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Posts Tagged ‘payment’

Wikileaks’ MasterCard “priceless” ad parody

A spoof of the fact that major credit card and online payment companies have withheld over $15 Million in donations to WikiLeaks. The parody advert shows the effects of the financial blockade.

Turn your home into a billboard in exchange for your mortgage payment?

Turn your home into a billboard in exchange for your mortgage payment?

Would you turn your house into a billboard to be free of mortgage payments for a year? I'm referring to the marketing gimmick/PR stunt of Ad firm Adzookie, who are looking to pay people's mortgages in exchange for turning their homes into giant advertisements for the company. (Mock-up seen here.) They haven't painted a single home yet, but [...]

VeriFone vs Square

VeriFone vs Square

VeriFone, a huge provider of credit card processing systems that's been around since time immemorial, has taken a huge swipe at upstart Square today, branding its free, headphone jack-based credit card readers "skimming devices" and demanding their immediate removal from the market. Crazy, right? Let me explain how easy it is to exploit the [...]

Tracing the pill-trails to America from Russia’s e-pharmacy underworld

Tracing the pill-trails to America from Russia’s e-pharmacy underworld

Security reporter Brian Krebs has a fascinating piece up on Pavel Vrublevsky, founder of Russia's biggest online payment processor, ChronoPay. Krebs reports that this man also co-owns Rx-Promotion, an online pharmacy that sells tens of millions of US dollars worth of controlled pills to Americans each year: Valium, Percocet, Tramadol, [...]

Google CEO Sees Android Phones Replacing Credit Cards

Google CEO Sees Android Phones Replacing Credit Cards

One step closer to Skynet... Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that the forthcoming Android 2.3 operating system will support near-field communication chips for mobile payments, a development that he expects will lead to the launch hundreds of mobile payment startups. "This could replace your credit card," said Schmidt in an interview at the [...]