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Mobile Payment Stocks, Mobile Security Stocks added to Tech Stocks Directory

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Point Roberts, WA - December 12, 2012 (Investorideas.com newswire, www.techsectorstocks.com) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research for independent investors issues new research and directories for the tech sector including a list of publicly traded mobile payment stocks. A directory of mobile security stocks and Mobile App stocks was recently added to Investorideas.com.

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American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to customers worldwide. The company's product portfolio consists of charge and credit card products; expense management products and services; consumer and business travel services; stored value products, including travelers checks and other prepaid products; network services; merchant acquisition and processing, and servicing and settlement, as well as point-of-sale, marketing, and information products and services for merchants; and fee services comprising market and trend analyses and related consulting services, fraud prevention services, and the design of customer loyalty and rewards programs . Mobile Payment: The Isis Mobile Wallet is a mobile app that allows customers to use their phones to pay at stores with contactless checkout terminals. American Express Cardmembers can add eligible personal American Express® Cards and Business Cards issued in the U.S. to the Isis Mobile Wallet. Cardmembers can shop, tap and pay with eligible phones with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in Salt Lake City, Utah and Austin, Texas.

Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices. The company provides many different apps for social networking. Mobile Payment: VeriFone PAYware Mobile Card Encryption allows you to securely accept credit card payments using the iPhone.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) together with its subsidiaries, provides telecommunications services to consumers, businesses, and other providers worldwide. The company's Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data communication services, such as local wireless communications services, long-distance services, and roaming services. This segment also sells various handsets, wirelessly enabled computers, and personal computer wireless data cards; and accessories, including carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, battery chargers, and other items. This segment sells its products through its own stores, or through agents or third-party retail stores. Its Wireline segment provides data services comprising switched and dedicated transport, Internet access and network integration, U-verse services, and data equipment; businesses voice applications over IP-based networks; and digital subscriber lines, dial-up Internet access, private lines, managed Web-hosting services, packet services, enterprise networking services, and Wi-Fi services, as well as local, interstate, and international wholesale networking capacity to other service providers. This segment also offers voice services, such as local and long-distance, calling card, 1-800, conference calling, wholesale switched access, caller ID, call waiting, and voice mail services; and application management, security services, integration services, customer premises equipment, outsourcing, government-related services, and satellite video services. The company's Advertising Solutions segment publishes yellow and white pages directories; and sells directory advertising and Internet-based advertising and local search. In addition, the company provides customer information services. Mobile Payment: Isis Mobile Wallet lets you pay using your phone as a virtual wallet, including credit & debit cards. Just tap your phone to pay at any Isis Ready merchant. Mobile credit card processing with Intuit(TM) Go Payment for iPhone.

Calpian, Inc. (OTC:CLPI) is a publicly traded company with corporate offices in Dallas, Texas and mobile payments emerging-market operations through its subsidiary in India. Calpian's U.S. business focuses on the 10,000 Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) that serve approximately 2 million small merchants across all industries in the U.S. who pay an estimated $1 billion in annual residuals. Calpian's Indian subsidiary offers Money-on-Mobile, a pre-paid mobile payment solution, to over 17.8 million Indian consumers at more than 110,000 Indian retail locations. Calpian's management team has over 70 years in combined experience in the payments business. Calpian's CEO, Harold Montgomery, is a recognized industry leader who has provided expert testimony to the U.S. Congress and Federal Reserve Bank on payments-related issues and regularly appears in numerous industry publications, such as Transaction World Magazine.

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers home loans, private student loans, personal loans, online savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its direct banking business. Its payment businesses consist of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. Discover has partnered with PayPal to bring you a service that lets you send money to just about anyone using your computer or mobile phone.

eBay Inc. (NasdaqGS: EBAY) is the world's largest online marketplace, where practically anyone can buy and sell practically anything. Founded in 1995, eBay connects a diverse and passionate community of individual buyers and sellers, as well as small businesses. Their collective impact on ecommerce is staggering: In 2011, the total value of goods sold on eBay was $68.6 billion -- more than $2,100 every second. PayPal is an eBay company. PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online, via mobile devices and in store. The service allows people to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With more than 117 million active accounts in 190 markets and 25 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global commerce.

Google, Inc. (NasdaqGS: GOOG) is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google's innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Google Wallet is a virtual wallet that securely stores your credit and debit cards, offers, and rewards cards. You can tap your phone to pay in-store using Google Wallet anywhere contactless payments are accepted. You can pay online by signing into your Google Wallet account.

