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“Banking and ATMs”

Jun 27, 2013 01:53 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The electronic payment company PayPal is interested in how money will change hands once tourists and companies are operating in space. Continue reading →
Apr 24, 2012 03:03 PM ET // Alice Truong
Here's a new meaning to dispensing marijuana. Autospense is a vending machine that makes it possible for marijuana patients to get their bud any time of day. So far, there's only one machine in operation in Orange County, but Dispense Labs, which makes Autospense, hopes more dispensaries will offer...
Mar 9, 2012 04:04 PM ET // Alice Truong
The robot that famously pwned in Jeopardy is heading to Wall Street. IBM's Watson, which defeated two of Jeopardy's greatest champions, will be working for Citigroup to analyze big data, Bloomberg reports. IBM expects to generate billions in new revenue by 2015 by putting Watson to work. The techno...
Apr 12, 2012 10:52 PM ET // Alice Truong
Imagine going to an ATM and instead of swiping a debit card and punching in some four digit PIN, you scanned your palm. (For the germaphobes, let's pretend there's a disinfectant dispenser nearby.) Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank's biometric ATMs will be Japan's first card-free ATMs. Bankers will still have to...
Sep 20, 2012 04:26 PM ET // Alice Truong
If your PIN is 1234, it's time to change it. DataGenetics, a tech consultancy company, analyzed numeric passwords leaked from exposed databases and found the aforementioned 1234 makes up 10.7 percentage of four-digit PINs. Overall, the top 20 weakest passwords make up more than a quarter of all PIN...