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Visa Credit Cards Launches “Visa Checkout” Mobile Pay Service

Visa Credit Cards Launches “Visa Checkout” Mobile Pay Service

By Galen Velonis July 23, 2014

Have you ever gotten so frustrated by punching in your credit card number on a tiny mobile screen while shopping online that you just gave up and abandoned your electronic shopping cart? If so, Visa is attempting to make your …

Selena Gomez Won’t Perform Due To “Anti-Gay’ Visa Selena Gomez Won’t Perform Due To “Anti-Gay’ Visa

Selena Gomez had to cancel a string of European concerts due to conflicts with obtaining a Russian visa. The 21-year-old singer will not be performing at any of the Russian venues previously considered nor will she sing in Belarus and …

Alcoa, Bank of America, and HP Removed from Dow Alcoa, Bank of America, and HP Removed from Dow

Starting September 23, Alcoa, Back of America, and HP will no longer be among the 30 companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The changes “were prompted by the low stock price of the three companies slated for removal …

The Angry Birds Visa Card Is Now A Reality The Angry Birds Visa Card Is Now A Reality

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Back in November, news came out that Rovio had partnered with Kaiku on Angry Birds prepaid Visa cards. Today, Kaiku announced the launch of the cards, which come in four designs. The cards are available in: Red Bird, Yellow Bird, …

Foursquare Extends Amex-Like Offers to Other Cards Foursquare Extends Amex-Like Offers to Other Cards

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 …

Hacker Releases Visa and Mastercard Information Hacker Releases Visa and Mastercard Information
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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. …

Credit Card Hack Update: 1.5 Mil Cards Compromised Credit Card Hack Update: 1.5 Mil Cards Compromised
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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 …

Credit Card Companies Warn of Huge Security Breach Credit Card Companies Warn of Huge Security Breach
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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 …

Marvel's Spider-Man and the Avengers Team Up with Visa Marvel's Spider-Man and the Avengers Team Up with Visa

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Marvel Comics and Visa Inc. have teamed up to create a new, one-of-a-kind financial literacy comic book called Avengers: Saving The Day. Combining Marvel’s iconic characters, including the Avengers and Spider-Man, with Visa’s financial literacy expertise, this free comic introduces …

CES 2012: eBay, PayPal Investing Heavily In Mobile Transactions CES 2012: eBay, PayPal Investing Heavily In Mobile Transactions

The mobile payment industry is booming and the eBay company is at the center of it. eBay was involved in two industry panels during CES that discussed the future of digital and mobile payment industries. The company was able to …

Visa Uses Your Facebook Friends For New Ad Visa Uses Your Facebook Friends For New Ad
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Visa not only wants to send one lucky winner and 10 friends to Super Bowl XLVI, they want to tell that winner the 10 people they should take with them. That’s the rationale behind the new “You + Ten Facebook …

Square Gets Visa Backing Square Gets Visa Backing
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Square has received a new investment from Visa, which is the largest credit card company in the world. While the exact amount of the investment is unknown, it’s rumored to be in the millions. Square COO Keith Rabbois told the …

Visa Buys Online Payment Platform For $190 Million

Visa said today it is buying online payment platform PlaySpan for $190 million in cash, “plus additional consideration for performance milestones.”

Visa Visa said the acquisition complements its further expansion into digital and mobile commerce.  The deal follows Visa’s purchase of another online payment company, CyberSource in July.

Anonymous Wikileaks Avengers: We Don’t Want Your Credit Card Info or to Prevent You From Shopping
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"Anonymous" is an "Internet gathering" of people that has perpetrated Operation Payback, which took down MasterCard.com, Visa.com 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. 

Those Getting Feet Wet in Online Marketing May Find Visa Business Network Helpful

You may or may not be aware of the Visa Business Network. This is a site the company recently launched as a way to connect small business owners with one another, providing resources like goal toolkits, mentors, content-ranked information and more. 

We think some of our readers may find this valuable, so we spoke with Michael Lee of the Visa Business Network Outreach Team. He talked about how it helps businesses get started with building their Facebook and Twitter presences. 

Visa Launches New Comparison Shopping Tool Called RightCliq
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Visa has released a new online shopping tool called Rightcliq which lets users bookmark products on shopping sites, add notes, and add them to a "wishspace". The company touts it as a tool that improves the way you browse and compare products.

Major Mobile Carriers Teaming Up to Eliminate Credit Cards?
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Will the mobile phone replace the credit card? It sounds a bit like science fiction, but it appears that mobile carriers are trying to make it a reality.

Bloomberg reports that AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile USA are "planning a venture to displace credit and debit cards with smartphones". The companies would work with Discover Financial Services and Barclays Plc to test a system starting in Atlanta and three other unnamed U.S. cities.