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Mobile Minutes: Samsung, eBay, Facebook and Snapchat, new kind of commerce

Samsung reaches deal to buy startup SmartThings
Samsung Electronics Co. said it is buying SmartThings, a high-profile startup that has become a poster child for a movement to bring intelligence to all manner of everyday devices.
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EBay payments unit in talks to accept bitcoin
EBay is considering accepting the virtual currency bitcoin at its Braintree payments subsidiary, part of its PayPal unit, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Zuckerberg's Snapchat envy isn?t disappearing
First, Facebook tried to clone Snapchat. Then, Facebook tried to buy Snapchat. When that failed, Facebook tried again to copy the success of the photo-messaging app ? three more times.
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A new kind of ecommerce adds a personal touch
Katrina Lake is staring at the ceiling, trying to remember the last time she bought clothes in a store.
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