Privacy.com's virtual Visas are burner debit cards that keep online shoppers safe

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Slinging your credit card information all over the web may be the norm when you're online shopping, but playing fast and loose with those precious numbers is just begging for identity theft to happen. A new company dubbed Privacy.com If no one has your actual credit card, the thinking goes, then your credentials are safe from the next major database breach--or the one after that. That basic idea has already gained interest from investors. The company announced in October that it had raised 1.2 million from investors, including Jim Messina, former White House deputy chief of staff and main driver of President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.


Amazon teases Prime Day deal bash with free Prime trials

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One year ago, Amazon celebrated its 20th anniversary with a sale event/Prime membership promotion dubbed Prime Day. Now the online retailer wants to make Prime Day an annual tradition. Amazon recently announced that Prime Day for 2016 would take place on Tuesday, July 12. Only Amazon Prime members can partake in Prime Day deals. As with last year's promotion, if you're not a Prime member you can get the deals by signing up for a Prime 30-day free trial.


Amazon stops offering refunds for after-purchase price drops

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For a few years, Amazon's protected users against immediate price drops after purchase with an informal price protection policy that refunded you the difference if the cost of something you bought was slashed mere days later. It appears those good times are over. Over the past month, Amazon customers began complaining that the online retailer was no longer honoring price protection refunds on anything, with the sole exception of televisions. GroovyPost was the first to notice the change in early May after readers reached out. Most recently, Recode spoke to Earny, a startup that helps people find price difference refunds on items they've purchased online, about the price protection policy.


Amazon Web Services: Cloud unit that powers the internet helps online retailer get record profits

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Nasa has announced that it has found evidence of flowing water on Mars. Scientists have long speculated that Recurring Slope Lineae -- or dark patches -- on Mars were made up of briny water but the new findings prove that those patches are caused by liquid water, which it has established by finding hydrated salts. Several hundred camped outside the London store in Covent Garden. The 6s will have new features like a vastly improved camera and a pressure-sensitive "3D Touch" display


Amazon same-day delivery expands to 11 new cities as other retailers bail

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Amazon's free same-day delivery service for Prime subscribers just got a major expansion, arriving in 11 more metropolitan areas. The new cities include Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson. Amazon is also supporting more neighborhoods in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego, where same-day service is already available. With the expansion, Amazon Prime subscribers can now get free same-day delivery in over 1,000 cities and towns, across 27 markets, TechCrunch points out. Amazon offers roughly 1 million items for same-day delivery, versus 30 million items that are eligible for Prime's standard two-day shipping.