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Watch out, PayPal. Square just launched its own bank

Square, the financial payments firm run by Jack Dorsey, launched an in-house bank that it says will allow it to "operate more nimbly" in an increasingly crowded fintech market.


Inside the complicated business of disguising 5G equipment

For years, artificial cacti have lined the sandy roadsides of North Scottsdale, Arizona. They look real at first glance but tucked inside are antennas and radio equipment that provide 4G LTE wireless connectivity to the area. Large concealment structures like this, which in this case are about 24 feet tall, have become so good it's sometimes hard to tell the real cacti from the fakes.

Volvo to go fully electric by 2030

By the end of the decade, the only Volvo you'll be able to purchase will be electric. And you'll only be able to buy it online.

Amazon quietly changed its app icon after some unfavorable comparisons

Amazon has quietly changed the design of its new app icon, replacing the blue ribbon on top that drew some unfavorable comparisons.

Instacart doubles its valuation for the second time since pandemic began

For the second time since the the pandemic began, Instacart has doubled its valuation as a privately-held startup.

Top European media outlet refuses to join Facebook News

Facebook is launching its news product in Germany without media giant Axel Springer, which publishes the country's most popular daily newspaper and says it won't participate due to the "inappropriately low remuneration" offered for journalistic content.

Biden throws support behind Amazon workers holding milestone union vote

President Joe Biden on Sunday night lent his support to Amazon workers who are pushing to unionize and appeared to warn Amazon not to deter them.

Rocket Lab joins the SPAC craze


India imposes new rules on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

India issued strict new rules on Thursday for Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms weeks after the country's government attempted to pressure Twitter to take down accounts it deemed incendiary.

Apple had a blowout quarter in China. But can its success there continue?

Apple blew through its December quarter record for sales in China when it reported earnings last month.

McDonald's and other chains are giving their drive-thrus the Jetsons treatment

Drive-thrus are a lead generator of fast-food sales during the pandemic, and many chains, like McDonald's are trying to speed up the process by deploying new tech, including artificial intelligence for ordering.

Amazon is putting cameras in its delivery vans and some drivers aren't happy

For Kamille Elizabeth, delivering Amazon packages in Wilmington, Delaware feels carefree and comfortable. She has deliveries to make and rules to follow, but says she enjoys being on the road by herself with what she calls a "limited freedom."

FCC approves $50 monthly internet subsidies for low-income households during pandemic

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved final rules for a new broadband subsidy program that could help struggling families pay for internet service during the pandemic.

How Britain could keep its 'crown' in finance and technology after Brexit

The United Kingdom should introduce special visas and overhaul its stock market rules to allow entrepreneurs to keep control of their companies if it wants to remain competitive in financial technology after Brexit.



Hayley Arceneaux, a 29-year-old cancer survivor and physician assistant at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, got an out-of-the-blue question from her employer: Would she like to go to space? She talks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about what it means to participate in such a historic mission. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.



Hayley Arceneaux is slated to become the youngest American, the first pediatric cancer survivor, and the first-ever person with a prosthesis to journey into space, a landmark she said she hopes will inspire people with disabilities who previously thought such adventures were off-limits. Watch "Full Circle" every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 6pm E.T.

Airbnb and DoorDash went public at the same time but see very different paths post-pandemic

Airbnb and DoorDash went public the same week in early December and were both met with strong demand from investors. But in their first earnings reports as publicly traded companies on Thursday, the two sharing economy businesses signaled very different possible paths forward after the pandemic ends.

Twitter is considering letting users pay accounts they like

Twitter is exploring a way to allow users to become paid subscribers to Twitter accounts they really like.

Hyundai's recall of 82,000 electric cars is one of the most expensive in history

Hyundai will recall 82,000 electric cars globally to replace their batteries after 15 reports of fires involving the vehicles. Despite the relatively small number of cars involved, Hyundai's recall is one of the most expensive in history, signaling how electric car defects could create hefty costs for automakers at least in the near future.

Zillow will now make cash offers for homes based on its 'Zestimates'

On Thursday, the company announced a new feature aimed at streamlining the process for homeowners considering selling to Zillow.