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Facebook Adds ‘Donate’ Button

Facebook website has added ‘Donate’ button for non-profit organizations and advertising pages related with them. In December 2013 Facebook launched a ‘Donate’ button for some of nonprofits including UNICEF, Red Cross and DonorsChoose.org. “We’re inspired by how much good comes from these connections, so we’ve added a ‘Donate Now’ call-to-action on Pages and link ads to make those connections easier … Read the rest of this entry

80% of Apple Watch Wearers Use Apple Pay

According to the search from Wristly, 79% of Apple Watch wearers already use Apple Pay. Namely, 78% of Apple Watch owners are using the payment service regularly, several times a week, 61% are using it occasionally, 14% —  every day, and 4% — multiple times a day. 51% of Apple Watch owners describe Apple Pay service as “magical” and 42% … Read the rest of this entry

Value of Bitcoin Drops Below $200

The value of bitcoin fell below $200 today for the first time since 18th January. According to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index, the average price is $198.23, the largest decline taking place on BTC-e, which saw a low of $192. The $198 index is the lowest average price low in the last six months, excluding instances of single-day volatility on … Read the rest of this entry

Types of Voice Biometrics

This is the part 2 of the article. Read the Part 1. It is impossible to say which of the two versions of the system voice biometrics is better. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. Active systems are more efficient and require more user interaction, who is to be identified. Here the voice sample takes up less space than in … Read the rest of this entry

Apple Watch Now Supports Square Cash

Square has introduced Apple Watch money transferring app, called Square Cash, that allows users to make money transfers on the wearable device by linking a debit card within the app. After choosing a contact on the app’s home screen, users can input their desired amount using a combination of six values: $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, and $100. Square Cash … Read the rest of this entry

Verizon Wireless May not Work with Samsung Pay

Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless telecommunications provider in the United States,  may not support mobile payment system Samsung Pay, that will launched in the US on September 28th. ‘Verizon is in the process of evaluating Samsung Pay and we’ll keep our customers updated on any news regarding the service,’ a Samsung spokesperson said. Samsung has confirmed its cooperation with Visa, … Read the rest of this entry

Chip Chap Enables to Buy Bitcoin with a Credit Card

Chip Chap, the “e-money converter” app, has launched a new beta app that enables users to buy bitcoin via Visa and MasterCard transactions. The new app is available on Android only. The transactions have been tested in the U.S., Europe, ant Russia. Chip Chap is a simple “e-money converter” that supports a number of payment methods and vouchers. When the … Read the rest of this entry

Voice Biometrics. Technology Overview

Voice biometrics systems solve not only the problem of authentication, but also prevent fraud. Obviously, it is the combination of these two technologies that is the most sensible. The former identifies a person, but can fail in case of the recorded voice. The latter allows you to track changes in voice characteristics in the process of communication and identify suspicious … Read the rest of this entry

Google Adds ‘Buy’ Button in its Product Listing Ads

The search giant  Google has launched Purchases on Google, which lets consumers on smartphones click on a `Buy` button to buy products directly on Product Listing Ads (PLA). PLAs are the listings that show a product’s image, price and the retailer selling it in Google search results for product-related searches. The `Buy` feature, which Google said it was testing with … Read the rest of this entry

Poland Airlines Accepts Bitcoin

Poland’s national airline LOT has become one of the first carriers who offer bitcoin as payment option. Tickets can be purchased on the airline’s website or via its mobile app. The payment processing is provided by BitPay. “The new payment method is addressed to everybody who has a Bitcoin wallet, and is an active user of this currency when doing … Read the rest of this entry