Andreas Pizsa

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17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

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Debugging Node.js

How we found memory leaks and slow/infinite loops<p>At Storify, we use <i>Node.js</i> to power our backend.<p>For most problems in production, like uncaught …

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PayPal now supports prepaid gift cards for online purchases

A prepaid gift card may not be the proper substitute for a well-chosen present, but at least the beneficiary will have an easier time using it online this Christmas. That's because PayPal now supports such cards, meaning they can be used at any online emporium signed on to its Checkout platform -- …

PayPal launches digital gift card store, boasts iTunes as its first partner

PayPal must not have been content to let you add pre-paid gift cards to your digital wallet, because now it's selling them directly. The online-payment juggernaut is kicking off this new program (dubbed PayPal Digital Gifts) with none other than iTunes, whose digital gift certificates come in $15, …

More Proof: Payments Is Killing The Advertising Biz

Share Email<p>For any of you who might still question my assertion that traditional advertising and loyalty businesses will soon be pushing up daisies, …

Norway: Bitcoin An Asset, Not A Currency

Share Email<p>Norway’s government has declared that Bitcoin is an asset rather than a currency, Bloomberg News reported on December 16.<p>As a result, …

7 Bitcoin Challengers, Challenging

Share Email<p>By Michael Patrick McSweeney (@mpmcsweeney)<p>We’ve been dutifully covering the Bitcoin bubble over the past few weeks as part of our new …

Wall Street Preparing For Major Bitcoin Investment, Says CEO

Share Email<p>Barry Silbert, founder and CEO of online trading platform SecondMarket, said that his new company Bitcoin Investment Trust is drawing …

6 Google-Funded Ventures To Watch In 2014

Share Email<p>In just four short years, Google’s venture capital arm Google Ventures has become a major force in the startup space. For perspective, …

Epay Gift Codes Come To PayPal Card Store

Share Email<p>Epay, a global prepaid product provider, has made available digital gift codes through PayPal’s new digital gift card store, the company …

MasterCard To Launch Yelp Alternative

Share Email<p>MasterCard has announced the creation of a dining reviews website which will leverage the company’s vast stores of customer purchase data, …

Amazon Expands Web Services To China

Share Email<p>Amazon will roll out its Amazon Web Services suite to China starting in 2014, TechCrunch reported on December 18.<p>AWS China will compete …

Foursquare Raises $35 Million In Series D Funding

Share Email<p>Location-based social media network Foursquare has raised $35 million in Series D funding, the company announced in a December 19 blog …

The Open Secret Of iBeacon: Apple Could Have 250M Potential Units In The Wild By 2014

Yesterday, Apple began a small press push on its new iBeacon technology, pushed an Apple Store app update to support them and turned the feature on in 254 U.S.-based stores in an initial rollout. According to the details we know so far, some Apple stores may have as many as 20 iBeacons deployed, …

Fuck features you “have to have”

When we ran BaconBizConf, here’s just a smattering of the “crucial features” we left out:<p>badges<br>• goodie (aka junk) bags<br>• a conference hotel * multiple …

Coinbase Raises $25M Led By Andreessen Horowitz To Build Its Bitcoin Wallet And Merchant Services

Coinbase has raised $25 million in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz in the largest funding to date for a company focused on the Bitcoin digital currency. Existing investors Union Square Ventures and Ribbit Capital also participated.<p>The round brings the total raised by Coinbase up to $31 …

Bitcoin and Intrinsic Value

A layman’s response to Alan Greenspan<p>Mr. Greenspan,<p>I saw your recent comments regarding bitcoin, on Bloomberg. I understand your skepticism — it …

Google Wallet Cards Arriving Now, But Consumer Benefits Remain Unclear

Those who signed up for the new Google Wallet debit card at the end of November are now receiving their cards in the mail, following the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. This MasterCard-powered prepaid debit card allows you to link your online Google Wallet balance to a real, plastic card you …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

AmEx Now Allows You To Apply Your Reward Points To Everyday Purchases Via Your Mobile Phone

AmEx has made a fairly significant improvement to its points redemption system, via the financial institution’s mobile app. So all those points that AmEx users rack up when swiping their card or making online purchases, can now actually be automatically used right after the transaction for a …

Paygarden’s Platform Lets You Finally Redeem Those Unused Gift Cards For Good And More

After selling Etherpad-maker AppJet to Google four years ago, former Y Combinator partner Aaron Iba is at work launching his next project.<p>After getting frustrated with all of the unused gift cards he would rack up over the holidays, he started Paygarden. It’s a way for businesses that <i>aren’t</i> the …

Coin, The Electronic Credit Card, Reaches Its Pre-Order Goal In 40 Minutes

We are, I believe, in an interstitial zone when it comes to payments. Credit cards are still king – just ask Square – and NFC is just a dream in most countries. That’s why Coin is so interesting. It’s a credit-card-sized device that holds other credit cards, allowing you to swap from card to card …

What Games Are: The Power Conversation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer and creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. He has recently moved into managing developer relations at OUYA. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>Seth Godin told a story a few years ago about how a research team tested whether users …

eBay CEO John Donahoe Is Bullish On Digital Currency, And He’s Keeping Tabs On Bitcoin

There’s no doubt that Bitcoin is getting plenty of attention these days — we’ve seen folks like the Winklevoss Twins and Chamath Palihapitiya throw their financial weight behind Bitcoin in a big way — but despite all that it still hasn’t been embraced by the teeming millions just yet<p>Arguably, all …