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Mobile payments app Yoyo raises $15 million in investment, backed by German retail giant Metro Group

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Mobile payments app Yoyo raises $15 million in investment, backed by German retail giant Metro Group

- Yoyo Wallet, Europe's fastest growing mobile payments app, raised £12 million ($15.3 million) in a Series B round, it announced on Monday. The deal was led by German retail giant Metro Group, and awaits approval from the U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority. The U.K.-based fintech app began life four years ago, servicing dozens of U.K. and Irish universities. It now allows its 400,000 registered users to pay for goods using their smartphones in over 1,700 outlets, including Caffé Nero and Planet Organic

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Save the Date: SMX East is back in NYC Oct 24-26

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Save the Date: SMX East is back in NYC Oct 24-26

- Mark your calendars for SMX East: October 24-26! Don’t miss your only chance this year to attend the largest search marketing conference on the East Coast. An agenda obsessed with SEO & SEM! SMX is the only conference series dedicated to search marketing. There are tactic-rich keynotes, sessions and clinics programmed just for you, whether you’re a performance marketer, content marketer, demand gen or brand specialist

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Save the Date: SMX East is back in NYC Oct 24-26

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Save the Date: SMX East is back in NYC Oct 24-26

- Mark your calendars for SMX East: October 24-26! Don’t miss your only chance this year to attend the largest search marketing conference on the East Coast. An agenda obsessed with SEO & SEM! SMX is the only conference series dedicated to search marketing. There are tactic-rich keynotes, sessions and clinics programmed just for you, whether you’re a performance marketer, content marketer, demand gen or brand specialist

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A&M steps up with plans for data center

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A&M steps up with plans for data center

- Data buzz has reached the Brazos Valley. The Texas A&M University System said Monday that it hopes to recruit a private partner for a "state-of-the-art" data center in Bryan. The 30-acre campus would host servers and back up information from big Austin and Houston organizations. Plans for the center are distinctive from the University of Texas System's called-off proposal to develop a 300-plus-acre data science campus in Houston

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Pega, Merkle launch Unified Data Management Platform

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Pega, Merkle launch Unified Data Management Platform

- Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Pegasystems and performance marketing agency Merkle have announced the launch of their Unified Data Management Platform (DMP). The companies said that this new offering keeps paid media in sync with customer engagement, confronting some of the problems marketers have in keeping their ads up to date with customer reactions. Recently, Pega launched a Paid Media Manager that allows direct management of paid online ads, improving on its previous ability to deploy ads only in batch

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Apple Announces 'Lose Your Wallet' Apple Pay Shopping Event With Merchant Discounts in San Francisco

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Apple Announces 'Lose Your Wallet' Apple Pay Shopping Event With Merchant Discounts in San Francisco

- Apple has announced a special shopping event, called " Lose Your Wallet," to be held in San Francisco next weekend, on June 23-25, with a collection of discounts for Apple Pay. users. In Hayes Valley and the Marina anyone who has Apple Pay set up on their iPhone or Apple Watch will be able to take advantage of the exclusive discounts and offers at a variety of merchants (via Apple Insider)

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AWS’ high-security GovCloud heads to the Eastern U.S.

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AWS’ high-security GovCloud heads to the Eastern U.S.

- Amazon Web Services is spinning up its second set of data centers for government customers in the United States, this time in the Eastern U.S. The US-East region will provide cloud services that conform to government security and compliance regulations in data centers that are closer to Washington, D.C. It’s a move by the cloud provider to offer government-oriented services closer to federal customers

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AWS’s high-security GovCloud heads to the Eastern U.S.

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AWS’s high-security GovCloud heads to the Eastern U.S.

