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Apple Pay by the numbers: Over 1M US locations by next month

Mobile-payment company Square is launching a new reader this fall that will allow its millions of local and small businesses to accept Apple Pay.<p>Apple Pay, the company's mobile-payment service, is well on its way to expanding its footprint globally.<p>Apple Pay will be available in over 1 million …

Apple Pay adds support for 46 new US banks and credit unions

Apple on Tuesday added 46 new banks and credit unions to the growing list of Apple Pay-supporting issuers in the United States. With these additions, …

Discover Turns on Apple Pay Support – Offers 10% Cashback Bonus for Apple Pay Purchases

Credit card issuer Discover debuted support for Apple Pay on Wednesday, for iPhone users who are running iOS 9. Discover cardholders will now be able …

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Samsung's LoopPay: What it is, and why you should care

LoopPay is a mobile-payment system that could power Samsung's smartphone transactions in the future. Here's what we know so far.<p>Samsung just made a big move in mobile payments.<p>The world's largest smartphone manufacturer said on Wednesday that it had acquired LoopPay, a mobile-payments technology …

Samsung Pay expands to Smart TVs in bid to move beyond mobile

The company is outfitting its new Smart TVs with its payments system as a way to expand its use beyond just mobile devices.<p>Samsung will try to entice Smart TV buyers to pay for items using its Samsung Pay payments system.<p>Dubbed Samsung Pay on TV, the payment service will allow Samsung Smart TV …

Samsung Pay Hits 500,000 Users Ahead Of US Launch

Samsung’s new mobile payment system, Samsung Pay, will launch later this month in the US, the software has been available in South Korea since the …

Samsung Pay to “gradually expand” to non-flagship smartphones

One of Samsung’s mobile execs has hinted that the company is planning to expand Samsung Pay to cheaper handsets eventually, according to a report by <i>Korea Herald</i>. Shin Jong-Kyun responded “it will gradually expand” when asked specifically if it would move the payment technology to budget handsets at …

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Samsung answers Apple with curvy Galaxy S6 phones, Samsung Pay

Korean electronics giant fires the latest shots at rival Apple with newly designed flagship smartphones, a mobile payment system, and a virtual reality headset.<p>The rivalry between Samsung and Apple appears alive and well, with Samsung firing the latest salvo by unveiling two new flagship …

Samsung Pay’s first television ad knocks Apple Pay

Three mobile payments services will be vying for your attention this fall. Google, Apple, and Samsung are all ready store your accounts and cards in …

Jurors Says Apple’s CPA Witness Sealed Apple’s $290M Retrial Victory Over Samsung

Curious just who, or what convinced an eight-member jury that Apple deserved an additional $290 million in damages from Samsung in their patent …

Samsung to take on Apple Watch with wearable payments app

<b>SAMSUNG REPORTEDLY</b> plans to take on Apple in the new wrist-worn mobile payments market and will install Samsung Pay on the firm's next …

Hands On With the Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch

Samsung's new series of Gear S2 smartwatches are comfy, sleek, and fun thanks to a rotary bezel.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

BlackBerry Stock Surges on Report That Samsung Wants To Buy It

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Office 2016 arrives with features meant to take on Google (and everyone else)

Office 2016 is out of preview today, and in a sentence, it represents Microsoft's most obvious effort yet to catch up with Google Drive. Though the new release looks generally the same as the last version, it's designed for sharing and collaboration in a way that Office 2013 really wasn't. In …

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Apple is aiming to ship an electric car by 2019

Apple Inc (AAPL) is stepping up its efforts to build an electric car, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal.</i><p>The WSJ said the company has decided to …

Russia Has Added Dozens of Aircraft to Its Growing Military Presence in Syria: Reports

Russia rapidly increased its aerial attack capabilities in Syria over the weekend, U.S. officials told Agence France-Presse on Monday, including 28 …

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Trying To Change, Or Changing The Subject? How Feedback Gets Derailed

Pour yourself a cup of tea, turn your (right) ear toward your speakers and take a listen to the very first episode of the Hidden Brain podcast. We're talking a lot about feedback. First, we'll hear from author Sheila Heen about a common communication problem that pops up in many relationships.<p>Then, …

Social Sciences

Starbucks rolls out mobile ordering to all US locations

Order from your phone in New York, San Francisco, and everywhere else<p>For the last several months, Starbucks has been gradually rolling out the ability for customers to order drinks or food with the company's smartphone app — and skip waiting in line during the morning rush. And now mobile ordering …

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All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

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The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

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Third Man Records Rolling Record Store to visit New Orleans Tuesday, March 24 | NOLA.com

Jack White's Third Man Records compound in downtown Nashville is a Willy Wonka's chocolate factory of vinyl delights -- a wonderland in bumblebee …

Choosic is Quite Literally Tinder for Tunes

We’ve seen a lot of apps promising to bring Tinder’s swiping model to areas beyond dating/creepery. Choosic is the latest one to come our way and it’s applying the model to music discovery.<p>After you’ve chosen the genres that interest you, the app serves up an endless stream of songs. Swipe right …

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The importance of Visual Content in your Marketing Strategy

<i>Tom More is CEO and Founder of</i> <i>Slidely</i><i>, a popular creator of Slideshows, videos and imagery.</i><p>A picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to capturing your audience’s attention, you want to take full advantage of every chance to communicate your message. Short attention spans have made …

Aubrey Plaza Milks a Cow and Is a Terrible Endorser in Newcastle’s Super Bowl Teaser

So, this is why Newcastle Brown Ale hired Aubrey Plaza as its 2015 Super Bowl endorser: Her perma-sarcasm and lack of energy make her the world's …

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