MasterCard, Intel Seek Contactless E-Commerce Payments

Nov. 17, 2011

MasterCard and Intel this week said they have formed a partnership they hope will result in enabling consumers to make contactless payments on their laptops when shopping online. The two companies are working together to optimize MasterCard’s PayPass and Intel Identity Protection Technology for easier, safer checkout options for online merchants and consumers using Intel Ultrabook devices and future generations of Intel-based PCs. “Our goal is to enable users of Ultrabook devices and future generations of Intel-based PCs to enjoy the convenience of e-commerce while making online payments safer from malware and hackers with the advanced security capabilities of Intel Identity Protection Technology,” said George Thangadurai, general manager of PC Client Services Division, Intel Corporation. “Online commerce is a key focus area for Intel, and through this partnership with MasterCard, we intend to deliver an innovative, personalized and safer e-commerce experience to consumers.”