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Google launches ‘Beba,’ an NFC-enabled payment card in Kenya

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Google, in a bid to boost its presence in the payments market, has launched Beba in Kenya, a pre-paid card enabled with Near Field Communication (NFC) to allow people to pay their bus fare without using cash. Yes, Google is doing this. Actually, according to Beba’s Terms of Service agreement, the company in...
Google launches ‘Beba,’ an NFC-enabled payment card in Kenya
Loyalty Rewards Startup LocalBonus Launches An iPhone App, Expands To 10 Cities And 1,200 Merchants

Rogers announces exclusivity for the Nokia Lumia 920 in Canada and a few Samsung devices

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The Nokia Lumia 920 is exclusive in China on China Mobile, in Australia on Telstra, in the UK on Everything Everywhere, and is slated for a November launch in other European countries as well. Now we’re learning the details for Canada: Rogers has revealed it will be selling the Windows...
Rogers announces exclusivity for the Nokia Lumia 920 in Canada and a few Samsung devices

Carriers finally get a cut of Skype Credit sales, starting in Russia

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Mobile operators have what might charitably be termed an interesting relationship with VoIP services, particularly the market leader, Microsoft’s Skype. These services are partly to blame for the decline in voice revenue, and there’s been all sorts of net-neutrality-busting throttling and premium pricing going on in various countries as the...
Carriers finally get a cut of Skype Credit sales, starting in Russia

Radio Shack to act as a Cricket Wireless MVNO, offer the HTC One V prepaid

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It appears that Radio Shack is going to become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) for Cricket in the US including its Muve music service.  Our tipster, Kyle T just sent us in some information on the HTC One V which will be carried as a pre-paid phone at...
Radio Shack to act as a Cricket Wireless MVNO, offer the HTC One V prepaid

Online Betting Site InTrade Shuts Down

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InTrade, the Ireland-based web site which allows users to place wagers on non-sports related upcoming events, announced on Sunday it is shutting its site down. In an official statement, the company does not go into great detail as to why it is closing its doors, only that it is related...
Online Betting Site InTrade Shuts Down

Discover Follows In AmEx's Footsteps With New Apple Passbook Integration

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Major credit cards companies are slowly starting to adopt Apple Passbook technology, as the product becomes something that’s more like a real mobile wallet than merely a ticket holder. Following AmEx’s support for Passbook earlier in the year, Discover Card this week also added Passbook integration to its mobile app...
Discover Follows In AmEx's Footsteps With New Apple Passbook Integration

Banking malware is getting sneaker, security firms warn

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Financial malware authors are trying to evade new online banking security systems by returning to more traditional phishing-like credential stealing techniques, according to researchers from security firm Trusteer. Most financial Trojan programs used by cybercriminals today are capable of tampering in real time with online banking sessions initiated by...
Banking malware is getting sneaker, security firms warn

Blizzard forces two-factor authentication for Diablo III real-money auctions

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With Blizzard finally ramping up to launch its long-promised and oft-delayed real-money auction house for Diablo III this week, the company has announced that players using the new feature will need to have two-factor authentication enabled on their accounts for security purposes. According to the game's newly updated terms of service,...
Blizzard forces two-factor authentication for Diablo III real-money auctions

Betterment Wants To Be Your New, Higher-Yield Savings Account

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Betterment, a new startup that is launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt, is looking to become the “replacement for your savings account” — it earns you more money than a standard savings account while offering more flexibility than you’d get from higher yield accounts. And, unlike most financial services, Betterment is...
Betterment Wants To Be Your New, Higher-Yield Savings Account

5 Cool Things You Can Do With Google Voice

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When I first heard about Google Voice, I immediately submitted my email for an invite, and within a few weeks I received one. April first provided a review of Google Voice and offered 100 invites right here at MUO. Since then, Google continued to progress with Google Voice and add more...
5 Cool Things You Can Do With Google Voice

BREAKING: Events Betting Site InTrade Is Completely Shutting Down

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Well known online betting site InTrade is completely shutting down, according to a memo posted to its site. The news was first noticed by Wealth.net. The full text of the memo is pasted below the dotted line. The Ireland-based InTrade was always controversial and popular during election season, as it...
BREAKING: Events Betting Site InTrade Is Completely Shutting Down

China v the US: how the superpowers compare

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As Barack Obama prepares for the 'no-necktie summit' with the Chinese leader Xi Jinping in California, we decided to look at the two superpowers and compare data such as health, wealth and environmental development - an inherently tricky task given the countries' markedly different systems. Can it be done? Join...
China v the US: how the superpowers compare
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