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Sorry, MasterCard's free trial protection only applies to physical goods

Yesterday, MasterCard announced a new feature that would protect its customers from the automatic billing that kicks in after a free trial. The policy will require merchants to notify users about the end of the free trial, the cost of continuing with...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 16:52

Facebook employees caught leaving five-star Amazon reviews for Portal

Facebook released its Portal and Portal+ smart displays two months ago, at the tail end of a scandal-ridden year in which data leaks and privacy incidents were abundant. So, the company faced a tough battle in convincing consumers to buy a smart disp...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 17:12

Walmart reportedly ditches planned streaming service to focus on Vudu

Walmart has abandoned its plans to launch a new streaming video service, according to a report from CNBC. Instead of throwing resources behind a new product, the company will instead focus its attention on expanding its existing video platform Vudu....

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 17:37

Google shows its bleak vision of search under new EU copyright laws

Google hasn't been shy about decrying the consequences of the EU's proposed Copyright Directive. Now, however, it's using stark visuals to illustrate its point. The company recently told Search Engine Land that it was experimenting with a version of...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 18:04

Oxford University halts donations and grants from Huawei

Huawei has faced increasing resistance from the US government and other countries, and now Oxford University has joined the growing number of groups distancing themselves from the company. The university, for now, will no longer accept research grant...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 19:31

Twitter bug exposed private tweets of some Android users for five years

A bug that has plagued Twitter since 2014 exposed the tweets of some Android users that were intended to be private. Twitter first disclosed the issue on its Help Center today after apparently fixing the issue on January 14th. The bug didn't affect p...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 21:01

Akai Force is for DJs and producers that want to ditch the laptop

Akai made its name around the early 90s thanks to its line of relatively affordable S-series samplers and the (now legendary) MPC. Since then, the company has continued to release new spins on those mainstays, the latest of which is the all-in-one Fo...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 22:32

How Adventuring Along's Joe and Ali Olson Earn and Spend Credit Card Points

Welcome back to Good Points, a weekly Q&A about credit card points, the people who collect them, and where they take us. This week’s guests are Joe and Ali Olson, who early retired in 2015 to travel the world full time. Read more...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:00

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