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Uber and Lyft allegedly paid drivers to rally against employee status

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS There is seemingly no end in sight for Uber and Lyft’s ongoing worker status dispute. The raging debate has seen battles in the UK Supreme Court, multimillion-dollar lawsuits, driver strikes and only a few small victories for labor groups. Now, the waters have been muddied even further following […]

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China’s Alipay will add beauty filters when you pay with your face

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links VCG via Getty Images We all know how startling it can be to accidentally open a front-facing camera and find your own unassuming face looking back at you. Now, imagine if you saw that image every time you made a purchase. In China, Alibaba’s e-wallet affiliate Alipay will soon add […]

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Samsung Pay will work on some NYC trains and buses starting today

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Samsung A momentous thing is happening in New York City today: They’re finally fixing the subway! Just kidding, the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is rolling out contactless payments for select stations and bus lines. (Because that will address overcrowding, broken air conditioners and aging signal systems!) We already knew that […]

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Fitbit devices can pay for your NYC bus or subway ride

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Chris Velazco/Engadget Add Fitbit to the growing list of device makers that will support tap-to-pay in New York City’s mass transit system. When the city’s contactless fare pilot program starts on May 31st, Fitbit Pay-equipped wearables like the Versa Special Edition, Charge 3 Special Edition and Ionic will let you […]

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AT&T just made it possible to pay your phone bill with bitcoin

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links REUTERS/Stephanie Keith Have some spare bitcoin kicking around? You can put it toward your phone service. AT&T says it has become the first big US wireless carrier to accept cryptocurrency for online phone bill payments. Choose the BitPay option at MyAT&T and you can cover your bill with bitcoin instead […]

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Android users can pay in cash on Google Play

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Google A few years ago, Google added carrier billing to the Play Store to make paid apps and in-app payments more accessible, even in emerging markets. Now, the tech giant is making it even easier for users in developing regions and other primarily cash-based societies to get their hands on […]

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UK government starts accepting Apple Pay and Google Pay

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images It’s now that much quicker for Brits to pay for official services online — if you use the right services. The UK government now supports Apple Pay and Google Pay for a handful of online services as part of a trial. Right now, it’s primarily useful for […]

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Amazon Go stores will start accepting cash

Engadget RSS Feed ASSOCIATED PRESS When Amazon Go stores first popped up, they promised the “future of shopping”: a cash-free experience in which you simply grab what you want and leave as the items are automatically tracked and charged to your account. Now, it appears customers will be able to choose between that futuristic convenience […]

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Apple is launching a credit card

Engadget RSS Feed Engadget The rumors were true — Apple is releasing its own credit card. Apple Card promises to make the most of the company’s privacy, simplicity and (of course) integration with your iPhone. You can sign up for the Goldman Sachs-backed card directly from your device (it’ll be useful right away), and it’ll […]

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Square will offer its new crypto employees payment in Bitcoin

Engadget RSS Feed MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY via Getty Images Payments startup Square is turning its attention to cryptocurrency. According to tweets from CEO Jack Dorsey, the company is hiring engineers and a designer to “work full-time on open source contributions to the bitcoin/crypto ecosystem.” #BitcoinTwitter and #CryptoTwitter! Square is hiring 3-4 crypto engineers and […]

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