Pay with Google and speed through checkout

If you’ve ever paid for something on your phone or tablet, you know just how frustrating checkout can be. Maybe you had to fill in a bunch of forms. Maybe your session timed out. Maybe you encountered an error and had to start all over again. Back in May, we shared a sneak peek of how paying with Google would help you skip all that. And starting today you can now speed through online checkout on many of your favorite apps and websites with a few quick clicks. Check out quickly with any card in y...
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Does Fintech Disruption Break The Investment Banking Model?

by Joe Duncan, founder of Duncan Capital LP Fintech is triggering a profound rethink for financial institutions, from retail to investment banking. However must this imply the banking model is broken beyond repair thus leading to massive headcount reductions? At least for investment banks the answer is not so clear cut. The combination of services and infrastructure traditionally housed under one roof – underwriting, research, sales & trading, supported by large back office operations, and mon...
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Receiving a Sequence of Symbols

I am somewhat amazed by Google’s New Patent No. US 9633013 B2; Claim 1 below: 1. A computer-implemented method comprising: receiving a sequence of symbols that have been optically captured from a rendered document; determining that the sequence of symbols includes a particular symbol, word, or phrase that has been mapped to one or more actions; selecting an action from the one or more actions; and transmitting an instruction to a document management system to perform the selected action. In ad...
Tags: Google, Law, US, Patent, Apn, Alice Mayo, Martin King, Subject Matter Eligibility, Abstract Idea

Security Upgraded For NetBSD-amd64 with Kernel ASLR Support

24 years after its release, NetBSD is getting a security upgrade -- specifically, Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR). An anonymous reader writes: Support for Kernel ASLR was added on NetBSD-amd64 a few weeks ago. KASLR basically randomizes the address of the kernel, and makes it harder to exploit several classes of vulnerabilities [including privilege escalations and remote code execution]. It is still a work-in-progress, but it's already fully functional, and can be used following the in...
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PayPal launches a payments product designed for marketplaces, platforms and crowdfunding sites

 PayPal today is beginning the rollout of a new product designed for customers operating larger online marketplaces, like ride-sharing platforms, crowdfunding portals, peer-to-peer e-commerce sites, room rentals platforms, and others. The solution, called simply PayPal for Marketplaces, is designed to be tailored to the business’s needs, based on how much risk they want to manage with… Read More
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Watch the Amazon HQ2 video pitches from Detroit, Boston, Pittsburgh, Philly, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and DFW

 Cities, regions and states are throwing everything at Amazon in the hopes the giant company will pick them to house its second headquarters. Amazon says 238 cities submitted proposals and many cities included sizzle videos in their pitch. Here are the videos from Detroit, Boston, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Dallas and Fort Worth. Each are different. Some show building… Read More
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Facebook Just Added 7 Secret Easter Eggs - Here's How You Can Trigger Them Right Now

Facebook is on a mission to make the most important posts more visible in your newsfeed, and now that we've all got the ability to change the background of our posts to the color of our choosing, it's time to take the next step: making certain words really pop for your friends. And thanks to a newly released set of Easter eggs, it's easier than ever to do just that. The first hidden feature is a tweak to the way that we interact with Life Events. Now, when you "like" or "heart" a post, you'll...
Tags: Facebook, Religion, Tech, US news, Digital Life

How to Get Started With Hard Money Lending

The following is a guest post from a lawyer writing about personal finance and investing at The Biglaw Investor. One of the greatest achievements in the investing world over the past decade has been the dominance of index funds and the retreat of high-fee mutual funds and financial advisors. Investors, as a class, are starting to understand that attempting to beat the public market is a fool’s errand where the only guaranteed return is delivered to the brokers and advisors that take a cut out o...
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Google Worked Eith Intel on a custom AI Chip For Its Pixel Phones

A special-purpose chip for artificial intelligence and other tasks in Google's new Pixel smartphones draws on Intel technology. From a report: In addition to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both feature a new custom Pixel Visual Core co-processor, which is meant to improve speed and battery life when shooting photos with Google's HDR+ technology, and better handle AI workloads in apps, Google has said. But the company didn't disclose details about its partners o...
Tags: Google, Tech, Intel, Pixel, Google Pixel, Pixel Visual Core, Google Worked Eith Intel, Intel the Google, CNBC Pixel Visual Core

Automated video creation startup Wibbitz raises $20M

 Wibbitz, which uses artificial intelligence to create short videos based on text news stories, has raised $20 million in Series C funding. The money comes from some of big names in the media world, with Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann) leading the round and participation from The Weather Channel, The Associated Press and TF1.… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Media, Tech, Associated Press, Bertelsmann, Wibbitz, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Zohar Dayan

