New buttons on the social network would encourage shopping--and benefit companies doing business on Facebook.
A foundation has been established to create a more solid footing for Bitcoin, the virtual currency admired for its technical genius but dogged by doubts over its long-term viability.
Facebook has added a feature called Facebook Gifts, which lets you send physical items such as cupcakes, gift cards, stuffed animals, and magazine subscriptions to your Facebook friends.
What's this? A toolbar you might actually want to install? If you like saving money on nearly everything you buy online, this one is worth having.
Now is the time to buy old iPhones, 55-inch HDTVs, and SSD drives, as deals accompany product introductions.
Analysis: Customers won't come until they're confident that waving their banking app at a point of sale terminal won't open their account to wireless thieves.
The iPhone app would streamline the process of using self-checkout terminals for in-store shoppers and takes another step toward the MCX mobile-payments network.
As major players sign on and the technology advances, mobile payments may become more common -- if the options don't confuse the buying public.