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Mastercard and MLB Deliver In-Stadium Augmented Reality Experience at 2017 World Series

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This year, Mastercard and MLB partnered to surprise and provide baseball fans unique access throughout Postseason and into the 2017 World Series. To build on this excitement, Mastercard and MLB for the first time ever delivered fans a special Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) message through augmented reality, right to their stadium seats at Game Four of the World Series. Through an AR experience, Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa thanked fans for helping Mastercard raise $4MM for SU2C over the summer and announced that Mastercard would be maki... Read More »

The World’s Most Expensive Plate of Food

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The differences with the rich world are stark. Take New York State, the baseline for the Counting the Beans: the True Cost of Food around the World. There, a simple plate of food such as a bean stew costs US$1.20 to make. This represents 0.6% of average daily income. By contrast, in South Sudan, the worst-ranking country in the study, a plate of food costs 268 times this ratio, or the equivalent of $321.70. The study also calculates the percentage of average daily income it takes in each given country to purchase a simple plate of food. The ... Read More »

Mastercard Launches Comprehensive Digital Payment Solution For Small and Midsized Businesses

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Mastercard today announced The Mastercard B2B Hub, an innovative solution that enables small and midsized businesses to optimize their invoice and payment processes with accounts payable and payment automation tools that improve the speed, ease and security of their commercial payments. A majority of all B2B payments in the U.S. are still made via check with manual payment processes. While larger companies have benefited from sophisticated accounts payable solutions, many small and midsize companies still need automated solutions to process ... Read More »

Mastercard Launches MLB All-Star Game Sweepstakes Exclusively at BJ’s Wholesale Club

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Mastercard cardholders will have a chance to win a trip for two to the 2017 MLB® All-Star Game® in Miami when they use a Mastercard at BJ’s Wholesale Club locations (including gas) or online at BJs.com*, the company announced today. The promotion runs now through May 3. To enter, simply shop with a Mastercard credit, debit or prepaid card at any BJ’s Club, BJ’s Gas® location or at BJs.com and be automatically entered for a chance to go to Miami for the game in July, compliments of Mastercard. Cardholders using a My BJ’s Perks® Mastercard wil... Read More »

Mastercard Start Path Global Startups Forecast a Fintech Future

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The program is open to startups who are rethinking banking and payments and have raised a significant seed or Series A round of investment. “Fintech startups around the world are designing a digital future,” said Amy Neale, Vice President, Mastercard Start Path. “They’re bringing a different approach to enhance customer choice and experience across the industry. Our work with these startups helps connect new technology with reliable, secure financial networks and processes to create an even more rewarding and seamless commerce experience.” ... Read More »

Startup Canada et MasterCard s’associent pour encourager l’innovation économique

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 Startup Canada (en anglais), la communauté nationale qui rassemble les 2,3 millions d’entrepreneurs canadiens et s’exprime en leur nom, a annoncé aujourd’hui la participation de Mastercard en tant que partenaire national pour encourager la réussite des entreprises en démarrage et des petites entreprises du Canada. Mastercard intégrera son expertise en innovation et en technologie de paiements à la programmation 2017 de Startup Canada afin de favoriser la croissance et la réussite des entreprises en démarrage et des petites entreprises du Canad... Read More »

Mastercard and Boingo Wireless Join Forces to Bring Unlimited Wi-Fi Access around the World

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The Wi-Fi service is now available for select HSBC Mastercard cardholders in Argentina, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the U.K. at no additional cost. As a result, these cardholders have the potential to save hundreds of dollars each year on roaming charges and subscriptions when accessing Wi-Fi hotspot locations in airports, hotels, restaurants and cafes, inflight and more. Travel—and connectivity while traveling—is an increasing priority among people around the world. On the ground, more than half of the we... Read More »

You Can’t Put a Price on Love…Especially When it Comes to Valentine’s Day

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If you still haven’t picked up something special for your loved one – you’re not alone. Data showed the majority of Valentine’s purchases happen during a last-minute dash on February 13th, with 47.4 million transactions that day alone over the past three years. Recent years have shown that the stomach is increasingly the way to one’s heart, with spending in restaurants soaring by 102 percent since 2014. “While the way we say I love you might have changed in recent years, showing someone you care on February 14 is more popular than ever. T... Read More »

Mastercard Introduces the Masterpass #ThankTheFans House To Build Excitement for the GRAMMY Awards®

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To build excitement for Music’s Biggest Night®—the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, the Masterpass #ThankTheFans House will take up residence at Gibson Brands Sunset (formerly Tower Records), delivering a one-of-a-kind experiential record store with interactive music experiences for all fans. Masterpass users will have exclusive access to shop for rare and unique vinyl for just $10*, as well as early access to intimate evening performances. This builds to the excitement of GRAMMY night where Mastercard will unlock special offers for those tuned in t... Read More »

Mastercard and Gilead Sciences to Explore Digitized Healthcare Model in Resource Limited Setting

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The Mastercard Aid Network is a non-financial digital solution that helps facilitate the distribution and tracking of aid funds. Organizations such as World Vision and Save the Children have successfully used this technology for emergency and ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in the Philippines and Yemen. The collaboration with Gilead is the first instance where the closed-loop, points-based Mastercard Aid Network would be used in a healthcare context. An estimated 150 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C, with the vas... Read More »

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