Snapchat Reportedly Stuck With 'Hundreds of Thousands' of Unsold Spectacles

According to The Information, Snapchat expected demand for its camera-equipped glasses known as Spectacles to continue after the holidays and ordered "hundreds of thousands" of additional units. But demand didn't pick up after the company opened up its sales to a wider audience, leaving those units to collect dust in warehouses. The Verge reports: It's not known exactly how many Spectacles have been sold so far, but from the sound of it, Snap may have dramatically over-ordered units of its debut...
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Google Promises To Help News Sites By Sharing Money and User Data

An anonymous reader quotes CNET: Google may have a lifeline for struggling news publishers. The web giant is planning to share a chunk of its revenue with publishers, the Financial Times reported Sunday. Google's plan is to mate its treasure trove of personal data with machine learning algorithms to help news publications grow their subscriber base, the newspaper reported... The deal Google is offering to news publishers will reportedly be similar to the arrangement Google has with traditional a...
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Think Teaching Clients SEO Isn’t Worth Your Time? Think Again.

by Itamar Gero, founder and CEO of  If you specialize in SEO, take a moment to imagine your ideal client. What comes to mind? A lot of SEO folks prefer someone who will “let them do their job and pay them.” However, a client that doesn’t take an active interest in what you are doing is less than ideal. You want a client that fully understands your job. A business relationship where one party is ignorant about rendered services will almost certainly lead to inaccurate expectation...
Tags: Google, Startups, Marketing, Seo, Google Analytics, Online Marketing, Digital Marketing, Moz, Rand Fishkin, Thinking Aloud, Itamar Gero, SEO marketing, White Label SEO

Rolls-Royce is developing mini nuclear power plants

A consortium led by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, famous for its high-end vehicles, has crafted design plans for small-scale nuclear power plants. In a report anticipated to be released this week, the Rolls-Royce-led group is expected to receive approval to further develop its designs, which may eventually be implemented and constructed in the United Kingdom. The aforementioned report comes from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which, in its study, will formally end...
Tags: Energy, UK, Design, Technology, News, Renewable Energy, United Kingdom, Paris, Innovation, Nuclear Power, Rolls-royce, Brexit, Great Britain, Royce, Rolls Royce Motor Cars, Nuclear Energy

5+ computer invoice template word

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Comparing Streaming Music Services

First, there was radio. Then people bought records and singles. That evolved into cd’s, with their superior audio quality. In the last decade, we started buying and playing music digitally. Now, we’ve solidly entered the era of streaming music services. However, the various streaming music options can be confusing. Since I did a little research before making my own choice, I figured I’d share my findings with you. This way, you, too, can make the best choice for a streaming music option that fit...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Music, Taylor Swift, US, Adele, Creative, Seo, Web, Neil Young, Netherlands, Taylor, Amazon Music

DJ software & tech creators Native Instruments raised $50m+ in new funding

A household name for many music producers and DJs, Native Instruments have just received loads of new funds from a round of funding. DJ-tech makers Native Instruments, famous for their Maschine controllers, Kontrol keyboards and Komplete software, have got a bunch more money to play with. In a new round of funding the company received a whopping $58 million / €50 million which they say they will use for “rapid international growth”. The successful funding round saw the large investment come fr...
Tags: Music, Technology, London, Funding, Tech, Investment, Dj, Production, Software, Funds, Instruments, Native Instruments, Industry News, Djing, Maschine, Producer

Google Might Need To Recall the Pixel 2 XL Because of Defective Screens

An anonymous reader shares a report: You might want to hold off on buying a Pixel 2 XL until Google addresses its screen issues. Now that Google's new flagship Android phone is officially out and in people's hands, reports have come out that call into question the quality of its display. Pixel 2 XL owners took to social media to voice their complaints about discoloration and screen burn-in. The first issue Pixel 2 XL owners started noticing was the screen's inconsistent color temperature, most n...
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High-Nicotine E-Cigarettes May Make Teens Vape More, Study Warns

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Teens who vape e-cigarettes with higher nicotine levels are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes soon after, new research shows. E-cigarettes are sold with nicotine levels ranging from zero to more than 25 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter (mg/mL). In this study, a high-nicotine device was defined as having levels at or above 18 mg/mL. Leventhal's team tracked outcomes for 181 grade-10 students from high schools in the Los ...
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NextCon17 Conference Launches With Focus on Customer Experience

