Mastercard's MasterPass Turns Your Phone Into Your Own Personal Checkout Lane

MasterCard is no stranger to high-tech purchasing. Its existing US service PayPass Wallet already lets you tap your credit card on NFC terminals to buy. But the new MasterPass service takes it all to another level, letting you do things like scan barcodes and buy items with your phone, right on the spot. Read More >>

Anonymous vs. the Law, the Law Seems to be Winning

Remember those Anonymous attacks way back in 2010? PayPal, Mastercard and the Ministry of Sound, to name a few, got the Anonymous treatment. Well, it's taken a while, but at least one of the Anonymous hive has been dragged (probably kicking and screaming) away from his computer screen, and is being charged with some pretty serious crap in court. Read More >>

I Really Want a Credit Card with a LCD Screen and Touchscreen Keypad

You can have your black card and your credit card carved out of adamantium (just kidding, I would really like that), the only credit card I want is MasterCard's Display Card. MasterCard has been testing the card that comes with a LCD and touchscreen keypad, for some time and has now introduced it in Singapore. They say the added tech is for security: users can generate a one-time password as an authentication security measure. Read More >>

Why NFC-Enabled Computers Will Usher in the Future of Online Shopping

Today at the Intel Developer Forum, MasterCard joined the chipmaker onstage to talk about electronic payments. Beneath all the marketing speak and generic statements however was a wonderful revelation: the two companies are going to partner up and give merchants and laptop makers the necessary technology they need to act as credit card terminals. What this means for you, the online shopper, is that you no longer have to store your credit card info online (or enter that hellacious number every time). Instead, you just tap your card or phone to your computer and get on with your day. Read More >>

New BlackBerry Curve and Bold Get MasterCard PayPass Certified

It's not just BlackBerry Tag anymore -- Bold and Curve users will also be able use their NFC chips to pay for stuff too. MasterCard has cleared the Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 for its PayPass contactless payment system. Now we just need the banks on-board. [Recombu] Read More >>


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