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MasterCard uses geolocation to make sure you are you

If someone steals your credit card, they’d probably have little trouble racking up a hefty bar tab or buying a new TV with the plastic. But …

500px Launches Prime Licensing Store with 70% Cut for Photographers

500px today launched its Prime photo-licensing marketplace to help photographers sell their images and ultimately earn a decent wage.<p>The service was announced last month, but for its official release 500px has slipped in a huge change related to how much photographers are paid. Instead of 30%, the …

Mention Launches An iPad App For Its Media Monitoring Tool, Opens Office in New York

French startup Mention launched an iPad app to monitor your online reputation from your tablet. At the same time, the company hired its first full time employee in New York — it will expand to the U.S. in the coming months. It also purchased the mention.com domain name and moved its product to the …

Apple unveils CarPlay iPhone system at Geneva show

Apple has unveiled its new iPhone technology for cars at the Geneva Motor Show.<p>CarPlay allows iPhones to plug into cars so drivers will be able to call up maps, make calls and request music with Siri voice commands or a touch on a vehicle's dashboard screen.<p>It requires Apple's latest software, iOS …

Logitech Debuts Wireless Harmony Smart Keyboard for Xbox One and More

Wi-Fi-enabled keyboard compatible with 225,000 different devices.<p>With Microsoft's Xbox One February update adding support for keyboard text entry, it …

Spotify hires Beats Music former head of product

The rivalry between Spotify and Beats Music, two key streaming music services, is deepening.<p>Spotify has hired Fredric Vinna, Beats Music's former head of product, engineering and design, according to a person familiar with the matter. Vinna left Beats Music just recently -- his LinkedIn page still …

First Video of Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana Leaks

The first video of Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana has leaked, courtesy of UnleashThePhones, running on what appears to be a pre-release build of Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft describes the tool as “a personal assistant on your phone, ready to help with reminders, suggestions, tasks and lots …

Beyoncé Seduces Jay Z in ‘Partition’ Video

Beyoncé officially dropped the extravagant, scintillating clip for “Partition,” upping the dead sexy ante of “Drunk In Love” by a billion. Opening …

Rick Ross Trades Jay Z For The Roots On ‘Fallon’

Rick Ross is big enough to perform “Devil Is a Lie” without Jay Z, and I mean that in every sense of the word. Da Boss dropped by <i>The Tonight Show</i> last night to perform the hit single from his upcoming album, <i>Mastermind</i>, and instead of support from Hova, he got it from the Roots and a backdrop of New …