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Mobile Wallet Venture Isis Beefs Up With More Bank Cards

Isis, the mobile payments joint venture between Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile USA, announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today that it is adding Chase, Barclaycard and Capital One cards to the Isis Mobile Wallet. Last July, Isis announced relationships with Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express to allow account holders to pay using wireless phones with NFC “one-tap” payment capabilities. The Isis Mobile Wallet app, which will go head to head with other mobile payment solutions like Google Wallet, will first launch in Salt Lake City and Austin midyear.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus