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Groupon to launch POS app for iPad? Here are 5 alternatives

It looks like Groupon is adding yet another mobile payments solution to the already crowded space that includes its own Groupon Merchants app for iPhone and Android. as well as competitors such as Square and PayPal Here.<p>An iPad app called Groupon POS earlier today briefly landed in the iTunes store …

Groupon

Book News: Amazon Debuts Its Virtual Currency

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Amazon debuted a virtual currency called "Amazon Coins" on Monday. The coins can be used to buy apps in Amazon's Appstore and on Kindle Fire. A dollar will get you 100 of the new coins, though the Internet retailer …

Promoting Maturity through Analytics

Recently, I attended a Forrester conference where I was asked to present a question to a breakout group to discuss the application of Big Data to …

Big Data

In A Single ATM, The Story Of A Nation's Economy

Nan Htwe Nye works at an elementary school in Yangon, Myanmar. She started trying to use ATM machines a few months ago, and things haven't been going so well.<p>The machines are often broken, she says. "But," she adds, "we hope it will better in the future." This is, more or less, the story of ATMs — …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Stripe Updates API to Simplify Automated Payments for All

Mobile payment platform Stripe, which allows any website or developer to start accepting payments online through the addition of a few lines of code to their webpage, has updated its core functionality to include the ability to automate the process of sending bank transfers to anyone with a US bank …

Apple files ‘iMoney’ patent for virtual currency, digital wallet, and … free stuff

Who needs money when you can have iMoney?<p>Apple has applied for a patent on a combined virtual currency and digital wallet technology that would allow you to store money in the cloud, make payments with your iPhone, and — just maybe — communicate with point-of-sale terminals via NFC.<p>Not to mention …

New smartSD cards could put digital wallet control back with e-commerce groups

Many new smartphones come with an NFC, or Near Field Communications, chip that lets the phone be used as a digital wallet. For security purposes, NFC …

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 …

Internet-connected street sign literally Points you in the right direction

In our increasingly connected world, isn't it about time the humble street sign received a high-tech upgrade? That's certainly the thinking behind …

Internet of Things

PayPal mistakenly informs users they've won 500 euros in a comedy of errors

Most of us who receive an email stating we're lucky winners of 500 units of cash money from PayPal might brush it off as a phishing scam. But what happens if the email looks legit? And what if PayPal was genuinely running a promotional campaign offering that amount to 10 random people each day, as …

Bankers 'could wait 10 years for bonuses'

Banks could be required to defer bonuses for up to 10 years it emerged on Friday night under proposals being considered by members of the …

The digital-wallet business is rough — just ask Google

Today, a report from Businessweek showed the cracks in one of Google’s most spirited and cutting-edge products. Google Wallet, it seems, is a “money …

When Will Our Mobile Devices Get to Work?

Despite the explosion in the number of smartphones and tablets out there, most of us still need a desktop or laptop to get our work done. When will that change? We asked consumer tech experts to gaze into our future of portable work.<p><b>You're about to head out on long business</b> trip or extended working …

Cheap credit has inflated the markets, and we could be in for a crash landing

During the past four centuries, there have been five occasions when major credit bubbles have led to stonking crashes. Tulip mania in 17th-century …

Saudi Prince drops $20 million in Disney spending spree

Disney may have hiked admission prices again this week, but the $20 million a Saudi prince spent during three fun-filled (we hope) days in May at Disneyland Paris is worth a lot of mouse ears.<p>Prince Fahd al-Saud reserved parts of Disneyland Paris for himself and 60 or so guests to "celebrate his …

Manslaughter Charges Expected for Crane Operator in Philadelphia Building Collapse

Authorities expected to file manslaughter charges against the man who was operating the crane at a Philadelphia building collapse that killed six …

Same-Sex Partners Of US Troops To Receive Military Benefits In September

An internal personnel notice posted to the web Thursday states the military's commitment to upgrade their systems "so that eligible SSDPs and their families can begin receiving benefits/ID cards" beginning on Sept. 1.<p>From The Times:<p>The ID card Web notice refers to same-sex domestic partners as …

Military

Facebook and Google insist they did not know of Prism surveillance program

America's tech giants continued to deny any knowledge of a giant government surveillance programme called Prism, even as president Barack Obama …

Jury's look into Trayvon Martin's past has its limits

In the 15 months since their deadly altercation, George Zimmerman's and Travyon Martin’s pasts have been under a microscope, but recent court rulings could sharply restrict what a jury hears about any events that took place before their encounter on the fateful night.<p>Florida Circuit Judge Debra …

On the Hunt for the NSA Wiretapping Leaker

In the wake of a pair of eye-opening reports on the government's domestic phone and internet monitoring programs, officials are turning their …

China bus fire probed as 'criminal case'

<b>A deadly bus explosion and fire in south-east China is being treated as "a serious criminal case" and not an accident, state media said.</b><p>At least 47 people died and more than 30 were injured after the fire in the port city of Xiamen on Friday.<p>Investigators found traces of petrol on the bus although …

City Politics

Was a subway terror plot really foiled by the PRISM surveillance program?

President Obama addressed the US government's controversial domestic surveillance programs on Friday, justifying them in part because of his assessment that "they helped us prevent terrorist attacks," but without mentioning any specific incidents to back up that claim. Now, <i>Reuters</i> and <i>The New York</i> …

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Associated Press News

Affordable Care Act's challenge: getting young adults enrolled

Arsine Sargsyan is 23 years old, healthy and uninsured. She chooses to forgo coverage for one simple reason: "I never get sick."<p>Despite her reluctance, Sargsyan is exactly the type of person insurance plans, states and the federal government are counting on to make health reform work.<p>As the clock …

Stateline

'Association health plans' were once riddled with fraud and insolvency. Now the Trump administration wants to bring them back. Read More<p>New …