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Apple Pay rival CurrentC hit by hackers

Doubts linger on the security of the controversial CurrentC payment app. Meanwhile, HP's Sprout targets creative minds and the Bitmoji app turns you into emoji.

There are more reasons to have trust issues with CurrentC, the rival app to Apple Pay and Google Wallet. The payment app hasn't fully launched yet, but already was hit by hackers. CNET Update looks into the security concerns that are not being addressed by the group behind the app:

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  • Other payment innovations are popping up, such as Poynt. The dual-screen terminal takes payment in several ways, and was cooked up by the creator of Google Wallet.
  • Hewlett-Packard put a unique twist on the Sprout PC by incorporating a projector and 3D-object scanner. It also is working on a large 3D printer.
  • You can text friends with emoji that looks like you using the new Bitmoji app, for iOS and Android .

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Apple Pay rival CurrentC hit by hackers