More and more, says Juniper Research, people will use their mobile devices to buy products or do their banking, boosted by services such as Apple Pay.
The exchange's Web site is back online, but only with a statement that it's closing all transactions for the time being.
Verizon fought hard to overturn 2010 rules governing Internet access. But it now faces the possibility that the FCC will impose even stricter regulations than the ones it had thrown out.
The Chinese e-commerce giant's new Alipay ePass platform is designed to ease logistics for US-based companies that want to sell their wares directly to buyers in China.
The line of high-end headphones, which Monster helped develop, was "fraudulently acquired" through a "sham" transaction, according to the lawsuit.
The agency reportedly has a special division that monitors international banking and credit card transactions, says Germany's Der Spiegel.
That's a plus, given the retail giant's profit margins are higher when products are sold through third parties, say analysts cited in The Wall Street Journal.
If you live in the European Union and are unhappy with a software purchase, you now have a two-week window to ask for your money back -- no questions asked.
You can now use bitcoins to add money to your Microsoft account, and in turn buy content on its Windows and Xbox platforms. The move gives the digital currency a hefty dose of credibility.
AT&T is a step closer to expanding its wireless coverage outside the US, which would be a first for a US carrier.