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Facebook Tells Content Producers Which Stories to Share

Facebook has introduced Stories to Share, a tool to help media outlets -- from online publications to TV broadcasters to music startups -- maximize value. Appearing in the media panel of a publisher's Facebook page, Stories to Share makes recommendations based on the number of shares a post has rece...

You’ve Got Money

Square is making sending cash -- for anything from paying back a friend for charging dinner to making a purchase -- as easy as sending an email. Square Cash links to a debit card and requires little action beyond putting the dollar amount in the subject line of an email. Square Cash's sales pitch ...

Softbank Plugs $1.5B Into Supercell

Supercell has closed on a round of funding totaling $1.53 billion. SoftBank and GungHo Online Entertainment made the joint investment. The two companies will hold 51 percent of Supercell's outstanding voting stock. Supercell creates games for mobile and tablet platforms on the free-to-play business ...

Amazon Seeks a Piece of Every Online-Payment Pie

Much the way PayPal is working to extend its reach into the bricks-and-mortar world, so Amazon.com is looking farther afield across the rest of the Web. The online purveyor this week launched Login and Pay with Amazon, a new program that allows online businesses to set up login and payment credentia...

PayPal Digs Deeper Into the Bricks-and-Mortar World

PayPal on Tuesday announced Payment Code, a new tool that allows customers to pay for in-store purchases by simply presenting a QR code or four-digit number at the cash register. Similar in some ways to PayPal Beacon, which the company rolled out last month, Payment Code is intended both to simplify...

Fitbit Uses ‘Force’ for Flex Follow-Up Device

Fitbit only just released its first fitness-tracking wristband back in May, but the company is reportedly getting close to rolling out the next generation. Dubbed "Force," this new device will apparently be both smaller and more capable than the current Flex. Among several new features expected in t...

FreedomPop Could Burst Big 4 Mobile Carriers’ Bubble

After announcing its VoIP mobile phone plan back in June, FreedomPop on Tuesday launched the service into beta, calling it the world's first completely free mobile service with free voice, text and data. Users get a guaranteed 500 MBs of data, 500 text messages and 200 anytime voice minutes free eve...

Little Interest in Internet Among the Offline 15 Percent

An ever-increasing proportion of the world's communications and activity occurs online, but that doesn't mean everyone has bought into the concept. In fact, a full 15 percent of American adults remain offline, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Proje...

Facebook Adds Autofill to Ease In-App Purchase Pain

Facebook this week began testing a new feature dubbed "Autofill with Facebook" that aims to simplify mobile purchases by filling in customers' credit card information for them, thus eliminating the need to type it in each time. "Autofill with Facebook gives people the option to use their payment inf...

Marketers Now Get to Slap G+ Posts All Over

Facebook and Twitter both added embedded-post capabilities to their platforms last month, and now Google has brought similar functionality to Google+. Both embedded posts and an author-attribution feature were unveiled by Google earlier this week, in fact, giving individuals and businesses a way to ...

PayPal Lights Beacon for Hands-Free Payments

PayPal on Monday announced new technology that aims to make paying for goods as simple as walking into a store. Specifically, PayPal Beacon is a contactless payment system that uses Bluetooth Low Energy to connect with customer handsets to send offers and complete transactions. The mobile wallet-lik...

Tiny CuBox-i Plays Nice With Linux and Android

Aiming to capture a piece of the market that has given the Raspberry Pi such a warm reception, SolidRun on Wednesday announced a new tiny computer of its own dubbed the "CuBox-i." Available in four models with prices starting at $45, the tiny computer includes an OpenGL|ES 2.0 GPU with OpenCL 1.1 em...

Acer’s Liquid S2 Phablet Arrives Early at 4K Party

Against the backdrop of the IFA 2013 trade show in Berlin on Monday, Acer introduced its new Liquid S2 smartphone, a 6-inch full HD handset capable of capturing 4K video. The Liquid S2 has the distinction of being the first smartphone with officially announced 4K Ultra HD recording capability. To su...

My Wish Is Your Command: Scientists Make Imperius Curse Real

It sounds like something out of science fiction: One person thinks about pressing the spacebar on a keyboard to fire a cannon in a video game, and another person across campus is compelled to press the spacebar for real, even though he doesn't see the game on-screen. It's essentially that very scena...

Amazon Gives Devs 1-Click to Woo Them All

Amazon on Tuesday released the Mobile Associates API, new software that allows app developers to create ads for Amazon products with one-click purchasing. The new release is an extension of Amazon Associates, an affiliate program created by the online retailer in 1996. Under the mobile guidelines, d...

LG’s New Quad HD Smartphone Display May Be Overkill

LG Electronics on Wednesday announced what it says is the highest-resolution smartphone panel to date. With a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 and 538 pixels per inch, the new 5.5-inch Quad HD panel is the first Quad HD AH-IPS LCD panel for smartphones, the company says. That resolution exceeds by a cons...

Indie Games Play Starring Role at Gamescom 2013

Indie games and release dates for next-generation console games are among the big announcements that have dominated at the Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany, this week. While the upcoming consoles, slated to be released this holiday season, have been discussed in detail, however -- including t...

Brains Meet Brawn as Smartphones Beat Dumbphones on Sales

Smartphones have long offered capabilities feature phones don't, but on Wednesday it became clear that global sales are now another dimension on which they excel. Specifically, smartphone sales surpassed feature phone sales in the worldwide market for the first time in the second quarter of 2013, G...

Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Xbox One’s Kinect Requirement

For the second time in the run-up to the Xbox One launch, Microsoft has made a complete reversal on one of its core requirements for the new console. Specifically, whereas the company had indicated previously that the Kinect peripheral would have to be always-on during Xbox One play, it said this we...

Amazon Lets You Put Fine Art in Your Shopping Cart

Amazon on Tuesday added "purveyor of fine art" to its e-commerce business creds, opening Amazon Art, a marketplace to view and purchase fine art created by contemporary and classical artists. Will any consumers consider putting "Fragment de Nympheas," a framed oil painting by Claude Monet, in their ...

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