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Vivint Smart Arena Going Fully Cashless After Successful Trial

Vivint Smart Arena Going Fully Cashless After Successful Trial

“Vivint Smart Home Arena, the home of the National Basketball Association’s Utah Jazz, is going fully cashless following a successful trial late last year. Beginning January 18, the sports and entertainment venue will only accept credit, debit and prepaid cards, and mobile payments for sales at all food and beverage points of purchase, the box [...]

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The Way to Indians’ Wallet Is Through Cricket. Just Ask PhonePe

The Way to Indians’ Wallet Is Through Cricket. Just Ask PhonePe

“Cricket is a religion in India, and digital payments major PhonePe knows it better than anyone. The secret sauce for the success of the Walmart-backed company, which has lately been breathing down rival Paytm’s neck, is cricket sponsorships. PhonePe first invested its marketing spends into cricket in mid-2018 with the Asia Cup. After seeing a positive response, [...]

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The Seeds of Visa’s $5.3 Billion Acquisition of Plaid Were Planted More Than a Year Ago

The Seeds of Visa’s $5.3 Billion Acquisition of Plaid Were Planted More Than a Year Ago

“Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid, one of Silicon Valley’s hottest startups, came after conversations between the companies’ executives intensified in late 2019. But the idea had been planted long before, with discussions at the highest ranks of the largest US card network that go back more than a year. The rationale is clear: In [...]

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