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App Makes Money Between Friends Issues Less Painful, More Social

When money and friendship mix, the results can get awkward: You front a friend some cash, and then what? Venmo, an app that helps you exchange money through mobile devices, is designed to remove that awkwardness and replace it with something social, and even fun.

Family-Friendly TV Advertisers Get PTC's 'Green Light'

A conservative TV watchdog group wants consumers to consider patronizing companies that advertise on family-friendly television shows this shopping season, rather than those that buy commercials on racier programs, but price is still likely to be the biggest influence on holiday shoppers.

Photo-Sharing Site Path Is For Real Friends Only

Path is different from other photo-sharing sites not because of what it can do, but because of what it won't allow you to do -- namely, share photos with more than 50 people. Path lets users be themselves, share photos freely, and never worry about the images being seen by the wrong people.

Apple Subscription Plan Not So Great for Publishers

There's nothing newspaper and magazine publishers crave more right now than a straightforward means of selling subscriptions via Apple's app store. But the news that Apple is on the verge of announcing a plan to let them do just that is likely to be of limited comfort to them.

Your Jeep Owners Manual? There's an App for That

When Chrysler takes the wraps off its newly redesigned 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV in a few days, it will have a feature that no car has ever offered before: a smart-phone application that provides vehicle information.