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MasterCard To Use Smartphone Location To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

02/27/2014, Have you ever experienced the situation when you are overseas and you’re trying to buy something with your credit card, only to have the sale rejected, or worse, have your credit card blocked entirely because your bank thinks that your card is being...

MasterCard lets you order popcorn from your chair

03/06/2012, There are premium movie cineplexes that feature comfortable snooze couches as well as a concierge service, where pressing a single button at your seat will have a waiter dropping by, taking your order for whatever drinks and snacks that you want to have...

iPhone gains NFC capabilities in Taiwan

12/09/2011, One of the “drawbacks” to the iPhone is its lack of NFC capabilities, although given the somewhat sluggish adoption of NFC and mobile payment services, we guess it’s not really a feature that most iPhone users will lament about. The good news (?) is...

Google Wallet officially announced

05/26/2011, After being talked about for the past week, Google’s mobile payment system has been officially announced to the world. Called Google Wallet, this free Android app will allow users to make payments for products or services (at outlets that support...

Google looks to Wave-to-Pay Mobile System for the Android platform

03/28/2011, Google has started a partnership with both Mastercard and Citigroup in order to develop a Wave-to-Pay Mobile System for the Android platform, where this will utilize near-field communication (NFC), at least according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). For...

AT&T, Verizon And T-Mobile Planning NFC Payments For Mobile Phones

08/02/2010, Reports are going around hinting that AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are planning to test out NFC (Near Field Communication) payment methods in Atlanta and three other cities, and it will be aided by partnerships with Discover Financial Services and...