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Apple Pay May Not Be the Credit Option of the Future Just Yet

apple pay announcementWhen Apple Pay was announced as the latest technology in mobile payments, the one thing that concerned all smartphone owners was security.

What with breaches at Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, StaplesSally Beauty Supply and more, consumers are understandably hesitant with a wallet in a phone.

Target is still reeling from its Christmas debacle in 2013, so Apple Pay has a large hill to climb.

Thanks to reports of glitches and this dude after the jump who swiped his wife’s card without requests for verification, that hill is quickly becoming a mountain.

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10 of the Best Brands on Vine

Twitter’s Vine short video sharing service is the new thing. You’ve probably heard of it–you may have even seen what was supposed to be the world’s first Vine press release. And you’re going to keep hearing about it, because six-second video loops are quick, impressionistic and perfect for our social media age.

Laugh if you must, but some brands have already proven this newest buzzy toy to be a worthy tool for spreading the (branded) message around social media. We searched the Internet high and low to find some examples of brands using Vine to get their names out there in creative ways–along with a couple that don’t quite make the cut.

1. General Electric: We don’t even care whether GE’s “six second science” series directly promotes the company’s products. It is awesome.

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In Memoriam: Ofield Dukes, and More in the Roll Call

As we mentioned in The Ticker, Ofield Dukes died on Wednesday at the age of 79. Dukes worked with the LBJ administration and went on to open his own PR firm Ofield Dukes & Associates in 1969. His clients included Motown Records, CBS Records, and AT&T. He also consulted every Democratic presidential candidate since 1969, served as an adjunct professor at Howard and American Universities, was a journalist in his hometown of Detroit, and organized the first dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1972. Dukes’ sister says he succumbed to a form of bone cancer. [via Washington Post]

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