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Nordstrom department stores are working with Apple on mobile payments (report)

Department store Nordstrom is apparently one of a group of merchant partners working with Apple on its new payments platform.<p>The department store has recently installed new point of sale systems that will work with the Apple payments platform, according to a report today from trade blog Bank …

Google's upcoming trans-Pacific cable ripe for NSA intercepts

The National Security Agency is no doubt licking its lips over the potential intelligence trove of Google’s proposed underwater fiber optic cable, which will span the Pacific Ocean from the U.S. to Japan.<p>As a former NSA official told VentureBeat, “Easy to tap for sure. If its US to JP, then no need …

It's Totally Normal to Watch Other People Play Video Games

Twitch doesn't capitalize on something new or weird: Video games were spectator sports long before Mario first raced his Kart.<p>Incredible amounts of money invite incredulity. Last week, many media commentators found themselves in disbelief: In a deal worth more than $1 billion, Amazon acquired …

Google announces $1.5 billion research center for its project to 'cure death'

Calico will work with big pharma to create and market new drugs for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's<p>The Google-backed life-extension company, Calico, announced today that it was partnering with Chicago-based pharmaceutical giant AbbVie to develop and bring to market new drugs targeting diseases …

Casino closures brings mass unemployment filing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Carrying identification documents and bitterness over their sudden joblessness, hundreds of ex-casino workers began filing …

Nevada Appears To Have The Winning Hand For Tesla's Gigafactory

Tesla Motors and the Nevada governor’s office say there will be a significant economic announcement in Carson City, the state capitol, on Thursday. All signs point to Nevada winning the race among five states for Tesla’s $5 billion gigafactory.<p>Both Bloomberg News and CNBC reported the electric car …

Box's cloud service will work with Microsoft Office 365

Unlike his keynote last year, Box CEO Aaron Levie decided not to poke fun at Microsoft too much at the BoxWorks conference on Wednesday. Instead, the outspoken cloud-services leader announced that Box is testing a new integration with Microsoft's popular Office 365 software.<p>Of course, he still had …

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