Christmas is traditionally a time of giving, including to charities and the needy. But what happens when so few of us carry cash anymore?
An Otis escalator in Norrköping, Sweden. The company was spun off by its former parent, United Technologies, in 2020.
New research published in Long Range Planning provides insights on how a spin-off's status and attachment to its former parent influence its risk-taking.
Some people have taken to asking complete strangers on social media for money to cover small expenses.
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The internet ushered in new ways of raising money, particularly with the rise of crowdfunding. But making appeals for cash on social media represents an entirely different phenomenon.
No more fakes.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman sees much more potential in blockchain ID than payments at present. He's absolutely right.
Recent revelations about the lack of privacy protections in place at the companies involved in Facebook’s new Libra crytocurrency raise concerns about how much trust users can place in Libra.
Recent revelations about the lack of privacy protections in place at the companies on Libra’s foundation raise concerns about how much trust users can place in Facebook's new cryptocurrency.
Will Libra be Facebook’s downfall?
Tech giants like Facebook are at risk of joining the ranks of Compuserve and MCI Mail to be replaced with the next generation of organizing designed for new models of distributed trust.
Anti-Muslim supporters with signs saying “truth is the new hate speech” during a pro- and anti-Muslim gathering in March 2017 in Toronto.
Expecting internet platforms to regulate hate speech is a “worst of both worlds” approach to social media regulation.
An Indian man displays new currency notes of 2,000 Indian rupee.
AP Photo/Ajit Solanki
You can now pay your way with apps, cryptocurrencies and other digital alternatives. Physical money might one day look like a relic of the past.
The Boss canceled a concert in North Carolina.
Georgia State law scholar looks to the Constitution for limits.
PayPal is far more dominant in online payments in the US than Australia where traditional players have defended the market.
Venture capital money is starting to flow into Australian fintech, but success will largely be based on whether new players can innovate in areas where bank's aren't.
You WILL build the world’s fastest electric car for me.
Ashlee Vance's new book is a fascinating portrayal of the personal sacrifices and mental detachment of one of the world's most successful engineers.
Apple Pay could help make contactless payments mainstream.
Today’s launch of the Apple Pay mobile payments service has the potential to eliminate the need for us to carry payment cards in our purses or wallets - but as always converting potential to reality is…
What do you mean ‘IHATECAT’ is not a strong password?
Several high-profile security breaches have, of late, got many people wondering about their passwords. It would be great news if I could tell you a perfect sure-fire system to manage your passwords; the…
I sent a friend request so I’m pretty sure this is OK.
Facebook has been on a shopping spree in 2014. It’s looking to buy a drone company so it can bring the internet and Facebook to the remaining 6 billion people on Earth who aren’t already using it, and…
Hacktivists remove choice from consumers – and in their own way lay down the law.
As you’ll know by now, hacktivist group Anonymous has vandalised the home page of the Syrian Ministry of Defense, posting a message which started: “To the Syrian people: the world stands with you against…
A successful attack on PayPal could cause havoc.
[!!!] Sweet Peas Photography [!!!]
In a joint statement published earlier this week, hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec urged readers to boycott e-commerce giant PayPal, claiming: “PayPal continues to withhold funds from WikiLeaks, a…