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Nearly two decades ago, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's smart card program became a key means to eliminate the inefficiencies of cash use among military personnel. The payments industry has evolved substantially in that time, requiring the military smart card program to keep pace.
Investor Carl Icahn, who earlier this year pushed eBay to make PayPal a separate company, says he is pleased with eBay's decision to do so but is not totally satisfied with the timing.  more »
Opinion
Despite the controversy over bending handsets and a broken iOS update, Apple’s iPhone 6 remains the must-buy addition to the smartphone sector, continuing to draw in the crowds.  more »
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'New' PayPal, Split from eBay, Gains Chance to Seek New Partners
EBay's planned spinoff of PayPal, announced today, is a necessary and inevitable response to the influx of disruption coming to the payments industry from unconventional sources. As companies like Amazon.com, Apple and Wal-Mart take a growing interest in the payments market, PayPal's status as a unit of a rival e-commerce company limited its role.  read more »

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