Agreed. Publicly, Walmart has been conspicuous in its defense of MCX/CurrentC; I'd bet Walmart execs will be spending some quality time reassuring MCX pigeons partners that this is just a bump in the road on the way to $$$
I'm sure there's a lot of second-guessing, but probably not from Walmart execs. Every other merchant could flee, and Walmart would go it alone. If I were to speculate , I'd guess Walmart execs (along with those at MCX ) are doing their best to reassure the passengers on THEIR ship. Walmart has been working many banking related angles to cut costs for a long time, MCX is just the most visible...
I checked a couple of them out yesterday, one of the best is (intentionally) very funny. https://itunes.apple.com/us/reviews?userProfileId=28232442 It's entitled "Amazing app makes me the product!" It gets better from there; don't miss the line about "enterprising programmers in foreign lands" .... prescient! (or maybe just common sense, knowing what clowns are behind MCX.)
I thought you were joking, but it's the top line on CNBC right now. They claim only email addresses lost, but then spin it with this gem: "Many of these email addresses are dummy accounts used for testing purposes only." I guess it could get worse for these clowns, but I'm enjoying the show so far!
I bet MCX will return their sign up fees, too. No? I guess we'll see which retailers decide to ride it out, and which ones decide to cut their losses. (Since only a few have been called out, I don't expect many of the latter-- if any abandon ship at all.) "We're haven't figured out how to do that yet."
Lots of people here know how many days/months/years since product Y update, but my money's on something the average joe would recognize as "way too long."
Something like this: It's been way too long since iPhones, iPads and MacBooks got retina displays, now the rest of the Apple screens are retina too.