Snapchat launches payment system

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Snapchat has beaten Facebook to it - despite rumours that the latter was planning to build a cash-sending service into its Messenger app, Snapchat has got there first, and added the ability to send cash to your mates. The new service, which is currently only available in the United States is made by possible thanks…

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The Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

Stuart O'Connor Android, Apple, Apps, BBC, Computers, Daily Tech Roundup, Gadgets, Google, iPhone, Microsoft, Smartwatches, Social Media Leave a Comment

  Microsoft has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects, according to The Register: "The patch that aimed to add 'SHA-2 Hashing' to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has instead raised some concerns among Redmond's customers. The company is therefore 'investigating behavior associated with this update' and…

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Facebook experiments with disappearing posts

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Facebook is taking a leaf out of Snapchat's book and testing out self-destructing posts. The social network is running a pilot programme where it allows users to schedule an expiration time for posts they publish. The time frame varies from one hour to seven days. After that, Facebook's servers take up to 90 days to delete…

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Snapchat finally settles ownership dispute

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Messaging service SnapChat has privately settled a long-running lawsuit with co-founder Frank Reginald Brown, who had accused chief executive Evan Spiegel and chief technology officer Bobby Murphy of unfairly removing him from the company. Brown – who is better known as Reggie – had said that he had come up with the original idea of images…

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Now Facebook will pay users to experiment on them

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Facebook appears to have learnt its lesson from the recent outcry over experiments that it carried out on its users. Sky News reports that Facebook is offering actual money to people who are willing to test out its new photo-messaging app, Slingshot. “Calling all Slingshot fans! Join our hand-picked group working to make the app…

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