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Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Oct 8, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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The convoluted world of personal online banking often feels designed squeeze us instead of free us. Simple bills itself as a tech-y solution to many of the problems that plague online banking consumers. Along with no overdraft fees and free checks, the company also promises to help you leverage the bank's data on your own behavior to help with saving and spending. But can a banking startup actually make us behave differently?

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Can online banking be made more 'Simple'?

Oct 8, 2013
Could a startup revolutionize online banking?

'PRISM on steroids': Russia amps up surveillance ahead of Olympics

Oct 8, 2013
Attention all athletes and visitors to the Winter Olympics in Sochi: someone is listening to you.

A $129 smoke detector that talks

Oct 8, 2013
The Nest Protect costs four times as much as a normal smoke detector.

The convoluted world of personal online banking often feels designed squeeze us instead of free us. Simple bills itself as a tech-y solution to many of the problems that plague online banking consumers. Along with no overdraft fees and free checks, the company also promises to help you leverage the bank’s data on your own behavior to help with saving and spending. But can a banking startup actually make us behave differently?

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