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Lead Story

Health care: When will payments stake its claim?


Industry Update

Hats in the ring for ETA awards

All clear for Intuit, ECHO merger

California chomps on gift card leftovers

Acquiring today, a shapshot

L60 at odds with Pipeline

EC interchange ruling: Merchants applaud, MC digs in

Swipe 'n shred, self-service fraud foiler


Terence Van Horn

Triton layoffs changes, challenges

Tracy Kitten



Hot, hotter contactless and mobile

David Talach


Street SmartsSM:
Winter profit-land

Dee Karawadra
Impact PaySystem

Drill down to the fine print

Jeff Fortney
Clearant LLC

B2B and B2G: The road ahead

Aaron Bills
3Delta Systems Inc.

POS system power

Maxwell Sinovoi
United Bank Card Inc.

Interviewing for quality

Curt Hensley
CSH Consulting

PCI compliance: Don't forget the little guys

Ken Musante
Humboldt Merchant Services

Company Profile

Credit Cash

New Products

Eco-friendly two-sided receipt printing

2ST thermal receipt printer
NCR Corp.

Wireless terminal for mobile pros

Blue Bamboo H50 POS terminal
Blue Bamboo


Clean slate, new fate





Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

January 14, 2008  •  Issue 08:01:01

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#h4 Shortstack

In Mumbai, Atom Technologies, the digital arm of Financial Technologies, is making it possible to shop online optically. Instead of typing in numbers of credit or debit cards, Atom Cards are activated by a wave of the phone.

The Java-based mobile application works by placing the mobile phone in front of a webcam. A digital image of the card is captured and, within a few seconds, the transaction takes place.

The application is secured with a unique customer identification and PIN code provided by the customer's bank. Merchants can also request remote transaction and feed in the customer's user ID or mobile number to make a payment request.

Atom Cards is expected to hit the global market in April 2008.

#h4 ISQ-Q test

Which of these statements is true?

1. The rise in radio frequency identification smart card technology in China (38% of the global market) is due to a spike in delivery of contactless national identification cards prior to the Olympics in Beijing. 2. A recent survey shows 64% of consumers would be more inclined to use cash if it had glow-in-the-dark pigments for easier access in poorly lit places.

3. Manufacturers are looking into producing credit and debit cards that use an alternative to plastic in an effort to be more eco-friendly.

Point here for the answer.

#h4 MLScapes

How can you double your money?

By folding it in half.


#h4 Biz bytes

A capital account is the sum of a company's capital at a particular time.

Capital allowance is the tax advantage a company is granted for money it spends on fixed assets.

#h4 Loopy laws

Stick to handshakes when greeting someone in New York to avoid arrest. It is considered disorderly conduct to place the end of your thumb against the tip of your nose and wiggle the extended fingers of that hand to say hello.

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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