Where Can You Use Apple Pay?

As you can see, many of the biggest names in American retail are still missing from the list, including the nation’s largest supermarket operator, Kroger, which owns such chains as Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Smiths, Harris Teeter, and King Sooper’s. All of the dollar store operators; Walmart, the largest retailer in the universe; Amazon.com; most department stores; and all of the hardware and home improvement stores are also missing.

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Are Tech Stocks in a Bubble?

It looks as if there is no tech bubble; instead, there seems to be individual bubbles surrounding specific stocks. That situation does not look as dangerous as an across the board bubble, but it does indicate a far higher level of market volatility than is being reported.

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Auto Industry Developing Standards for Self-Driving Cars

One reason for this system is to make it easier to insure self-driving vehicles. Such standards will be vital if insurers are to develop policies for autonomous vehicles.

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Stocks for the Long Haul

This Internet giant could well become the Exxon of the 21st century, a company that is the backbone of the new econmy. Google has a lot of float, and it performs consistently.

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Apple Pay’s Slow Battle for Acceptance

Apple Pay’s next big test will come this month in the United Kingdom, where the payment app is supposed to be available sometime this month. The service could be much more popular in Great Britain because it will be more widely accepted there, The Verge reported.

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Greek Crisis Shows Limitations and Possibilities of Online Payment Solutions

It looks like Greeks are following the lead of Argentines, who already use Bitcoin to get around their nation’s cumbersome banking restrictions. If the drachma returns, it won’t be long before black money launderers that specialize in converting cash into Bitcoin start flourishing in Greece.

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Beijing’s New Open Door Bodes Well for Alibaba and Other Online Retailers

Other organizations that could benefit could be Netflix, Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY), Sears (NYSE: SHLD), Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS), Best Buy (NYSE: BB) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT). All of these retailers could get access to the $404 billion Chinese market through alliances with Alibaba and stores on Tmall. Walmart, which already has a presence in China and a working relationship with Alibaba, could be in a great position here.

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Retailers Still Not Accepting Apple Pay

A look at Apple Pay’s website indicates that most of the retail outlets taking the payment app are specialty stores and smaller regional chains. From the looks of it, Apple is still having a very hard time getting retailers to adopt its payment solution.

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Will Pandora Ever Make Money?

No company seems to exemplify the central problem facing digital entertainment media better than Pandora Media (NYSE: P). The music service attracts vast numbers of followers (250 million registered users and 81.5 million active listeners in 2014, according to Expanded Ramblings), yet the charts show that it cannot seem to make money.

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