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Industry-wide mobile payments service 'expected this year'

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Payments Council says flexible system will be available on any smartphone with an internet connection on any mobile network and with any bank or building societyA scheme to make sending cash via mobile phone as easy as texting will be in place this year, the UK payments body has announced.Customers...
Industry-wide mobile payments service 'expected this year'
Tipalti Dramatically Simplifies Worldwide Payment for Mass-Payers

Get the Help You Need Without the Hold Time

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"Your call is important to us. Please continue to hold." Have ten more aggravating words ever been uttered? If you're fed up with doing time in customer-service limbo, take heart: Some startups are trying to take the cuss out of customer support by providing free online workarounds. Fast Customer:...
Get the Help You Need Without the Hold Time

Card Processor: Hackers Stole Account Numbers

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Global Payments Inc., the credit-card processor that reported a significant security breach Friday, said that hackers stole account numbers and other key information from up to 1.5 million accounts in North America. The news, released Sunday night in a statement, came after the company received a fresh blow over the...
Card Processor: Hackers Stole Account Numbers

BitInstant CEO Calls Bitcoin a 'Really Risky Investment'

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(Photo: Flickr/Zach Copley) As evidenced in the past week, dealing with Bitcoins can be a traumatic experience. With so many record highs followed by equally steep drops that seemingly happen several times an hour, we wouldn’t be surprised if traders have broken out the Xanax by now. Now, some fans of...
BitInstant CEO Calls Bitcoin a 'Really Risky Investment'

Is Hulu About to End Free Streaming?

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The days of Saturday Night Live as cheapo Sunday morning hangover cure may be coming to a close. The New York Post reports that Hulu is getting ready to upend its current business model and require users to login with their cable or satellite account numbers. If you don’t have...
Is Hulu About to End Free Streaming?

HSBC Bank Reports Stolen Customer Account Information, Again

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International bank HSBC reported on Tuesday that a recently-resigned employee walked away with crucial customer information in July of 2012. The information included HSBC customers' names, phone numbers, account numbers and account types. HSBC is a global bank with 6,900 offices across 84 countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Middle...
HSBC Bank Reports Stolen Customer Account Information, Again

Delta Sends C&Ds To Startups Tracking Airline Rewards; MileWise, AwardWallet & Others Affected

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Delta is joining American Airlines and Southwest Airlines as the third major brand to deny travel startups access to users’ frequent flyer accounts for the purpose of tracking airlines’ miles and rewards. Startups affected include TripIt (reportedly*), MileWise, and AwardWallet (confirmed) and others. Here’s the situation in a nutshell: the airlines think your rewards...
Delta Sends C&Ds To Startups Tracking Airline Rewards; MileWise, AwardWallet & Others Affected

Hulu may soon only work for cable and satellite subscribers thanks to “TV Everywhere”

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Despite the fact that people across the globe are starting to cut loose from costly cable and satellite companies in favor of cheaper streaming services, it looks like Hulu is taking steps towards reversing its convenient “free for all” model. According to reports from the NY Post and Fox Business, Hulu...
Hulu may soon only work for cable and satellite subscribers thanks to “TV Everywhere”
World's Most Interesting App Adds Payments, Shoots for Microblogging Crown

Clearwire glitch floods some subscribers with emails

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WiMax broadband provider Clearwire said an email problem caused it to send out numerous messages about subscribers' account status in error on Friday. Various emails told subscribers that they had to update their payment details, that their service had ended and they could restore it with another payment, or...
Clearwire glitch floods some subscribers with emails

US charges 24 people in massive hacking sting

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Hackers arrested in an operation spanning four continents that targeted online financial fraud of stolen credit card informationUS law enforcement have arrested 24 suspected hackers in a sting operation spanning four continents that targeted online financial fraud of stolen credit card and bank information.The two-year investigation, in which FBI agents...
US charges 24 people in massive hacking sting

Smash-hit Chinese chat app WeChat's long march to profitability

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Considering that China’s decades-long emergence on the world economic scene has played out faster than the development process that earlier took place in western countries, it’s perhaps not much of a surprise that the development of local Internet companies is proceeding more rapidly than their western counterparts. It took both...
Smash-hit Chinese chat app WeChat's long march to profitability

American Airlines Making Life Worse For Most Loyal Customers By Killing Useful Mile-Tracking Browser Plugin

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It's still really amazing to me how often we hear about companies making their own customers' lives worse off in an obsessive need for excess control. The latest such example comes via Rob Hyndman, who points us to the news that American Airlines has forced Award Wallet to stop providing...
American Airlines Making Life Worse For Most Loyal Customers By Killing Useful Mile-Tracking Browser Plugin
Unlucky number 13? New Firefox browser version exposes private data

Instagram appears to have passed 25 million users, adding up to 3000 more per hour

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It appears Instagram may have passed the 25 million total users mark, if a bit of sleuthing around its API is to be believed. The latest official numbers from Instagram were in December at the LeWeb conference, when CEO Kevin Systrom revealed that 15 million users had signed up. He...
Instagram appears to have passed 25 million users, adding up to 3000 more per hour

Ice IX Banking Trojan Steals Info That Enables Fraudsters to Hijack Phone Calls

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New variants of the Ice IX online banking Trojan program are tricking victims into exposing their telephone account numbers so that fraudsters can divert......
Ice IX Banking Trojan Steals Info That Enables Fraudsters to Hijack Phone Calls
Over 50K Visa and Mastercard credit cards compromised, banks alerted
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