Comments on: Why Google, and Simple, love TxVia http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/04/why-google-and-simple-love-txvia/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: gocard1 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/04/why-google-and-simple-love-txvia/comment-page-1/#comment-37644 Fri, 06 Apr 2012 01:18:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=13000#comment-37644 Felix, any chance you can explain how a Simple Visa card, while structured as a Prepaid card, has EXACTLY the same functionality as a traditional debit card. You’re article is based on the fact that somehow the two products are different. You assert that the Simple Visa card is can be designed to allow more flexible purchase rules but I don’t know how its different than a traditional debit card. Moreover, now why does google want a bank account linked debit card of a sub-scale bank ?

Try thinking of Google’s Txvia move as a counter to Paypal and you’ll get closer to ‘strategic insight’

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/04/why-google-and-simple-love-txvia/comment-page-1/#comment-37627 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:58:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=13000#comment-37627 I don’t get why you want your bank to know everything about you, Felix. Perhaps you could elaborate. I don’t want my bank to know anything more than my balances (accurately, which seems to be a problem with banks these days), my physical address, and perhaps an email address. I realize that I am not anonymous in society, but banks have amply proven they have exceedingly loose controls.

Let’s require banks to get the fundamental stuff right first, okay?

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By: david3 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/04/04/why-google-and-simple-love-txvia/comment-page-1/#comment-37621 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 11:54:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=13000#comment-37621 Good post.
I, however, am still waiting on the credit poles to be erected, because while you “want [your] bank to know lots of information about [you]”, in the age of over-sharing credit poles surely must be just around the corner.

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