Customer experience took center stage today as an estimated 750 guests arrived for the first day of NextCon in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference, now in its second year,is put on by cloud business phone service provider Nextiva. The focus on customer experience is actually a new part of the conference this year. Last year, the conference featured about double the amount of attendees and a more general lineup of speakers and sessions. However this year, the company wanted to take a more focuse...
Tags: Google, Nordstrom, Sales, Breaking News, Scottsdale, Ritz Carlton, Scottsdale Arizona, Brian Solis, Technology Trends, Rieva Lesonsky, Nextiva, Carol Roth, Yaniv Masjedi, Masjedi, Tomas Gorny, Small Business Trends Nextiva

TiVo’s upcoming DVR, the TiVo BOLT VOX, will include voice support

 TiVo is nearing the launch of a new product in its BOLT family of DVRs, which can either be swapped in place of your cable company’s DVR, or, in the case of the original BOLT, be used by cord cutters who want a way to record over-the-air broadcasts. Now, ahead of any official announcement, a new BOLT product is appearing on Amazon, called the BOLT VOX. The device comes with a new… Read More
Tags: Amazon, TC, TV, Television, Hardware, Tech, Vox, Tivo, Dvr

Tesla reportedly made deal to open a manufacturing facility in Shanghai

 Tesla has reportedly made a deal with the government in Shanghai to open up a manufacturing facility in the city’s trade-free zone, the Wall Street Journal reports. Foreign car-makers traditionally partner with local manufacturers, but that will reportedly not be the case with Tesla. Instead, Tesla will own the entire factory. That means Tesla will be able to cut some costs of production… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Shanghai, Wall Street Journal, Tesla Instead Tesla

Zero raises $8.5 million for a credit card that functions like a debit card

 Just one-third of young adults have a credit card, according to a Bankrate survey. It’s partly due to concerns about debt. A startup called Zero thinks it has a solution to this and it is gearing up to launch a credit card that functions like a debit card. The startup is also raising $8.5 million in a funding round led by ENIAC Ventures, including participation from NEA, Lightbank… Read More
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Finance, Tech, Fintech, Eniac Ventures, Bankrate, NEA Lightbank

An easy booking button for businesses on Google

Since the introduction of Reserve with Google, fitness, wellness and beauty businesses in the U.S. have been able to let customers book their services through their listing on Google. Customers simply click the blue booking button to set up an appointment, schedule a massage, or reserve a spot in a spin class—all right when they find your business online.Now, we're adding a way for business owners to sign up with one of our scheduling partners directly from their Google My Business account and a...
Tags: Google, Small Business, Turner, San Francisco CA, Google My Business, Google Customers, Paul Cole, Lewiston WA

Essential Phone gets $200 price cut, now available for $499

Essential Phone PH-1 has received a price cut of $200 and starting from today it will be available for $499 off contract and unlocked. The price cut might be because of the weak sales of the phone or not the numbers the company was expecting. Essential says that as a young startup, with the likes of … Continue reading "Essential Phone gets $200 price cut, now available for $499"
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US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers On 24-Hour Alert

DefenseOne reports on new preparations at Barksdale Air Force Base: The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991. That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of this base's 11,000-foot runway -- dubbed the "Christmas tree" for their angular markings -- could once again find several B-52s parked on them, laden with nuclear weapons and set to take off at a moment's notice... Gen. David Goldfei...
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Hearsay acquires Mast Mobile’s tech for adding work numbers and CRM integration on your smartphone

 Hearsay Systems is announcing that it has acquired technology and intellectual property from Mast Mobile. The Mast service allowed businesses to manage work and personal numbers on a single mobile phone, and to connect those phones to their customer database. It was backed by Samsung, FirstMark Capital and others. Hearsay, meanwhile, offers marketing and communication tools for the… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, Hearsay, MAST Mobile, Hearsay Systems, Mast Mobile The Mast, Samsung FirstMark Capital

Bill Gates Tries A(nother) Billion-Dollar Plan To Reform Education

theodp shared this article from the Washington Post: Bill Gates has a(nother) plan for K-12 public education. The others didn't go so well, but the man, if anything, is persistent. Gates announced Thursday that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation would spend more than $1.7 billion over the next five years to pay for new initiatives in public education, with all but 15 percent of it going to traditional public school districts and the rest to charter schools... He said most of the new money -- ab...
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TransferWise changes fees for GBP transfers, introduces complicated flat transaction fees

 Fintech startup TransferWise has built a solid reputation when it comes to transparency. The startup just announced new fees for transfers initiated from the U.K. And it’s quite hard to understand if transfers are going to be cheaper or not after the change. The company claims that in most cases transfers should be cheaper. But it’s a bit more complicated than that. TransferWise… Read More
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