Monthly Archives: April 2015

PayPal Brings Its Instant Checkout Service “One Touch” Across The Web

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PayPal Brings Its Instant Checkout Service “One Touch” Across The Web

TechCrunch

PayPal today is making a change to its online payment service on the web, which will now allow customers to checkout from a merchant’s website without having to enter in their user ID and password to complete a transaction, after their initial login. The system, called One Touch for Web, is an expansion of PayPal’s earlier efforts on mobile.

Last fall, the company announced the general availability of One Touch mobile payments at TechCrunch Disrupt, which then introduced an easier way for consumers to shop and pay on mobile devices. On mobile, the platform was built using technology from PayPal acquisition Braintree, and was initially found in a number of applications including those from Jane.com, ParkWhiz, StubHub and Threadless, for example. Today, others such as Airbnb, Lyft, Munchery, Boxed and YPlan are also using the system.

The idea was that with One Touch, customers wouldn’t have to continually enter in their username…

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Book Review: Einstein’s Beach House by Jacob M. Appel

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Book Review: Einstein’s Beach House by Jacob M. Appel

Poetic Parfait

My latest read is Einstein’s Beach House by Jacob M. Appel. It is the first book I read by Appel, who has published several literary works. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review of the short story collection.

I looked forward to the read weeks before I even opened the eBook because short story collections are not something I am often asked to review. I loved the title of the collection too. Then, when I started to read it, I found the characters in each story were well penned and rich in detail. I could imagine them in my mind. There were unique characteristics and situations within each story, including a woman who seeks a therapist to help her depressed hedgehog.

Here is what troubled me. After I had read the first few stories, I felt sad. Let me try to explain. The characters were…

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