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Google Wallet Uses The Cloud To Support All Credit Cards

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Google Wallet, which only worked well with Citi MasterCards when it launched last year, is getting more inclusive.On Wednesday, Google announced the latest version of its NFC-enabled mobile payment platform would support all credit and debit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover....
Google Wallet Uses The Cloud To Support All Credit Cards

PayPal Buys Card.io To Drive Mobile Payments

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News updates all day from Fast Company.PayPal has announced that it's buying Card.io in what seems to be a talent and technology grab to help the company challenge the threat of Google's Wallet, devices like Square, iZettle, and a purported iWallet from Apple. Card.io's technology uses the camera on smartphones...
PayPal Buys Card.io To Drive Mobile Payments

Hackers Find IP Addresses Of All Skype Users

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.A script was found on GitHub this past weekend that uses security holes in Skype to display a user's remote and local IP addresses.The script exploits a security hole in Skype 5.5 to fish out all IP information related to an individual...
Hackers Find IP Addresses Of All Skype Users

Path Raises $30 Million Cash, But It's No Instagram

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.As the Wall Street Journal puts it, "Silicon Valley investors are already on the hunt for their next Instagram," and an influential group including Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures and even Richard Branson himself have funded the startup app firm Path to the...
Path Raises $30 Million Cash, But It's No Instagram

Microsoft Rumored To Launch Bing Fund Angel Incubator Scheme

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News updates all day from Fast Company.According to well-sourced rumors, Microsoft is poised to reveal Bing Fund, a brand new angel incubator effort. It's not a typical fund, however, and as its name suggests it's actually intended to drive innovation in Microsoft's own Online Services Division (the segment of the...
Microsoft Rumored To Launch Bing Fund Angel Incubator Scheme
Google Glass Gets New Twitter, Facebook, CNN Apps

Starbucks Comes To Android With PayPal Integration, Travels To U.K.

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Starbucks has spruced up its Android app for U.S. users with a tie-up with PayPal. The new feature lets you top off your electronic Starbucks card with funds from your PayPal account, a facility that iOS users began to enjoy in April this year....
Starbucks Comes To Android With PayPal Integration, Travels To U.K.

Twitter Curates Its News Feed More With Location-Tailored Trends

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Twitter has announced Tailored Trends will become part of its service, rolling out slowly across the world right now. The idea is to capture "emerging topics people are talking about on Twitter" in a sequence that is now based on where users are located--after...
Twitter Curates Its News Feed More With Location-Tailored Trends

Nvidia at 2013 CES: Join us Sunday, 8 p.m. PT (live blog)

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Join CNET for live coverage of Nvidia's press conference, which starts at 8 p.m. PT Sunday. Our live blog will bring you live video, news updates, photos, and running commentary. [Read more]...
Nvidia at 2013 CES: Join us Sunday, 8 p.m. PT (live blog)

Korea Hack Sees 8.7 Million Customer's Details Sold To Telemarketers

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News updates all day from Fast Company.South Korea's KT Telecom has suffered a protracted months-long hack attack that has seen hackers gain access to 8.7 million of its customers--about half its entire user base. Names, ID numbers and phone numbers were taken by the hackers and then sold to telemarketers....
Korea Hack Sees 8.7 Million Customer's Details Sold To Telemarketers

Twitter Blocked By Pakistan's Censors On Blasphemy Grounds

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Yesterday the telecoms authorities in Pakistan ordered a nationwide blocking of the entirety of Twitter, at the instruction of the country's Ministry of Information. Twitter was accused of linking to a competition on Facebook that involved posting images of the prophet Muhammed--an act...
Twitter Blocked By Pakistan's Censors On Blasphemy Grounds

Path Adds Personal Voice Messages, Photo Filters, Movie And Book Reviews To Sharing App

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News updates all day from Fast Company. Personal social network Path has added a few features in version 2.5 of its sharing app. Among those, the photo feature has been updated with filters, and Path has slapped on a bigger, better display in which to enjoy them. Invites to friends...
Path Adds Personal Voice Messages, Photo Filters, Movie And Book Reviews To Sharing App

Samsung at 2013 CES: Join us Monday, 2 p.m. PT (live blog)

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Join CNET for live coverage of Samsung's CES 2013 press conference, which starts at 2 p.m. PT Monday. Our live blog will bring you live video, news updates, photos, and running commentary. [Read more]...
Samsung at 2013 CES: Join us Monday, 2 p.m. PT (live blog)

Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

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Hot on the heels of the previous writeup about the Olympics Second Screen and the design challenges we faced, this post is more geared at popping open the hood and looking at the technical details on how we've built the web app.The Guardian's Second Screen project is an attempt at...
Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

ZTE at MWC 2013: Join us Monday (live blog)

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Join CNET for live coverage from ZTE's event, which starts at 7 a.m. PT Monday. Our live blog will bring you news updates, photos, and running commentary. [Read more]...
ZTE at MWC 2013: Join us Monday (live blog)

