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With chip-enabled sunglasses, it’s paid with the shades

Jay MacDonald

Ever notice how sometimes when you’re searching for a solution, the answer is as plain as the nose on your face? In Visa’s case, that “oh-duh!” moment was literally resting on the nose – and not just one but millions…
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Masterpass Grammys campaign hits sour note with viewers

Jeff Herman

The Masterpass Grammys promotion seemed like a grand play to get people to try mobile wallets, but it fell flat with viewers when the giveaway ended early. Citing “overwhelming interest,”  the payments giant pulled the plug on the ThankTheFans campaign…
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Girl Scout Cookies: How do YOU pay for them?

Jeff Herman

Thin Mints, Caramel deLites or Trefoils – what’s your favorite Girl Scout Cookie? And what’s your preferred method of payment – cash, check, plastic or mobile payment? Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years of cookie sales in 2017, and girls…
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Will physical credit cards go the way of CDs?

Brady Porche

What’s plastic, stores data and is virtually obsolete in the smartphone era? If you said the compact disc, you’re living in the 2000s. A more relevant answer is the physical credit card, which is in danger of extinction amid a…
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New Amazon Prime card makes shopping more tempting

Kelly Dilworth

The new Amazon Prime credit card could make one-click impulse buys even harder to resist – and that’s not necessarily a good thing for a family like mine that’s trying to avoid overspending. The new metal Chase Amazon Prime Rewards…
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