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Lead Story

Payments technology twists, turns, surprises


Industry Update

Fed puts payments in crosshairs

SEAA's welcome return to New Orleans

It's curtains for AmEx key fobs

Visa IPO largest in U.S. history

Interchange fuels ACH interest


GS Advisory Board:
Payments experts weigh in on Visa's IPO - Part II

Advanced functions and the future

Tracy Kitten


Tick tock: Time to comply with PCI

Biff Matthews
CardWare International


Street SmartsSM:
A passion to share

Jason Felts
Advanced Merchant Services

SAQ sun sets on smaller merchants

Michael Petitti

Make a plan to avoid failure

Jeff Fortney
Clearant LLC

Pinpointing compliance issues

David Mertz
Compliance Security Partners LLC

The pinch of PIN debit

Ken Musante
Humboldt Merchant Services

Search for talent made easier

Curt Hensley
CSH Consulting Inc.

Company Profile

Greystone Business Resources Corp.

New Products

Online friend in fraud fight

Company: Compliance Coach Inc.

Customer care for the little guys

InfoStreet Inc.


Destination: Sanity





Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

April 14, 2008  •  Issue 08:04:01

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#h4 Shortstack

The latest in eco-friendly payments is the Brighter Planet Visa credit card which allows cardholders to earn credits toward building renewable energy projects across the country. ... Popular social-networking site MySpace slides into tunes with MySpace Music, a new service where users can buy tickets, listen to free streaming music and swap play lists with pals. ... AT&T's wireless operation expects to migrate from its current Global System for Mobile-based infrastructure to Long Term Evolution, the revolutionary high-speed standard touted as the future for mobile phone service providers. ... A retired Ivy League professor filed a patent infringement claim against more than two dozen companies she believes violated her patented light-emitting laser diode technology found in high definition DVD players, mobile phones and camcorders. ... Instead of the planned multimillion dollar computer system, the U.S. Census Bureau is going back to temp workers to canvass with paper and pencil for Americans who don't return their census forms. ... The check's in the mail for anyone willing to send used, unwanted or broken gold and silver valuables to ... The Czech Republic was cited by the General Manager of EuroBattery as recycling only 10 percent of 200,000 metric tons of electronics sold every year. ... For $45, international travelers can get the Passport Card, a smart card developed by the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and U.S. State Department, that takes the place of a traditional, paper-based passport. ... At the CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas, Yahoo Inc. unveiled oneSearch 2.0, a voice-enabled mobile phone search engine that can be downloaded at ... With the launch of Google's Android mobile phone only a few months away, experts are wondering if the Linux-based operating system Android designed specifically for the phone will function flawlessly or malfunction in a fit of glitches and screen freeze-ups.

#h4 ISO-Q test

Which of the following statements is true?

Which of the following statements is true? 1. According to prepaid industry experts, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer might not have been named in the prostitution scandal if he used a prepaid card instead of cash.

2. While online credit card fraud skyrockets in the United States, Europe is seeing a decline in fraud activity due to robust firewalls and encryption technology.

3. Quick service restaurants are going "card only" at the drive-thru because too much spare change drops to the curb between the service window and the customer's car.

Point here for the answer.

#h4 MLScapes

A young businessman had just started his own firm and had rented a beautiful office furnished with antiques.

The businessman saw a man enter the outer office. Wishing to appear the big shot, the businessman picked up the phone and pretended he had a big deal brewing.

Finally, he hung up the phone and asked the visitor, "Can I help you?"

"Yeah," said the man, "I've come to activate your phones."


#h4 Biz bytes

A balloon payment is a large extra payment that may be charged at the end of a loan or lease.

A graduated payment is a repayment condition that gradually increases the payments on a pre-determined rate.

#h4 Loopy laws

If you're a New York Jets fan, don't veer off Route 66 in a Jets jersey. In Ada, Okla., you can be jailed for wearing Jets paraphernalia.

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