Netgear at 2013 CES: Join us Monday, 12 p.m. PT (live blog)

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Join CNET for live coverage of Netgear at CES 2013, which starts at noon PT Monday. Our live blog will bring you live video, news updates, photos, and running commentary. [Read more]...
Netgear at 2013 CES: Join us Monday, 12 p.m. PT (live blog)

Get Paid For Pinning Products--But Not On Pinterest

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Why doesn't Pinterest have an affiliate program that pays out whenever someone buys a product that you pin on the site? The idea is so obvious that two Pinterest-like competitors have already begun doing just that. The latest is social photo-sharing site The Fancy....
Get Paid For Pinning Products--But Not On Pinterest

With Thirst's Droplet, the vision for news on Google Glass becomes a little clearer

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One of the big questions about Google Glass is how it will affect the way we consume information (if, that is, it gains popularity and acceptance in mainstream culture). In particular, many people are interested in how Glass will affect news consumption. We’ve already seen how the New York Times...
With Thirst's Droplet, the vision for news on Google Glass becomes a little clearer

Facebook Rumored To Be Buying Israeli Face Recognition Firm Face.com

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Over the weekend rumors began to swirl that Facebook was looking at spending about $100 million to buy Israeli startup Face.com to access its clever face recognition technology. Now it's suggested via GigaOm that the momentum for the deal is actually in...
Facebook Rumored To Be Buying Israeli Face Recognition Firm Face.com

HTC's flagship launch: Join us Tuesday (live blog)

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Join CNET for live coverage from HTC's global launch event, which takes place in New York and London. The event starts at 7 a.m. PT. Our live blog will bring you news updates, photos, and running commentary. [Read more]...
HTC's flagship launch: Join us Tuesday (live blog)

Facebook Begins Original Content Push With Facebook Stories

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Facebook just launched an original editorial project, called Facebook Stories. The site showcases videos and articles that depict creative ways in which the Facebook community uses the platform, not unlike Tumblr's Storyboard or Twitter Stories. Facebook Stories, which has been in the works since...
Facebook Begins Original Content Push With Facebook Stories

Dish at CES 2013: Join us Monday, 3 p.m. PT (live blog)

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Join CNET for live coverage of Dish's press conference, which starts at 3 p.m. PT Monday. Our live blog will bring you live video, news updates, photos, and running commentary. [Read more]...
Dish at CES 2013: Join us Monday, 3 p.m. PT (live blog)

Sony, Sharp Report Big Losses As LCD TV Sales Slip

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Sony has reported that despite making revenues of $19.2 billion for its last quarter it managed to make a net loss of $312 million. Incurred costs from restructuring its division containing Sony Mobile contributed to the loss, with a small loss from its gaming...
Sony, Sharp Report Big Losses As LCD TV Sales Slip

Verizon at CES 2013: Join us Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. PT (live blog)

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Join CNET for live coverage of Verizon's CES 2013 press conference, which starts at 2 p.m. PT Monday. Our live blog will bring you news updates, photos, and running commentary. [Read more]...
Verizon at CES 2013: Join us Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. PT (live blog)

Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Microsoft is writing down $6.2 billion on its 2007 purchase of aQuantive, an online ad serving system. According to the Guardian this places the software giant at risk of an accounting-based quarterly loss (when its sales and profitability had aimed it at a profit...
Microsoft Facing Quarterly Loss On Failed Ad Business

Twitter Using Social Info From The Web To Recommend Follows For You

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Yesterday evening Twitter revealed a new service to its millions of users: Suggested follows. It's an expansion of its current recommendation engine that simply shows the same list to new joiners to Twitter, and it's rolling out in an number of countries...
Twitter Using Social Info From The Web To Recommend Follows For You

Limited Run Alleges 80 Percent Of Its Facebook Ad Clicks Were Bots

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News updates all day from Fast Company. Limited Run, a digital distribution outfit specializing in labels, musicians and artists, has decided to take down its Facebook account after discovering through its custom-built "page logger" that 80 percent of the clicks on its ads that Facebook was charging them for came...
Limited Run Alleges 80 Percent Of Its Facebook Ad Clicks Were Bots
Facebook's New Recommendation Bar Tells You Which Articles Your Friends Liked

FBI: Hotel Internet Connections Unsafe

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.The government agency known as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) just went public with the news that the FBI is investigating multiple cases of malware installed via hotel internet connections.According to the IC3, travelers' laptops have been infected with malware after...
FBI: Hotel Internet Connections Unsafe

DeHood: A Location-Based Social Network for Your Neighborhood

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The current crop of location-based social networks mostly focuses on getting users to "check in" and share tips about local venues like restaurants, stores and coffee shops. DeHood, which officially launched earlier today, wants to bring a bit more value to its users by going beyond check-ins. The new location-based...
DeHood: A Location-Based Social Network for Your Neighborhood
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?