Visa's "tokenization" service substitutes your credit card data with random numbers when you pay for items with your phone, a move that could open the door for Apple Pay and its rivals.
Fraud detection systems can lock accounts when people travel, but location-sensing smartphone software now can help approve a legitimate transaction.
This week's winner gets a $500 Visa gift card from coupon mega-site RetailMeNot that can be stretched using the many deals it offers. Can't beat that, bargain hunters.
As Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants lobby the government for more high-skilled worker visas, immigration officials say they’ve received too many applications for this coming year.
In what some might call an advertisement for the classic story of an immigrant pursuing the American dream, Redmond's new boss, Satya Nadella, was born in Hyderabad, India. Now he's running Microsoft.
The world's biggest watchmaker is going high-tech but says, "We don't want to produce a mini mobile phone on your wrist."
The world's largest restaurant chain is in turnaround mode. It's looking to the tech industry -- and role models like Google -- as it searches for a good jump start. First stop: South by Southwest.
They sound alike, but the two mobile payment solutions each offer their own unique advantages.
Reporters' notebook: The annual technology, film and music confab showed us that brands have money to blow, and a tiny app can still make a name for itself when the tech industry converges on Austin, Texas.
The world's largest social network just gave its users another reason to use its messaging service, even as competitors pile on features.