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Features by Queena Kim

Put your money where your mobile is

What would it take for us to become a completely cashless society? Marketplace's Queena Kim takes us on a test drive of the Google Wallet app and talks about the efficacy of technology that's designed to make paper money a thing of the past.
Posted In: Google, smartphone, app, shopping

Facebook tests new paid messaging

Facebook started testing a new feature yesterday. For a dollar, a stranger can send you a message that’ll land in your directly in your inbox.
Posted In: Facebook, linkedin

Instagram retreats from policy changes

The photo sharing app Instagram is retreating from its new privacy policy after users cried foul. How common are such reversals in the tech world?
Posted In: instagram, netflix, Tech, Facebook, flickr

IntercontinentalExchange to buy the NYSE

There’s news that the New York Stock Exchange might be acquired for $8 billion by the Atlanta-based upstart IntercontinentalExchange.
Posted In: NYSE, Derivatives, mergers

Backlash against Instagram over photo policy

The mobile phone app Instagram rose to fame on its filters. There's the 1970s filter, Nashville and Sierra, which give photos an artistic sheen. Now it might be time to add another one: Rage.
Posted In: instagram, Facebook, photos

Defining 'rich' before the fiscal cliff deadline

President Obama made a new offer to the Republicans yesterday in the fiscal cliff negotiations. The President said he’ll extend Bush era tax cuts for households making less than $400,000, he’d previously drawn the line at $250,000.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Taxes, Rich

Sprint's Clearwire acquisition could signal move towards data

To compete with AT&T and Verizon, which have about 70 percent of the market, Sprint needs more spectrum and Clearwire has it.
Posted In: Sprint, Softbank, smartphones

Google maps app invades the iPhone

Google's new maps app was a blockbuster download on its first day. Will Apple ever lure its users back to Apple Maps?
Posted In: google maps, apple, iPhone

Facebook and Zynga retool their relationship

The game company and the giant social network loosen the ties that have bound them.
Posted In: zynga, Facebook

Obama tries a hashtag to avoid the fiscal cliff

The Obama administration is using #My2K to raise awareness about middle-class tax increases.
Posted In: hashtag, Twitter, marketing, fiscal cliff, Barack Obama

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