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Apple's Tim Cook dishes on taxes and the demise of money     – CNET
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At the yearly shareholder meeting, CEO Cook says mobile payments haven’t taken off like he thought they would. He also says wearables are booming.

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Trump's Infrastructure Plan Has No Dedicated Money For Broadband
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: President Trump’s new 10-year plan for “rebuilding infrastructure in America” doesn’t contain any funding specifically earmarked for improving Internet access. Instead, the plan sets aside a pool of funding for numerous types of infrastructure projects, and broadband is one of the eligible categories. The plan’s $50 […]

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Snapchat swaps mess for money
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Snap Inc. took a major risk when it completely redesigned Snapchat a few months ago — it's no secret that people don't like change. But the company, after constantly struggling to add new users since going public last February, decided it needed to…

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Varo Money raises $45 million for mobile banking without fees
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 There are a number of startups looking to disrupt traditional banking. We’ve covered Chime, Zero and Jiko, just to name a few. Another one of those is Varo Money and they’ve raised $45 million led by private equity giant, Warburg Pincus and The Rise Fund, a global impact fund that’s part of another private equity […]

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PayPal makes it easy to pool money for gifts
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These days, you have a lot of ways to choose from when splitting bills with friends. You can send money through Facebook Messenger, chip in for dinner mid-Skype chat or even pay your debt as an email attachment on Gmail. PayPal has launched another n…

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iPhone X vs iPhone 8 Plus: Is the camera worth the money?     – CNET
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See if you can tell the difference between the cameras on the iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus.

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PlayStation credit card gives extra money back for gaming purchases
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If you're a PlayStation fan, you probably use your credit card for a lot: games, add-ons, the virtually obligatory Plus subscription and the occasional accessory. Wouldn't it be good if you could at least get some compensation for pouring so much mo…

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New casino game lets you bet real money on Pac-Man
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Back in like the 1890s a slot machine was probably the coolest entertainment device anyone had ever seen. In 2017, though, despite a lot of advances in slot technology, those flashy one-armed bandits just aren’t drawing in “the youngs” who all have access to both Candy Crush Saga and Internet porn on a magical device […]

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This Chinese KFC lets you put your money where your mouth is     – CNET
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A KFC concept restaurant is using facial recognition technology so that diners can bypass cash and plastic.

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