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Vitamins & supplements: top flavors in new launches

Published By Datamonitor
17 Aug 2007
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CommentWire

Visa: IPO to net up to $18.8 billion

As Visa moves closer to its sale of Visa Inc stock, yesterday's SEC filing has revealed that the target stock price will see the card scheme generate up to $18.8 billion from the sale; a record sum for an IPO. Visa's member banks stand to gain from a share of the proceeds, while $3 billion will be set aside to cover costs related to litigation that Visa is currently involved in.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2008
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Visa-Samsung deal is NFC's silver lining

Visa's new deal with Samsung is a major leap forward for NFC and its future within payments. While NFC still faces a considerable number of challenges, the sheer size and scale of the new payWave rollout initiative, in addition to Visa and Samsung's global brand presence, will likely give the technology the boost it needs to see a rise in consumer adoption rates.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Feb 2013
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Visa's CodeSure is compelling, but may prove difficult to launch

Visa CodeSure, a card with an embedded screen and numerical keypad, is ready for launch. By entering their PIN, consumers can generate one-time passcodes that can be used in place of static passwords for online transactions and banking. However, despite its clear anti-fraud benefits, convincing banks to invest in portfolio upgrades while economic uncertainty prevails will prove challenging.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jun 2010
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Visa targets the underbanked

Visa's move to launch a white-label mobile money service for banks and mobile operators highlights a major structural shift in the market for mobile payments, particularly in developing economies. Visa's global brand presence, in addition to the sheer size and scale of the new service's scalability, spells bad news for less established mobile payment providers.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2013
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Visa enters new territory in the online payments sector with V.me

Visa has announced the launch of a new digital wallet, V.me, to compete directly with PayPal in the online payments sector. The digital wallet allows consumers to link their existing payment tools and make online transactions without having to reveal their card payment details to the merchant. Due to launch in early 2012, V.me will allow Visa to explore new territory as a digital wallet provider.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Dec 2011
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Visa and MasterCard: a cartel reborn?

MasterCard has announced its intention to start charging mobile wallet providers fees this year, with Visa indicating it may follow suit, ending the free ride PayPal and others had previously been getting. This will allow Visa and MasterCard a chance to play catch-up in the mobile wallet market by slowing down their competitors, but they will still need to win market share on their own merits.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2013
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Visa and MasterCard stay current with Foursquare partnerships

Foursquare has announced partnerships with Visa and MasterCard that will see the major card schemes retain relevance in a shifting market, and which tie in neatly with their own mobile payment offerings to incentivize use of scheme-branded payment methods at the point of sale.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2013
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Visa and DeviceFidelity partner to bring mobile payments one step closer

Visa and DeviceFidelity have announced plans to launch an NFC-capable microSD memory card for use in mobile phones, effectively turning them into contactless payment devices. Although Visa's involvement makes this new device a much stronger proposition than previous offerings, perennial issues such as competing technologies, revenue models and consumer acceptance must still be tackled.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2010
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Virtual currencies are on the radar of central banks, but regulations remain a long way off

The European Central Bank recently released its first study looking at the nature and impact of emerging virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, Linden Dollars, and World of Warcraft Gold. While these currencies have grown strongly in recent years, in some instances resulting in extremely large virtual economies, they are likely to remain outside regulatory control.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2012

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