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2011-06-29 05:00:00

GENEVA, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Incard, a leader in smart cards for the mobile telecom industry worldwide and a division of STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), is supplying smart SIM cards and technical support enabling Telecom Italia to develop exciting new services for its mobile subscribers, hosted on the handset. Incard's MUSE (Multimedia USIM Environment) family of SIMs support Smart Card Web Server (SCWS) technology, a new standard enabling visually appealing, graphical web-style...

2011-06-23 14:50:00

LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartSoft, a leading provider of card payment, card issuance, NFC payments and EMV chip-based training technologies and services to the global banking and payment industries announced a major breakthrough in NFC payments today. Together with partners Turkcell and Plastkart, the companies unveiled Europe's first MNO (Mobile Network Operator) Trusted Service Manager (TSM) mobile solution for NFC Payments approved by MasterCard. The announcement...

2011-06-15 02:00:00

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products, launches DIGIPASS 836, a smart card reader with an optical interface and replaceable batteries. With this optimized optical card reader VASCO increasingly meets the demand of banks for efficient solutions with minimal impact on the environment helping them to reduce their...

2011-06-01 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the premier bank for companies in the technology, life science, venture capital and premium wine industries, announced today it is the first bank to make chip-enabled, or Smart, credit cards available to businesses in the U.S. Beginning today, SVB clients can apply for the new chip and signature World Elite(TM) MasterCard® for Business with EMV chip technology. (Photo:...

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2011-05-18 07:22:24

Apple is considering using a smaller SIM card in its iPhone 4 and iPad to allow the company to produce thinner devices, Reuters reported on Tuesday. A spokesman for the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) confirmed that Apple had proposed a new standard for SIM cards, although a decision about whether to begin the lengthy standardization process, which can take more than a year, has not yet been made. "This process may take some time, up to a year or more, if there is...

2011-04-27 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) opened its fourth Global Security Summit today with a keynote address by chief enterprise risk officer Ellen Richey, in which she applauded the collective progress in making electronic payments more secure from criminals. While acknowledging this important success - achieved through closer industry cooperation, coordination with law enforcement and technological advancements - Richey also warned of future challenges that will...

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2011-04-14 12:45:00

Wells Fargo & Co. is testing microchip-embedded credit cards with frequent travelers to address complaints of customers who have had trouble using their cards internationally. According to San Francisco-based Wells Fargo, the program announced today marks the first effort made by a U.S. bank to deploy Visa Inc. credit cards with so-called EMV-chip technology, which has become a standard in Europe and much of the rest of the world. "It's not an infrequent message from our customers of...

2011-04-12 07:45:00

TORONTO and PORTLAND, Ore., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartSoft, a leading provider of card payment and instant card issuance solutions to the global payment and banking industry announced today that one of Canada's premier payment industry providers, Everlink Payment Services, Inc. has teamed with SmartSoft to begin providing EMV based chip and pin instant card issuance solutions to Canada's banks and credit unions. Everlink is licensing SmartSoft award-winning Palmaris(TM)...

2011-04-12 07:45:00

TORONTO and PORTLAND, Ore., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartSoft, a leading provider of card issuance and card payment solutions to the global banking and card payment industry announced today the launch of SmartSoft in North America ahead of schedule. SmartSoft also announced today two key partnerships with Everlink in Canada and Zebra Technologies. Everlink is a leader in the delivery of feature-rich and reliable electronic transaction switching, ATM and POS solutions to Canadian...

2011-04-12 04:34:00

NANTERRE, France, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oberthur Technologies, a world leader in secure technologies, opens a new service centre in Prague in order to provide value-added services and card personalisation to financial institutions and mobile operators in Czech Republic and in Slovakia. In this market which represents more than 10 million banking cards in circulation, the demand for personalisation services is currently booming. In addition, Oberthur...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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