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Apple reportedly considering person-to-person payments

The company is looking to expand Apple Pay into a new domain of financial transactions: direct payments between individuals.

By November 12, 2015


Bill Gates fesses up on Reddit to his one 'expensive guilty pleasure purchase'

Microsoft's co-founder dishes on everything from a global condom competition to Bitcoin to his advice for aspiring computer science students.

By February 10, 2014


Mobile payments to send money like a text within 18 months

With just a phone number, customers of banks including Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds could send money from their phone by 2014.

By January 15, 2013


Boom mobile money service helps spread the wealth

The service, set up by m-Via, allows migrant workers in the U.S. to set up a mobile bank account and more cheaply send funds back to people in their home country.

By November 15, 2011


Gates backs cell phone banking for Haiti

In the wake of the earthquake, Bill Gates' charitable foundation backs a $10 million initiative to use mobile banking to speed the aid and recovery effort.

By June 8, 2010


Gates, the philanthropist, on lessons learned (Q&A)

Microsoft's chairman tells CNET about his philanthropic work over the past year, travels to Africa and India, and his entry into the Twitterverse.

By January 24, 2010


Will Americans ever call on mobile banking?

Carriers and financial institutions keep announcing mobile-banking and payment services, but so far, U.S. adoption is being dwarfed by that of developing nations, where it's more useful.

By September 26, 2008