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Amazon Launches Textbook Rentals For Cash-Strapped Students

The popular online retailer, Amazon, today launched textbook rentals for the upcoming Fall semester that hopes to put a serious dent in current textbook prices. As many of you know, textbooks are almost always sold by the college itself, but at much higher prices than you can find elsewhere.

Sometimes you only save $10 or $20, but other times you can save over $100 per textbook, which is a significant savings for any cash-strapped college student.

Google Launches Prizes Site

Last year Google acquired Slide, a company best known for its 3rd-party Facebook apps and photo sharing software. It was also founded by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin. Now it seems Slide is reappearing in a different guise running the new website Prizes.org.

Prizes.org is a social contest website wherein users can create contests for problems that need solutions. They can post some questions or tasks, and the person who can give the best answer will win a cash price.

Does Square App Have New Competition?

NFC, or near field communications, is a technology that has features to let you do touch-less transactions. You can make the transaction is various places and you can also make payments, transport payments, programs, coupons, and even information exchange.Many of the major smartphone platform providers BlackBerryand Android are members of the NFC Forum,” the Forum’s Arnold pointed out.

“We look forward to their contributions as we continue to develop specifications to move the technology forward and to ensure that NFC is globally interoperable.”

Is Square Going To Replace Cash Registers?

Most of you already know about the amazing Square app. The app is so easy to access transactions right from your mobile device; all you need is the little square gadget connected to your phone. Any one that owns a iPhone, iPad, or Android can use it.
Now Square is giving more opportunities fro big merchants as well as small companies to use their easy and convenient servicesToday Dorsey is revealing the Square Register, a replacement to current old-school cash registers. The company is taking the new device a step further with the new Square Card Case, which is a way for customers to access local merchants goods and products.

T-Mobile Rolls Out Phone Trade-In Program

T-Mobile has just rolled out a trade-in program kind of like the American ‘cash for clunkers’ program a couple years ago. This time, we’re talking about phones, not cars. If you have an old phone, and everything works, and there are no cracks in the screen, no liquid damage, T-Mobile will give you up to $300 towards a new phone and accepts trade-ins REGARDLESS of brand or carrier.

Facebook and Amex Team Up For Small Business Contest

Small business owners looking to gain foot in the social world, listen to this, a new partnership between American Express and Facebook has resulted in a large sweepstakes contest. From today up until May 20th, small business owners in the United States can enter in the Facebook Big Break for Small Business.

The grand prize will include winning $20,000 cash, free one-on-one consulting about their current use of Facebook and win a two-day advertising and marketing boot camp at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. If this prize didn’t already sound appealing,

Startup Jumio Gets Funding From Facebook Co-Founder

Jumio, a startup that claims will revolutionize mobile payments, has received $6.5 million in funding from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin along with a few other investors.

Daniel Mattes, the company CEO, founded the startup in 2010 and currently has a few products in development. Jumio claimed via a blog post that the product would launch soon.

The company has yet to launch so its hard to know for sure what they do. Their promotional video claims they will end cash as we know it.