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THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The trends creating new winners and losers in the card-processing ecosystem

The way we pay is changing dramatically. For example, people are beginning to use their smartphones for every kind of formal and informal transaction — to shop at stores, buy songs online, and even split their rent.<p>At the heart of these changes in how we pay are thousands of companies competing and …

FinTech

ATC Voice brings the controlled chaos of air traffic control to iPad

The demanding stress of an air traffic controller's job is the source of amusement in <i>ATC Voice</i>, independent developer Alex Brancard's new iPad game. The iOS title strives for realism not only in its simulation of air traffic control, but in its method of control. Brancard's sequel to his first air …

How Facebook looks to users and computers to improve its Graph Search results

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Facebook<p>Facebook (s fb) doesn’t devote thousands of people to its fledgling Graph Search tool, so it needs to make …

Web Video Companies Leaving Tons of Cash on the Table

FreeWheel sees a lot. The company helps power video content management and ad decisions for a number of big media companies, including Fox, NBCU, …

Televisions

Google's Schmidt: The Internet needs a delete button

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says mistakes people make when young can haunt them forever.<p>NEW YORK--The Internet needs a delete button, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Monday.<p>Actions someone takes when young can haunt the person forever, Schmidt said, because the information …

Eric Schmidt

A Disruptor's Disruptor Brings Pro Music Recording To The Masses

Holding fast to a philosophy that puts product and users above all, programmer-developer Justin Frankel used his own love of music and recording to build a company that produces tools for others whose passion for audio run as deep as his own.<p>Having made a fortune selling his first company, …

PayPal's chief information security officer says passwords' days are numbered

Recently speaking at the Interop IT conference, PayPal's chief information security officer, Michael Barrett, stated that passwords and PINs were operating on borrowed time. Barrett hopes to replace online security keys with a setup that's a blend of software and hardware-based identification. He …

Android powers 59% of mobile devices, what can Apple and Microsoft do?

Latest figures show that Android was the operating system of choice for over 182 million smart devices that were shipped during the first three months of this year. According to a new report by research company Canalys, 308.7 million smart mobile devices (which includes notebooks as well as tablets …

Mobile

Boot up: Apple v photos, Amazon's 3D phone?, ninja Google searching and more

A burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>So Apple, I think you've got a bit confused. Don't worry about sharing, we …

Censoring Facebook: Social network's violent video dilemma

<b>Facebook's decision to remove videos showing people being decapitated leaves the firm in a quandary: should or shouldn't it impose a wider censorship policy?</b><p>Originally the social network rejected calls from users to delete the clips saying that it wanted to "preserve people's rights to describe, …

Internet