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Commentary: mobile payments are key to future of shopping

Mobile Payments Today | February 25, 2013

As with all things in society, shopping has evolved over the years, but never more than during the past decade. With the growth of online marketplaces and then the near ubiquity of electronic payment mechanisms, the global pastime of shopping has forever changed—until it changes again.

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The Potential of ‘Masterpass’

CNBC | February 25, 2013

Ed McLaughlin, Chief Emerging Payments Officer of Mastercard, tells CNBC why their new ‘Masterpass’ venture will revolutionize the way people shop.

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How MasterCard plans to transform mobile purchases

CNET | February 24, 2013

The head of MasterCard’s emerging payments business talks to CNET about its MasterPass initiative, mobile payments, and beyond.

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Mastercard’s Driver: Consumer Spending on the Rise

Bloomberg TV | February 1, 2013

Matthew Driver, MasterCard President Southeast Asia,  discusses consumer spending trends, acceptance and growth in Southeast Asia.

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Cashless society: New chip to enhance security

NTVKenya | January 15, 2013

Kenya is on the road to becoming a cashless economy through use of electronic payment systems. MasterCard Worldwide has partnered with Equity Bank to issue five million chip enabled debit and prepaid cards for use as a way to pay for goods and services as opposed to using cash, which financial service providers say is not always safe and is often times expensive.

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