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Features by Tracey Samuelson

American Express to launch pay-by-tweet

Starting Wednesday, American Express customers who link their cards to their Twitter accounts will be able to make purchases with a tweet.
Posted In: Twitter, american express, social media

Pope Benedict: Leading the church through crisis

As the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict has been the leader of a troubled brand, as the church was hit hard by the clergy-sex-abuse scandals.
Posted In: Catholic church, Pope Benedict XVI

Persuading us to save not spend our tax refund

Researchers to track a TurboTax reminder at the "golden moment" when taxpayers can be motivated to save.
Posted In: tax refund, Saving

Just how would the 'sequester' affect you?

For one thing, 63,000 kids would get booted from Head Start.
Posted In: sequestration, Education, defense, budget

Turning cash into online payments for the unbanked

PayNearMe is one of many companies finding opportunity in services for millions of people who don't have bank accounts.
Posted In: unbanked, underbanked, digital divide

A brief history of the income tax

The modern American income tax celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend.
Posted In: income tax, progressive tax, middle class

Facebook earnings expected to show mobile ad growth

As more users check Facebook on their smart phones, its mobile advertising strategy is critical to success.
Posted In: Facebook, quarterly report, mobile apps, facebook social media privacy advertising, advertising

So, do Super Bowl ads really work?

What's the return on investment from a $4 million Super Bowl ad buy?
Posted In: Super Bowl commercials, Super Bowl, advertising

The power Library of Congress has on cell phones

The nation's foremost repository of copyrighted material also oversees digital copyrights.
Posted In: Library of Congress, smartphone

Unlock your phone? You're breaking the law

If you're the type of tech savvy person who likes to hack your own electronics, you might be interested to know that unlocking your own cell phone without your provider's permission actually became illegal over the weekend.
Posted In: smart phones, telecom, regulation

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