Convening cities to collaborate on common challenges –  Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard to run learning exchange for city CIOs BARCELONA – November 12, 2018 – As urban leaders from around the world gather for Smart City Expo World Congress this week in Barcelona, Mastercard today launched a unique global network for urban co-development. …
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By 2050, about 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. More than half do today. Beyond the buildings and infrastructure, at the heart of any city is its people. They define the culture, the cuisine, the industry. And as cities get smarter, we must ensure that all citizens are included, especially those …
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Mastercard has been partnering with city authorities and transit operators to bring the best secure digital payment technologies to their transport systems for years. More recently we’ve observed the rapid rise of mobile ride-hailing apps like Uber, Grab and Lyft competing for ridership in cities. Finally this year we are starting to see these two …
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Contactless and mobile ticketing provides seamless access to trains and buses MONTREAL – May 16, 2017 – As residents and visitors of the world’s major cities look for the best way to get around, Mastercard is making commuting easier, faster and more consistent. In over 80 cities around the globe, Mastercard and its partners are …
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Unlocks work on smarter transportation and economic development CHICAGO — February 23, 2017 —UI LABS and Mastercard today announced a new partnership aimed at improving the access to and use of urban services, such as transportation. Under this collaboration, City Digital, UI LABS’ urban infrastructure innovation platform, will test a series of hypotheses, maximizing Mastercard …
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