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Payments side of Facebook Messenger revealed

Hacked screenshots show the Messenger app's ability to send money, Hewlett-Packard is splitting into two companies, and get ready for new products this week from HTC, Sony and Tesla.

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Facebook is going after PayPal. CNET Update explains the hidden payments feature of the Facebook Messenger app:

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Other stories in this tech-news roundup:

  • PayPal will split from eBay into a separately traded company.
  • Hewlett-Packard will also split up into two companies.
  • HTC will show off selfies at an event Wednesday, which could be related to this Re Camera teaser or the leaked Desire Eye smartphone.
  • Sony hopes to win some mobile fans in the US with an event Thursday.
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  • Reports say Apple will show off new iPads and Macs next week.

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