All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘MasterCard’

MasterCard Is Using Facial Recognition for Online Purchases

Biometric security is on the rise, by all reports. One recently suggested that by 2019, over 770 million biometric authentication applications will be downloaded each year. Right now that number is about six million. Apple and other smartphone makers are pushing it forward with fingerprint ID systems. Will biometrics ever completely edge out the password? Maybe. Hopefully. The password is …

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Kylie Minogue Pranks One Of Her Biggest Fans [VIDEO]

What if your favorite singer came to your job or local gym to give you a personal performance? That would be pretty cool, huh? Well, that’s what happened to Adam Miner of Crouch End, England recently, when pop star Kylie Minogue walked into his gym and gave him a one-on-one performance, complete with backup dancers and everything. The whole thing …

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Microsoft Launches ‘Bing Offers Card-Linked’ Deals

Earlier this year, Bing announced Bing Offers, its latest foray into the local deals space. The product launched across the United States. Today, the company has announced an expansion of that with “Bing Offers Card-Linked”. This is a program they’re launching in Seattle only for the time being, but more cities will follow soon. “We found that there is some …

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Foursquare Partners with Visa, MasterCard for Amex-Like Offers

In early 2011, Foursquare and American Express launched a partnership that allowed card-owners to score discounts and cashback by using Foursquare to check-in and spend at certain participating businesses around the country. The program made a big splash on Small Business Saturday (the shopping day after Black Friday) and featured offers like “spend $25 get $25 off.” Later, Foursquare and …

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MasterCard Introduces MasterPass Digital Wallet, Partnership With mFoundry

MasterCard introduced MasterPass today at Mobile World Congress, calling it the “future of digital payments”. The service lets people use any payment card or enabled device to “discover enhanced shopping experiences”. MasterPass includes checkout services for merchants, and connected wallets for users. “Every device is becoming a shopping device,” said Ed McLaughlin, chief emerging payments officer, MasterCard. “MasterPass brings together …

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Barnes & Noble Partners With Mastercard For Nook Promotion

Are you one of the millions of Americans who use a Mastercard credit card? Have you always wanted a Nook HD or Nook HD+? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you may want to take advantage of a new promotion Barnes & Noble is running this weekend. Starting today, Barnes & Noble will be giving away $20 …

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MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom Partner for Mobile Payments

MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom announced today that they have entered into a partnership to bring mobile phone payments to more Europeans over the next year. Deutsche Telekom has around 93 million mobile customers that could soon be using their phones as a credit card. “This is a huge step on our way to increase mobile payments,” said Thomas Kiessling, chief …

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Hacker Releases Visa and Mastercard Information Stolen From Chase Bank

According to a hacker who calls himself Reckz, or Jeremy, he has gained access to Visa and Mastercard files through several large banks. He then released the information minus several critical aspects including card number, security code, and expiration date. The message was posted via Pastebin on the 18th of June. Reckz comments in his Pastebin post about the bank …

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Angry Birds Credit Cards Coming Soon…..To Russia

What is left for Rovio to do after having their Angry Birds games downloaded over 1 billion times? Get into a partnership with a Russian bank to have an Angry Birds credit card of course. According to the Moscow News, the company is working with Internet Retail Solutions (Irsol) on branded MasterCard cards that will be available in Russia on …

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MasterCard Announces PayPass Wallet Services

A recent survey conducted by MasterCard has shown that consumers demand more efficient and secure checkouts when making purchases. Now MasterCard’s payment platform will better integrate transactions spanning online, mobile and in-store shopping, with the introduction of PayPass Wallet Services. Users of PayPass Wallet can log the information up to 25 different credit cards to consolidate payment information, in one …

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Credit Card Processor Hack Update: 1.5 Million Cards Compromised

Last week it was reported that a major U.S. credit card processor’a security had been breached and that millions of credit card numbers and data were stolen. The specific processor that was the victim of the security breach and the full scope of the data theft have now been revealed. On March 30, Global Payments Inc., a credit card processor …

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MasterCard and VISA Warning Banks of Massive Processor Breach

Krebs on Security, a security news and investigation site, is reporting that both VISA and MasterCard are warning banks of a security breach at a U.S. credit card processor. The breach is said to be ‘massive’ with as many as 10 million card numbers possibly compromised. The alerts began going out late last week, but the actual security breach happened …

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NFC Coming To iPhone 5? MasterCard Thinks So

Ed McLaughlin, head of emerging payments at MasterCard, has given some weight to rumors that Apple’s next iPhone will finally include near field communication technology. In a recent interview with Fast Company, McLaughlin said that he expected the use of contactless payment systems like MasterCard’s PayPass – which rely on NFC technology – to expand rapidly in the near future. …

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iPhone 5 To Support NFC?

I know what you’re thinking, the iPhone 5 isn’t even here yet and it’s already in favor of the National Football Conference. Well, you’re wrong. . .kind of. NFC or Near-Field Communications is a technology that relays information in an instant simply from a touch or swiping a device close to a NFC port. Recently it has been reported that …

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Android Payments System Could Pit Google Against Groupon

Payments looks to be one of the most important battle fields on which the big tech companies are engaging. We’ve known for some time that Google would be getting into the NFC-based payment realm – in other words, you will be able to go to a restaurant or store and pay with your Android smartphone by waving or tapping, as …

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Anonymous Wikileaks Avengers: We Don’t Want Your Credit Card Info or to Prevent You From Shopping

"Anonymous" is an "Internet gathering" of people that has perpetrated Operation Payback, which took down, and others, because of how they’ve handled their relationships with Wikileaks, has issued a press release in attempt to clarify what it is trying to do. 

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Update 3. MasterCard is back, and Anonymous (those behind Operation Payback) have issues a press release.

Update 2: The group (Operation Payback) credited with bringing down both and has had its Facebook Page removed for violating terms of service. It’s Twitter account was also suspended.

Update: is now down as well. is still down. (As of 4:30pm Eastern)

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Amazon Partners With MasterCard On Free Shipping has released its annual 2010 Holiday Toy List, which features this year’s most popular toys, video games, sporting goods, electronics, music, movies and books for kids.

The online retailer has introduced free two-day shipping , or a $10 credit towards a future purchase for Amazon Prime members, when they use a MasterCard to buy $75 or more in eligible items from the Holiday Toy List.


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Is MasterCard Declaring War on PayPal?

This week MasterCard announced a new developer initiative, which will place MasterCard payment technology in mobile and online apps.

"We are excited about tapping into the ingenuity of software developers around the globe to help create the next generation of game-changing payment applications," said Josh Peirez, Chief Innovation Officer, MasterCard Worldwide. "We feel this will unleash innovation within our industry especially in the burgeoning areas of e-commerce and mobile payments."

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MasterCard Launches Online MarketPlace

MasterCard Worldwide said today is has entered into a three- year exclusive alliance with ecommerce aggregator Next Jump to launch the MasterCard MarketPlace.

MasterCard MarketPlace offers access to hundred of merchant -funded discounts and special deals each day from a network of thousands of merchants across the U.S.

Special offers from the MasterCard MarketPlace include free shipping from a network of participating merchants across a wide variety of categories including apparel, jewelry, electronics and children’s clothing.

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