Expands partnership with 20 cities in the United States to Digitize Transit Passes and Power Contactless Payments  NEW YORK, N.Y. – March 22, 2019 – Anyone rushing to catch the train, bus or subway knows that every second counts and Mastercard plans to make transit payments as simple as a flick of the wrist. The …
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In a forward-looking city, development efforts and progress support a common objective: to improve people’s quality of life. Bogotá is the very reflection of a cosmopolitan city. Its cultural diversity, rapid population growth and the development of its infrastructure have the region focusing on its track record and performance. Colombia’s capital contributes 25 percent of …
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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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