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Square $Cashtags now let you set payment amounts right in the URL

Square Cash now lets you send a direct payment of a specific amount to a person or organization using a ‘$Cashtag’.<p>For the uninitiated, a ‘$Cashtag’ is Square’s payment system for accepting simple payments over the Web via a customized URL. Before, you could just direct someone to your page, but …

10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

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Bulgaria

Iris+ review: A feature-rich drone that’s still simple to fly

I’m an anxious drone flyer. Even in San Francisco’s biggest fields, there are always other people and buildings that make me constantly evaluate the …

Apple Pay in-app checkout added to Ticketmaster, LoungeBuddy, more

While retailers and venues have steadily been rolling out Apple Pay support for buying goods in the real world, Apple Pay is possibly even more popular with checking out for physical goods and services within apps. This week’s additions include Apple Pay in-app checkout support on iOS with …

Massive Holiday Android app and game sales roundup [Updated to 130+ titles with over $425 in savings]

We always see a bunch of apps and games on sale for Christmas and New Years, but this has to be the most I have ever seen. Not only are there so many …

Final Fantasy

Google Reveals Its 9 Principles of Innovation

Want to know what’s in Google’s secret sauce? Chief social evangelist Gopi Kallayil dishes out the tech giant’s success recipe.<p>Ever wonder what makes the Google the holy grail of productivity and creativity? There’s no magic in the drinking water at the Mountain View, CA company. The tech giant …

Google Earth

From savings groups to bank accounts: how do we get to the next level?

Financial inclusion has risen up the international development agenda over the past decade for good reason. In sub-Saharan Africa, three quarters of adults do not have access to a bank account, severely limiting their ability to save, invest and plan for their future, yet banks have struggled to …

15 Fintech Startups To Watch In 2015

Huge institutions, archaic systems and lots of money at stake. These are the conditions that have brought tech entrepreneurs to the wildly exciting and growing arena of financial tech. Fintech companies, as they’ve come to be called, are easing payment processes, reducing fraud, saving users money, …

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Photograph: Keith Vanderlinde<p>Auroras over the 10-metre telescope and Bicep (background imaging of cosmic extragalactic polarisation) at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The 10-metre South Pole Telescope and Bicep both collect data on cosmic microwave background radiation and black …

Apple Pay vs. Google Wallet vs. PayPal

Ireland's Castles

Castles dot the countryside of the Irish Isles. Some remain private homes, some are open to the public, and some are mere ruins of what they once were.

Payment processor Stripe helps launch a new currency, the Stellar

Stripe might be best known for enabling online merchants and websites to process payments more easily, but its team also strongly believes in decentralized payment networks and cryptocurrencies.<p>Today, Stripe announced that it has invested $3 million into Stellar, which is an open source project, a …

Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon Should Terrify Banking

Tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon don't need to become banks to impact the financial services industry. If these digital players …

Banking

The digital battle that banks must win

The average consumer’s banking relationship is dominated by making payments. So why are banks doing so little to defend this critical beachhead?<p><b>One</b> …

Banking

The Kitchen Sink of Banking

• Philip Ryan<br>• July 25, 2013<br>• Cards, Innovations, Lending, Payments, Retail, Startups<br>• 0<p><b>Vudubu</b><p>Turkish-based Vudubu is a mobile bank account linked to a …

PayPal partner MyCheck brings its restaurant bill payment app to SF and Austin

Last year PayPal(s ebay) launched a new feature in its mobile app that lets restaurant diners view and pay their bills while sitting at their tables. …

How to record audio on your smartphone

Smartphones have changed the way we share photos and videos—and the same is true for audio, too. The sound of your mother’s voice, a child’s laughter or a lullaby can be easily captured if a smartphone is handy. But if your interest is more journalistic or artistic, your smartphone audio recordings …

Music Production

Ninja Sphere promises to turn your house into a smart home for $329

Back in January, a smart home device called Ninja Sphere made over $650,000 on Kickstarter. Now, its creators (Ninjablocks) has started accepting its first pre-orders outside the crowdfunding website for $329 per unit. But, what can a Ninja Sphere do in the first place? Well, this …

UK lenders to offer Zapp payments in banking apps

<b>Five UK lenders are to add a mobile payment facility called Zapp to their smartphone and tablet apps.</b><p>It will allow their customers to pay for goods or services in shops or online without the need for cash or a credit card.<p>The firm behind the tech - Vocalink - suggests it is more secure than …

Enhance your mobile gaming experience with the cloud

Play all your favorite games anytime you want on nearly any device, and never lose track of all the progress you’ve made. Sound impossible? Anyone who thinks this could happen must have his head in the cloud. Cloud computing, that is.<p>What is cloud gaming?<p>Mobile gamers have likely already been …

ReatainIt: Keep track of everything across various parts of your life in one space, whether it’s to-do items, photos, notes, and more

Invalid data returned from the iTunes Web Service. Check your app ID, and verify that the iTunes is currently up.<p>Do you have trouble organizing all …

TouchPico - Android powered pico projector puts a touchscreen anywhere

Every once in a while a truly great and innovative campaign lands on the crowd funding websites. This time out we find a pico projector on IndieGogo. The project is called TouchPico and it is no ordinary projector; aside from being almost completely wireless in operation and housing its own full …

Best Places to See Baby Animals (PHOTOS)

In Kaikoura, New Zealand, a forest trail begins along a crystal-clear stream that feeds into the Pacific Ocean. But it doesn't take long before you realize you're not on any old hike.<p>Are those dogs barking? <i>Splash!</i> What was <i>that</i> big, black creature that just swam by? Ten minutes into your hike, the …

Forget Museums: Explore Europe's Adventurous Side

Explore Europe's Wild North<p>Yes, Northern Europe has more museums, cuisine, and historic city centers than you can cram into one trip. But here's a good reason to go rural: It also offers some of the world's best adventure. Read more.<p>Go Out of Bounds in Finland<p>Woodsy, hilly, and peppered with lakes, …

8 Infinity Pools You Have to See to Believe

From the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the soaring skyscrapers of Singapore, there may be no better way to truly soak in a destination this summer than by lazily lounging beside one of the world's most beautiful infinity swimming pools. While it's impossible to pick a favorite, …

Introduction

With the help of Realtor.com, Forbes compiled a list of 10 luxury homes with majorly reduced prices. Two of the homes have been slashed more than 30%; the majority are down by 20% or more. These 10 high-end homes still aren't cheap--but at lease they're more affordable than they were before their …

Visa tries to unseat Google Wallet and PayPal

Visa has long seemed behind the times when it comes to e-commerce. To buy something online, its credit card holders must go though a long and tedious …