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) is a global payments and technology company. It operates the world's fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard's products and solutions make everyday commerce activities - such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances - easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Mobile Payment: MasterCard offers MobilePAYPASS, a tap and go mobile payment application designed specifically for the features of mobile phones . MasterCard is teaming up with issuers, mobile network operators, acquirers and other service providers to give underserved consumers across the globe access to financial services that offer more ways to pay, greater security and control over their money. Mobile point of sale: The MasterCard Mobile POS Program offers guidance and best practices to mobile point-of-sale solution providers and merchants to help small businesses and retailers use their mobile devices as secure POS payment terminals.

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Nokia Mobile Payment Services offers innovative and secure mobile financial services solution for India's citizens, specifically targeting unbanked and under banked segments. Nokia Mobile Payment Services' any device, any operator, any bank approach delivers 100% interoperability for today's convenience-seeking, highly mobile consumers to enjoy financial services access anywhere, anytime. A complete suite of rich functionality is offered including expedited bill payment, pre-paid recharge, person-to-person payments/money transfer, balance enquiry, person-to-merchant payments, and bank teller functions providing account opening, cash deposit and cash withdrawal at business correspondent locations; NMPS is also designed to support near field communications. The service meets all relevant regulations established by Reserve Bank of India and security requirements such as PCI compliance

Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served nearly 56 million customers at the end of the third quarter of 2012 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Mobile Payment: Sprint Mobile Wallet is a product that aggregates payment methods and makes them available as one-click payment options on a user's mobile phone. It allows merchants to provide their Sprint customers with an easy way to pay for goods. The user will set up an account (username, password, PIN) with Sprint Mobile Wallet and then register each desired payment method with Sprint Mobile Wallet. When the user shops on his/her mobile phone and proceeds to pay for a good or service, Sprint Mobile Wallet will present the registered payment methods as payment options at the time of checkout.

Starbucks Corporation (NasdaqGS:SBUX) purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees and sells them, along with fresh, rich-brewed coffees, Italian-style espresso beverages, cold blended beverages, a variety of complementary food items, a selection of premium teas, and beverage-related accessories and equipment, primarily through company-operated retail stores. Starbucks also sells coffee and tea products and licenses its trademark through other channels such as licensed retail stores and, through certain of its licensees and equity investees, Starbucks produces and sells a variety of ready-to-drink beverages. Mobile Payment: If you want to pay using your Starbucks Card so you can earn Stars in the My Starbucks Rewards® program, our dedicated app is the one for you. Plus you can find the nearest store, and more. If you want to pay using your credit or debit card, then Square Wallet is what you want. It turns your phone into your wallet so you can pay with your phone at participating Starbucks stores and other neighborhood businesses.

VeriFone Systems, Inc (NYSE:PAY) is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets. VeriFone solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide. VeriFone is at the forefront of the mobile commerce revolution. No matter the technology, geography or business model, VeriFone is enabling the leading NFC and cloud wallets with acceptance at merchants large and small. VeriFone is the only provider with a full suite of tools to enable any wallet, app or program to be accepted by merchants' systems, while integrating all value-added mobile coupons, promotions and marketing at the point of sale.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 107 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. Mobile Payments: Intuit, in partnership with Verizon Wireless, offers Intuit® GoPayment, an easy way to process credit card payments right from your smartphone or tablet.  Isis™ uses NFC (Near Field Communication), allowing mobile devices to make easy electronic payments at Isis Ready™ merchants. Two Isis™ pilot programs have launched in Salt Lake City and Austin, and several Isis Ready phones are already available.

Visa, Inc. (NYSE:V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world's most advanced processing networks-VisaNet-that is capable of handling more than 20,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank, and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. Mobile Payments: Visa payWave - Visa's mobile payment application transforms mobile phones into payment devices, enabling consumers to pay by simply waving their smartphone in front of a wireless payment terminal. Visa payWave is compatible with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, the short- range communications standard that enables mobile phones to securely transmit payment information to a contactless payment terminal. Mobile eCommerce - Visa is simplifying the consumer purchase experience when shopping on the mobile web using a smartphone. V.me by Visa, Visa's new service, simplifies the checkout experience on the mobile web allowing consumers to complete transactions by simply entering user name and password. Mobile Transaction Alerts - Visa Near real-time alerts directly delivered via SMS text to a cardholder's mobile device. Alerts are based on user-set transaction parameters such as transaction size, international transaction or eCommerce transaction. Mobile Merchant Offers — Opt-in promotional information and mobile coupons based on consumer interests, location and lifestyle. Consumers are able to redeem mobile offers linked to their Visa account by simply presenting a SMS text message on the mobile device.

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