Feeds

Lycos to offer credit cards to members

An affinity card for Web users? No doubt the first of many...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Lycos has upped the stakes in the Web wars with the introduction of its own-brand credit card, a Lycos Network affinity card arranged through US Visa and Mastercard card issuer Fleet Credit Card Services. From the beginning of next year Lycos sites will be allowing members to apply for the cards, and depending on the success of the programme Fleet will pay Lycos up to $22.5 million. Lycos will also receive royalties generated by the programme. At the moment the deal seems to be simply a Web equivalent of the now common affinity programmes being offered in conjunction with thousands of clubs, charities and pressure groups. But there are obvious attractions for outfits like Fleet. Web users tend to be more prosperous, and they'll obviously also tend to be less suspicious of electronic commerce, so picking them off early could pay dividends. Register worrying coincidence: Fleet Credit Card Services is part of Pennsylvania-based Fleet Financial Group. Many years ago a Register staffer used to work for a paper published by an entirely unrelated UK-based company, Fleet Financial. This paper was later taken over by noted master of creditworthiness and fiscal probity, the late Robert Maxwell. ® Click for more stories

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Big Content outs piracy hotbeds: São Paulo, Beijing ... TORONTO?
MPAA calls Canadians a bunch of bootlegging movie thieves
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
Hungary's internet tax cannot be allowed to set a precedent, says EC
More protests planned against giga-tariff for Tuesday evening
US court SHUTS DOWN 'scammers posing as Microsoft, Facebook support staff'
Netizens allegedly duped into paying for bogus tech advice
Verizon bankrolls tech news site, bans tech's biggest stories
No agenda here. Just don't ever mention Net neutrality or spying, ok?
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.
Business security measures using SSL
Examines the major types of threats to information security that businesses face today and the techniques for mitigating those threats.