Lauren Goode

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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik