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  • Visa Launches Mobile Payments Provisioning Service; Teams Up With Vodafone

    Visa Launches Mobile Payments Provisioning Service; Teams Up With Vodafone

    At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Visa announced a new over-the-air provisioning service for smartphones for use with Visa’s payWave mobile payments system. The service will make it easier for operators, banks and even transit operators to link Visa payment accounts to consumers’ smartphones, the company says. Although perhaps not as exciting as news of a mobile wallet… Read More

  • Intel Announces New Smartphone Partnerships With Lava, ZTE, And Visa

    Intel Announces New Smartphone Partnerships With Lava, ZTE, And Visa

    We’ve already caught wind of the Lenovo K800 and Orange’s newly-announced Santa Clara but Intel CEO Paul Otellini isn’t content to leave their push into mobile at that. Otellini has just announced that Intel has entered into partnerships with a handful of companies in hopes of solidifying their place in the smartphone market. Among those new partners are relative unknowns… Read More

  • Visa Teams Up With Shopkick To Dole Out Retailer Reward Points At The Point Of Sale

    Visa Teams Up With Shopkick To Dole Out Retailer Reward Points At The Point Of Sale

    Visa is making a major move in the commerce and technology space, teaming up with Shopkick, an innovative geo-coupon system that has received funding from Kleiner Perkins, Greylock, SV Angel and others. The two companies will begin offering consumers a way to receive rewards points for retailers at the point of sale when they use their Visa credit cards. With the new partnership, called… Read More

  • Samsung And Visa Partner To Launch NFC-Equipped “Olympics Phone”

    Samsung And Visa Partner To Launch NFC-Equipped “Olympics Phone”

    Rumors have been floating around for a while now that Visa and Samsung had something special planned for the Olympic Games next year. With about ten months left before the games kick off in London, Visa has formally confirmed that they are building a special phone for the Olympics and that it will, in fact, have an NFC chip. Pocket Lint confirmed the phone with Sandra Alzetta, Visa… Read More

  • PayPal Adds Visa Exec To Run Fast Growing Payments Business In Asia

    PayPal Adds Visa Exec To Run Fast Growing Payments Business In Asia

    PayPal is boosting its leadership in Asia today with the addition of Visa exec Rupert Keeley. Keeley is joining eBay-owned PayPal to run its payments business in the Asia Pacific market. This is a win for PayPal because Keeley has significant experience in managing payments services in Asia and other international markets. Prior to joining PayPal, Keeley served as President for the… Read More

  • Visa To Ramp Up Chip Migration To Support NFC And Mobile Payments

    Visa To Ramp Up Chip Migration To Support NFC And Mobile Payments

    We know Visa is getting serious about mobile and digital payments. Part of this plan involves adopting NFC and other chip technologies that will enable mobile transactions. Today, the company is announcing that it will accelerate the migration to EMV contact (those chips that are sometimes found in your credit cards) and contactless chip technology in the United States. Visa says that the… Read More

  • How Visa Plans To Dominate Mobile Payments, Create The Digital Wallet And More

    How Visa Plans To Dominate Mobile Payments, Create The Digital Wallet And More

    It’s no secret that credit card companies are shelling out big bucks and aggressively forming partnerships and deals to start cashing in on the mobile and digital payments innovations currently taking place. American Express, which recently debuted its own digital payments product Serve, has been particularly aggressive on the partnerships front, striking recent deals with both… Read More

  • Report: More Gamers Are Using Real Money On Virtual Goods; Women More Likely To Use Facebook Credits

    Report: More Gamers Are Using Real Money On Virtual Goods; Women More Likely To Use Facebook Credits

    A new study is being released by Visa-owned PlaySpan with research firm VGMarket on how and what gamers are spending on virtual goods. According to the study, nearly one-third of the general gamer population has used real world money (as opposed to virtual currency) to purchase virtual goods. Console games with online play account for the majority (51%) of virtual purchases using real world… Read More

  • Visa Acquires Mobile Financial Services Company Fundamo For $110M In Cash

    Visa this morning announced that it has agreed to acquire Fundamo, a specialist mobile financial services provider to network operators and financial institutions in developing economies, for $110 million in cash. In a separate announcement, the giant payments technology company said it has entered into a new, long-term commercial agreement with Monitise, a provider of mobile money solutions… Read More

  • Square To Beef Up Card Reader Security This Summer (And VeriFone Wasn't So Wrong, After All)

    Yesterday was a big day for hot mobile payments startup Square. The company announced that it received a strategic investment from Visa, giving the company a big stamp approval. And it also announced something that got far less attention: Square will be releasing a new card reader (the thing you plug into your phone) this summer, and it will use encryption at the read head. The news was… Read More