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MasterCard® PayPass™ and VeriFone Announce First Ever ‘Tap & Go™’ Payments in Taxis

MasterCard PayPass Continues to Lead the Way into New Consumer Categories with the Speed and Convenience of Contactless Payment Philadelphia, PA and Purchase, NY – November 15, 2006–MasterCard Worldwide and VeriFone Holdings (NYSE: PAY) today announced the first U.S. acceptance of MasterCard® PayPass™ “Tap & Go™” contactless payments in taxicabs, making life easier for busy…
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Hold the Phone: Visa’s Mobile Strategy Offers New Ways to Pay, More Rewards and Services

New Visa Pilot Tests Delivery of Mobile Coupons and Rewards San Francisco, November 15, 2006–Visa USA today advanced its mobile strategy through the launch of a new pilot at its California headquarters. Following the successful completion of the industry’s first large-scale U.S. mobile payment trial at Philips Arena in Atlanta earlier this year, Visa is…
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CPI Card Group and INSIDE Contactless to Provide Secure Contactless Payment Cards for Three Major Banks in Guatemala

LITTLETON, CO November 13, 2006–CPI Card Group – Colorado, Inc., along with INSIDE Contactless, has been selected by Visa Latin America to provide cards with contactless technology for three major banks in Guatemala. “CPI is honored to have been selected as the card supplier for the first Visa Contactless card project in Latin America,” said…
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Gemalto Introduces World’s First Banking Card Meeting the Visa Global Contactless Specification

Dual interface smart card addresses EMV markets worldwide Cartes trade show, Villepinte, France, November 7, 2006–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), a world leader in digital security, today launches an innovative banking microprocessor card to perform multiple types of Visa payments: contact EMV (Europay MasterCard Visa), EMV-based contactless and magnetic stripe data contactless. The Gemalto card is…
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CPI Card Group Joins Keycorp in a Partnership With Banamex and McDonald’s to Launch the First MasterCard Paypass™ Program in Latin America

LITTLETON, CO November 6, 2006–CPI Card Group–Colorado, Inc. announced today it has partnered with Keycorp Limited (ASX:KYC) to manufacture MasterCard’s PayPass™ contactless cards for Banamex Financial Group. The issued cards will be introduced into McDonald’s fast food outlets throughout Monterrey, Mexico. This joint effort will mark the first PayPass program launched in Latin America and…
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INSIDE Contactless and Perfect Plastic Printing announce distribution agreement for contactless bank card technology

Aix en Provence, France; St. Charles IL, USA 6 November 2006–INSIDE Contactless, one of the world’s largest providers of contactless semiconductor chips, today announced a distribution alliance with Illinois-based Perfect Plastic Printing (PPP) to provide MicroPass-enabled contactless bank cards for the US market The distribution alliance will allow the companies, which have been deploying contactless…
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MasterCard Leads Nation’s First Market Trial of Personalized NFC-Enabled Mobile Phones for Payment

Dallas Trial Marks First Implementation of Giesecke & Devrient’s Secure Chip Management Platform That Allows Consumers to Wirelessly Enhance Nokia Cell Phones With MasterCard PayPass DALLAS, TEXAS, November 2, 2006–MasterCard Worldwide today announced that it has brought the promise of mass market availability of “Tap & Go”™ payments via mobile phones one giant step closer…
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Oberthur Card Systems’ Innovative VersaFOB Certified As An Approved MasterCard® PAYPASS™ 3D Fob

VersaFOB Offers Banks Cost-Effective Contactless Product Differentiation November 02, 2006–The smallest-ever card-based contactless payment fob, called VersaFOB, was certified by MasterCard Worldwide as an approved PayPass product, Oberthur Card Systems announced today. This new contactless payment form factor is just 28.5 mm by 23.6 mm (1.125” x 0.93”) in size. The sub-card is snapped out…