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Reports: EU taking first step towards breaking up Google

A proposed motion in the European Parliament could put pressure on EU authorities

Court shuts down tech support 'scams' targeted by FTC

Companies' free trial software identified nonexistant computer errors and charged customers to fix them, the agency says


TRUSTe deceived consumers about recertification program, FTC says

The agency and privacy certification provider reach a settlement on its recertification promises

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A Guide to the Top Mobile Payments Options

Apple Pay, Google Wallet or something else? Spending your money just got a whole lot easier.

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Amazon Phishing Attacks Pick Up for Holiday Shopping Season

Using brands such as Amazon and eBay, hackers are gearing up for the big holiday shipping season with a new collection of emails that are just too good not to click on.

Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead in Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner says he has significant concerns about the legislation

Study: Internet Sales Tax Would Cost Consumers Billions

Legislation allowing cross-border Internet sales tax collections would cost US shoppers $24 billion in 2015, an antitax group says

Alibaba patient in its efforts to topple Android in China

Alibaba expects its mobile OS to provide a 'long-term winning strategy'

FTC: Operator of dating sites lured customers with fake profiles

JDI Dating used computer-generated profiles to contact customers looking for dates

Commercial pilots group concerned over Amazon drone safety

The Air Line Pilots Association cautions that safety is paramount in commercial drone flight

Tim Cook to explore tie-up with China's Alibaba on Apple Pay

Alibaba's Jack Ma also said he was interested in a partnership with Apple

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Pros and Cons of Selling on Amazon, eBay and Etsy

Ecommerce business owners and digital marketing experts discuss the pros and cons of selling on Amazon, eBay and Etsy vs. selling on a standalone site -- and why it can pay to do both.

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

IBM Watson New York Genome Center

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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