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YouTube network Fullscreen launches analytics tools for creators

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Online video company Fullscreen, which has over 10,000 YouTube (s GOOG) channels with 200 million subscribers and 2.5 billion …

Airbnb Cancels Reservation Because You Don’t Want To Post A Video Of Yourself

One month ago, home-sharing service Airbnb began rolling out a program called Verified ID, which requires some U.S. users (and eventually people in …

Is it a phone, is it a bank?

SWAHILI continues to creep into the language of global finance. M-PESA, a thriving money-transfer system run by Safaricom, a Kenyan mobile-phone …

Faster Payments | PAYMENTS 2018

Strategic Thinking<p>Take away stategies to apply in your organization — leading you into the next generation of payments to meet current and emerging …

Report: Credit transactions targeted

Credit card transactions are among the activities that have been monitored by the National Security Agency as part of its effort to target possible terrorists, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday night.<p>The report does not identify the credit card companies involved and says it is unclear if …

Ugandans design mobile money Smart card

It is a story of creative minds and hard work, so I was told when I visited them at their office in the Kampala suburb of Ntinda.<p>Their names are …

Venmo: The Future Of Payments For You And Your Company

“Check this out: we Trust each other, so I’m just going to charge him 500 bucks right now,” says Andrew Kortina, co-founder of Venmo, an iPhone app revolutionizing how we pay.<p>A few seconds later, co-founder Iqram Magdon-Ismail’s iPhone buzzes with a text message notifying him of the transaction.<p>The …

Dropbox Extends Beyond Files to Sync Game States, Contacts and To-Do Lists Across Apps

Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston occupies a funny reality. On one hand, as he readily admits, he works on cloud storage — boring and geeky …

Get Ready for More Tech Acquisitions This Year, Just Not Big Ones

Large tech companies with cash on their balance sheets may be getting ready to make some acquisitions in the coming 12 months, but don’t expect …

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Pandora's PR problem: how the web radio titan became music's big villain

The company has made few friends with its pitch for lower royalties<p>When Tim Westergren says something about music, it's easy to believe him. He not only possesses rock-star good looks and a background as a pianist, but he also co-founded Pandora, the web's most popular radio service. Each month, …

Twitter Media Launches Blog To Fight Attrition By Teaching You What To Tweet

Twitter wants to prove it’s not just for broadcasting the mundane details of your life so it just launched the Twitter Media blog. The site plans to feature great uses of Twitter for “TV, sports, journalism, government, music, movies, social good and beyond.” It joins Google Inside Search and …

FDA gives thumbs-up to latest fingertip EKG

The EPI Mini out of Singapore collects electrocardiogram readings for up to five people through their fingertips and sends the data via Bluetooth to a designated phone.<p>Every year, more than 700,000 Americans have a heart attack, and more than 600,000 die from heart disease -- that's one in every …

Medical Technology

Hulu’s Final Bidders: DirecTV, AT&T + Chernin, Time Warner Cable

One down, two and a half to go.<p>The ongoing Hulu sale saga, which has stretched on for a couple years, looks like it is finally winding down: The Web …

Media Industry

Tencent Starts Testing Its Highly Anticipated Games Platform On WeChat, Its Blockbuster Messaging App

While messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, MessageMe and Path continue to duke it out in Western markets, the place to watch all the real action continues to be in Asia, where apps like Tencent’s WeChat, Line and KakaoTalk innovate in China, Japan and South Korea.<p>This week, Tencent, the $72 …

Will new production facility raise the bar for YouTube videos?

YouTube Space LA offers a place for creators to use high-end equipment and get technical advice from experts. CNET's Sumi Das gets a tour.<p>If you've ever spent time on YouTube, you know that it's a mixed bag. There are the slick professional videos, the shaky (but often side-splitting) clips shot on …

Chroma Keying

Thinking Outside The Dropbox: The Cloud Company Straps On Its Platform Shoes

Dropbox clearly wants to be more than a mere cloud-storage company. To get there, it’s trying to rally developers with a new suite of coding tools to shape what it calls the Dropbox Platform.<p>What’s The Dropbox Platform?<p>Dropbox, founded in 2007, offers two gigabytes of free cloud storage to users …

Beyond Showrooming: 3 Quirky Ways Smartphones Are Changing How We Shop

When shoppers met the smartphone, they quickly learned that the device was ideal for shopping around — <i>while shopping in person</i>. They could do things …

Square hires ex-Googler to handle global expansion, partnerships

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Francoise Brougher, the former chief small business salesperson for Google(s goog) has joined Square, taking over the quickly …

eBay’s PayPal and Magento join hands to offer a mobile payment service

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>When eBay(s ebay) bought Magento in 2011 it gained an e-commerce platform that merchants could use to create custom online …

Square Updates Its Register iPad App With Kitchen Tickets, Ordering Features To Better Serve Restaurants

Square’s point-of-sale technology and iPad-powered register, Square Register is getting a big update today targeted at better serving restaurants. New features in the release include custom order modifiers and customizable kitchen tickets that allow restaurants to make taking orders and serving …

Struggling Google Wallet reportedly abandons the idea of plastic cards

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Android Police<p>It’s been two years since Google (s GOOG) launched its mobile payments platform, Google Wallet, but the …

After Credit and Debit Cards

It wasn’t that long ago that the only methods of payment were cash and checks. Technology has advanced rapidly – as it always does – and provided us …

With Square Stand, Jack Dorsey & Co. reimagine the cash register

Advertisement<p>27 Comments<p>Credit: Pinar Ozger<p>They say all revolutions start out small. Jack Dorsey’s Square is no different.<p>It started off with a …

Death By A Thousand Cuts? Google Wallet’s Plan To Take On PayPal Leverages Chrome, Android, Google+, Gmail & More

Flying under the radar amid a flurry of announcements from today’s Google I/O developer conference is the bigger news of how Google is stepping up its efforts to compete with online payment giants, such as PayPal. It plans to do so with a revamped checkout process for the web, mobile web, within …

LevelUp partners with NCR to bring mobile payments to more restaurants

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: LevelUp<p>LevelUp has struck a deal with one of the largest makers of retail point-of-sale systems, NCR, helping the …

US mobile wallet users spent $500M in 2012 – nearly all of it at Starbucks

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Smartphone owners in the U.S. bought $500 million worth of goods and services using mobile wallet apps in 2012, according to …

End of the peer show

FINANCE is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders …

The digital-wallet business is rough — just ask Google

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Today, a report from Businessweek showed the cracks in one of Google’s most spirited and cutting-edge products. …

Subway has become the latest company to support Apple's Passbook application in the UK. http://www.t3.com/news/subway-launches-passbook-support-in-uk