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Why Canada just might be the future of U.S. mobile payments

Why Canada just might be the future of U.S. mobile payments


VANCOUVER — In Canada, 75 percent of major retailers accept contactless payment. In the U.S., fewer than 2 percent of retailers do the same.

“Canada is the most ready country in the world for mobile payments to take root,” Rogers Communications VP

Why Canada just might be the future of U.S. mobile payments

Why Canada just might be the future of U.S. mobile payments


VANCOUVER — In Canada, 75 percent of major retailers accept contactless payment. In the U.S., fewer than 2 percent of retailers do the same.

“Canada is the most ready country in the world for mobile payments to take root,” Rogers Communications VP

Microsoft Invests $15 Million in Foursquare

Microsoft Invests $15 Million in Foursquare

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Microsoft is investing $15 million in Foursquare as part of a licensing deal that will incorporate the the location-based service’s data into Microsoft’s web and mobile platforms.

The four-year deal, announced Tuesday, makes Microsoft the largest licensee of Foursquare data.

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Microsoft Invests $15 Million in Foursquare

Microsoft Invests $15 Million in Foursquare

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Microsoft is investing $15 million in Foursquare as part of a licensing deal that will incorporate the the location-based service’s data into Microsoft’s web and mobile platforms.

The four-year deal, announced Tuesday, makes Microsoft the largest licensee of Foursquare data.

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Alleged Silk Road Mastermind Indicted on Kingpin, Drug Trafficking Charges

Alleged Silk Road Mastermind Indicted on Kingpin, Drug Trafficking Charges

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Manhattan federal prosecutors formally indicted Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind of the infamous online drug marketplace Silk Road, charging him with being the kingpin of a large-scale drug trafficking enterprise, drug trafficking, hacking, and money laundering

The four charges

Alleged Silk Road Mastermind Indicted on Kingpin, Drug Trafficking Charges

Alleged Silk Road Mastermind Indicted on Kingpin, Drug Trafficking Charges

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Manhattan federal prosecutors formally indicted Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind of the infamous online drug marketplace Silk Road, charging him with being the kingpin of a large-scale drug trafficking enterprise, drug trafficking, hacking, and money laundering

The four charges

New Apple patent brings gesture recognition to docking stations

New Apple patent brings gesture recognition to docking stations

Caption: Positioning could be more important for a future iDevice.


You put your iPhone down on a docking surface with the top facing an icon on the pad marked “data sync.” And just like that, the data

How Mark Zuckerberg Envisioned Facebook in 2004

How Mark Zuckerberg Envisioned Facebook in 2004

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For all the changes Facebook has seen in the past 10 years, it’s relatively similar to how CEO Mark Zuckerberg imagined it back in 2004: a discovery site for meeting new people and learning new information.

In a CNBC interview

Localytics raises $16M for its powerful app analytics and marketing platform

Localytics raises $16M for its powerful app analytics and marketing platform


As the mobile app market evolves, so does the need for ways to analyze how the heck your mobile app is performing.

Boston-based Localytics is one of many firms promising to gleam insights from your app — but with

13.6 Billion Chinese New Year Messages Sent in One Day

13.6 Billion Chinese New Year Messages Sent in One Day

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While everyone’s talking about WeChat, it’s easy to forget that Tencent makes another social network that’s even more popular. It’s called QQ. Today, Tencent revealed that QQ’s users sent a total of 13.6 billion QQ chats on