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US government reaches 85,000 H-1B visa cap in one week

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.

By Apr. 7, 2014


Tech firms ask Congress for U.S. visa expansion

H-1B visas remain a bone of contention for tech companies crying out for skilled workers -- or are they just looking for cheap labor?

By Apr. 11, 2013


Visa chief: Fee on digital wallets seems 'appropriate'

The chief executive says credit card firms should be able to charge fees to companies that are operating digital wallet services.

By Mar. 21, 2013


Visa officially launches its digital wallet V.me

According to the company, over 50 financial institutions have adopted the payment service, which will compete with Google Wallet, PayPal and other offerings from mobile carriers.

By Nov. 13, 2012


Visa problems? 'Seasteading' your startup may be the answer

Silicon Valley's next hot incubator for startups could be located in an unusual place: a new company called Blueseed plans to set up shop in international waters, 12 miles off the California coast.

By Nov. 8, 2011


Nick Kristof live-tweets his Bahrain visa crisis

New York Times columnist Nick Kristof flew to Bahrain and found himself unable to enter the country. So he decided to live-tweet his adventure.

By Dec. 17, 2012


System update causes brief outage on Visa network

Forty-minute disruption in the U.S. unrelated to recent security breach at Global Payments, a Visa representative tells the AP.

By Apr. 1, 2012


Visa sets deadlines on NFC efforts

The credit card company takes steps to encourage development of a commercial framework in the U.S. for mobile payments. Key elements include dual-mode chip technology and dynamic authentication.

By Aug. 9, 2011


Amazon offering $47 Kindles to Amazon.com Visa Card holders

In a sign that new Kindles are coming soon, Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card holders can buy select Kindles and Kindle accessories for 40 percent off.

By Aug. 1, 2012