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  • Virtual Piggy, A Paypal For Minors, Rebrands As Oink After It Buys Domain From Kevin Rose’s Milk

    December 4th at 7:03pm / TechCrunch / 0 opinions

    Oink -- a user-review app created by Kevin Rose's startup lab Milk before Milk was acquired by Google and Rose later joined Google Ventures -- never made it past its six-month birthday, but today the name and domain at least are getting another lease of youthful life. Virtual Piggy, a payments service aimed at minors (COPPA-compliant, with parental controls and an educational bent) is today…

  • Roundup: Black Friday mobile app deals for iOS and Android (updating)

    November 29th at 10:08pm / The Next Web / 0 opinions

    It’s Black Friday time once again, and with it comes the usual mad rush to grab the very best hardware and software at bargain prices....

  • The Best Black Friday App Deals

    November 29th at 9:10pm / Gizmodo / 0 opinions

    Black Friday's not just for real-world goods; it's also arguably the biggest day of the year for sales on great apps. We've listed a ton of the best deals below, and we'll add more as we see them. If you know of any we missed, let us know in the comments! iOS Android Mac Windows Welcome to our coverage of all the best Black Friday deals. Deals are continuing to pour in, and this post will be constantly updated right up to the … Read…

  • Save for a Rainy Day with HelloWallet

    November 27th at 12:05am / Mashable / 0 opinions

    A recent survey done by online banking service Ally Bank indicates that saving money, more so than splurging on big purchases or even earning a bigger paycheck, results in more happiness and a greater sense of well being. Of those surveyed for this study, 53% didn't have any sort of savings plan.

  • BillGuard for iPhone gets smarter with new savings alerts and spending analytics

    November 26th at 6:48pm / The Next Web / 0 opinions

    Launched in the US in 2011, BillGuard sells itself as the world’s first ‘people-powered antivirus system for bills’. Its predictive algorithms alert users to unexpected charges such as hidden fees, billing errors, scams and fraud on credit card bills. It also issues alerts when a similar dubious charge has been flagged by other users....

  • Kabbage Brings Its Small Business Lending Service To Mobile

    November 19th at 9:03pm / TechCrunch / 0 opinions

    Kabbage, the Atlanta-based company offering working capital to online merchants and sellers on marketplaces like Etsy, eBay and Amazon who wouldn't otherwise be able to get a bank loan, is today expanding its business to mobile. The company is officially introducing its new apps for both iOS and Android, which will enable Kabbage users to quickly add funds to their associated bank or PayPal…

  • Bitcoin digital wallet service Coinbase has had its iOS app pulled from the App Store

    November 15th at 4:48pm / The Next Web / 0 opinions

    Less than a month after its relaunch, the Coinbase for iOS app has been pulled from the App Store. As noted by TechCrunch, The Bitcoin wallet service is still available as an Android app in the Google Play store....

  • Apple Bumps Coinbase’s Bitcoin App From The App Store, Android App Lives On

    November 15th at 3:23pm / TechCrunch / 0 opinions

    Time to chalk another one up for cryptocurrency bitcoin's reputation as a disruptor in the financial world? Today, news comes that Coinbase -- the YC-incubated startup that offers a bitcoin buying and trading platform for consumers, and APIs to developers to integrate bitcoin payments into apps and websites -- has had its iOS app pulled from the App Store by Apple, less than a month after it first…

  • Mint iOS 7 redesign highlights your spending trends

    November 14th at 5:09pm / The Verge / 0 opinions

    Mint's iPhone and iPad apps are getting a big new feature and a visual overhaul today that'll put them right in line with iOS 7's bright and simple style. The service — which helps manage personal budgets — is launching its Trends feature on iOS, which allows its users to see an overview of how they've been spending their money. The tool has been available online for some time now, and Mint says that it's been the most-requested feature on mobile. The app is also dropping its heavy and busy style for...

  • Japanese Personal Finance App Moneytree Raises $1.6M To Expand Into The U.S.

    November 13th at 4:03pm / TechCrunch / 0 opinions

    Moneytree, a personal finance iOS app, has received $1.6 million in seed funding led by DG Incubation (Digital Garage's investment branch), with participation from private investors, including senior executives from PayPal, MasterCard and Morgan Stanley. The Tokyo-based startup will use the proceeds to expand into international markets, including the U.S., in 2014. An iPad version and responsive…

  • Yahoo launches completely overhauled Finance app for iOS

    November 6th at 7:08pm / The Next Web / 0 opinions