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Report: Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for billions of users worldwide. The system would use a digital coin similar to bitcoin, but different in that Facebook ...

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Idaho company ordered to pay $44M in trade secrets lawsuit

A Boise-based software company has been ordered to pay SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc. $44 million in damages in a lawsuit over trade secrets. Officials with Clearwater Analytics did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. ...

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Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor

Lisa Love hasn’t seen her doctor of 25 years since she discovered telemedicine. Love tried virtual visits last summer for help with a skin irritation and returned for another minor problem. She doesn’t feel a pressing need to seek care ...

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Catching up with SMHeuristics, as it adds products to its marketing services (access required)

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It’s not unusual for technology startups to hire people to help develop the initial product, but SMHeuristics is on the opposite side: Startup companies, and some established ones, hire it to help find customers. Some people call such companies “growth ...

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Umpqua adds personal banker to banking app (access required)

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Correction: This story has been updated to correct the number of digital bankers. There will be 250, not 200. The story also incorrectly stated that personal bankers are not available in Boise. A new banking app from Umpqua Bank will ...

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