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Apple and Samsung may help make the SIM card disappear

The SIM card as we know it may be about to disappear. According to the <i>Financial Times</i>, Apple and Samsung are in discussions with mobile carriers to help develop and implement a new SIM card standard that could make it easier to switch between service providers. The report refers to the new standard …

6 Old-School Latin Beauty Tips That Really Work

Your abuela has sworn by these for years, and now science backs her up.<p>Has your <i>abuela</i> ever told you to put mayonnaise in your hair? Does she swear by olive oil for your fingertips and apple vinegar to prevent dandruff? If you answered yes to any of these, you're not alone. Latina grandmothers have …

Starbucks plans to fight inequality by selling poor people Starbucks coffee

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>The ridicule and confusion that accompanied Starbucks’ last act of benevolence has apparently motivated it to do more. The company announced today that it plans to open 15 new stores in low-income and minority-heavy neighborhoods in the US, as part of its goal of …

Amazon Says Prime Day Was Bigger Than Black Friday And Will Be Held Again

Independent reports yesterday had said that Amazon’s big “Prime Day” sales event had sent the online retailer’s sales spiking. Today, Amazon is detailing the impact of Prime Day by releasing its own internal metrics. According to the company, Amazon Prime Day broke sales records, even exceeding …

Five Reasons Why Google Shares Rose 10% Thursday

Google may do just fine in the mobile era after all.<p>That seemed to be the sentiment among investors Thursday after Google reported second quarter financial results. Shares soared 11 percent in after hours trading, following a 3.5% during regular trading.<p>Google had been under pressure from investors …

IRS Customer Service Is Even Worse Than You Thought

Fewer than half of taxpayer phone calls were answered.<p>If you tried to call the IRS for help during the recent tax season but failed to get through to …