- Amazon Web Services is spinning up its second set of data centers for government customers in the U.S., this time in the eastern U.S. The US-East region will provide cloud services that conform to government security and compliance regulations in data centers that are closer to Washington, D.C. It’s a move by the cloud provider to offer government-oriented services closer to federal customers

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Apple drops new person-to-person pay feature similar to Venmo

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Apple drops new person-to-person pay feature similar to Venmo

- SAN JOSE, Calif. — Apple says its Apple Pay program will now be able to pay person to person, similar to popular apps like Venmo. Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, says users can pay within the iMessage app, “so you can send a receive money right in your transcript.” Money received goes onto an Apple Pay cash card, which can be used to pay other users or retailers, or can be pulled out into users’ bank accounts

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Apple taking on Venmo with peer-to-peer payments

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Apple taking on Venmo with peer-to-peer payments

- Apple is taking on Venmo and Square Cash with peer-to-peer payments. At WWDC, Apple's developer conference, Monday, Apple said Apple Pay is coming to Messages in iOS 11. Soon, you'll be able to send fellow Apple users money through an app that's integrated into iMessage, the default messaging app on Apple's mobile devices. People already use Apple Pay for transactions on the App Store and at retail stores that accept the mobile payment feature

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Google’s Chrome browser to block some ads starting next year

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Google’s Chrome browser to block some ads starting next year

- NEW YORK (AP) — Websites that run annoying ads such as pop-ups may find all ads blocked by Google’s Chrome browser starting next year. The digital-ad giant’scomes as hundreds of millions of internet users have on their desktop computers and phones to combat ads that track them and make browsing sites difficult. These blockers threaten websites that rely on digital ads for revenue

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Google's Chrome browser to block some ads starting next year

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Google's Chrome browser to block some ads starting next year

- Websites that run annoying ads such as pop-ups may find all ads blocked by Google's Chrome browser starting next year. The digital-ad giant's announcement comes as hundreds of millions of internet users have already installed ad blockers on their desktop computers and phones to combat ads that track them and make browsing sites difficult. These blockers threaten websites that rely on digital ads for revenue

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Google's Chrome browser to block some ads starting next year

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Google's Chrome browser to block some ads starting next year

- The digital-ad giant's announcement comes as hundreds of millions of internet users have already installed ad blockers on their desktop computers and phones to combat ads that track them and make browsing sites difficult. . Google's Chrome browser to block some ads starting next year The digital-ad giant's announcement comes as hundreds of millions of internet users have already installed ad blockers on their desktop computers and phones to combat ads that track them and make browsing sites difficult NEW YORK — Google says its Chrome browser will block ads on websites it deems too annoying for web users starting next year

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Yolt mobile money management app yomps into view presaging open banking and data environment

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Yolt mobile money management app yomps into view presaging open banking and data environment

- The Yolt mobile money management app has launched in the U.K. today in an open beta testing format that invites consumers to download the ING Bank supported app for free on Google's Android or Apple's iOS operating system. Users can view their bank accounts, credit cards, bills and so forth from various different providers in one place. Yolt enables price comparison, budget setting, account checking and other such functionality to be carried out from a user's mobile phone as it seeks to collate consumer finance data in an easily accessible format

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Apple Pay violates patents held by security technology inventor, lawsuit alleges

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Apple Pay violates patents held by security technology inventor, lawsuit alleges

- A small Boston company, founded by the inventor of a popular corporate encryption technology called RSA SecurID, sued Apple and Visa on Sunday, arguing that the Apple Pay digital payment technology violates its patents. The lawsuit, filed by Universal Secure Registry in Federal District Court in Delaware, says that its chief executive, Kenneth P. Weiss, received 13 patents for authentication systems that use a smartphone, biometric identification such as a fingerprint and the generation of secure one-time tokens to conduct financial transactions

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Apple and Visa Sued Over Digital Payment and User Authentication Technology Used in Apple Pay

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Apple and Visa Sued Over Digital Payment and User Authentication Technology Used in Apple Pay

