Jason Del Rey

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Andreessen Horowitz-Backed Jumio Introduces One-Click “Pay With Passbook” Purchases for iPhone Apps

Jumio, the payments company backed by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Andreessen Horowitz, today announced a product called PORT that will let mobile app users fill in their payment info by snapping a photo of their credit card with their phone, save that info to Apple’s Passbook wallet app and then complete future transactions within partnering apps by simply clicking a “Pay with Passbook” button. Airbnb and Fab, the company said, are current Jumio customers.

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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