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This new WhatsApp feature could forever change how you send money Technology 

This new WhatsApp feature could forever change how you send money

Top messaging service WhatsApp has finally answered the prayers of many users by launching a new in-app digital payment feature. Initially only able in Brazil, the new feature allows person-to-person payments through the app, which currently has over two billion users worldwide. The new WhatsApp digital payments service will also allow users to make purchases from within the app, although features will initially be confined to select debit and credit cards. However, the company says it is aiming to widen that reach to other partners as the service expands to…

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Snapchat debuts Minis, bite-sized third-party apps that live inside chat News 

Snapchat debuts Minis, bite-sized third-party apps that live inside chat

At Snap’s Partner Summit, the company shared its newest effort to entice third-party devs to Snapchat . It’s called Minis. Snap Minis are lightweight third-party programs that live inside the app’s Chat section, which users can quickly pull up alongside friends without having to deal with switching apps. Minis live alongside games inside a keyboard tab on the user’s chat screen. When a user taps one of them, the Mini goes full-screen and a user can complete a task like ordering movie tickets, comparing class schedules, studying a flashcard deck…

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The IRS can help you track the status of your stimulus check payment. Here’s how Technology 

The IRS can help you track the status of your stimulus check payment. Here’s how

If you’re still waiting for your stimulus check to arrive, the IRS has a tool to help you find your payment status. By using the agency’s Get My Payment tracker, you can see the schedule for your coronavirus relief payment — in other words, the date the IRS has scheduled to send your money — and if you should expect a paper check or prepaid debit card. The tool can also indicate if there’s a common problem holding it up that you can help address, like if you need to…

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Uber could lose its Grubhub deal to Just Eat or Delivery Hero News 

Uber could lose its Grubhub deal to Just Eat or Delivery Hero

According to CNBC there are two suitors rivaling Uber for purchase of U.S. food delivery company Grubhub: Just Eat Takeaway (the union of Just Eat and Takeaway) and Delivery Hero. Both are European companies perhaps looking for a major entry to the United States market. Just Eat Takeaway is based in the U.K. and Holland, while Delivery Hero is based in Germany. They are both lavishly funded, with Just Eat Takeaway having raised around $1 billion (a combined tally for both companies that now make up the conjoined entity), according…

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Facebook Employee Vocally Resigns, Says Company on ‘Wrong Side of History’ Technology 

Facebook Employee Vocally Resigns, Says Company on ‘Wrong Side of History’

A Facebook software engineer publicly resigned in a LinkedIn note Monday over the company’s handling of President Trump’s calls for violence on Facebook. The resignation letter has since gone viral on LinkedIn, with more than 39,000 reactions. The news is part of a shift at Facebook. Traditionally, employees have voiced their concerns about Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership internally, but they have rarely broadcast those views publicly. That has changed this week, with the public resignation, a “virtual walkout,” and outspoken social media posts from current and recently-departed Facebook employees. “I’m resigning…

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Uber, Lyft, DoorDash suspend operations in some US cities with curfews News 

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash suspend operations in some US cities with curfews

In order to comply with local curfew orders, food delivery platform DoorDash and ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber are temporarily suspending service in some cities across the US, CNBC reported. More than three dozen cities have implemented curfews following demonstrations protesting the May 25th death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Police in several cities used tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters, and some businesses were vandalized. A Lyft spokesperson said in an email to The Verge that the company is following the direction of local government. She did not…

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10 Ways to Pay Your Taxes This Year News 

10 Ways to Pay Your Taxes This Year

WHILE THE MAJORITY OF tax filers will receive a tax refund this year, millions of others have to send tax payments to the government. For tax year 2018, about 27 million tax returns required payment at time of filing by late July, for a total of about $140 billion in outstanding taxes. If you owe, get familiar with your payment options because while you can get an extension for filing your tax return, you don’t get extra time to pay. The only way to know whether you owe or not…

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How to get an Airbnb refund due to coronavirus cancellation News 

How to get an Airbnb refund due to coronavirus cancellation

Canceling vacation rentals due to the coronavirus pandemic could result in a refund. Those who booked through short-term home rental website Airbnb before COVID-19 hit in mid-March could get some or all of their money back on rental bookings depending on when the trip is scheduled and the host’s policy. Reservations or stays made on or before March 14 of this year with a check-in date that’s between mid-March and June 30 may be canceled before check-in, according to Airbnb’s website. Guests will have the option to cancel or get…

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Beware Coronavirus-Themed Malware Disguised as Excel Spreadsheets Technology 

Beware Coronavirus-Themed Malware Disguised as Excel Spreadsheets

While many parts of America are preparing to slowly reopen after months of lockdown, coronavirus-related scams and malware campaigns show no signs of abating. The Microsoft Security Intelligence Team recently disclosed details on two massive coronavirus phishing campaigns duping users into downloading and opening malicious Excel files that grant hackers remote access to your PC. Some of the emails claim to be from Johns Hopkins University, while others offer personal COVID-19 testing or similar services. The emails come with Excel documents attached with titles like “WHO COVID-19 SITUATION REPORT,” but…

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How to make money on eBay News 

How to make money on eBay

EBay is an e-commerce website that allows anyone to sell new or used items on their own terms under eBay’s policies. The platform has 182 million global shoppers and takes 10 percent of a seller’s final value price once an item sells. Selling on eBay is a relatively easy way to earn extra cash. Here’s how it’s done: 1. Create an eBay account The first step to selling on eBay is creating an account here. Users can sign up with their Facebook, Google or Apple accounts. 2. Select product for…

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