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The Top Five Trends For The Connected Car In 2016

Many years ago, car predictions focused on what near-future vehicles would look like. Would they be bigger or smaller and how fast would they get from 0 to 60 mph?<p>But today, as modern automobiles have evolved to moving machines bristling with sensors, software, processors and networks, future …

Autonomous Cars

Investing In Artificial Intelligence

Nathan Benaich Contributor<p>Nathan Benaich is a partner at Playfair Capital.<p>Artificial intelligence is one of the most exciting and transformative opportunities of our time. From my vantage point as a venture investor at Playfair Capital, where I focus on investing and building community around AI, I …

Artificial Intelligence

No one could describe the color 'blue' until modern times

It's about the way that humans see the world and how until we have a way to describe something, even something so fundamental as a color, we may not even notice that it's there.<p>Until relatively recently in human history, "blue" didn't exist, not in the way we think of it.<p>As the delightful Radiolab …

Linguistics

Mobile payments: The outlook for 2015

Apple reports that 1 million people are already using the Apple Pay mobile-payments system it launched in October, and Whole Foods, one of the initial retailers offering the service, “processed more than 15,000 Apple Pay transactions” in the first couple of weeks, according to the <i>New York Times</i>.<p>And …

When bigger isn't better

HOW would you rank “important” languages? If asked to rattle them off, many people start with English, but after that are reluctant to go further. …

Chat App Payments Come to Korea

There’s plenty of speculation that Facebook will introduce mobile payments to its Messenger app in the future, and South Korea’s top chat app is giving the US company a glimpse of how it could work.<p>Kakao — which completed a $3 billion merger recently and has 154 million registered users worldwide — …

Apple Mobile Payments: How the iPhone 6 could kill the wallet | Trusted Reviews

What IS going on with mobile payments? Physical wallets were supposed to be obsolete by now. We were supposed to be paying for everything with a …

Why the payment card system works the way it does – and why Bitcoin isn’t going to replace it any time soon

<i>The Payment Card Industry’s weird business model is a work of genius</i><p>Regular readers will know that I am extremely optimistic about the long-term …

Y Combinator-Backed Kash Lets Retailers Offer Starbucks-Like Mobile Payments While Cutting Out Credit Cards

If you’ve been to a Starbucks in the past year or so, it’s almost guaranteed you’ve seen someone in line pay with their smartphone by opening the Starbucks app and holding a bar code up to a scanner. Kash is hoping to bring the same experience to other retailers and small businesses while cutting …

First Data Acquires Mobile Gift Card Platform Gyft

Payment technology solution provider First Data has acquired mobile gift card platform Gyft, a previous TechCrunch Disrupt battlefield company which offers a mobile app that lets consumers organize, shop for and send gift cards to others. The company first launched its service in 2012, with its …

Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet

Amazon’s first attempt at its own mobile wallet application, designed for use at the point-of-sale, has made a quiet debut on the Amazon Appstore and on Google Play. However, the current implementation of the new “Amazon Wallet” application is fairly barebones – it doesn’t yet support mobile …

Is the U.S. Finally Getting Smart?

The U.S. market has been using magnetic strip credit cards since the 1960s. Is this going to change at last?<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

Identity Theft

Groupon lets merchants process cards, track customers with iPad-based Gnome

Gone are the days when restaurants and retailers needed to drop five figures for the privilege of tracking and ringing up customers. Square's Register app has been letting merchants process transactions with "cheap" consumer hardware since 2012, and now Groupon's reinforcing its own position in the …

United States credit card system begins complete overhaul in the next 18 months

The United States is lagging behind most of the world when it comes to credit card technology, but luckily it's about to catch up. In the next 18 months, the US is gearing up to transition debit and credit cards away from the magnetic stripe to embedded chip technology, which is already widely used …

Facebook в двух шагах от запуска собственной платежной системы - новости интернета, сетевых и высоких технологий на Hi-News.ru

Социальная сеть Facebook собирается запустить собственную платежную систему. В настоящий момент компания договаривается с регуляторами в Ирландии о получении одобрения на сервис, который позволил бы пользователям хранить свои сбережения на аккаунтах в социальных сетях, а также использовать их для …

Who is best prepared to dominate mobile payments?

James Gill, CEO at GoSquared, discusses competition for mobile payments as Facebook and Apple move into the space<p>James Gill, CEO of analytics platform GoSquared believes <b>Facebook</b> is in a "great position" to enable money transactions happen more easily online.<p>He explained that their strength lies in …

Mobile Payments

Here’s a startup that wants to be an OpenStack for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Yodit Stanton<p>The co-founders of OpenSensors believe that while connecting billions of devices to the internet will be …

PayPal USA Community

Latest Topics<p>Ibotta<p>About Payments<p>Error making payment<p>About Payments<p>INCOMPLETE ACCOUNT TRANSACTIONS LIST<p>About Payments<p>Add to cart redirects to paypal …

Square: No, We Haven't Been in Acquisition Talks

Just a few months ago, most rumors about Square focused on the possibility of an IPO, but the narrative has shifted more recently to the possibility …

Money Transfers at Affordable Prices for All

Last year, our CEO received a letter that read:<p>“Dear Executives, Can you explain to me why it only costs $7.00 to send $1,000 or more to Mexico, and …

eCommerce

Here's How People Will Actually Use 'The Internet Of Things'

But which "things" in the Internet of Things will be truly disruptive and improve the way we live? What will be the killer app that popularizes it?<p>In a recent report from BI Intelligence, we detail which consumer and business applications are most likely to become Internet-enabled first and how …

Internet of Things

Mobile-Payments Startup Square Discusses Possible Sale

Facebook Prepares A Money-Transfer Service, But Still Needs Trust

With more than 1 billion active mobile users, Facebook has the kind of scale to make any e-payments service jealous, but it could be years before the company gets that other important feature to running a viable financial business: trust.<p>Facebook has been working since at least late last year on a …

MasterCard uses geolocation to make sure you are you

If someone steals your credit card, they’d probably have little trouble racking up a hefty bar tab or buying a new TV with the plastic. But …

FinTech

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Oxford Word Of The Year 2013

Oxford Dictionaries just announced that their Word of the Year for 2013 is <i>selfie,</i> which means "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."<p>According to Oxford research, the use of the word <i>selfie</i> has increased by …

The 10 best words the internet has given English

My book Netymology: A Linguistic Celebration of the Digital World is about the stories behind new words. I've been an etymology addict since I was a …