Sean Ng

14 Flips | 3 Magazines | 4 Likes | 2 Following | @seanmaxng | Keep up with Sean Ng on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sean Ng”

This Week In Credit Card News--Discounts For Cash Payments, A Costly Way To Get Paid

A weekly summary of the top credit card stories that appeared in major publications across the country.<p><i>As Rules Change, More Retailers Offer Discounts for Cash Payments</i><p>Merchants, most visibly gasoline stations, have been offering discounts for cash payments because their agreements with credit card …

American Express Serve Goes After The “Under-Banked” With Prepaid Cards You Load With Cash In Stores

Even big companies have to pivot. American Express’ digital wallet platform Serve, which began its life as something of a PayPal competitor online before signing deals with operators for some sort of mobile play, is today returning to something the company knows best: plastic cards. With the newly …

3 Ways To Turn Your Unwanted Gift Cards Into Cold Hard Cash

That's how much money is floating around unused every year in wallets, closets, and coat pockets in the form of unredeemed gift cards. According to research firm CEB TowerGroup, Americans spent $118 billion on gift cards in 2013, a number that exceeds the GDP of 136 countries, and $1 billion of …

This little card is why people in Hong Kong don't carry cash

Everyone knows Hong Kong as the buzzy island city home to over seven million people perpetually on the move.<p>But it may be a surprise to learn that many of the residents in this bustling city don't spend much time foraging in their pockets for change, especially on public transport.<p>Instead, they …

Cardless Cash Access replaces bank cards with smartphones

City National Bank in the US is about to offer a new way to withdraw cash from ATMs: using a smartphone app instead of a bank card.<p><b>City National Bank in the US is about to offer a new way to withdraw cash from ATMs: using a smartphone app instead of a bank card.</b><p>In a bid to reduce card skimming and …

Mobile Data Traffic To Grow 300% Globally By 2017 Led By Video, Web Use, Says Strategy Analytics

With smartphones and tablets replacing PCs as the default computing device for many consumers, so, too, is data traffic shifting from fixed to wireless networks. The analysts at Strategy Analytics believe that this movement, combined with the wider trend for increasing time spent online, is going …

200-mph red bullet trains thrill rail-mad Japan

The new E6 Series Super Komachi has a sleek design and a top speed of nearly 200 mph. Operators hope it will help the quake-ravaged north.<p>TOKYO--The crowd lining the end of Tokyo Station's platform 22 is four people deep.<p>They're jostling for position with their cameras -- trainspotters, parents, …

Inside China’s High-Speed Rail Triumph

Melinda Liu on Beijing’s bumpy ride, and the huge Lunar New Year challenge the rail line faces this month.<p>The recent launch of China’s …

Singapore, Malaysia Set 2020 Target for High-Speed Rail Link

A high-speed rail link between Singapore and the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur may be completed by 2020, leaders of the two countries said …

CAT Telecom Seeks to Block Thai Networks Sharing Infrastructure

Thailand's CAT Telecom has asked the country's Constitutional Court to rule in a dispute over the sharing of mobile network infrastructure.<p>The …

Anritsu inks deal to acquire rival Azimuth Systems

Test solutions major Anritsu Corporation today announced its deal to acquire rival Azimuth Systems, a provider of RF performance test …

Telecoms

Koreans in new talks with Telkom

Korea’s KT Corp appears once again to be in discussions with Telkom, this time over the sale of the partially privatised South African …

Africa