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Spotlight: Issa and Lofgren work on bipartisan effort to change H-1B visa system

Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) are working on a bipartisan effort to change the H-1B visa system. They'd like the system to move away from a lottery and focus on using salary offers, Computerworld reported.

Cisco communications lead moves over to LinkedIn

Melissa Selcher, the company's vice president and chief communications officer, has left to take on the role of vice president of corporate communications at LinkedIn.

Foreign trade win renews H-1B worries for critics

Opponents of the controversial H-1B visa program have been awaiting the results of immigration reform debate in Congress. In the meantime, there is new concern by critics over the push by President Obama for new secret trade agreements.

USCIS gets 233,000 H-1B requests, completes application lottery

The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services announced it received nearly 233,000 applications for H-1B visas by last week, and yesterday completed the lottery for the 85,000 visas allowed under the program caps.

Business travelers rejoice: Visa mobile service will reduce declined transactions by 30%

While credit card companies and banks are trying to prevent fraud, their practice of not automatically approving purchases made far from a person's home can be frustrating for business travelers. Visa is coming to the rescue with Visa Mobile Location Confirmation, a mobile service that uses a smartphone's location technology to verify the credit card user's location.

Report: Apple and Visa could team on mobile payments

Apple and Visa may be working on a mobile payment partnership that could involve the iPhone 6, judges Pacific Crest Securities in a research note.

Visa refutes reports of m-commerce chief Gajda's ouster

Visa is refuting a report stating that Global Head of Mobile Product Bill Gajda is no longer with the financial services giant.

Report: Visa mobile chief Bill Gajda ousted in executive shakeup

Visa Global Head of Mobile Product Bill Gajda has been dismissed as part of an executive shakeup spearheaded by first-year CEO Charles Scharf,  NFC Times  reports.

Visa: 253 merchants, 90 financial institutions now support V.me digital wallet

Visa announced that 90 U.S. banks, including Bank of America, PNC Bank, BBVA Compass and others, now support its V.me digital wallet service. That number is almost double the 50 that supported the offering in November. Further, Visa said that fully 253 merchants have agreed to support the company's V.me service, a number that includes 72 merchants signed on during the second quarter.

Visa spends spare network capacity on innovation

The greatest number of transactions the network has had to accommodate at once is 12,000, however, leaving plenty of extra capacity for innovation work.