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Twitter perfectly responds to the revelation of Uber’s shady sabotage

Uber has allegedly been sabotaging competitor, Lyft, and folks on Twitter have some strong words for the company<p>Today the Verge published a damning account of Uber's alleged dirty tactics against competitors, specifically Lyft. The company before has stated that they're willing and ready to sling …

Acorns Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of your money. BillGuard, for example, helps you combat credit card fraud and hidden merchant fees. But a new entrant to the personal finance space is looking to go the …

Starbucks offers one free month of Lumosity’s premium service as first in-app purchase Pick of the Week

Starbucks has been continuously updating how its customers can redeem its iconic <i>Pick of the Week</i> promotion. Last year, the chain started offering digital Pick of the Week through the Starbucks app. Starbucks then updated its app to support redeeming Pick of the Week cards with the device’s camera. …

Amazon Pounces On Twitch After Google Balks Due To Antitrust Concerns

One technology giant’s loss is another’s gain.<p>In May, <i>Variety</i> first reported that Google was in talks to acquire video game streaming company Twitch for more than $1 billion. Three months later, that deal is dead and Amazon.comconfirmed on Monday that it’s purchasing Twitch for approximately $970 …

Auto Imaging Tech Takes Pain Out of Tagging and Searching

Possibly the most tedious part of photo management is tagging images so that users can easily classify and locate them in the future. While that task is hard enough for casual users, for businesses dealing in high image volume, it can evolve into a labor intensive, time-consuming nightmare.<p>A …

Forget Passwords. Now Banks Can Track Your Typing Behavior On Phones

Password theft is an ongoing problem. Finger print and voice recognition is still years away. What’s a bank to do if it wants to verify the thousands of customers using its mobile app? One way is their behavior — or at least their typing behavior.<p>Banks in Europe’s Nordic region have begun rolling …

Google reportedly aims to expand to kids as customers

The search giant is considering changes to its services that would legally allow children to sign up, according to a report published Monday.<p>As giant tech companies look to expand their businesses, they've tried to court new audiences. But one relatively untapped demographic has been children, …

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