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The Facebook App Centre (or ‘Center’, if you’re on the other side of the Atlantic/reason), which went live earlier this year, is largely home to free apps that don’t require any cash to let you get going. But with Facebook rolling out in-billing payments, is that all about the change? Read more

PayPal. When you read that, you probably think of eBay, right? That kind of auto-association’s bad for business, you know. The banks and networks are firing out a slew of mobile payment apps designed to help you send money about, but that service has been available for years – it’s just, well… How many of your friends use Paypal outside of the online jumble sale?

But that could be about to change, thanks to PayPal’s new inStore app. Is the oldest player in the game about to show that NFC’s a waste of time? Read more

New York Times bosses are set to introduce charging for the New York Times website within weeks. It’s thought the timing could coincide with Apple’s predicted Apple Tablet even on January 27. Could this be another sign that big newspapers and magazines are gearing up to hit Apple’s as-yet hypothetical device?
New York magazine reports that New York Times chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr is gearing up to announce charging for its website. It claims that the New York Times will opt for a metered payment system where users will be able to sample a certain number of free articles before being asked to pay.
If the New York Times’ does opt for that model, it would seem consistent with iTunes’ current payment system. The New York Times was the source of one of the earliest Apple Tablet rumours in this latest round of fevered speculation when editor Bill Keller seemingly mentioned the device in talk to staff.
It’s been heavily rumoured that the Apple Tablet will feature an ebook reader with a heavy focus on magazines. Apple has apparently been visiting publishers to discuss partnerships and magazine publishers like Conde Nast have shown concepts for bringing their magazines to tablets.
If newspapers and magazines offer subscriptions on an Apple Tablet, will you be buying them?
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Apple Mac TabletNew York Times bosses are set to introduce charging for the New York Times website within weeks. It’s thought the timing could coincide with Apple’s predicted Apple Tablet even on January 27. Could this be another sign that big newspapers and magazines are gearing up to hit Apple’s as-yet hypothetical device?

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SquareSquare, the iPhone-friendly payment system launched by Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, could be in a bit of trouble. It seems someone else owns the patent to the technology that Square will rely on. Will the portable payment service survive its patent problem?

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