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Bitcoin: Friend or Foe to Banks?
January 31, 2014 @ 12:09 PM | By Bryan Yurcan

Some consider virtual currencies a passing fad, while others believe banks should be keeping a close eye on them.

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Yahoo Mail Passwords: Act Now
January 31, 2014 @ 11:02 AM | By Matthew Schwartz

Yahoo suffers hack attack, eyes third-party database and reused credentials as likely culprits, may enforce two-factor authentication to help users recover accounts.

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16 Top Big Data Analytics Platforms
January 30, 2014 @ 09:31 AM | By Doug Henschen- InformationWeek

Data analysis is a do-or-die requirement for today's businesses. We analyze notable vendor choices, from Hadoop upstarts to traditional database players.

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Target Breach: Why Smartcards Won’t Stop Hackers
January 27, 2014 @ 09:22 AM | By Matthew Schwartz- InformationWeek

"Chip and PIN" smartcard adoption in the United States is long overdue. But the security improvement wouldn't have stopped Target's BlackPOS malware attackers

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Apple Finally Getting Into The Payments Game?
January 27, 2014 @ 08:56 AM | By Bryan Yurcan

A report surfaced this weekend indicating the tech giant is preparing to make the leap into mobile payments.

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Reports of Cash's Death Greatly Exaggerated
January 24, 2014 @ 12:22 PM | By David Austin- CetoLogic

Consumer preferences and the actions of the Federal Reserve indicate that cash will remain an important part of the payments ecosystem for a long while.

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'Password' No Longer Worst Password
January 23, 2014 @ 09:27 AM | By Thomas Claburn- InformationWeek

The security firm SplashData publishes its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013.

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3 Trends in EMV Adoption in the U.S.
January 21, 2014 @ 09:22 AM | By Bikram Saha- Virtusa

By Q4 2015, the U.S. will no longer be a non-EMV market.

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Regulation: Killing Community Banks?
January 17, 2014 @ 13:47 PM | By Bryan Yurcan

Smaller banks will eventually not be able to bear the regulatory burden placed upon them.

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The “12th Man” -- Leveraging An Untapped Support Resource
January 16, 2014 @ 10:46 AM | By Fred Cook- BlueShore Financial

Banks should borrow from professional sports the 12th Man concept -- leveraging support from their key vendors to gain an untapped resource for creative, collaborative and additive opportunities over and above standard support.

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Executing on an Effective Data Agenda
January 10, 2014 @ 13:03 PM | By Hyong Kim- Ernst & Young

Here's how to utilize data to achieve profitable decision-making.

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How Legal Pot Makes Compliance More Complex for Banks
January 09, 2014 @ 11:05 AM | By Jonathan Camhi

Colorado has revealed a new compliance problem for banks that regulators seem unprepared to deal with.

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CFPB's Cordray: Our Regulations "Are Not Anti-Free Market"
January 09, 2014 @ 10:52 AM | By Kathy Burger

In an interview on The Daily Show, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief discusses the agency’s mission and strategy with host Jon Stewart.

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Let Customers Have it Their Way
January 09, 2014 @ 10:47 AM | By Sonny Singh- Oracle

Following the lead of successful retailers should be the goal for financial services customer experience.

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Dealing With The Inevitability Of Regulation
January 07, 2014 @ 15:35 PM | By Kathy Burger

It's time for bankers to get over their aversion to regulation and figure out how to optimize the unavoidable investments in compliance.

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2014: A Year of Change for Banking -- And For Bank Systems & Technology
January 02, 2014 @ 10:36 AM | By Kathy Burger

2014 marks BS&T's 50th anniversary, but just like the financial services technology industry we cover, we are not standing still.

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