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Facebook Names COO Sheryl Sandberg to Its Board of Directors (Finally)

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In a post on its newsroom blog, Facebook just announced that it has named long-time COO Sheryl Sandberg to its board of directors. Sandberg will be the eighth member of the board and its first female member to date. But what took so long? Facebook has been criticized for a...
Facebook Names COO Sheryl Sandberg to Its Board of Directors (Finally)

Square, Starbucks partner on coffee shop card transactions

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Square has agreed a new partnership with Starbucks Coffee, reports say. Beginning this fall, Square will handle the processing of both credit and debit card transactions at all of Starbucks' 7,000 US locations. Starbucks is also planning to integrate Square Directory into its own apps and network, which could potentially...
Square, Starbucks partner on coffee shop card transactions
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Internet Mall Wanelo Gets Personal With Wanelo 3.0

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If anything on the Internet is like a mall right now, it’s social shopping site Wanelo. Call it the Pinterest for products or the Twitter for products or the whatever for products, the platform is starting to leave “X for X” territory and become its own thing like Madonna...
Internet Mall Wanelo Gets Personal With Wanelo 3.0

Marqeta provides technology behind the Facebook Card, announces $14M in funding

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Commerce and payments platform Marqeta today announced that it is the company providing the technology behind the Facebook Card, a gift card that can hold balances for a number of retailers or restaurants simultaneously. Marqeta had agreed with Facebook not to disclose this until now. The announcement came as part of...
Marqeta provides technology behind the Facebook Card, announces $14M in funding

Apple's Passbook provides massive App Store boost for ticketing apps

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Whatever the concerns have been about Apple’s Passbook and educating customers so far, it’s clear that people really want to use it. The introduction of Passbook support to a variety of ticketing apps has seen their popularity skyrocket in the App Store. Nearly every ticketing app that has implemented Passbook...
Apple's Passbook provides massive App Store boost for ticketing apps
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FIS acquires mobile banking guru mFoundry for $120 million

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You may not be very familiar with mFoundry's name, but you'll probably know its work if you're reading this site: it's part of a deal with MasterCard for NFC-based mobile payments, powers many banking apps and wrote the earliest mobile app code for Starbucks. As such, it's no small...
FIS acquires mobile banking guru mFoundry for $120 million

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.
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Gammatech's brawny 12-inch convertible Durabook adds Ivy Bridge brains

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The Durabook convertible's always been a tough jock, but now it's got some Ivy Bridge finesse as well, with the new U12Ci. Ruggedized to military MIL-STD-810G specs to resist drops, shocks, spills, dust and power nastiness, the new Intel chipset will add more speed and improved battery life to...
Gammatech's brawny 12-inch convertible Durabook adds Ivy Bridge brains

Facebook begins allowing international users to buy Gifts for friends in U.S.

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Facebook has started to expand its Gifts product beyond the U.S., according to users in the U.K., India and Canada who say they got access to the service this weekend. However, it seems that international users can only send gifts to their friends who live in the U.S. Facebook launched...
Facebook begins allowing international users to buy Gifts for friends in U.S.

What It's Like Spending A Week In Vegas Covering The Largest Trade Show In The World

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I've been home in New York for three days and I'm still feeling the effects of my week in Vegas. My throat is sore. My lungs are congested. My nose is drippy. I caught that mythical CES bug after being packed in the Las Vegas Convention Center with 150,000 other...
What It's Like Spending A Week In Vegas Covering The Largest Trade Show In The World

Google Maps coming to iPad this summer, updated with new design, improved rating system, in-app offers, much more

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We showed you significant updates to Google Maps which leaked early this morning, and Google just announced updates to Maps at Google I/O. Google also announced that its Maps API is used by over 1 million active sites and accessed by 1 billion unique visitors weekly. Maps will now...
Google Maps coming to iPad this summer, updated with new design, improved rating system, in-app offers, much more

You May Have Received An Email Last Night Saying Facebook Owes You $10 (FB)

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Many Facebook users received an email notice last night about a class action lawsuit against the company. This is the same email that went out to some Facebook users last week, but we wanted to mention it again in case there was any confusion. The suit says Facebook used users'...
You May Have Received An Email Last Night Saying Facebook Owes You $10 (FB)
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Facebook gift-giving moves from virtual to actual goodies

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It's only September, but Facebook is already getting into the gift-giving spirit with a new feature that lets you send physical items such as cupcakes, gift cards, stuffed animals, and magazine subscriptions to your Facebook friends. The new feature, dubbed Facebook Gifts, recently started rolling out to profiles and...
Facebook gift-giving moves from virtual to actual goodies
Square debuts flat-rate pricing for small business transactions
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Square suffers hour-long outage, confirms website and "some payments" were affected

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It’s been two weeks since Square announced a landmark partnership with Starbucks,  but the red-hot mobile payments startup experienced difficulties this evening (US time) after its payment app and website suffered outages that affected some payments. Squareup.com was down for an hour but, more importantly, a number of users reported (via...
Square suffers hour-long outage, confirms website and "some payments" were affected
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Here's How Facebook Is Going To Rake It In With Mobile Ads For Games And Apps (FB)

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Facebook is prepping new ads that will target mobile users based on the apps they have—and haven't—installed on their smartphones, the Wall Street Journal reports. But the Journal has made up a privacy scare story based on a fundamental misunderstanding of how Facebook apps and ads work. Also, it could...
Here's How Facebook Is Going To Rake It In With Mobile Ads For Games And Apps (FB)
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China's Tencent is bringing mobile payments to WeChat, its WhatsApp rival with 200m users

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Chinese Internet giant Tencent has confirmed that it is planning to introduce payment services to WeChat, its popular mobile chat app, firming up plans that many industry watchers and users had suspected for some time. The Wall Street Journal reports that Lai Zhiming, who heads up TenPay — Tencent’s third-party payment...
China's Tencent is bringing mobile payments to WeChat, its WhatsApp rival with 200m users

RON JOHNSON: Everyday Pricing Will Work At JCPenney -- Just Look At Walmart

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Of all his strategic moves, JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson has been particularly staunch in defending his pricing strategy. He wants to turn JCPenney into a retailer that offers every day prices -- not constant discounts and sales.  The strategy has its share of detractors, who point to discounting as a traffic...
RON JOHNSON: Everyday Pricing Will Work At JCPenney -- Just Look At Walmart

Facebook Gifts expands to all U.S. users

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Facebook today completed the rollout of Facebook Gifts to all U.S. users, enabling people to send physical gifts to their friends. Gifts includes products from hundreds of merchants that have partnered with Facebook. Users can choose an item for a friend, select a virtual card, write a message and send...
Facebook Gifts expands to all U.S. users

Square Debuts Monthly Pricing Option For Small Businesses With Zero Swiping Fees

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On the heels of announcing a mega-deal with Starbucks, mobile payments processing company Square is announcing another piece of key news—specialized, lower pricing per swipe for small businesses. Basically, Square is going to offer small businesses who make less than $250,000 per year the option of either paying the set...
Square Debuts Monthly Pricing Option For Small Businesses With Zero Swiping Fees

Starbucks takes mobile payments to UK and Canada

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The company continues its global expansion by rolling out its app, which now allows customers to lay out for their lattes with PayPal, to two more countries. [Read more]...
Starbucks takes mobile payments to UK and Canada
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