All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Visa’

Visa Credit Cards Launches “Visa Checkout” Mobile Pay Service

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 life easier. Or at least make you buy more things. The service is called “Visa Checkout”, and it launched last …

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Nigella Lawson Granted Visa to New Zealand

Nigella Lawson was denied entry into the United States from London earlier this month. Now New Zealand has granted her a visa to enter that country. Lawson was supposed to work in L.A on the cooking show The Taste, but because of her recent admission of drug use she was denied entry–or so it is believed. U.S. officials have declined …

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Walmart Sues Visa Over Credit Card Fees

Retail giant Walmart has filed suit against credit card giant Visa. The Arkansas firm is seeking $5 Billion from Visa for conspiring with banks to rig the fees that merchants pay for accepting Visa cards. According to AFP, Walmart alleges that Visa worked “to illegally fix the interchange fees and inflate the network fees that Walmart and other merchants pay …

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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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Wall Street Ends 5 Day Skid; Stocks are Up

The stock market saw a surprise surge last Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced that it would continue its bond-buying program. That up-swing did not last long, though; The stocks dipped drastically on Thursday, and Wall Street has seen a losing-streak the previous 5 days. There was positive news for Wall Street today, however. The Dow Jones, S&P, and Nasdaq …

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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 Ukraine. Though she was expected in St. Petersburg and Moscow, both performances have been cancelled as a result of complications …

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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 and the Index Committee’s desire to diversify the sector and industry group representation of the Index,” according to the Dow …

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The Angry Birds Visa Card Is Now A Reality

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, Bomb Bird and Bad Piggies – the basic designs you would want. “We’re excited to be working with Kaiku on …

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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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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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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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