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3 hrs ago | Mashable

NYPD Arrests Captain America and Spider-Man in Crackdown on Times Square Characters

The New York Police Department cracked down on Times Square characters this weekend, arresting Naked Cowboy , Captain America, Spider-Man and Jessie the Cowgirl from Toy Story .


7 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

Mayor: Times Square characters should be licensed

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday he believes the people wearing character costumes in Times Square should be licensed and regulated.


Related Topix: Monster, Human Resources

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Investors snap up Latham Square office building in Oakland's Uptown for creative space

Ridge Capital Investors LLC and Contrarian Capital Management LLC picked up the 114,000-square-foot, 15-story office property at 1611 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland for $12 million or about $105 per square foot via


Related Topix: Oakland, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

10 hrs ago | Barron's

Apple's Book Purchase To Rival Amazon; Amazon Payment Hardware To Rival Square Inc.

In this edition of tech giants muscling into one another's territory there are reports of Apple quietly buying "the Pandora of Books" to compete with , while Amazon is said to be launching a mobile credit card reading rival to privately held Square Inc. First, Apple: TechCrunch reports that Apple purchased startup BookLamp for a price ... (more)


Related Topix: Amazon, Science / Technology, Apple, Startups

12 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Access Bank Rewards Mobile Banking Customers

The bank said the move was to encourage customers in the use of electronic payment channels.


16 hrs ago | Business Wire

Franklin University Selects ACI Worldwide for Online Payments

As one of the largest private universities in Ohio, with a growing enrollment approaching 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Franklin University wanted a proven payment provider with technology that required no additional programming to integrate with the University's ERP system.


Related Topix: Franklin University, Transaction Systems Architects , Software, Science / Technology, CPU

21 hrs ago | Mashable

Amazon Could Be Looking to Launch a Credit Card Reader

Amazon might be preparing to launch a Square -like credit card reader, according to a leaked Staples document obtained by 9to5Mac .


Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Washington Post

Silver Line a new weapon in the war for talent

On the best days, it took an hour and 20 minutes for District resident Molly Weisse-Bernstein to commute to her job in McLean with government contractor LMI.


Related Topix: Tysons Corner, VA, Cvent, Business News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Fixed, An App That Just Raised $1.2 Million, Fights Your Parking Tickets For You

David Hegarty and DJ Burdick cofounded Fixed last fall after Hegarty received five parking tickets in three weeks.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

Finextra Research news

SERVICE, SPEND, SELL The Digital Banking Opportunity - community blog from Derek Corcoran

I recently got to speak with an enlightening analyst from Gartner - Rajesh Kandaswamy - who specializes in the Financial Services vertical.


Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Emerging Technology, Search Engines


Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation Announces Pricing Of Public Offering

Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation today announced the pricing of its public offering of 2,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $15.00 per share, before underwriting discounts.


Related Topix: Attention, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA


Don't Hold Your Breath Just Yet for Snapchat Monetization

The popular platform has new and rumored features, but marketers say it needs to roll out more tracking capabilities before it can legitimately claim a seat at the social network ad table.


Related Topix: Clickz, Marketing

Universal Hub

State can't force you to file taxes electronically if you don't trust its online security

The Appellate Tax Board ruled yesterday a taxpayer who fears hackers could tap into his financial records if he filed taxes electronically had "reasonable cause" to pay the old-fashioned way - with a paper check - and ordered the state Department of Revenue to drop a $100 penalty it tried to assess him for not filing via computer The board ruled ... (more)


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security

Kenya: Nairobi County Moves to the Second Phase of Cashless Payment

The Nairobi City County government has moved to ease payment for services such as matatu seasonal ticketing and rent collection for its estates and market stalls.


Related Topix: Kenya, World News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Women 2

Drumroll Please! Our Next City Meetup Location Isa

What do baseball superstar Albert Pujols, the iconic American pale lager Budweiser and tech innovator Square all have in common? All became household names as they charged ahead and disrupted the baseball, beer and tech industries, respectively.


Related Topix: Social Software, Beer, Drink, iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Saint Louis University

Business Journal

Visa invests in mobile-payment startup: Is the sleeping giant awakening?

Visa has watched a proliferation of payments startups speed past it, with many wondering why the Foster City company can't be faster and more nimble when it comes to innovation.


Related Topix: Visa


Macya s union workers move closer to strike

The United Food and Commercial Workers said Macy's workers in San Francisco rejected the retailer's contract proposal and authorized a strike.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Business News

Madison Magazine

Mobile Mania

Pots N Tots; Rudy Siahaan from Kakilima; the southwest sandwich from Melted; a customer order from Bubbles Doubles; Maria Garcia of Taquitos Marimar.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Madison, WI


Square, IFTTT Hope They've Found the Recipe for Small Business Success

The mobile payments company announced Thursday that it has integrated with IFTTT , a service that automates your tasks with a few manual directions.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance


Apple seen inching closer to a mobile-payment service

Apple may introduce a new mobile-payment system as soon as the fall, which would add yet another tech giant to a particularly hot trend in mobile.


Related Topix: PayPal, eBay, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone


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