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Lead Story

Unbanked, underbanked - untapped

News

Industry Update

HR 5546, the downside

Uncle Sam to get slice of payments pie

Private equity giant going public

MWAA meeting goes the distance

PCI on the menu

Scott Henry
VeriFone

Three-step systemization

Biff Matthews
CardWare International

Features

The consulting guru that could

Industry Leader

Linda Perry –
Unfettered spirit, extraordinary success

Views

PCI on the menu

Scott Henry
VeriFone

Three-step systemization

Biff Matthews
CardWare International

Education

Street SmartsSM:
To Capitol Hill we go

Jason Felts
Advanced Merchant Services

Becoming registered

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Check processing diversification: Hop aboard

Christian Murray
Global eTelecom Inc.

Invest in trust

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Web site optimization: A route to talent

Curt Hensley
CSH Consulting

Lead with communication

Daniel Wadleigh
Marketing Consultant

Company Profile

GreenSoft Solutions Inc.

New Products

Keep alert with merchant accounts

MercuryAlerts
Mercury Payment Systems LLC

Turbo charge PCI compliance

TurboPCI
TurboPCI Inc.

Inspiration

For better or worse

Miscellaneous

POScript

Departments

Forum

Resource Guide

Datebook

A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

August 11, 2008  •  Issue 08:08:01

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#h4 Shortstack

Hasbro Inc. sued the creators of Scrabulous, an unlicensed copycat of Hasbro's Scrabble found on social networking site Facebook. ... NASA satellites discovered that substorms of magnetic energy cause the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights. ... From a chunk of 70-million-year-old sandstone, Asia-Pacific scientists uncovered the fossil of a Tarbosaurus, a relative of the giant Tyrannosaurus rex. The ancient specimen, believed to have died at age 5, measured about six-and-a-half feet long. ... World leaders at the June 2008 G-8 summit in Tokyo committed their countries to a voluntary 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gases worldwide by 2050. ... A University of Wisconsin-Madison study found grade school girls equaled boys in math aptitude; it attributed the finding to an increase in girls taking advanced mathematics courses. ... The U.S. Secret Service asked the federal government for an extra $9.5 million to cover unexpected costs of protecting presidential candidates in the 2008 election year. ... Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. raised the price of its Prius hybrid by $500 for the 2009 model. ... The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the Arctic contains 90 billion barrels of untapped crude oil, representing close to 13 percent of the world's undiscovered oil supply. ... No splashdown will take place for the first Russian-European manned spacecraft designed for trips to the moon and back, as the craft will set down on Earth using thrusters. ... Attack code that exploits flaws in the Internet's addressing system have begun circulating online; security experts warn this could embolden phishing scammers. ... A Gartner Inc. analyst predicts the death of the computer mouse in the next three to five years. The replacement? Touch screens and face recognition technology. ... A recent morning-commute burp in London's Oyster card electronic transportation fare system caused card users to be overcharged. Although transit authorities said cardholders were reimbursed and the problem was resolved by noon, the disruption could cost the city hundreds of thousands of pounds. ... New high-tech Speedo U.S.A.-designed LZR swimsuits are predicted to help Olympians break records during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. ... A new search engine called Cuil (pronounced "cool") is positioning itself as a competitor to Google; it claims to have three times the size of Google's database and a friendlier user interface.

#h4 ISO-Q test

Which of the following statements is correct?

1. Despite gloomy reports about biometrics technology, a research group predicts payments using biometrics will more than double by 2013.

2. Unlike devices equipped with radio frequency identification technology, mobile devices that support near field communication technology sport antennas.

3. Remote deposit capture technology is not able to read handwritten check amounts.

Point here for the answer.

#h4 MLScapes

Here's what they're saying on GS Online's MLS Forum:

Strangers are just friends you haven't met yet. Get out there and meet new folks.

- Mike Hock, "SinkorSwim"

The bold don't live forever, but the timid never live at all.

- Rick White, "hipoint"

Knowledge is power only if people want it, and only if you have the knowledge.

- Dyson Barnett, "DLLB"

#h4 Loopy laws

In Arkansas, the Arkansas River's high-water mark is not permitted to be above the Main Street bridge in downtown Little Rock.

#h4 Biz bytes

An angel investor is an individual who invests in a business venture, providing capital for start-ups or business expansion.

An angel syndicate is a group of angel investors who, by banning together, can invest more money into businesses than an individual investor.

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

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