The Samsung Pay system is  demonstrated at Mobile World Congress

“Mobile commerce just got a lot more interesting,” Visa executive vice-president Jim McCarthy said in response to Samsung Pay.Samsung unveiled the new(...)

Visa Europe has announced a new, more secure way for consumers to pay retailers via smartphones, a move that could set the stage for Apple’s Apple Pa(...)

Marissa Mayer: “Yahoo’s Geek Goddess” as ‘Vanity Fair’ has called her.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

To the list of books about transformative technology companies and their visionary leaders we can now add one about Silicon Valley’s wayward soul and (...)

Irish consumers spent a record €28.4 billion on their Visa cards in 2014, an increase of 32 per cent on 2013. (Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Irish consumers spent a record €28.4 billion on their Visa cards in 2014, an increase of 32 per cent on 2013, as online shopping rose to almost €5.6 (...)

Refund may be due for unused blow-dries and gift voucher. Photograph: Thinkstock

In early December a reader called Ros signed up to a package with her local hairdresser to get eight blow-dries for €140. Ros assures Pricewatch th(...)

In addition to its issuing products, 3V has developed proprietary acquiring systems and technologies to enable merchants to accept cash

Irish payment technology firm 3V has been acquired by SafeCharge for €14.5 million. SafeCharge, which provides payment services, risk managemen(...)

The case of Eric Eoin Marques , alleged to be ‘the largest facilitator of child porn in the world’, has been adjourned to allow for him to go to the Court of Appeal.

The case of an Irishman who is wanted in the US and is alleged to be “the largest facilitator of child porn in the world” has been adjourned to allow (...)

Shoppers wait in line outside a Best Buy  store ahead of Black Friday in San Francisco, California. Photo: Bloomberg

Visa Europe predicts £518 million (€653 million) will be spent on its cards today, Black Friday, making it one of the biggest days for e-commerce. It (...)

Irish banks are declining debit cards when customers try to use them in the US

Using your debit card in the US? Better tell the bank Last week we carried an item about AIB putting a block on someone’s debit card becau(...)

A Michael Jackson triple-signed radio licensed by MJJ Production, Inc, in 1984. His estate has become extremely  lucrative - it made $250 million by extending the singer’s contract with Sony Corp., and more than $260 million from This Is It, a film cobbled together from footage of Jackson rehearsing for a series of concerts canceled in the wake of his death. (Photograph: EPA/MICHAEL NELSON)

Elvis Presley boasts 12.4 million “likes” on Facebook and 187,000 followers on Twitter and recently released a duet with Barbra Streisand. Never mind (...)