Facebook Looks to Standalone Apps

After coming out with Facebook Messenger last year, the company is getting ready to release a suite of standalone mobile apps this year. Theverge.com reports. It hasn’t been obvious, but Facebook Messenger hit number one at the App Store over the holidays, beating Instagram and Snapchat. A personalized newsfeed and calendar are thought to be part of the suite.

Recode.net says Twitter is just about ready to make in app payments available with startup Stripe. This could be particularly handy when a tweet pops up that tickets are on sale for a game or concert.

With Microsoft dropping support of Windows XP in just a matter of weeks, banks have started buying extended support agreements from them. Slashdot.org says this is because 95% of ATMs worldwide still use XP!


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