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Coins & Stars & Acorns

Over the past few years parents have pulling the hair out when their kids rack up unauthorized purchases of virtual “coins,” “stars,” and “acorns,” while playing a downloaded game. Some kids have racked up more than $300 in unauthorized charges while children who could not read were able to just click a lot of buttons…

Line Jumpers

There is yet another app to get rid of waiting needlessly. The NoWait app enables users to scan casual dining restaurants close by, see wait times, and let the user join the wait list from their smartphone, and then receive a text message when their table is ready – Very Cool! After a fourth month…

WHAT DID MASTERCARD DO IN 2013?

A lot! . . . . MasterCard, the second largest payment card brand, gave cardholders a broad mix of new services, products and exclusive partnerships. Among the new and improved stuff: Simplified E-Payments; Gas Rewards; Faster Prepaid Reloads; Hotel Deals; High Flying Airline Card; Shipping Perk; Payroll Card Standards; Healthcare Insurance Cards; Small Business Cross-Border…