- Apple and Visa. have been sued by a small company based in Boston this weekend, which claims that Apple Pay violates 13 patents that it holds related to digital payment systems and user authentication technology. The company behind the lawsuit, Universal Secure Registry, filed the complaint in a Federal District Court in Delaware on Sunday (via The New York Times). According to the filing, USR chief executive Kenneth Weiss "was the first in the space, and the secure payment technology that he developed goes right to the core of Apple Pay

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Apple Pay Violates Patents Held by Encryption Technology Inventor, Lawsuit Alleges

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Apple Pay Violates Patents Held by Encryption Technology Inventor, Lawsuit Alleges

- SAN FRANCISCO — A small Boston company, founded by the inventor of a popular corporate encryption technology called RSA SecurID, sued Apple and Visa on Sunday, arguing that the Apple Pay digital payment technology violates its patents. The lawsuit, filed by Universal Secure Registry in Federal District Court in Delaware, says that its chief executive, Kenneth P. Weiss, received 13 patents for authentication systems that use a smartphone, biometric identification such as a fingerprint and the generation of secure one-time tokens to conduct financial transactions

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Why ‘Destiny 2’ Is 30 FPS On PS4 And Xbox One Plus Has No Dedicated Servers

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Why ‘Destiny 2’ Is 30 FPS On PS4 And Xbox One Plus Has No Dedicated Servers

- The gameplay reveal came with several revelations about the shooter coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this September with the PC version coming sometime later. While much of the news about the game is how Bungie made changes in response to community wishes, there are a couple of items fans will find disappointing. Bungie Game Director Luke Smith and Project Lead Mark Noseworthy spoke with the podcast at the event and were asked some pointed questions about console performance and dedicated servers

