Headline News from PaymentsNews.com – April 22, 2014

On the Web:

  • 10 Questions: Jeremy Allaire, founder and CEO, Circle – Fortune – “The company aims to make Bitcoin simpler, safer, and easier to use. In light of recent controversy around the virtual currency — particularly around companies that have failed and lost clients’ money — Allaire is taking his time to make sure Circle will be legitimate and regulated.”

  • Tokens and Traditionalists – Drop Labs (Cherian Abraham) – “However with HCE I would go beyond NFC – as finally there is a way to decouple the credential from the radio – and look beyond where the credential is stored, and even how it is presented – including other legitimate use-cases such as QR and BLE alongside of NFC.”
  • Verizon Data Breach Report: Payment-Card Theft Can Be Avoided at Little Cost – Wall St. Journal – “It’s not necessarily about spending more money. It’s about doing the right things,” said Chris Porter, one of the report’s authors and a managing principal at Verizon’s Cyber Intelligence Center.
  • Facebook Now Powers More Than Half Of All Social Logins – “According to the latest data from social login service Gigya, Facebook remains the absolute market leader here and now powers more than 51 percent of all social logins in North America.”
  • Review: Loop mobile wallet – Fortune – “Loop is a brilliant idea, and most importantly, it works. But the fob is better as a proof of concept than a daily companion, and for that reason, only enthusiasts will find today’s system worth the expense.”
  • Former Citi Executive Sanjiv Das to Join First Data – Wall St. Journal – “Sanjiv Das, who served as chief executive of CitiMortgage from 2008 to 2013, has taken the role as First Data’s chief of staff and is joining the company’s management committee,”

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