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Square Cash appears on invite-only site, lets you send money with an email

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Square's been venturing beyond those tiny credit card swipers as of late. Last week, the company introduced its nifty $299 Stand POS system for iOS, and now it appears to be branching out to individuals, with a to-be-announced service called Square Cash. There's not much info to share at...
Square Cash appears on invite-only site, lets you send money with an email

With Dirt Cheap Data, Can FreedomPop Crack U.S. Smartphone Market?

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I can has affordable wireless bill? (Photo: flickr.com/joshsemans) What’s a girl got to do to get some affordable data service around here? Americans are putting more money than ever towards their smartphone bills, and carriers don’t seem inclined to cut their rates any time soon. But the Wall Street Journal says one company...
With Dirt Cheap Data, Can FreedomPop Crack U.S. Smartphone Market?

SimpleTuition Acquires Textbook Marketplace ValoreBooks To Help College Students Save

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SimpleTuition, a company that offers online tools, tips and advice to college students to help them save money on education-related expenses, is announcing this morning that is has acquired ValoreBooks, an online textbook marketplace that offers discounts on rentals as well as new and used textbooks. Launched in 2006, SimpleTuition...
SimpleTuition Acquires Textbook Marketplace ValoreBooks To Help College Students Save
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Green Dot aims to turn your smartphone into a bank account

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To reach the young and tech-savvy market, Green Dot has released a new app that lets users open and manage their checking account from a smartphone. The company is best known for selling re-loadable prepaid debit cards sold at stores like Wal-Mart. It is facing competition from the big...
Green Dot aims to turn your smartphone into a bank account

Why VCs Love The Bitcoin Market

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Editor’s note: Jeremy Liew is a managing director at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Follow him on Twitter @jeremysliew. As a VC, my interest in the Bitcoin ecosystem is not ideological but mercenary. I see the opportunity for Bitcoin to disrupt multi-billion-dollar markets, but in doing so also create new big markets. There are three key...
Why VCs Love The Bitcoin Market

Urge iOS app helps you keep impulse spending in check (exclusive)

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While personal financial services like Mint.com offer a pretty dashboard that shows detailed information about how your money is spent, it does little to prevent the powerful emotional responses associated with impulse purchases. For instance, the knowledge that you’ve already spent $50 at Starbucks this week won’t prevent you from...
Urge iOS app helps you keep impulse spending in check (exclusive)

Why Is Millennial Media Selling MORE Stock When It Has $123 Million In The Bank? (MM)

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As if there weren't enough unanswered questions about mobile advertising platform Millennial Media, the company added a new one this week with a plan to sell about one million new shares of common stock (worth about $14.5 million) coupled with 9 million more shares being released by other stockholders. The...
Why Is Millennial Media Selling MORE Stock When It Has $123 Million In The Bank? (MM)

6 Ways to Better Living: Inside an Internet of Things Home

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What if we took the leading sensor-based products currently being developed or already on the market, put them all under one roof, and added a typical American family? Would they just be the techiest family on the block, or would it have a significant impact on their lives? Here are...
6 Ways to Better Living: Inside an Internet of Things Home

Buy this book: Darren Murph's 'iPad Secrets'

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We have something of a history of Engadget editors writing books on tech-related topics, and our esteemed Managing Editor (and Guinness World Record-holder) Darren Murph is the latest to join the club. He's written a book in which he'll enlighten you on some of the inner workings of Apple's...
Buy this book: Darren Murph's 'iPad Secrets'

What Crooks and Companies Learn When You Overshare on Facebook

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You have your birthday listed on your Facebook profile, and at some point you got caught up in the local banking movement and decided to become a fan of your local credit union. In the friends list you have highlighted your family members, including your mother, whose profile is...
What Crooks and Companies Learn When You Overshare on Facebook

Mint.com Now Tracks Cash and Pending Transactions

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The personal finance web app at Mint.com has added the option to manually enter cash or check transactions — one of the features most frequently requested by its users:When you enter in a cash transaction, you can opt to have the site count that amount as part of the...
Mint.com Now Tracks Cash and Pending Transactions

