Tuesday, 24 February 2015
REUTERS MAKES VISA STORY ALL ABOUT APPLE
Reuters felt the need to turn a story about Visa into something connected to Apple’s failing payment system -- Apple Pay.
The token-based security from Visa is already being used in the US and is now being rolled out to the EU. Yet Reuters did not feel that was the real story as it totally failed to give Apple’s payment’s system a mention.
According to Reuters, the move could set the stage for Apple's Apple Pay and rival payment services to be introduced into Europe in coming months. Of course Apple Pay is in the headline, after all with this sort of hype, there will be no rivals.
The apple link to the story was provided by "many" [unnamed] experts claiming that Visa’s token system was a critical security enabler when Apple Pay was introduced in the United States last year. Other than that Apple was not involved in the story at all.