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The Japan Tsunami … how you can help

The Japan Tsunami … how you can help

We're seeing some frightening and amazing images from the tremendous devastation that Japan has experienced this sad day. And it's only natural to see people suffering and wonder how we can help? Here's a quick list of things we can all do provide immediate relief:

First, users can text a donation the Red Cross. By texting "REDCROSS" to 90999, Canadian Readers can text REDCROSS to 30333. Users will be debited $10 to relief efforts in Japan. One thing to remember though, is that most donations won't be credited to the Red Cross until at least a month or three later after that charge has been paid by the cellphone user through bill payment. So while it will be of tremendous benefit a few months later when the headlines fall away, there's other more immediate options including going to the RedCross donation site and selecting Japan Relief, or another pressing disaster relief project. Users can choose to pay by credit cards or even Amazon's payment's option. Users are also encouraged to donate blood for relief efforts as the scope of the disaster is so vast that blood supplies will be drastically spread thin.

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Google Swipes PayPal Vice President of Product Development

Google Swipes PayPal Vice President of Product Development

Google has just poached the top payment executive from PayPal Osama Bedier, a man apparently key in moving the payment brand toward mobile payments. Does this have anything to do with Google's recent big moves toward NFC implementation in their Android OS? Paypal's CTO Scott Guilfoyle writes his goodbyes and thank yous to Bedier on the PayPal Blog, noting that his replacement will be a man by the name of Matthew Mengerink, a 10 year PayPal veteran who's led "PayPal architecture, infrastructure, payments development, core technologies, international development and customer quality and engineering services teams." Guilfoyle also notes that Mengerink "has 95 musical instruments at home and plays most of them."

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 10 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 10 2010

Ruh roh! Looks like Notion Ink is having some troubles with pre-orders and cautious consumers thinking about buying the Adam tablet. Check it out. Then see how the US military is locking down potential WikiLeaks material - while at the same time Anonymous plans on spamming the internets with all the secret documents that've already seen the light in Opteration: Leakspin while a 16 year old kid is arrested for related DDoS attacks on PayPal, Visa, and Mastercard. AND there's a sweet magnetic cube table that looks like a Rubik's Cube. It's ramping up to be quite an exciting day here on the R3 Media Network. Get pumped up and check out the entire SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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iTunes Accounts Linked to PayPal Suffering from Security Hole [Updated]

iTunes Accounts Linked to PayPal Suffering from Security Hole [Updated]

When you wake up in the morning, you don't want to start your day with some bad news. That's completely understandable. One of the worst ways to start your day off, is to find out that your PayPal account has just been utilized, without your consent, to spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. That just leads to a bad week. Unfortunately, that's what's been happening to iTunes customers out there in the world.

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