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Google's Chrome browser to block some ads starting next year
Google says its Chrome browser will block ads on websites it deems too annoying for web users starting next year. The digital-ad giant's announcement comes as hundreds of millions of internet users have already installed ad blockers on their desktop computers and phones to combat ads that track them and make browsing sites difficult — think pop-up ads.   Read More ...
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Yolt mobile money management app yomps into view presaging open banking and data environment
Yolt mobile money management app yomps into view presaging open banking and data environment The Yolt mobile money management app has launched in the U.K. today in an open beta testing format that invites consumers to download the ING Bank supported app for free on Google's Android or Apple's iOS operating system. Users can view their bank accounts, credit cards, bills and so forth from various different providers in one place. Yolt enables price comparison, budget setting, account checking and other such functionality to be carried out from a user's mobile phone as it seeks to collate consumer finance data in an easily accessible format   Read More ...
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City Furniture taps Apple, IBM for in-store apps to improve the sales experience
City Furniture taps Apple, IBM for in-store apps to improve the sales experience Whether you see what’s happening right now with retail store closures as a right-sizing or a harbinger of the “retail apocalypse,” there’s no question that traditional retail is under pressure. A much-debated question is whether technology can solve some of the industry’s challenges or whether they’re more structural in nature. A new case study involving Florida-based City Furniture suggests the answer is yes, at least in some circumstances   Read More ...
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For emerging ad exchange NYIAX, it’s back to the future
For emerging ad exchange NYIAX, it’s back to the future There are a variety of ways to solve the ad tech transparency problem. But, for a new ad exchange, it comes down to combining an old solution with a new one. The exchange, called the New York Interactive Advertising Exchange or NYIAX, has been in a pilot phase since February and expects to be open for business by the end of this year   Read More ...
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Offices of search engine Yandex raided in Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's intelligence agency is searching the offices of Yandex, a Russia-based Internet company best known for its search engine. Ukrainian authorities earlier this month blocked access to Yandex as well as to several major Russian social media websites. President Petro Poroshenko said the move was made in response to Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula and continuing interference in eastern Ukraine   Read More ...
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Global technology company to invest $2.5 billion in Douglas County - Georgia Department of Economic Development
Global technology company to invest $2.5 billion in Douglas County - Georgia Department of Economic Development Global technology company to invest $2.5 billion in Douglas County ATLANTA, May 25, 2017 —Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Switch, a global technology solutions corporation, will create 65 jobs, and along with its clients, invest $2.5 billion in a Switch PRIME data center in Douglas County. The new metro Atlanta location will be the highest-rated data center in the Southeast   Read More ...
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Offices of search engine Yandex raided in Ukraine
Ukraine's intelligence agency is searching the offices of Yandex, a Russia-based Internet company best known for its search engine. Ukrainian authorities earlier this month blocked access to Yandex as well as to several major Russian social media websites. President Petro Poroshenko said the move was made in response to Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula and continuing interference in eastern Ukraine   Read More ...
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Yardi Launches New SEO/SEM Marketing Service - socaltech.com
Santa Barbara-based Yardi, the developer of property management software, has launched a new property marketing service, which includes search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and enhanced online listings on Yardi's RENTCafe service. According to Yardi, the new RENTCafe Reach residential property management service is designed to attract prospects to multifamily properties. Pricing on the new service was not announced   Read More ...
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Erasing Your Android Tracks
How do I delete the list of things I’ve looked for with the Google search engine on Android? If you have a Google account that you use with the company’s search engine (or other properties like Gmail and YouTube) you can delete your search history list in the My Activity area. The My Activity area is Google’s record of your interactions with its products, and holds not only your past search queries and browsing history, but any requested Google Maps directions, watched YouTube videos and more   Read More ...
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Apple Pay violates patents held by security technology inventor, lawsuit alleges
Apple Pay violates patents held by security technology inventor, lawsuit alleges A small Boston company, founded by the inventor of a popular corporate encryption technology called RSA SecurID, sued Apple and Visa on Sunday, arguing that the Apple Pay digital payment technology violates its patents. The lawsuit, filed by Universal Secure Registry in Federal District Court in Delaware, says that its chief executive, Kenneth P. Weiss, received 13 patents for authentication systems that use a smartphone, biometric identification such as a fingerprint and the generation of secure one-time tokens to conduct financial transactions   Read More ...
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At IAB Programmatic Symposium, digital advertising looks to grow up
At IAB Programmatic Symposium, digital advertising looks to grow up “Like Tom Hanks [in the movie ‘Big,’], we have to grow up.” That’s how Michael Barrett, president and CEO of ad tech firm Rubicon Project, described the central task of digital advertising in his keynote address last week at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Programmatic Symposium in New York City. About 80 percent of all online advertising is now programmatic, a status that would be cause for celebration of technological progress in any other industry   Read More ...
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Apple and Visa Sued Over Digital Payment and User Authentication Technology Used in Apple Pay
Apple and Visa Sued Over Digital Payment and User Authentication Technology Used in Apple Pay Apple and Visa. have been sued by a small company based in Boston this weekend, which claims that Apple Pay violates 13 patents that it holds related to digital payment systems and user authentication technology. The company behind the lawsuit, Universal Secure Registry, filed the complaint in a Federal District Court in Delaware on Sunday (via The New York Times). According to the filing, USR chief executive Kenneth Weiss "was the first in the space, and the secure payment technology that he developed goes right to the core of Apple Pay   Read More ...
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Apple Pay Violates Patents Held by Encryption Technology Inventor, Lawsuit Alleges
Apple Pay Violates Patents Held by Encryption Technology Inventor, Lawsuit Alleges SAN FRANCISCO — A small Boston company, founded by the inventor of a popular corporate encryption technology called RSA SecurID, sued Apple and Visa on Sunday, arguing that the Apple Pay digital payment technology violates its patents. The lawsuit, filed by Universal Secure Registry in Federal District Court in Delaware, says that its chief executive, Kenneth P. Weiss, received 13 patents for authentication systems that use a smartphone, biometric identification such as a fingerprint and the generation of secure one-time tokens to conduct financial transactions   Read More ...
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