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Contactless payments accepted at a dozen baseball stadiums

September 26, 2006–ContactlessNews reports that Major League Baseball and MasterCard announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement. MasterCard PayPass is accepted at 12 MLB ballparks, including Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium (Mets), Citizens Bank Park (Phillies), Turner Field (Braves), Dodger Stadium (Dodgers), PETCO Park (Padres), Busch Stadium (Cardinals), Jacobs Field (Indians), Wrigley Field (Cubs), U.S. Cellular Field (White…
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Consumers Give Two Thumbs Up to First North American Mobile Phone Payment and Content Trial

Atlanta Spirit, Chase, Cingular, Nokia, NXP, Visa USA and ViVOtech excited by results of Near Field Communications trial, citing this is “just the beginning” Atlanta, September 6, 2006–A group of industry-leading companies today announced the completion of the first North American Near Field Communication (NFC) trial for mobile phones, including contactless payments and content downloads…
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Wells Fargo Begins Contactless Card Rollout: On Track to Distribute 400,000 Cards by the End of 2006

Contactless Card Part of Visa Smart Breakthough Program San Francisco, August 15, 2006–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) has begun issuing Wells Fargo® Visa® Platinum Credit Card and Wells Fargo Visa Signature with Visa Contactless to customers, and is on track to distribute 400,000 cards by the end of 2006. Wells Fargo is distributing contactless cards…
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Advanta Launches First MasterCard Small Business Credit Card Featuring PayPass Contactless Payment Technology

‘Tap and Go’ Functionality Offers Speed and Convenience to Small Business Owners Purchase, NY and Spring House, PA, August 15, 2006–MasterCard Worldwide and Advanta Corp. (NASDAQ: ADVNB; ADVNA), one of the nation’s largest issuers (through Advanta Bank Corp.) of MasterCard business credit cards to small businesses and business professionals, announced today that they will begin…
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Discover® Network Certifies ViVOtech Solutions for Contactless Payments

ViVOtech readers first to be certified to support Discover Network contactless payment platform worldwide RIVERWOODS, Ill., August 2, 2006–Discover® Network, a business unit of Discover Financial Services and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), today announced that it has certified several ViVOtech readers, including ViVOpay 4000 and ViVOpay 3000 for use with Discover Network’s contactless payment application. These…
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MasterCard PayPassLaunches in Europe

Starbucks and Burger King among first retailers to accept MasterCard PayPass in Turkey Waterloo, Belgium, July 20, 2006–MasterCard Worldwide today announced the launch of the first European MasterCard® PayPass™ credit programme, in partnership with Garanti Bank in Turkey. Beginning 20 July, Garanti bank will reissue 25,000 “Tap & Go™” cards, which use MasterCard PayPass technology,…
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More Than 100 Million Americans Would Use Contactless Credit Cards To Buy Inexpensive Items

Survey Finds Young, High-Income Consumers Most Likely To Use New Technology WALTHAM, Mass., July 19, 2006–More than 100 million Americans would use contactless cards to pay for inexpensive, everyday items such as fast food, convenience store items and transit fares, according to a comprehensive new survey released today. A large number of consumers would also…
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MasterCard PayPass Increases Customer Loyalty and Moves Payments Away From Cash

PayPass Significantly Changes Consumer Use of Credit and Debit For Small Everyday Purchases PURCHASE, NY, (BUSINESS WIRE), July 18, 2006–Approximately 10 Million PayPass Cards and Devices Issued To Consumers and Approximately 32,000 Merchant Locations Accepting PayPass Globally MasterCard(R) PayPass™ users are showing a marked change in their behavior while making their small, everyday purchases, MasterCard…