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Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, the celebrity role-playing game from the Seinfeld of reality stars, is currently the fifth most popular free iPhone app on Apple's charts. It's also the fifth-highest grossing . One analyst predicted revenue of $200 million...
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Square first came to fame with a credit card reader you could plug into your iPhone jack. But next year, the company’s signature device will be on its way to obsolescence as the U.S transitions to a new kind of credit card that verifies purchases with...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Wohlsen | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Saving money is gratifying—plain and simple. And technology can make lining your pockets even easier. These five apps and websites help you put more dollars where they belong: in your wallet or bank account. Find the Best Price: InvisibleHand This...
From: Time | By: Doug Aamoth | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Filed under: Family Money, Personal Finance, Financial Education Stacy Newman/Getty Images By Victorine Lamothe In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome...
From: Daily Finance | By: LearnVest | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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My credit card is acruing interest at about the rate of netflix per month. I have enough cash to pay it off but that would be about half my balance of my savings account. Should I pay it off or should I keep chipping away with it and not putting any...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: mamamia88 | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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We are living in a digital world, which means many things we used to do offline, like paying bills, are now handled online. But what’s a good customer to do when he can’t pay his credit card bill due to a keyboard infiltrated with orange juice? Speak...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Mobile payment company Square introduced on Wednesday a new reader that will accept chip cards, which are already popular outside the U.S. and are expected to hit it big stateside in the next few years. Although the new reader looks strikingly similar...
From: Mashable | By: Samantha Murphy Kelly | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they...
From: VentureBeat | By: Tom Cheredar | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Noah Smith hails the congressman’s anti-poverty plan as “a sea change in the way Republicans see the role of government”: In his first inaugural address, Ronald Reagan famously declared: “In this present crisis, government is not the solution...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In Pando’s “My Big Break” series, we’ve been asking leading names in the tech industry to share the person who, or opportunity which, lead to the breakthrough moment in the career. Earlier this week, Jason Hirschhorn told me about the lawyer...
From: Pando Daily | By: Paul Carr | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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by Mike Dang It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again. If you’re joining us for the first time, you can read about our decision to publicly keep track of our debt here. Pull up those balances! Logan’s paying off a Citi...
From: The Billfold | By: Mike Dang | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Just because I had a great idea that could change the world doesn’t mean people will pay for it. This was the lesson I learned which I want to share. Two years ago, I quit my well-paying stable government job to build my startup – an idea that I...
From: Pando Daily | By: Startups Anonymous | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The Urban Institute has an interesting 14-page synopsis on Delinquent Debt in America. By percentage, the number of people in collections is largely concentrated in the South, while amount owed shows no geographic pattern. The Urban Institute uses 2013...
From: Free Republic | By: Townhall.com | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Investors are well aware of the concept of wealth creation. There are several ways that can be done. The first is wealth extraction from others. Another is the creation of new wealth by developing things of value. The focus here...
From: TheStreet | By: John Martellaro | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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I have approx $100K in student loans, and am still in my grace period. I am able to get approx $4K cash from my citibank card as a special promotion. I would not have interest on the card until April 1st, 2015. Is there any real benefit to maxing the...
From: Money Stack Exchange | By: musher | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The last thing families want to deal with after the death of a loved one is a phone call reminding them of their departed’s debt. But that’s the case for a number of parents who have inherited the obligation to repay the student loans they co-signed...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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This kind of funny as the chief medical officer says he’s not real sure about it:)  We we know what happened with that Master Card Steroid Marketing Plan, here’s one more that was sold and duped.  What they are worried about here is the fact that...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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ExCo said Tuesday that it has raised $3.3 million in Series A funding. Arbor Ventures led the round with participation from CyberAgent Ventures, Recruit Strategic Partners, 500 Startups and Cherubic Ventures. The capital will be used to launch Paidy,...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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See the related National Geographic magazine “Empire of Rock” feature story, 3-D cave tour, and 3:30-minute video from the July 2014 edition. This expedition was supported with a grant from the National Geographic Expeditions Council. I’m teetering...
From: National Geographic | By: Cedar Wright | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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July 31, 2014 5:36 PM[TAIPEI] Taiwan's top financial regulator said on Thursday that local banks would be ready to launch dual currency credit cards at the end of this year, as part of broader efforts for the island to become an Asia wealth management...
From: The Business Times Singapore | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Paidy is announcing today that it has raised $3.3 million in funding to provide a new alternative for online payments in Japan....
From: VentureBeat | By: Kia Kokalitcheva | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Maximum free miles
From: Kevin Kelly | By: mark | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The top concerns among online shoppers were having their financial details being stolen by cybercriminals and falling victim to fraud, and sharing credit card details with a website they had not visited before, according to a PayPal survey.
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Today, we investigated the tech behind credit card skimming, looked at floating 3D video, learned about next gen lithium ion batteries and checked our Uber passenger ratings. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.......
From: Engadget | By: Andy Bowen | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Police have charged a 32-year-old woman on charges she stole from a firefighter and the department’s firehouse while it was responding to a fire....
From: WBZ-TV | By: Ryan Grannan-Doll | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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WBZ reports Revere Police have arrested a woman on charges she rummaged around a Revere firehouse while firefighters were at a fire and then used one firefighter's credit card at some local stores....
