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Facebook FTC loss $3-5 billion… but Zuck said this is fine

Facebook FTC loss $3-5 billion… but Zuck said this is fine

Facebook's earnings call this afternoon warned investors that they'd be incurring a between three and five billion USD loss due to their FTC inquiry case. As Facebook suggested, "this matter remains unresolved," and they've made no assurances "as to the timing or the terms of any final outcome." But don't worry, everything is ok, we'll all be ok, really!

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Report: How dressing warm can save you money

Report: How dressing warm can save you money

Research shows that an uncomfortable temperature makes a person make affective decisions. If you're cold, you tend to make decisions based on feeling and emotion rather than in a more objective manner. As such, it makes a whole lot of sense that the more expensive the store you visit, the more likely it is that the temperature is purposefully edging over what you might consider "uncomfortably cold."

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Is this Galaxy S10 price drop normal?

Is this Galaxy S10 price drop normal?

There's a certain price drop in effect right now for the Galaxy S10 - and some of our readers have suggested it's pretty significant. But let's take a look at price drops around the world real quick and see. Is this really a significant movement in cost, or is this just the way things go with Samsung's phones every year, and it's only now that we've suddenly started paying attention?

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Apple Card: The fine print Tim Cook didn’t mention

Apple Card: The fine print Tim Cook didn’t mention

Apple Card is a credit card that exists as a physical card with details on an iPhone. Today Apple showed the Apple Card for the first time ever - and made a pretty convincing case for how the card could be better than any other credit card. The Apple Card launches later this year, and we'll know more about how you'll attain said card then. For now, we're digging in to the details posted by Apple - especially where said details did not appear onstage today at Apple's event.

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The physical Apple Card is a thing of beauty

The physical Apple Card is a thing of beauty

Even though you'll mostly be using Apple's new credit card digitally through Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, there will still be times when you'll need to use a physical card. Though it probably pains Apple to say it, worldwide support for Apple Pay isn't quite to 100% yet. In addition to adding your Apple Card to your Wallet as soon as you're approved for one, Apple will also send you a physical card to use in those instances where Apple Pay isn't supported, and it looks quite a bit different from most other credit cards out there.

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How Apple Card will replace your credit card

How Apple Card will replace your credit card

Back before today's Apple reveal event, an interesting rumor made the rounds, claiming that Apple was going to launch a credit card of its own. As it turns out, that rumor was correct, as Tim Cook just announced a new service called Apple Card. There's a lot to this announcement, so let's dive into all that Apple reveal today.

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New 50p coin in UK is a Stephen Hawking black hole

New 50p coin in UK is a Stephen Hawking black hole

This black hole Stephen Hawking coin is bonkers. The United Kingdom's Royal Mint just started a collection of real-deal coins that'll be able to be used in the wild - but you'll far more likely be keeping in your private collection. The collection is centered on British Science, and if Stephen Hawking's black hole coin is any indication, it's about to get wacky in here.

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Galaxy S10’s Blockchain Keystore tips on coins and partners listed

Galaxy S10’s Blockchain Keystore tips on coins and partners listed

The first of the partners were tipped teaming up with the Samsung Blockchain Keystore this week just days after the big Galaxy S10 event. Details leaked in promotional images and from sources apparently speaking directly to Samsung's higher-ups in South Korea. One of the biggest of these tipped groups was the gaming-focused Enjin. Enjin Coin is a smart cryptocurrency (not unlike most cryptocurrencies) that "fuels" tokenized gaming assets.

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FCC’s Net Neutrality kill didn’t increase broadband investment

FCC’s Net Neutrality kill didn’t increase broadband investment

There's good news and there's bad news when it comes to the fallout after the FCC's kill of Net Neutrality. We expected the worst - that internet providers would start making companies pay for fast lanes and that lower-class content would get caught behind throttled speed internet. That didn't happen - or at least it didn't happen to the degree to which we were worried, yet. The bad new is that none of the GOOD stuff the FCC promised has happened.

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Target finally accepts Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung payments

Target finally accepts Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung payments

This week the folks at Target announced they'd be bringing multiple new payment types to their stores. That'll include Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and contactless cards from Discover, American Express, Visa, and Mastercard. This comes ALL AT ONCE this year after Target's early attempts at creating their own payment solution in the Target App, started in 2017.

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When will Bitcoin rise again?

When will Bitcoin rise again?

Analysts weighed in this week on signals for the return of Bitcoin to cash money prominence. While it would appear that Bitcoin reached its floor at around $3,500 USD, there's a whole lot of doubt in the market after the most major drop in the history of cryptocurrency - the fall of January 2018. Volume appeared en masse at the drop from $6k to $3k, but not in a way that necessarily suggested Bitcoin-specific accumulation was about to appear out of thin air.

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Netflix price just increased: Yes, you’re paying more ASAP

Netflix price just increased: Yes, you’re paying more ASAP

Netflix just announced its plan to raise the price of its most popular price plan right in the face of the biggest expansion of competition it's ever faced. New streaming services are coming from Disney, WarnerMedia, and NBCUniversal in the near future - but it would appear that Netflix won't be backing down. What's Netflix going to do with all that cash? Why, buy more shows and movies, of course.

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