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Mastercard’s ‘Open Tab’ makes it easier to close out

Brady Porche

Paying your tab at a packed, understaffed bar can be a drag on a fun outing, but Mastercard wants to change that. The payment network in February announced a new feature in its Qkr! with Masterpass mobile payment app that…
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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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My week using only Samsung Pay

Jamie Gonzalez

I’ve edited scores of stories about mobile payments, but as long as I had my older model cellphone, it was a world I was left out of. So when it finally gave out and I had to get a replacement,…
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