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No. 262: Mission is a go, Topspin buys some spin … and climate change in New Jersey?

TGI December: Let’s not mince words – this week was a slog, after the stuffed-belly, four-day respite of the Thanksgiving holiday. But Friday is upon us again, as is December, which in addition to the holidays you know boasts National Pie Day (today), World Human Rights Day (Dec. 10) and, believe it or not, Monkey Day (Dec. 14), which as of 2000 is actually a thing. Please use this information responsibly. And tell us about…


MasterCard to roll out ‘selfie pay’ option

MasterCard plans to begin accepting fingerprints and selfies as alternatives to passwords when verifying identity for online purchases. The system, tested in the Netherlands and California for the last several months, would reach consumers this summer, the company announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. So-called “selfie pay” was preferred by more than 90 percent of consumers testing the technology, MasterCard said. It will be rolled out first in the United States,…