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Alibaba partners with U.S.-based Quixey for mobile app search in China

Alibaba had previously provided funding to Quixey last year


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CIOs and CMOs Must Join Forces to Win Digital Consumers

Winning in the age of the digital consumer and the ‘mobile moment’ requires the CIO and the CMO to work together, Forrester CEO George Colony said at Dreamforce. Together, they can truly understand customer behavior and how customers...

China's Alibaba seeks to globalize Chinese shopping holiday

Alibaba is promoting the sales event through AliExpress, an English language site for international buyers

Founder of digital currency Liberty Reserve extradited to the US

Budovsky is accused of operating a digital currency service that catered to criminals laundering money

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Watson Shows the Power of Intelligent Computing

It was a big week for Watson, which opened a new headquarters in the Big Apple and took center stage at IBM's Think Forum. The type of intelligent computing that Watson provides (or other vendors will soon provide) can improve...

Icahn says PayPal spin-off is almost a 'no brainer'

Activist investor says PayPal needs to acquire competitors or be acquired

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Likes of Apple Pay May Make Smaller Banks More Vulnerable

Many banks with less than $50 billion face a problem that payment systems like Apple Pay will make even more attractive to exploit. By altering electronic-transfer files criminals can redirect funds to accounts they control and make...

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iPhone 6 Fingerprint Scanner Found Accurate Enough For Apple Pay

Apple's iPhone 6 fingerprint scanner has a level of accuracy that makes it a solid authentication tool for people planning to use the smartphone in place of a credit card for in-store purchases, research shows.

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We Just Might Put a Dent in Data Breaches

New developments in payment technology could show the way to keep credit card data away from the prying eyes of cyberthieves.

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Is eBay Trading Too Much Security for Seller Happiness?

Criminals are exploiting an eBay security weakness that could result in shoppers getting redirected to a malicious webpage that tries to steal bank account information.

SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth $8.3 billion

Buying Concur 'is the best business case I've ever put in front of the board,' McDermott says

Alibaba shares open at a high $92.70

Shares were trading a tad lower around $90 later in the afternoon

Alibaba's IPO could be 'open sesame' for global expansion

Alibaba's international expansion could accelerate following its US listing

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Will Apple Pay Take Off (and Take Down BYOD)?

Apple Pay stands a good chance of making the mobile electronic wallet a reality. But one industry player says that if Apple Pay is a hit, ‘BYOD is dead.’

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9 Digital Marketing Strategies to Woo Baby Boomers

Baby boomers wield a lot of buying power, but they are not easily persuaded. Online marketing and ecommerce experts share their strategies for reaching and selling to baby boomers.

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Google's Mysterious New Mexico Drone Tests

Google is working on getting permission from both the FCC and the FAA to conduct tests of its Titan drones in New Mexico. While the assumption is Google will use the drones to provide Internet access, the filings raise questions about...

FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers

The agency will enforce existing laws related to privacy and discrimination, the FTC's chairwoman says

Netflix will launch on French telco's set-top boxes

A local competitor tried to steal Netflix' thunder with the launch of its own video-on-demand service on the Netflix launched in France

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A More Interesting Use For Apple Pay

ApplePay probably isn't going to do much about mobile. But it can revolutionize the web.

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