Cricket and MetroPCS now offering financing on select smartphones

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Taking a very "un-carrier" approach, Cricket and MetroPCS recently introduced financing programs that allow prepaid customers to purchase high-end smartphones with a reduced upfront cost. Cricket has partnered with Progressive Finance to cover the cost of its devices, while Metro is using Billfloat as its lending option. Keeping things...
Cricket and MetroPCS now offering financing on select smartphones
Zipmark takes aim at the monthly rent check

Simple brings its banking and budgeting app to Android

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The iOS crowd has been able to use Simple's online banking app since May of last year, but starting today, those on the Android side of things also have access to the service. For those unfamiliar with Simple, it essentially hopes match or replace the other guys by introducing...
Simple brings its banking and budgeting app to Android
Nuance takes Siri down to the app level with new voice assistant

Bump Pay Lets You PayPal Someone Quick, But Only In-Person

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Now it’s as easy as a fist-pound to pay a friend back for dinner, drinks, or a cab. Bump, the popular contact sharing app developer, today releases a new standalone iOS app that lets you transfer money via PayPal to anyone in arm’s reach. But that’s also Bump Pay’s biggest limitation....
Bump Pay Lets You PayPal Someone Quick, But Only In-Person

6 Ways Spotify Could Improve Its Mobile User Experience

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Spotify hasn't even been available in the U.S. for an entire year. Still, its growth has been phenomenal, and it appears to be continuing unabated, thanks in part to its deep integration with Facebook. The product's other big initiative of the last several months has been its third-party app marketplace,...
6 Ways Spotify Could Improve Its Mobile User Experience
Boink Box is Birchbox for Sex Stuff, Natch
Website navigation startup WalkMe nabs $1M investment

ImpulseSave Nudges You To Save Toward Your Goals Every Day

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So many of the financial startups from the last several years have been geared toward getting consumers to buy more. Think Blippy, Swipely and then the glut of flash sales and group buying sites. But it’s a harder problem to get consumers to move in the opposite direction and save...
ImpulseSave Nudges You To Save Toward Your Goals Every Day

ATM heist clears $1 million exploiting Citigroup e-payment flaw

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Federal authorities said they uncovered an advanced bank heist that defrauded Citigroup of more than $1 million by exploiting a security loophole in the way it handles electronic payments. The scam worked by simultaneously withdrawing funds from cash advance kiosks maintained in at least 11 casinos located in California and...
ATM heist clears $1 million exploiting Citigroup e-payment flaw

DAVOS DEBATE: Should You Buy A New $65 Million Plane... Or Pick Up A More Stylish Older One And Refurbish It?

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It is a matter of serious debate. Should you buy a brand-new top-of-the-line jet? Or an older, more stylish refurbished one? At a party in Davos last night, a hedge-fund mogul and a tech mogul got to talking about their new planes. Or, more accurately, about the planes that...
DAVOS DEBATE: Should You Buy A New $65 Million Plane... Or Pick Up A More Stylish Older One And Refurbish It?

iOS game starring Steve Wozniak as a gun-toting vigilante now available for $0.99

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If you’re looking for an extremely cheap Christmas gift for someone you don’t particularly like, you could do worse than buying them an iPhone game featuring a gun-toting version of Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak. Vengeance: Woz With A Coz, the new game that pairs up Wozniak with “Machete” star Danny Trejo,...
iOS game starring Steve Wozniak as a gun-toting vigilante now available for $0.99

With New Payments Feature, ReadyForZero Begins To Automate Getting Americans Out Of Debt

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Y Combinator-backed financial service ReadyForZero, which focuses on helping Americans pay down their $2.5 trillion in personal debt, is expanding its feature set today to include online payments. The new addition, a part of ReadyForZero Plus, will detect when you have new deposits in your bank account, and will then immediately advise...
With New Payments Feature, ReadyForZero Begins To Automate Getting Americans Out Of Debt

Bump Pay lets you tap a friend for cash

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Taking cues from an ING Direct app that used its API, Bump Technologies has developed its own version of the mobile payments software, enabling phone-to-phone "Bump" transactions using PayPal. Yes, PayPal. That minor processing detail aside, the service appears to offer a fun solution for simplifying the fairly painful...
Bump Pay lets you tap a friend for cash
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