Do you know what happened in Oklahoma City back in 1935?  An innovation called a parking meter was introduced.  The simple coin-operated meter was developed in response to growing parking congestion.  Today’s version is electronic – its increasingly rare that you come across a meter that still only accepts coins and notes, after all who …
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Ground breaking partnership will transform on-street parking into a retail experience when you park your car   To tweet this news, copy and paste http://bit.ly/16GyLRR to your Twitter handle with the hashtag #MasterCard and #Parkeon WATERLOO & PARIS, October 3rd, 2013 – MasterCard (NYSE:MA) is today announcing an exclusive, global partnership with the world’s leading parking …
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 MasterCard Advisors August SpendingPulse™ Report Shows Online Outperformed Bricks-and-Mortar Across Key Back-to-School Shopping Categories  Total US Retail Sales Increased 3.9% Year-over-Year    To tweet this news, copy and paste bit.ly/MCA_130916_PR to your Twitter handle with the hashtags #SpendingPulse and #retailsales PURCHASE, NY – (September 16, 2013) – The back-to-school shopping season is the second-biggest selling …
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Carlos Mirque is a microbusiness owner and featured Cashless Pioneer. At the Usaquén craft fair in Colombia we sell ethnic products, such as shoes and leather goods, like handbags, wallets, belts, t-shirts, jewelry and ‘mola’ accessories, lined in leather. The molas are colorful handmade textiles produced by the indigenous women from Antioquia’s Urabá Kuna tribe; …
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Oxford University scientists find European Bank Notes covered with bacteria – just how much might have you reaching for hand sanitizer.  And if that doesn’t convince you to switch to electronic payments, how about this: the MasterCard Network is two times faster than the blink of an eye.  Speed, security without the germs?  I’ll take that.  …
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