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Square expands its bank-like offerings, letting sellers charge customers in installments

Payments start-up Square is encroaching on even more of traditional banks’ territory. The San Francisco-based tech company announced Thursday it will let businesses using Square’s payment network give customers the option to break big payments up, into smaller, fixed, monthly ones. “It’s a seamless and transparent way to offer installment payments to…

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Beating China to the market with new technology is best US defense: AT&T Communications CEO

Beating China to the market with new technology is the best safeguard for the United States, both economically and from a national security standpoint, AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan told Lumentrades on Thursday. “It’s really important to a country’s economy and to its security that when there’s a new technology coming out, that you be…