Category Archives: Technology

Wal-Mart to launch own mobile pay system

NEW YORK (AP) — The mobile payment wars are heating up. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said it's launching its own mobile payment system that will allow shoppers…

Turkey fines Twitter for failure to remove 'terrorist propaganda': official

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey's communications technologies authority, the BTK, has fined micro blogging site Twitter 150,000 lira ($51,000.) for not removing content it says is "terrorist propaganda", a BTK official…

Facebook Users Fall For Hoax Promising Them A Share of Mark Zuckerberg’s Fortune

A fake post circulating on Facebook is claiming that CEO Mark Zuckerberg is giving away a cut of his fortune to users of the site. The con says that Zuckerberg…

Wirecard to process Alipay payments for Chinese tourists in Europe

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Alipay, a unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba & German banking software company Wirecard AG, said on Friday the companies have agreed to a deal to provide…

This Web App Replaces Online Mentions Of Donald Trump with Lord Voldemort

An app on Google’s Chrome web browser replaces any mention of blundering Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’. Trump’s outrageous suggestion of banning all Muslims from entering the U.S….

Digital TV storms Golden Globes, ousting old favorites

By Jill Serjeant NEW YORK (Reuters) – Streaming services stormed the Golden Globe television nominations on Thursday with new shows such as "Narcos" & "Mozart in the Jungle," turning established…

Wal-Mart adds to mobile wallet frenzy with 'Walmart Pay'

By Sruthi Ramakrishnan & Nandita Bose (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc launched its own mobile payment service Walmart Pay on Thursday, potentially dealing a sharp blow to the ambitions of…

Bergdahl says he left base to expose 'leadership failure'

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he walked off his base in Afghanistan to cause a crisis that would catch the attention of military brass. He wanted to…

Ford investing in ride-hailing services, expanding electric vehicles

By Joseph White DEARBORN, Mich. (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co is developing new ride-hailing services & investing $4.5 billion to expand its fleet of plug-in & hybrid electric vehicles, company…

Correction: Bitcoin-Intrigue story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Dec. 9 approximately the hunt for bitcoin’s founder, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a dispute among the bitcoin community is approximately the…