EBay Spins Off PayPal Into Fast-Changing World Of Mobile Payments

Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.

Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

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.

Will Apple's Mobile Wallet Replace Your Leather Wallet?

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.

One Feminist Critic's Battle With Gaming's Darker Side

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.

Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

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.

Take Your Medicine, Tap Your Phone And Collect A Prize

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.

Silicon Valley Companies Add New Benefit For Women: Egg-Freezing

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.

When Disaster Strikes, Facebook Lets Friends Know You're OK

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.

Your Car Won't Start. Did You Make The Loan Payment?

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.

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

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.

'Why Kids Sext' Describes Nude Photos As 'Social Currency' Among Teens

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.

Snapchat And Dropbox Breaches Are Really Third-Party-App Breaches

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.

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