Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.
NPR | Sept. 21, 2014 2:30 a.m.
People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.
NPR |Oct. 20, 2014 4:21 a.m.
Many have tried and failed with this kind of payment option before. But Apple's launch is bigger, with more financial institutions' support, and consumers may be more security-conscious.
NPR |Oct. 19, 2014 12:53 p.m.
This week, Anita Sarkeesian, known for her series critiquing the portrayal of women in video games, canceled a talk at Utah State University after the school received a threat of a mass shooting.
NPR |Oct. 18, 2014 2:36 a.m.
Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.
NPR |Oct. 17, 2014 3:10 p.m.
Apps offer games and rewards to keep you taking your prescription medicine. While rewards may not be for everyone, they could give some people a helpful motivational boost.
NPR |Oct. 17, 2014 5:24 a.m.
Also: Russia says talks with Ukrainian and European leaders were full of "misunderstandings"; a genocide trial resumes in Cambodia; and the U.S. warship, "Old Ironsides", will be refurbished.
NPR |Oct. 16, 2014 5:12 p.m.
Facebook's newest tool, known as Safety Check, aims to allow people to quickly alert friends and family that they are safe after a natural disaster.
NPR |Oct. 16, 2014 12:19 p.m.
Growing numbers of lenders are getting tech savvy, remotely disabling debtors' cars and tracking customer data to ensure timely payment of subprime auto loans.
NPR |Oct. 15, 2014 4:01 p.m.
Like its parent music, film and interactive festival, this conference is all about networking, which means parties. The young crowd takes full advantage of Austin's food trucks and bars.
NPR |Oct. 15, 2014 3:55 p.m.
Teenage girls explained to writer Hanna Rosin that boys collect sexts like baseball cards or Pokémon cards. "There's so much free porn out there that these pictures serve a different role," she says.
NPR |Oct. 15, 2014 2:33 p.m.
While troves of data from the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat and the cloud storage provider Dropbox were leaked, the companies put the blame elsewhere.