A year after taking a small stake in investment firm Acorns Grow Inc., PayPal is beginning to offer Acorn’s service on its platform
Beginning today, some PayPal users will be able to put funds into their Acorns account and manage them through PayPal.
PayPal is rolling out the automated service in phases. It will be available to all PayPal users by early next year. PayPal has said it has about 218 million active users.
While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are still days away, some businesses have already begun to offer sales online
Retailers such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Amazon are already promoting holiday sales on their websites.
The early marketing is a newer strategy by companies so that their inventory is not overwhelmed on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) and Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving).
As Bloomberg reports, retailers have been overwhelmed in previous years when they began their online sales on Cyber Monday. They since have begun to offer sales earlier to lessen the surge of purchases on Cyber Monday.
Speaking of holiday gifts, here is a roundup of the most cutting edge tech gifts
The Washington Post made a holiday shopping list for lovers of tech, beginning with the iPhone X and also including products from Amazon’s Kindle line and Google’s new Chromebook. The list can be viewed here.
Germany has banned smartwatches for children
The ban doesn’t appear to include well-known brands such as the Apple Watch or Fitbit products, rather smartwatches that have been designed and marketed only for children.
The country’s telecommunications entity, named Bundesnetzagentur, issued the ban after the European Consumer Organization said last month that smartwatches for children could threaten their privacy. Some watches include internet-enabled microphones and GPS trackers.
Bundesnetzagentur has told parents to destroy any of the smartwatches for children that they own.
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