Could retailers thwart Apple’s Apple Pay plans?

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Apple Pay has recently launched in the United States, but the launch isn't going entirely smoothly: new details have emerged about retailers refusing to support the new payment system. According to BGR a number of big name US shops, including Walmart, Best Buy and CVS have withdrawn support for Apple Pay, despite initially supporting it.…

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88-year-old woman forced to awkwardly tweet to avoid social embarrassment

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An 88-year-old woman was forced to feign interest in Twitter today, as she was shown around a new exhibition on the information age by younger colleagues. The woman, who identified herself only as "Elizabeth R", is thought to be a victim of circumstances that have forced her to continue working - even well after she…

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Is Twitter about to launch direct video uploads?

James O'Malley Twitter, Web 2.0, Websites 1 Comment

Warning: Let's call this speculation. Actor and presenter Robert Llewellyn, who is known for playing Kryten in Red Dwarf and presenting several wildly successful YouTube series (like Carpool and Fully Charged) has just tweeted this intriguing thing: Oooh, exciting. I'm going to try uploading video direct to twitter later on today. New feature. New toys!…

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Facebook adds Safety Check for when your friends are caught up in disaster areas

James O'Malley Apps, Facebook, Web 2.0, Websites 1 Comment

Have you ever seen a big disaster on the news, and worried that your family and friends might be in the middle of it? Brilliantly, Facebook has just added a new tool that will put minds at ease. Safety Check will activate when there's a disaster and Facebook knows that you're nearby - either through…

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