport for London (TfL) has announced that by the end of 2012 readers across the whole TfL network will have been upgraded so that a touch of a contactless bank or credit card will allow passengers to pay for travel on the bus, Tube, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Tram, and London Overground network.

February 08, 2011

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January 19, 2011

December 17, 2010

September 21, 2010

Visa Opens Doors for Mass Transit Riders in New York and Los Angeles

visa_logo-140px.jpgVisa announced today that commuters in NY and LA can use Visa to pay for bus, subway and train fares. In NY, Visa is allowing riders to pay using Visa payWave-enabled cards and mobile phones, while commuters in Los Angeles can use a special Visa prepaid card to ride the LA metro system. Visa has brought similar payment services to commuters in Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Singapore, London and Paris."

August 16, 2010

Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Showcases DBS Visa Prepaid All-In-One Card

visa_logo-140px.jpg According to recent Visa new release, "Spectators at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony this Saturday can expect a unique entry process with their all-in-one DBS Visa Prepaid cards."

The all-in-one card replaces the usual paper ticket and serves as an entry pass to the Opening Ceremony. In addition, it allows cardholders to make purchases at places that accept Visa cards, including Youth Olympic venues. It also comes with a contactless EZ-link transit function that enables cardholders to enjoy free public transport to competition venues on event days. The card can be used as a regular transit card after the Games.
Moreover, no one will be admitted to the Opening Ceremony without their Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony DBS Visa Prepaid card, which is the ticket to the event. READ MORE »

June 01, 2010

NYC Transit Starts 6-Month Trial of MasterCard PayPass

MasterCardThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PATH), NJ TRANSIT (NJT) and MasterCard have announced the launch of a six month pilot program in which MasterCard PayPass will be accepted for fare payments on select train and bus routes throughout New York City and New Jersey. According to the companies, the service "enables riders of the three transit systems to purchase fares and transfer between transit systems simply by tapping a single type of contactless credit or debit card or device." According to a press release, the service will be "available exclusively to MasterCard PayPass customers during the first two months of the trial" before being opened up to other payments brands. READ MORE »

April 22, 2010

Visa Launches First All-in-One Event Ticket, Transit and Prepaid Card

visa_logo-140px.jpgVisa has announced the launch of the first Visa Prepaid card that combines payment, transit fare and event ticketing features all in one card. The Visa Prepaid card’s functions include payment for trips on Singapore’s public transportation system, making purchases at Visa merchants, as well as serving as a ticket for entry to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore. The Games will be held from 14 to 26 August 2010. READ MORE »

March 16, 2010

New White Papers from Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council

The Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council has announced the availability of two new white papers to help transit agencies who are planning to upgrade their fare collection systems. The white papers are: "Planning for New Fare Payment and Collection Systems: Cost Considerations and Procurement Guidelines" and "A Guide to Prepaid Cards for Transit Agencies". READ MORE »

January 26, 2010

Smart Card Players Developing Open Standard for Transit Applications

Smart card manufacturers Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) and Oberthur Technologies, and chip suppliers Infineon Technologies AG and INSIDE Contactless have announced the launch of an industry initiative to provide "a new security solution for next-generation smart card based public transport applications. The solution will build on an open standard now being implemented by the four partner companies, which will eventually be governed by an independent body. Companies active in the smart card arena - providers of chips, smart cards, application-specific operating software, reader devices and transportation systems - are invited to join the initiative for the advancement of more secure public transportation applications." READ MORE »

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