Monthly Archives: November 2012

Bluebird vs Greendot. Prepaid wins.

Great article on the value of pre-paid cards services.  Consumers using these types of services are growing rapidly and future of “unbanked services” is very bright. http://tinyurl.com/dxunzqf  

Posted in Payments | Leave a comment

Visa’s V.me headed to the Retail POS in Early 2013

Visa’s V.me service will be available on the retail point of sale (POS) in 2013 to a report in StrategyEye today.  Jennifer Schulz Visa’s Global Head of Ecommerce is talking about V.me expansion plans to physical store sales in early … Continue reading

Posted in Payments | Leave a comment

Bluebird is not the Last Word in Prepaid

Good article on Bluebird from Ben Jackson of the Mercator Advisory Group  – Mercator Perspectives I’ll let you know what I think soon.  I opened a Bluebird account last week.  

Posted in Payments | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Your Cloudy Future

It seems like you can’t turn around, at least here in the valley, without hearing about cloud computing. But what exactly is the cloud and just how cloudy is my future?  Last week I attended the 11th International Cloud Expo, … Continue reading

Posted in Cloud | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mastercard testing PayPass on Smartphones

Mastercard is working with Dutch bank ING, experimenting with its PayPass system on smartphones.   The testing involves the use of QR codes as well as PIN techniques to extend the PayPass to the phone with the same level of security as the PayPass chip. http://tinyurl.com/ah7afpp

Posted in Payments | Leave a comment