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Editors note: This is the free edition of Payments Insider, a briefing on all things payments produced by BI Intelligence.  Click here to subscribe to Payments Insider and receive it in your inbox everyday.  APPLE CEO TOUTS 800M CARDS ON FILE: Apple...
From: Business Insider | By: Keith Griffith and John Heggestuen | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Services like Silvercar, Uber, and pay-to-play airline VIP programs help keep the new aristocracy away from the rabble...
From: The Atlantic | By: Ian Bogost | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Looking to make a high-fashion impact on a shoestring budget? The recent runways stand as proof that all you need to tap into the momentary zeitgeist is a little creativity, not a maxed-out credit card. Take, for example, the pretty young thing caught...
From: Style.com | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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It's been a banner year for credit card thieves. That's why one startup wants to give credit card users full control over when, where, and how their cards are used....
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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On the heels of opening a new massive headquarters in San Francisco, mobile payment company Square is now expanding its presence in New York City Square, which allows users to accept credit card payments via mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and...
From: Mashable | By: Samantha Murphy Kelly | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The FBI charged an online gamer for stealing thousands to use on an online browser game, Evony, which is known in the gaming community to utilize chauvinistic advertising methods to entice gamers to join. According to Maui Now, David “Kawika” Buchanan,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jan Omega | Friday, April 25, 2014
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What's currently lost at the bottom of your giant bag? Wallet, phone, phone charger. . . . Merging all those daily necessities into one life supercenter is the Mini from Everpurse, a follow-up to the company's Mighty Purse, which has topped out wish...
From: GeekSugar | By: Kelly Schwarze | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Traci Bingham, who looked great in a red one-piece on “Baywatch,” looked a little worse for wear as police reportedly escorted her out of Fenway Park last Friday....
From: Fox News | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Most people know it's important to have good credit, but they don't want to spend too much time worrying about it. The good news is that you can be pretty lazy and still improve your credit.
From: Huffington Post | By: Adam Levin | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Mobile Insider is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. ANDROID TOPS MOBILE AD TRAFFIC: A new study from Opera Mediaworks shows that Android has surpassed iOS for the first time in terms of mobile ad traffic...
From: Business Insider | By: Tony Danova | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Payments Insider is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence members. APPLE CEO TOUTS 800M CARDS ON FILE: Apple now has 800 million registered iTunes accounts worldwide, most of them with linked credit card accounts. "This...
From: Business Insider | By: Keith Griffith and John Heggestuen | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Sure, Amazon's public cloud is still growing. But it needs to do more if it desires to surpass the best periods of growth....
From: VentureBeat | By: Jordan Novet | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The champagne toast is one of my favorite customs. I’m all about celebrating happy moments with sparkly wine, so hey, what’s not to love? But lately I’ve been thinking that the traditional requirements for what constitutes a champagne-worthy moment...
From: Clutch Magazine | By: The Frisky | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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WALLINGFORD — A 26-year-old New York man suspected in a credit card scam was arrested this week, police said....
From: Hartford Courant | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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But how do you know when debt is spiraling out of control? When is it…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Sheiresa Ngo | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Global payment processing service 2Checkout said Thursday that it has closed $60 million in funding. Chicago Growth Partners and Trident Capital led the round. According to the firm, the capital infusion will be used to accelerate expansion of its global...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Data scientist Jen Lowe’s put her heart online. Open her site, One Human Heartbeat, and a cyclopean red eye blinks in rhythm to yesterday’s heartbeat. Lowe wears a Basis Band fitness tracker. Like other fitness trackers (e.g., FitBit or Nike FuelBand),...
From: Singularity Hub | By: Jason Dorrier | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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At its core, the idea behind the  Industrial Internet (II) is to bring all the world’s industrial equipment online to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of industrial processes through large-scale data analytics and automation. For example,...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Jeffrey Kelly | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Dropshipping 2. Job “upgrade”? 3. Refinancing for interest and cash 4....
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Filed under: Fantastic Freebies, Junk Mail and Telemarketing, Ripoffs & Scams, Internet Fraud Getty Images So here's my dirty little secret. I am a "sweeper," as aficionados call it. Entering sweepstakes is a hobby for me and 55 million other Americans....
From: Daily Finance | By: Annalisa Kraft-Linder | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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It’s one thing to have a wild and crazy night where you wake up and think, “Hmm, maybe some things happened last night that I don’t remember,” but to ring up over $100,000 at the same strip club and then claim you were drugged — four nights...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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If you and I pay the Internal Revenue Service less than it claims it owes us, we can get slammed pretty hard with fines, penalties, and even jail time. The IRS even stages armed raids in its search for a few more sheckels to feed the government's appetite....
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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What we really value is the freedom to choose when we'll give up some privacy and when we'll tell people to butt out.
From: Reason | By: John Stossel | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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We voluntarily give up privacy all the time. Amazon.com keeps our credit card info. Websites track what we read and what we buy. By comparison, the National Security Agency's data mining seems relatively benign, writes John Stossel—but there's one...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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… and citizens apparently don’t object. The City of Cambridge received my $111 car excise tax payment, due March 18, about 12 days late, either because I mailed the check late or it was delayed in processing (I’m not quite sure). Today in the mail...
