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İş Bank has introduced biological identity point of sale machines. İş bank credit card customers can now shop without entering their personal identification number. They simply need to touch a pos machine with their fingertip to shop easily and safely. It’s the first application of it’s kind all over the world.
Why it matters
With so many passwords and numbers to remember in our everyday lives, is the convenience and personal touch of biometrics a realistic alternative?
500 shops in Asakusa, Tokyo are accepting limited edition Hello Kitty money. The special branded coins have been issued by a local marketing organisation in order to boost popularity of the region’s tourist areas.
Rostelecom launched new payment and information service machines in Russia. They are meant to help people obtain information about taxes, fees, public services, government regulation as well as provide immediate payments. The device will also be used as advertising space.