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Mastercard Creditcard Introduces Touchscreen Keyboard in their New Credit Card

Written on November 09, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Mastercard has launched their new "Display Card technology" in Standard Chartered Singapore'

Standard Chartered Bank and Mastercard have partnered to introduce their line of high-tech credit card in Singapore. The mastercard credit card is the country’s first interactive payment card.

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Google Wallet Goes Live on Sprint Nexus S 4G

Written on September 20, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Finally! Google has released its own Google Wallet mobile payment system on Sprint Nexus S 4G smartphones.

Google Wallet, a payment system which allows users to swipe their phones to pay for products, officially went active last Monday. The service initially works for Citi MasterCards and the virtual Google Prepaid Card only, but will now be open to rival cards. Other credit cards, such as American Express, Discover, and Visa, are also releasing their NFC features in order to let banks add them to the new mobile payment system.

However, although any store with MasterCard’s PayPass will be a good choice, Google Wallet will only be available on its first smartphone – the Samsung Nexus S – which is offered on Sprint Nextel. Users would need to have the said handset along with Android 2.3.4 and over-the-air update in order to access the Wallet.

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Google Says Goodbye to the QR Codes

Written on April 01, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Rest in peace, QR codes. Long live the NFC Technology!

We hardly ever used them, but QR codes are out of the picture in Google’s books, as the company removes the Quick Read matrix bar codes from the Google Places Dashboard.

“Users will no longer find unique QR codes in their Places accounts. We’re exploring new ways to enable customers to quickly and easily find information about local businesses from their mobile phones.”

So what’s going to replace the QR codes?

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