First Data, PrivaSys Sign Licensing Deal

Thursday, March 22, 2007

DENVER - First Data Corp. and PrivaSys Inc., provider of software and card technology, have entered a long-term licensing agreement that allows First Data to process contactless and other emerging payment transactions for its financial institution and merchant clients throughout the world. The PrivaSys solution is available in various form factors, including conventional plastic cards, mobile phones, PDAs and electronic key fobs.  More

PrivaSys to Open $17m R&D Centre Here - Global Entrepolis @ Singapore

Friday, September 30, 2005

By Roland Lim 
CALIFORNIA-BASED card payment solutions provider PrivaSys will open an Asia Pacific R&D centre in Singapore.  More

Smart Card Aims to Fight Fraud

Tuesday, March 12, 2002

By Alfred Hermida, BBC News Online 
A smart card that generates a one-off number every time you use it could help tackle credit card fraud. More

Frost & Sullivan Awards

Monday, March 11, 2002

By Shalini Chowdhary, Frost & Sullivan
"It is with great pleasure that we present PrivaSys with the Frost & Sullivan 2002 Market Engineering Company of the Year Award in the area of smart cards and payment solutions," said Shalini Chowdhary, Frost and Sullivan's leading smart card analyst. More

New Business Must Be Built on Real Market Needs

Friday, February 15, 2002

By Marsha Walton, CNN Sci-Tech
"Another tiny piece of hardware...sort of "one size fits all" credit card from PrivaSys. The single card could replace the bank, department store, credit, debit and gas cards that stuff many a purse and wallet. And because it can't be used without the owner entering a PIN number, it's more secure than most current charge cards." More

Tech Innovation Thrives, Despite Stock-Market Blues

Monday, February 11, 2002

By Don Clark, Wall Street Journal
"...entrepreneurs are still improving hardware, software and technology-based services at a frantic rate....PrivaSys, Inc., of San Francisco, will show a credit card with a tiny display and buttons that can consolidate multiple credit and debit cards into one-while using existing card-reading devices in stores and restaurants."  More

Radical Gizmos Arrive at Demo Conference

Tuesday, February 05, 2002

By Edward C. Baig, USA Today
PHOENIX — Picture this scenario. You're walking along when you notice a poster for a Springsteen concert. "The Boss is coming here!!!???" So you grab your cell phone, aim it at a bar code on the poster, and are wirelessly connected to an online ticket agent.  More

One Smart Card for All Your Debts

Tuesday, February 05, 2002

By Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY
The annual Demo conference that kicks off in Phoenix next week may be the most influential high-tech gabfest you've probably never heard of. But Demo is very much on the radar screen of technology luminaries across the spectrum — executives, financial analysts, venture capitalists and the press. More

Building an Online Fortress

Saturday, September 01, 2001

By Linda Punch, Credit Card Management
The incidents are becoming increasingly commonplace. A hacker breaks into a processor’s database and steals 4.5 million credit card account numbers. Another fraudster downloads software from the World Wide Web that allows him to generate actual credit card account numbers that are used to buy products and services. An organized crime ring steals account numbers from a merchant’s Web site, threatening to post them on another site if the merchant doesn’t pay a $200,000 ransom. The litany of cyberfraud seems to go on and on. More

Smart Cards Need a Higher IQ

Monday, August 20, 2001

By Geoff Smith, Bloomberg Business Week
More than a year ago, I signed up for the American Express Blue Card and was disappointed to find that it's a clumsy way to buy things online. This so-called smart card, with an embedded computer chip, was billed as the next generation of technology for secure online transactions. But the software was annoying, and the credit-card reader -- a device that hooks up to your computer that was supposed to simplify the payment process -- had a blinking green light that was always on. My Blue card sits in my wallet, unused.  More