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Amazon's Alexa could become the Venmo of voice (The 3:59, Ep. 369)

We discuss sending cash via Alexa, more Equifax drama, and a wonder material that can charge your phone in 7 seconds.

Alfred Ng Senior Reporter / CNET News
Alfred Ng was a senior reporter for CNET News. He was raised in Brooklyn and previously worked on the New York Daily News's social media and breaking news teams.
Ben Fox Rubin Former senior reporter
Ben Fox Rubin was a senior reporter for CNET News in Manhattan, reporting on Amazon, e-commerce and mobile payments. He previously worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and got his start at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Roger Cheng Former Executive Editor / Head of News
Roger Cheng (he/him/his) was the executive editor in charge of CNET News, managing everything from daily breaking news to in-depth investigative packages. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade and got his start writing and laying out pages at a local paper in Southern California. He's a devoted Trojan alum and thinks sleep is the perfect -- if unattainable -- hobby for a parent.
Expertise Mobile | 5G | Big Tech | Social Media Credentials
  • SABEW Best in Business 2011 Award for Breaking News Coverage, Eddie Award in 2020 for 5G coverage, runner-up National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for culture analysis.
Alfred Ng
Ben Fox Rubin
Roger Cheng
Watch this: Amazon's Alexa could become the Venmo of voice (The 3:59, Ep. 369)

On this podcast, we talk about:

  • A potential new way to pay your friends through voice commands on Alexa
  • Whether graphene, the new supermaterial you never heard of, can help your phone charge in 7 seconds
  • How a former Equifax executive is facing charges over insider trading 

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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