From: Philip Greenspun | By: philg | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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You know that feeling you get when you see the day’s mail is just a collection of junk — circulars, promotional postcards and credit card offers? One mailman felt that same frustration, only it just made him want to not have to deliver all that stuff...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Apple (AAPL) aims to deliver annual dividend hikes going forward, new CFO Luca Maestri states on the CC. With the company's domestic cash balance now at $18B, Apple will once more tap debt markets to help pay for its dividend and freshly-expanded buyback...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Matthew PerlmanThe Brooklyn Paper84th Precinct Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown Bad penmanship Cops arrested a 17-year-old woman who they say stabbed a fellow B-train passenger with a pen on April...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Matthew Perlman | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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The Virus Shield app was an offering in the Google Play store that eventually reached the number one sales rank, but unfortunately, customers who purchased it were unwittingly falling victim to the lure of a fake anti-virus app. Over 10,000 people downloaded...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Sorcha Szczerbiak | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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As marketing gimmicks go, it's tough to top a car with a pink mustache on its grill. Hampton Roads, meet Lyft, the 2-year-old San Francisco-based company that lets people hire part-time drivers via a mobile app. The service launched in the region at...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Friday, April 25, 2014
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Enric Sala left a tenured position at prestigious Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the audacious marine ecologist showed up at Nat Geo's doorstep to outline his vision for protecting the last wild places in the ocean. That was five years ago. Today,...
From: National Geographic | By: Megan Heltzel | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) reported fiscal second quarter 2014 results after markets closed on Thursday. The credit card issuer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.20 and revenues of......
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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“X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer has finally released a statement on the sexual abuse allegations against him.   Last week, the director was accused of sexually assaulting an underage boy in a lawsuit filed in federal court in...
From: Business Insider | By: Kirsten Acuna | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Last week's bankruptcy deal was a missed opportunity to restructure the city's insane pension system
From: Reason | By: Shikha Dalmia | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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There's always a potential to save more if we just tighten our belts or go out of our way to earn more money. Here are some great ways to save a little more and pad up your savings stash. Work more hours. This just might be the most obvious way to get...
From: SavvySugar | By: Emily Co | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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By Chris Burke: Introduction Blackhawk Network Holdings (HAWK) came to my attention because of the Safeway (SWY) buyout and merger. I learned that the remaining shares of Blackhawk were to be spun off to existing shareholders of Safeway, along with some...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Chris Burke | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Warren Buffett, a self-made billionaire known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” was practically born a businessman in 1930 in Omaha, Neb. With money earned from his paper route, he made his first investment at age 11, dabbling in stocks and buying acres...
From: ABC News | By: Nicole Sawyer | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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If you spent more college mornings nursing a hangover than attending Anthropology 101, good luck getting an Upstart loan....
From: VentureBeat | By: Eric Blattberg | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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A new app will allow users to control nearly every aspect of how their credit or debit cards are used directly from their smartphones. CardControl is a service that aims to reduce the prevalence of credit card fraud by letting users set controls that...
From: Mashable | By: Karissa Bell | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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From: MSNBC | By: TODAY | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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About a year ago while traveling, my bank turned off my credit card without telling me as an anti-fraud measure. Of course, this happened right as I was trying to make a purchase. Admittedly, the bank was doing something most do: Trying to stay one step...
From: Business Insider | By: Paul Szoldra | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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With CardControl, consumers can activate and deactivate cards as well as set shopping rules for location, transaction types, merchant categories, and spending limits.When parents hand over a credit card to their kids, they can only hope it's used as...
From: Fast Company | By: Alice Truong | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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ShopKeep has raised $25 million in Series C funding. Thayer Street Partners led the round with participation from Canaan Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, TTV Capital, Contour Venture Partners, former Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer and Matt Coffin,...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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In travel, everything depends on your individual needs and desire. What travel credit card should you sign up for? Depends on your goals. Should you buy a rail pass? Depends on how you travel. Backpack or carry on? Maybe. There is no “right” answer...
From: Nomadic Matt | By: NomadicMatt | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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At a coffee shop around the corner from Forbes, reluctant ownership started accepting credit cards a few months ago. Now a tablet on a stand from payments company Square sits on the counter for the cash-averse. And every time I use it, I think of how...
From: Forbes | By: Alex Konrad | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (Real Money) -- You know what was lost in the shuffle of all of the reports last night? How about spending? Specifically, how much are consumers worldwide spending on their devices, particularly when it comes to their expensive cell phones?...
From: TheStreet | By: Jim Cramer | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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 Bitcoin vault Xapo made news in March after launching an insured, secure repository for big BTC investors. The service, which has gone so far as to bury paper bitcoin keys in underground vaults, has become a big finance darling. Now it's going after...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Do you know what your credit score is? Don’t worry, neither do we, but that’s all about to change thanks to the credit score calculator from credit comparison expert Totally[Read More...]...
From: My Fashion Life | By: Maria Pierides | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Until now, there has been no easy for people to use bitcoin for everyday transactions. Xapo has solved that by using MasterCard's payment network....
From: GigaOm | By: Jeff John Roberts | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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by Molly M. ESL Teacher, 2010: Midway through my senior year of college it dawned on me that I was months away from graduating into a terrible economy with a liberal arts degree and no job prospects. I wanted to go abroad desperately but didn’t have...
From: The Billfold | By: Molly M. | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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