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February 28, 2016
The internet and mobile devices have made it possible for you to stay in touch with friends and loved-ones across the world, yet we are still paying for our morning coffee in fundamentally the same way as we did decades ago. Danial and Shubham discuss the evolution of mobile and online payments and whether we’ll ever be able to leave our homes without our wallets. Danial impresses a cashier by paying with Apple Pay, while Shubham is still fumbling with old-school credit cards. 0:00 - Intro 0:54 - Facebook introduces “reactions” 5:17 - Facebook and Virtual Reality 9:08 - Rise of the (currently friendly) Robots 11:45 - Payments 35:35 - Byte of the Week (Payments Apps): Tilt, Payso, and Etup 48:20 - Wrap-up Links Facebook Is Using Those New “Like” Emojis to Keep Tabs on Your Emotions - Mic Alphabet built a new humanlike robot and then immediately bullied it - Quartz New Steps Toward the Future of Virtual Reality - Facebook Newsroom Mark Zuckerberg Is ‘Obsessed’ With Livestreaming, Making Live a Top Priority at…