jim mccarthy

jim mccarthy

Visa and Samsung announce global alliance to accelerate NFC uptake

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Visa and Samsung made a joint announcement at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, one that could have pretty big ramifications for the uptake of NFC. The so-called “global alliance” will see Visa’s payments paired with Samsung’s mobile technology to help accelerate the availability of NFC-based smartphone payments, something that...
Visa and Samsung announce global alliance to accelerate NFC uptake

PayPal's In-Store Payments System Hits Home Depot Stores Across U.S.

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Following a test phase in which PayPal allowed its employees to purchase items at a handful of Home Depot stores using a PayPal credit card or account number, the eBay-owned payments giant is rolling out the new payments system in 2,000 Home Depot locations across the U.S. The move comes...
PayPal's In-Store Payments System Hits Home Depot Stores Across U.S.

Literary Agent: Authors Don't Need Middlemen, They Need Partners

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One of the false impressions our frequent detractors seem to pick up from the stories covered here is that Techdirt hates middlemen. This couldn't be further from the truth. Mike Masnick has often stated that middlemen can be extremely useful. The problem is, most middlemen aren't. Most middlemen in disrupted...
Literary Agent: Authors Don't Need Middlemen, They Need Partners

PayPal: Your Data Is More Secure in Our Mighty Cloud Than in Your Pocket

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Visa’s global head of product, Jim McCarthy, criticized PayPal’s new in-store payments service at a Goldman Sachs conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, saying he believes there are “real issues” around security when it comes to the PayPal service. MarketWatch reports that McCarthy then gave the example of someone watching...
PayPal: Your Data Is More Secure in Our Mighty Cloud Than in Your Pocket
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