Posts Tagged ‘payment’
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.
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, 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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]