Mobile Finance Blog

Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:02 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

“Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” like Candy Crush and Angry Birds before it, has become a social media sensation. In the past 30 days the app has been mentioned more than 400,000 times on Twitter, according to data on Topsy. Included among them are anguished tweets about the amount of real-world cash players have spent to try

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:40 pm
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

This money management app gives users a tailored view of their finances.

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Friday, July 11, 2014 4:21 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Amazon is facing an FTC lawsuit over allegations it billed parents and other adults for millions of dollars of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids. Most of those charges were allegedly racked up while playing games that make money by selling kids “coins,” “stars” and other digital detritus to help them progress in the game.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 2:12 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

In a bizarre confluence of events, the continued rise of the terrorist group ISIS forces the mobile wallet firm of the same name to re-brand.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 1:08 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Wearable electronics, such as “smart watches,” fitness bracelets and, of course, Google Glass, are all the rage right now. But as usual, the technology may be moving faster than users’ ability to understand and deal with the potential risks.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 4:29 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The FTC filed suit against T-Mobile for “cramming” unauthorized charges into its cell phone customers’ bills. But T-Mobile isn’t the only company that’s had issues with the practice.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5:15 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

An increasing number of Americans are using smartphones to handle money in one way or another, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is on it.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:11 pm
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

This security app provides some peace of mind, but leaves you wanting more.

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Friday, June 6, 2014 6:30 am
By Alissa Fleck · Bankrate.com

Toshl Finance is a very straightforward budgeting app that allows you to enter your expenses and create a budget.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 6:05 am
By Travers Korch · Bankrate.com

If you’ve ever found your generosity with the happy hour bill greeted by a rash of amnesia among your coworkers, you may now consider Venmo the antidote. Unfortunately, for that benefit you may be giving up a little privacy in return. One of Time Magazine’s “10 Startups to Watch for 2014,” Venmo allows users to

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