Apple Pay Now Accepts Credit Cards That Cover 90% Of U.S. Purchase Volume

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Today Apple said that its digital wallet platform Apple Pay is now accepting credit cards that account for 90% of purchases in the U.S. since many banks signed up in the last few weeks. Apple Pay lets you pay for goods and services through the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air (2nd generation) and iPad mini (3rd generation). Apple Pay is convenient because you do not have to swipe the magnetic stripe of your debit or credit card at terminals. Instead, you just have to wave your mobile device in front of the payment terminal.

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Here is an awesome mash-up of kids dancing to ‘Shake It Off’


Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” is one of the most popular songs today. Tastefully Offensive has put together a mash-up video of a bunch of kids dancing with the Taylor Swift song layered on top. Check out the video above.

Raytheon acquires Blackbird Technologies for $420 million

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Raytheon announced that it acquired BlackBird Technologies for $420 million. Blackbird offers cybersecurity services to spy agencies and special ops. Raytheon said the transaction would not impact sales or earnings per share for Q4 2014.

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Viddy is shutting down on December 15th

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Viddy used to be considered the “Instagram for video.” Now Viddy is going to shut down on December 15th. The shutdown was announced by Viddy’s parent company Fullscreen. Fullscreen acquired Viddy for around $20 million.

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Amazon is testing deliveries by taxi

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According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon.com is testing a new way to offer same-day delivery to customers: yellow taxis. The test is taking place in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Amazon.com is working with taxi hailing service Flywheel. Flywheel loads up around 10 packages that are headed to a single zip code. Each package costs around $5 for delivery within an hour.

Zillow Inc: Revenue increases 66% to $88.6 million

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Zillow Inc (NASDAQ:Z) has reported Q3 revenues on Wednesday. Revenue hit $88.6 million — a 66% increase from last year. Zillow beat Wall Street expectations on revenues and profits. However, Zillow posted a $16 million loss compared to a $1.2 million loss during the same period last year. The losses were due to costs connected to the acquisition of Trulia.

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Tesla Motors Inc delays Model X to Q3 2015

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Electric vehicle company Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) said that it is delaying the Model X crossover sports utility vehicle to the third quarter of 2015. The delay is a few months later than expected.

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Tinder now lets users undo a swipe as a paid feature

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Tinder is a mobile dating app that lets you swipe photos to find someone to go on a date with. If you find a photo you do not like, you can swipe left to see the next photo. Swiping right indicates that you are interested in that person.

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