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News

2016

January

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  • Cinco predicciones tecnológicas para 2016. En cuanto a predicciones tecnológicas, tengo una reputación de descartar ciertos años por completo. Pero estoy seguro que 2016 va a ser diferente. El próximo año será movido y divertido, algo con lo que la…

2015

December

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  • La ciberseguridad de la banca empieza por casa. Aterrorizados por una serie de recientes ataques cibernéticos, los bancos están gastando miles de millones de dólares en su intento por defenderse de un ejército sin rostro de intrusos digitales. No obstante, las mayores amenazas…
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  • Buy online, pick up in store. Simple? Not.. Retailers this holiday season have been aggressively trumpeting “click-and-collect” shopping, a relatively new hybrid of digital and old-school buying that allows time-starved customers to place an order online and pick it up within hours at a…
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  • Apple y Google sacan ventaja en la conectividad para autos. Después de varios años de desarrollar software propio para conectar aplicaciones móviles en sus autos, Hyundai Motor Co. está tirando la toalla, convirtiéndose en la primera automotriz global que adopta el software de potenciales rivales…
  • La polémica Barbie a la que acusan de espiar a los niños. "Los niños que jueguen con ella no estarán hablando solo con una muñeca, estarán hablando directamente con un conglomerado de empresas jugueteras que tienen en ellos un interés financiero". Son palabras de Susan Linn, la…
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  • Giving gift cards: Beware these scams. "The good news is that gift cards have gotten safer and less tricky," said Matt Schulz, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com. "About three-fourths of them come with some sort of theft or loss protection, and…
  • El día que Brasil vivió varias horas sin WhatsApp. Sólo duró varias horas, pero para millones de personas fue un verdadero cambio en su vida cotidiana: un bloqueo de la aplicación WhatsApp por orden judicial sorprendió este jueves a Brasil, donde ese servicio de…
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  • Credit Reporting Issue - Winter 2015. The credit reporting issue of Consumer Action News covers some welcome changes in reporting rules and the dispute resolution process, explains how consumers can access free credit scores and deal with delinquent debt on their reports, and throws light on the rights and challenges for job seekers and data breach victims.
  • Credit Reporting Issue - Winter 2015. The credit reporting issue of Consumer Action News covers some welcome changes in reporting rules and the dispute resolution process, explains how consumers can access free credit scores and deal with delinquent debt on their reports, and throws light on the rights and challenges for job seekers and data breach victims.
  • Credit Reporting Issue - Winter 2015. The credit reporting issue of Consumer Action News covers some welcome changes in reporting rules and the dispute resolution process, explains how consumers can access free credit scores and deal with delinquent debt on their reports, and throws light on the rights and challenges for job seekers and data breach victims.
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  • Automatic payments can be easy to start, but hard to stop. Consumers who agree to automatic withdrawals from their bank accounts to pay for subscriptions, health club memberships, loans and the like may sometimes hit roadblocks when they try to stop the charges.  Banks are obligated…
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  • Walmart prepares to enter mobile payments business. Walmart is jumping into the crowded mobile payments business with a service called Walmart Pay, the retailer’s bid to gain the upper hand from the tech giants Apple, Samsung and Google in the next generation…
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  • Need parking? Oil change? Gas? There’s an app for that. By now, most people are familiar with ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft, which have become as ubiquitous as taxicabs in major cities. Lesser known are the on-demand valet and concierge services, which promise…