Verizon and Mastercard Team Up to Apply 5G to the Payments Industry

Verizon and Mastercard are partnering to bring the benefits of 5G to the payments industry.

Mastercard Buys CipherTrace to Boost Its Own Crypto Capabilities

Mastercard announced it has acquired CipherTrace, as the payments company continues to expand its crypto capabilities.

Facebook Libra Backers Back Out

A week ago we covered a Wall Street Journal article highlighting potential trouble for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, as multiple backers were reconsidering their commitment to the project. Fast-forward a week and things have only gone from bad to worse. As…

Libra Currency Backers Reconsidering Involvement

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is reporting that financial backers of Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, are having second thoughts. According to sources familiar with the situation, Visa and Mastercard—both members of the Libra Association created by Facebook to oversee the project—are…

Microsoft, Mastercard Teamup Enables Small Businesses to Trade Globally

Mastercard and Microsoft recently announced their latest collaboration—the Mastercard Track. The program is described as a distinct trade platform that can be used worldwide.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…