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Square $Cashtags now let you set payment amounts right in the URL

Square Cash now lets you send a direct payment of a specific amount to a person or organization using a ‘$Cashtag’.<p>For the uninitiated, a ‘$Cashtag’ is Square’s payment system for accepting simple payments over the Web via a customized URL. Before, you could just direct someone to your page, but …

The Secret Psychology of Facebook

<i>The post first appeared on Buffer.</i><p>Whenever I hop onto Facebook to do something specific—find a link I saved for later or see what’s happening on Buffer’s Facebook page, perhaps—something strange happens.<p>Despite my best intentions to stay on track and accomplish my goal, I get sucked in. Suddenly …

Social Media

Vu Digital Translates Videos Into Structured Data

Vu Digital is launching new technology to help customers figure out what’s actually going on inside videos, online and otherwise.<p>B. Wade Smith, the company’s vice president of operations and development, said that as more and more online content moves to video, it will become increasingly important …

Data Modeling

The super-secure 'Case' will fit bitcoins in your pocket this summer

There's no such thing as being too crazy about security, especially when it comes to hoarding mountains and mountains of invisible, digital, volatile money. If that description hits a little too close to home, you might just have a new friend in the $199 Case, a physical bitcoin wallet the size of …

Nowhere In The World Uses Mobile Banking As Much As Africa

A new World Bank-Gallup poll shows that the countries of sub-Saharan Africa are the world's leaders in sending, spending, and saving money via phone.<p>In a many of the more remote parts of the countries in the region, it's difficult to have access to any form of banking at all, preventing workers …

Spotify wants to monetize your mood with ads based on your favorite playlists

Music streaming service Spotify is taking its advertising tactics up a notch, with a new feature that will place ads based on the tone of your playlist.<p>The product, called Playlist Targeting, leverages Spotify’s listener data to push ads. In a press release, the company wrote:<p>Brands can now target …

Informe sobre Medios de pago e identificación personal en la era digital

En Nae, consultora tecnológica, han publicado un informe sobre medios de pago e identificación personal en la era digital realmente interesante.<p>En el …

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How GitHub uses GitHub to document GitHub | The GitHub Blog

Providing well-written documentation helps people understand, make use of, and contribute back to your project, but it’s only half of the …

Software Development

GitHub's CSS · @mdo

I’m always interested in the development details of other products, particularly their styleguides and approach to CSS. Given my penchant for the …

A Legendary Redesign of Helvetica, Reborn After 30 Years

Imagine if, due to some fluke in the development of projection technology, <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i> had only been shown in a couple of movie theaters. …

Typography