From: Universal Hub | By: Adam Gaffin | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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A discount retailer that sells itself as being friendly to military borrowers has been pushed into the spotlight, thanks to a report highlighting questionable lending and marketing tactics that lead some borrowers into lawsuits where they can’t reasonably...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Full Title: Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge employee arrested on charges of theft, unauthorized use of credit card Alice Faucheux, an office manager with the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, was arrested Tuesday after she allegedly used the church's...
From: Free Republic | By: The Times-Picayune | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Good morning! Here's what's going on right now: 1. Twitter reports its Q2 earnings today. Investors will want to know whether the microblog service grew its monthly active users significantly. A weak number will hurt the stock; a strong number will reaffirm...
From: Business Insider | By: Jim Edwards | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Gyft will be integrated into First Data's POS solution and app marketplaceIt's not all that hard to envision a world without any physical money, is it? I mean, I personally only carry cash on me for emergencies or for small places that don't take credit...
From: VatorNews | By: Steven Loeb | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Her name could be copyright infringement
From: Time | By: Eliana Dockterman | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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 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...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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It's easy to hate your credit card company, but not so much when they replace your broken stuff. Redditor MaskedKoala, a Capital One customer, was having keyboard issues. Many websites, especially financial institutions, disable users' ability to copy...
From: Mashable | By: Brian Koerber | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Missouri library patrons can now rest assured that their library records for checkout of digital materials will remain private, thanks to a new state law.
From: School Library Journal | By: The Digital Shift | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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I just got a link from United asking for my feedback on a recent flight. It so happens I have feedback. But first I had to answer questions I was unwilling to answer. So I decided just to post a note here. If they see it great, if not, no problem. The...
From: Scripting News | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Wouldn’t it be cool if public radio fans could get to all their stuff in one simple app? Stuff from Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Here & Now, All Things...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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By Efficient Alpha:Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) surprised investors in March, firing its CEO after just two years of weak financial results. The IT-security giant has lagged smaller peers on its legacy software offerings and is undergoing a reorganization...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Efficient Alpha | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sole Society, but written by your usual friendly blogger, Kat Griffin. I've been intrigued by Sole Society since 2011, when the brand was founded by the HauteLook team as a subscription shoe club. (It was spun into...
From: Corporette | By: Kat | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Wetendtoseehotly-anticipatedfilmsatthetheaterandcatchuponacclaimedforeignandarthousefeaturesathome.Foreverythingelse,there’sMoviesOnAPlane.Becausesomemoviesaremeanttobewatchedonaplane.Youprobablyhaven’theardofthenon-X-Menversionof‘Gambit,’despitethefactthatitstarsColinFirthandCameronDiazandhadascreenplaywrittenbytheCoenBrothers....
From: FilmDrunk | By: Vince Mancini | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Lend PayPal your ears: The eBay-owned payments company doesn't want to just process your transactions. It wants to fund them, too.The most visible move it's making is changing the name of BillMeLater, a provider of consumer credit eBay bought in 2008...
From: Read Write Web | By: Owen Thomas | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Tuesday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert poked fun at Sarah Palin‘s news channel that she announced on Monday. “Yes. The all Sarah Palin Channel. It’s exacrtly what she’s always done, only, umm…nothing...
From: Media Bistro | By: Nick Massella | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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EMV migration in the U.S. in finally upon us, and Square wants in.For thieves looking to commit credit card fraud, apparently there's no better place to do it than the U.S. According to The Nilson Report, nearly half of reported credit card fraud worldwide...
From: Fast Company | By: KC Ifeanyi | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The EMV transition is only a year away in the U.S. Square's merchants will be required to accept credit cards verified by embedded chips, and that means they'll need a new Square Reader. Square readies a new Reader that will accept chip-based credit...
From: GigaOm | By: Kevin Fitchard | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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In this episode we talk about a couple Apple acquisitions that might make it easier for you to find podcasts and books that you’ll enjoy, the beef between Bose and Beats, why we think Beats is all that, and why Microsoft and Samsung picking on Apple...
From: Macworld | By: Christopher Breen, Serenity Caldwell | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Mobile payments company Square is known for its signature glossy white credit card readers that plug into iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Credit cards in the U.S. will have embedded computer chips starting next year, which is why Square announced...
From: Forbes | By: Amit Chowdhry | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Brazilian card acquirer Cielo's net profit rose 25.9% year-on-year to 797mn reais (US$355mn) in the second quarter, according to the firm's latest financial results. Cielo's net operating revenues were up 13.6% to 1.84bn reais, reflecting ongoing business...
From: Business News Americas | By: Kieran Lonergan | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Nomura is out with a report that bodes marginally well for banks issuing credit cards and private credit card issuance. Nomura’s Bill Carcache is signaling that more issuers are now reporting......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Jon C. Ogg | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The reader will look much the same as the current one, about the size of a box of matches; it's what's inside that counts.
From: New York Times | By: MIKE ISAAC | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Stephen Colbert might be a little jealous of Sarah Palin. On Tuesday night, the Comedy Central host reported on Palin's new web-based subscription video channel before announcing his own competing operation, Stephen Colbert's "Angry Echo Chamber."...
From: Mediaite | By: Matt Wilstein | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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