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Roland Moreno obituary

www.guardian.co.uk
Smart-card inventor who missed out on global recognition but was a hero in FranceRoland Moreno, who has died aged 66, once boasted that he could stop anyone on the streets of Paris and they would be carrying at least three examples of the smart card he invented – such as...
Roland Moreno obituary

Apple's App Store reportedly gets 10x speed boost in China

thenextweb.com
Using Apple’s App Store from within mainland China has been a frustrating experience because of slow download speeds and sometimes unreliable connections. However, local media are reporting that upgrades on Apple’s part have resulted in speeds over 10 times as fast. Sina Tech (via MIC Gadget) has cited an unnamed...
Apple's App Store reportedly gets 10x speed boost in China

Card-Linked Offers Platform Edo Opens Up To Local Merchants

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Edo, the card-linked local offers platform which just closed its $15 million Series C round this past fall, is today introducing a new service for local merchants, which it’s calling the “edo Marketplace.” The company had previously announced its intention to go after the SMB market at the time of...
Card-Linked Offers Platform Edo Opens Up To Local Merchants

Russia gets its first taste of mobile social banking, thanks to Instabank

thenextweb.com
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on East-West Digital News, a leading English-language resource on Russian digital industries and related venture activity. Russian iPhone users can now experiment with social banking – an entirely new concept in the country – thanks to an app launched last month by Instabank, a Moscow-based startup. The...
Russia gets its first taste of mobile social banking, thanks to Instabank

Starbucks' Square Rollout Gets A Launch Date; No Loyalty Card Integration (Yet)

techcrunch.com
At its three-day Global Leadership Conference this week, Starbucks announced further details about its planned rollout and support for Square’s mobile payments platform. First revealed in August, the deal will allow iPhone and Android users to pay using the Square mobile app at Starbucks’ 7,000 U.S. locations. Now, we have...
Starbucks' Square Rollout Gets A Launch Date; No Loyalty Card Integration (Yet)

This Twitter account retweets misguided souls who share photos of their bank cards

thenextweb.com
I think it’s safe to say that most people know that taking a photo of your debit or credit card and sharing it publicly on the Internet is a bad idea, but unfortunately a few folks didn’t get the memo. The account, called @NeedADebitCard, is simply trolling Twitter to find...
This Twitter account retweets misguided souls who share photos of their bank cards
Carrier-Led Mobile Wallet Isis Partners With American Express

Amazon Security FAIL: Contactless Bank Cards Vulnerable to Pickpocketing via NFC Phones

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Barclays contactless bank cards are vulnerable to electronic pickpocketing via NFC-enabled phones....
Amazon Security FAIL: Contactless Bank Cards Vulnerable to Pickpocketing via NFC Phones
Banking tool Simple teases Android app for early 2013

The Anti-Groupon? Edo Launches Real-Time Local Offers Platform, Tied To Your Bank Card For Instant Credits

techcrunch.com
Today at the Finovate conference in San Francisco, a company called edo announced the introduction of what it describes as “geocommerce” offers, which, as the name implies, are offers and deals from merchants that are tied to a location. But there’s more to the edo platform than that. The company also...
The Anti-Groupon? Edo Launches Real-Time Local Offers Platform, Tied To Your Bank Card For Instant Credits
DigiMo Cracks The Code: Mobile Payments With No Point Of Sale Changes

Heads up, iZettle: the Samwer brothers' Square clone Payleven expands to UK, Brazil and more

thenextweb.com
The Samwer brother’s infamous Rocket Internet ‘startup accelerator’ is certainly moving mighty fast with its recently unveiled Square clone. First dubbed ZenPay, then EvoPay, and now Payleven, the mobile payments startup is expanding its operations to the United Kingdom, Brazil, The Netherlands and Poland in one fell swoop. The company...
Heads up, iZettle: the Samwer brothers' Square clone Payleven expands to UK, Brazil and more

Hey you guys, MasterCard has a digital strategy too: PayPass Wallet Services

venturebeat.com
With almost every payments-related company with digital wallets of their own, it’s about time that MasterCard showed off its digital plans. The credit card company unveiled PayPass Wallet Services today at the CTIA conference in New Orleans. Just like the Verifone Sail mobile payments platform announced earlier today, MasterCard’s...
Hey you guys, MasterCard has a digital strategy too: PayPass Wallet Services

Hacker serving 5-year sentence invents ATM add-on to prevent theft

arstechnica.com
Prototype of a system for preventing ATM theft. Reuters A criminal serving a five-year sentence "for supplying gadgets to an organized crime gang used to conceal ATM skimmers" has invented a device that prevents ATMs from being susceptible to such thefts, Reuters reported today. Valentin Boanta, who is six...
Hacker serving 5-year sentence invents ATM add-on to prevent theft

Payments And Online ID Verification Company Jumio Nabs Strategic Investment From Citi Ventures

techcrunch.com
Mobile and online payments and ID verification startup Jumio has received an additional Series B investment led by Citi Ventures, a unit of global financial services company Citi. The funding follows Jumio’s $25.5 million Series B from March, led by Andreessen Horowitz. Although Citi’s investment amount is not being disclosed, to date, Jumio has...
Payments And Online ID Verification Company Jumio Nabs Strategic Investment From Citi Ventures

Telefonica is setting up a digital services firm with Spanish banks

gigaom.com
Mobile payments partnerships between carriers and financial services companies are nothing new: Mastercard and Deutsche Telekom, Visa and Vodafone… the list goes on. But this one is a step beyond. The Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica is to set up not just a partnership, but a full-blown joint venture with two...
Telefonica is setting up a digital services firm with Spanish banks
Mobile Payments Startup Kuapay Grabs $4 Million Investment, Readies Global Expansion

Umeng, The Flurry of China, Says iOS Jailbreaking Is On The Decline

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Here’s some good news for mobile app makers looking to enter the Chinese market. Not only are there a whopping 200 million Android and iOS devices in circulation in China, jailbreaking is down from last year. Umeng says it is detecting that only 42.4 percent of mainland iOS devices are...
Umeng, The Flurry of China, Says iOS Jailbreaking Is On The Decline

Payleven, The Rocket-Fueled Square-Clone, Opens In UK, Netherlands, Brazil; Confirms Double-Digit Round

techcrunch.com
Rocket Internet, the incubator/investment vehicle from the Samwer brothers, is known to move fast: Today, news comes that Payeleven, its recently outed Square-clone, has opened its doors in the UK, Netherlands, Poland and Brazil, in addition to its existing operation in native Germany. That looks like the beginnings of a...
Payleven, The Rocket-Fueled Square-Clone, Opens In UK, Netherlands, Brazil; Confirms Double-Digit Round

Card-Linked Local Offers Platform Edo Raises $15M Series C

techcrunch.com
Edo, a card-linked local offers platform which targets customers based on their real-world spending behavior, has closed a $15 million Series C round of funding, the company announced today. The round was led by VantagePoint Capital Partners, and saw participation from Baird Venture Partners and other existing investors, bringing edo’s...
Card-Linked Local Offers Platform Edo Raises $15M Series C
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