Chipping in: How all those new credit cards will get issued


For years, credit card companies have been talking about “worldwide” cards that have a chip to allow use in certain countries overseas where a swipe isn’t deemed secure enough. Here in the U.S., that has been considered too inconvenient to switch to a chip and PIN system, that is, until the Target credit card debacle led to some thoughts over whether the protests were a bit too forceful. Continue reading

Music in commercials: Selling out or amazing promotion?


While culling through YouTube, prepping some of the final Christmas Present entries, a Sony VAIO ad queued up ahead of a video.  As the music kicked up, I became intrigued, curious to know who the artist behind the track could be. Continue reading