The physical retail boom is far from over – but it is definitely changing. According to Forrester Research, by 2018, e-commerce will represent 11% of the market – meaning that a hefty 89% of commerce will still happen offline, at the physical point of sale. The recent spate of online retailers opening physical stores such …
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The enhanced suite of APIs includes new offerings focused on Masterpass QR, spend alerts and controls, Qkr! with Masterpass and chatbot solutions   Purchase, N.Y. – June 27, 2017 – To meet the growing business demand for consistent, seamless and secure commerce, Mastercard Developers has released several new APIs to supply financial institutions, merchants and …
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When I left Lagos to move to the United States in 2006, I was excited because had just been admitted into the Wharton School for an MBA. Yet at the same time, I left behind a promising career, family and friends. And as I experienced life in America and trips to Europe, I couldn’t help …
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New wave of startups to focus on the use of beacon technology, contactless solutions and artificial intelligence to drive payments innovation   Copenhagen, Denmark – June 26, 2017 – Today at Money20/20 Europe, Mastercard announced the latest wave of startups joining Mastercard Start Path – the company’s global effort to support later-stage fintech and tech …
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This morning, Mastercard announced its financial results for the first quarter. During our conference call with the financial community, we highlighted strong volume and transaction growth. In addition to solid performance in the quarter, we also announced the completion of two acquisitions. They complement and strengthen our participation in new payment flows and help deliver …
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