Archive for September, 2011

Wachovia’s Rebranding

September 26, 2011

It has been three years and Wells Fargo is finally rebranding Wachovia, whom they purchased for $15.1 billion dollars at the beginning of the financial crisis. Their methods range from changing signage on Wachovia branches to rolling the Wells Fargo stagecoach down Pennsylvania Ave in D.C. In addition, customers (especially those in the D.C. area [...]

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Google Wallet: First Impressions (via Mashable)

September 21, 2011

Google Wallet is officially here, and already the technology is showing a lot of promise. Check out this article from Mashable for some great insight into using Google Wallet, issues with privacy, and, of course, what comes next.

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Chips, Strips and PINs: Visa® introduces more secure plastic

September 20, 2011

If you’ve ever worried about hackers making huge charges on your credit card or emptying your checking account, Visa® has good news. It plans to introduce microchip authentication for U.S. debit and credit cards, making it harder for unscrupulous scoundrels to access your account. These “Chip-and-PIN” cards will feature an embedded microchip and require a [...]

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ICANN to Allow Custom “dot” Suffixes…For a Price

September 16, 2011

The nonprofit organization in charge of Internet addresses (ICANN — Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has announced plans to allow custom suffixes named after brands, hobbies, political causes, and just about anything else. That is, for those who can afford it. Right now, a web address ending in .com or .org runs less [...]

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Online Banking Leads to Big Payoffs for Banks and Customers Alike, Study Shows

September 13, 2011

Online banking platforms have long been heralded for the level of convenience they offer customers, but new research shows there are financial benefits for both consumers and banks as well. A recent Fiserv reports explains that customers who receive e-statements and e-bills through online banking platforms are 64 percent less likely to contact Customer Service [...]

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