06 October 2014

Facebook Messenger, Payments Feature

TechCrunch (blog)

Hacked Screenshots Show Friend-To-Friend Payments Feature Hidden In Facebook Messenger
TechCrunch (blog)
Facebook Messenger is all set up to allow friends to send each other money. AllFacebook has to do is turn on the feature, according to screenshots ...
Stanford student reveals Facebook Messenger payment feature - VentureBeat

Is Apple Nearing 20 Million iPhone 6 Sales Already? Signs Point To Yes
The opening weekend for the iPhone 6 was Apple's best ever for a new smartphone, with 10 million sold in just three days. But with those initial totals ...


Feds only have themselves to blame for Apple and Google's smartphone encryption efforts
A "back door" for law enforcement — exactly the kind of back door that Apple, Google, and other Silicon Valley technology giants denied they installed ...

The existential mystery of the Apple Watch
Nobody has worked harder — or more publicly — to figure out what the Apple Watch is for than Ben Thompson, an independent analyst who ...

How Facebook And Alibaba Are Turning The World's Poor Into Entrepreneurs
After connecting more than a billion people, Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg is teaming up with first Internet.org to help the world's ...

San Jose Mercury News

Quinn: Google turns security guards into Googlers and makes us think about accepting a two-tier ...
San Jose Mercury News
In a small move with potentially big implications, Google has quietly decided to hire its own ... Recently, groups staged protests at Apple stores.

The Guardian

How Apple's Cork HQ became the centre of a bitter global war over corporate tax avoidance
The Guardian
Apple, which employs more than 4,000 people in Cork, is under ... prestigious employers,technology giant Apple – not to mention the other IT .... A significant portion of Microsoft's intellectual property is located in exotic offshore locations. Google declares profits in Bermuda, where corporation tax is zero.

The psychological addiction behind Facebook's success
The truth is that Facebook allows us to connect not only with loved ones, but with our ... The psychological addiction behind Facebook's success ... site has even topped Google as the most visited site in the US suggests that Facebook has .... How you could track your sleep pattern with the Apple Watch.

Google Glass App Gives Conversations Real-Time Closed Captioning
Georgia Tech researchers have come up with an app that turns Google Glass into a ... Report: Apple's Showing Off Its New iPads on October 16th ...

Upgrade to LTE Will Let Phones Talk without Cell Towers, Allowing New Forms of Social Apps and Advertising | MIT Technology Review: "Qualcomm, Facebook, and other tech companies are experimenting with technology that lets smartphones use their LTE radio to connect directly to other devices up to 500 meters away."

Apple's Health App Is An Embarrassment - ReadWrite: "The challenge for Apple is that the Health app, by itself, doesn't do anything. It's dependent on other apps to feed it nutrition data, workout sessions, and vital signs via Apple's HealthKit software, which developers build into their offerings."

Allen Institute’s Christof Koch on Computer Consciousness | MIT Technology Review: "The world’s best-known consciousness researcher says machines could one day become self-aware."

Google's Schmidt: Tim Cook is wrong about us: ""Someone didn't brief him correctly on Google's policies," Schmidt said. "It's unfortunate for him." Google recently unveiled a system that allows Gmail users to fully encrypt their emails, and the company said Android phones -- like iPhones -- will be encrypted by default when the next version of the operating system comes out this fall. That makes it difficult -- though not impossible -- for governments and law enforcement to look at the content stored in your email and phones."

Facebook wins EU approval for $19 billion WhatsApp bid | Reuters: "Facebook (FB.O), the world's most popular social network, gained European Union clearance on Friday for its proposed $19 billion takeover of mobile messaging startup WhatsApp in a deal setting it against the telecoms industry. The landmark deal is the largest in Facebook's 10-year history and will give it a strong foothold in the fast-growing mobile messaging market."

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