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Archive for February, 2016

Citigroup to Buy Amex’s Costco Loans

Monday, 29 February, 2016

Citigroup said it agreed to buy American Express’ stockpile of U.S. credit card loans made to shoppers of Costco Wholesale, as the fourth-largest U.S. bank takes over a card partnership with the retailer. Terms were not disclosed. …read more

Source:: Payments Source – Credit

Faster Payments Isn’t Just a New Strategy for Banks—It’s a Must

Monday, 29 February, 2016

Payveris’ Jeff Weikert recently took the position that faster payments are more of an opportunity than a threat to financial institutions’ customer relationships. I agree, and see faster payments as not only an opportunity, but a responsibility to our customers and all consumers in the U.S. …read more

Source:: Payments Source – Processing

George RR Martin Is Planning A ‘Game of Thrones’ Twist For A Dead Show Character

Saturday, 27 February, 2016

Game of Thrones is heading toward a cliff where the books and the show are going to start to diverge in drastic, unforeseeable ways. Not just because author George RR Martin?s next books aren?t yet written, but because small changes the showrunners have made will become big changes later on, …read more

Source:: Forbes – Technology

Volkswagen, Uncharacteristically, Will Be Avoiding The Limelight In Geneva

Saturday, 27 February, 2016

Volkswagen executives are usually all over the media at events like the Geneva Car Show, but humbled by the dieselgate scandal, they are unlikely to be seen breaking cover near microphones, notebooks or cameras next week. So far, the rest of the European automotive industry has avoided being tainted by …read more

Source:: Forbes – Technology

Ask Ethan: Why Are Maps Of The Cosmos Oval-Shaped?

Saturday, 27 February, 2016

Maps of the Universe sure don’t look like the other maps we see. Yet we can look in all directions when it comes to space. What gives? …read more

Source:: Forbes – Technology

The Week in Luxury Cars: BMW’s M2, McLaren’s 570 GT, Maserati’s First-Ever SUV, and More

Saturday, 27 February, 2016

From behind-the-wheel reviews to glimpses at a few models soon to debut, this past week?s luxury auto dispatch in a nutshell. …read more

Source:: Forbes – Technology

American Express Content to Replace Ads on NBC

Friday, 26 February, 2016

Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal will replace advertising on some shows next week with content paid for by American Express Co., another sign of how programmers are testing new strategies as consumers become less tolerant of 30-second commercials. …read more

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TSYS, Ethoca Partner for Transaction Recovery Network

Friday, 26 February, 2016

Through a partnership with fraud prevention provider Ethoca, Total System Services Inc. is offering card issuers and merchants a new tool to prevent e-commerce chargebacks. …read more

Source:: Payments Source – Processing

Massive iPhone 5SE Leaks Reveal 10 New Features

Friday, 26 February, 2016

Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone now looks very exciting… …read more

Source:: Forbes – Technology

Early Apple Ads

Friday, 26 February, 2016

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Source:: Forbes – Technology