Posts Tagged ‘MasterCard’

Contactless Challenge Day Two: Flowers, Dinner and Vine Oh My

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Posted on 12th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

Day 2 JoshKathy 1514   Our intrepid bloggers Kathy Dalton (@KathyDaltonSLC) and Josh Kerr (@JoshKerr) once again roamed the streets of Salt Lake City, UT and Austin, TX, respectively, in the noble pursuit of completing their Contactless Challenge tasks. On this second day, Josh emerged victorious, earning 15 points and edging out Kathy’s 14 for […]

Contactless Challenge Day One: Using NFC for the first time

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Posted on 11th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

Day 1 JoshKathy 49   It’s on! The Gemalto 2013 Contactless Challenge  has officially commenced, with our fearless bloggers Kathy Dalton of Salt Lake City, UT (@KathyDaltonSLC) and Josh Kerr of Austin, TX (@joshkerr) on the hunt with their Isis NFC-equipped phones, ready to make contactless purchases and score points. The stakes are high: they are competing […]

Key dates for EMV in the U.S.

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Posted on 7th Mar 2013 by in Corporate

EMV in the United States is here. Secure, chip-based EMV credit and debit cards are now the new way to pay, and magnetic stripe cards will eventually become a thing of the past. (It’s long overdue; the Central Bank of China recommended that banks stop issuing magstripe cards after 2012, and the European Central Bank has been […]

Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit 2013

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Posted on 13th Feb 2013 by in Enterprise

It’s a really exciting time to be part of the U.S. payments industry, with the country migrating to chip-based EMV cards and mobile payment solutions being implemented on a range of connected devices. So we made our way to Salt Lake City for the Smart Card Alliance’s 2013 Payments Summit last week with a great […]

Will the younger generation push us to advanced payments?

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Posted on 28th Jan 2013 by in Corporate

Is it safe to say that young adults don’t tend to use cash as much as older generations do?  I’ve certainly seen it with my under-35 adult friends and colleagues over the years; this age group depends on debit and credit cards for just about everything.  It’s just easier (no going to the ATM or […]

Year End Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Digital Security Moments from 2012

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Posted on 24th Dec 2012 by in Corporate

Happy holidays!  By now you have likely bought the gifts, sent the cards, and decorated the house.  Before we know it, 2013 will be here.  But before we look ahead to the New Year, let’s take a moment to look back over 2012.  And what a year it was!  Looking over our blogs, 2012 was […]

The Technology behind the Contactless Challenge

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Posted on 16th Nov 2012 by in Telecom

If you read my recent blog post about our forthcoming Contactless Challenge, you may wish to know more about the technology behind the payments that Ewan MacLeod and Jon Choo will be making in and around London in the coming weeks. I’ll admit, inspired by the latest James Bond film, I may have been a […]

Digital security and banks go green with “corn cards”

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Posted on 16th Nov 2012 by in Corporate

What if you could make banking cards or any cards from veggies you find in your garden? Unfortunately, it is not edible, but is recyclable. It may sound too good to be true, but digital security is going green and has been for the past couple of years. People are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious and […]

Mobile payments – coming soon everywhere?

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Posted on 8th Nov 2012 by in Telecom

How do you purchase items? With cash? By card? Online? With your cell phone? The truth is, it’s a complex world out there. Where we once bartered over goats or clung to bags of gold coins, now there are many more options available to us to make payments. Barclaycard created a fun mockumentary on the […]

Visa Strives to Make 2012 Olympics Cashless

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Posted on 27th Jul 2012 by in Corporate

Athletes at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games can leave their ATM cards at home for 2012. For this one, we’re going cashless. As you probably know, the Games are always big revenue-generating events, and with that, London is poised to benefit.  According to the MasterCard Global City Index, “London is the hottest city […]