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34 Places Where You Can Start Using Your iPhone to Buy Stuff McDonald's, Macy's, Disney World accept Apple Pay

So Apple’s best lineup of gadgets is out and its next big business is ready for launch—Apple Pay. The mobile payments service launches Monday and today Apple revealed a list…

October 16, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

McDonald's Now Accepts American Express Rewards Points Launches this week in New York, Chicago

American Express is partnering with McDonald's to offer a new service that allows rewards program cardholders to redeem points for meals. The pay-with-points service launches this week in New York and…

October 14, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

Google Ramps Up the Same-Day Delivery Service War With more cities and merchants on board, can it take on Amazon Prime?

Google is hoping that if you're going to shop local, you'll go with Google Express. This week, the company officially rebranded its former Shopping Express service—which allows people to order items…

October 14, 2014, 11:52 AM EDT

Square Debuts Mobile Ordering for Coffee Uses location targeting to ensure a hot cup when you arrive

Square today introduced Square Order, a mobile app that lets consumers order coffee. The app tells baristas to start brewing as users approach a shop. With payment and ordering handled by…

October 8, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

Groupon's New App Delves Into Cash-Back Grocery Deals Couponing in the digital age

Groupon, the website known for offering deals on everything from laser hair removal to designer sunglasses, is moving into the supermarket arena. The daily discount site now offers grocery deals…

October 3, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

EBay and PayPal Will Part Ways in 2015 Split is intended to boost opportunities and revenue

After a strategic review, eBay has announced plans to spin off PayPal as a separate business in 2015. The e-commerce giant's board of directors is touting the separation as a…

September 30, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT

Hackers Steal Consumer Data at Jimmy John's Sandwich Shop Latest chain under attack

Jimmy John's sandwich chain has become the latest victim of hackers, joining  a growing epidemic of financial attacks against consumers. Hackers targeted the Illinois sandwich shop, with 261 locations, between June…

September 25, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

Kickstarter Looks to Wash Hands of Broken Promises Updates terms of service to include lawsuit clause

Less than a week after the Federal Trade Commission updated its requirements for online retailers, which must provide refunds when goods and services aren’t delivered in a timely fashion, Kickstarter today…

September 24, 2014, 3:35 PM EDT

PayPal Accepts Bitcoin for Games, Ringtones and Music Purchases Is anonymous currency going mainstream?

PayPal has dipped another toe into the uncertain waters of virtual currency by announcing that its customers can use Bitcoins to pay for digital music, games and ringtones. Those payments won't…

September 24, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

On the Day of Its IPO, Here's What Americans Think Alibaba Is [Video] New Yorkers give their best guesses

The Alibaba Group is having its initial public offering today. There is no question the "Amazon of the East" is set to make several people wealthy, including co-founders Jack Ma…

September 19, 2014, 12:07 AM EDT

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