Apple Pay is soon coming to 16 new markets

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Apple Pay continues its expansion across Europe.
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Apple Pay is on its way to 16 new markets, according to one mobile banking service.

Apple plans to increase the total number of supported countries to 40 by the end of 2019. Here’s the full list of territories that are next in line for its mobile payments service.

Apple Pay is about to spread its reach across Europe

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Apple Pay continues its expansion across Europe.
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Apple Pay is on its way to seven new markets across Europe.

A number of banks serving Greece, Portugal, and other territories have already confirmed their support for the service. The launch is “coming soon,” but a more specific date hasn’t been announced just yet.

Apple will pay France $571 million in back taxes

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Europe continues to chase Apple for unpaid taxes.
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Apple has agreed to pay French authorities around $571 million in back taxes, according to new reports.

Apple today confirmed the deal but did not disclose the sum itself. The agreement comes after a multi-year audit into Apple’s accounts by the French tax administration.

Apple Pay on its way to Germany this week

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Guten tag, Apple Pay!
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Apple Pay will finally make its debut in Germany this week, according to a new report.

Tim Cook previously promised that the mobile payments service would be available in Germany by the end of the year, while local webpages were recently updated to confirm it is “coming soon.”

Ka-ching! Apple Pay Cash could arrive in Europe soon

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Sending money from your iPhone is about to get a lot easier in Europe.
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Apple Pay Cash could be ready to make its debut in Europe.

Screens invited users to set up Apple’s peer-to-peer payments service have started popping up on devices on the other side of the Atlantic this week. Apple has also started publishing Apple Pay Cash support pages in European countries.

Instapaper’s new Premium plan goes live on return to Europe

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Instapaper Premium unlocks awesome features.
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Instapaper has finally returned to Europe following a GDPR blackout, and users can now subscribe to its new Premium plan to unlock additional features.

The service was pulled in the E.U. following the introduction of new data protection regulations, but now it’s fully compliant and ready to do business again. Here’s what you can expect if you upgrade with a Premium subscription.

Tim Cook talks taxes and failed Irish data center in new interview

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Apple CEO Tim Cook likes to get close to the fans.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook made a quick stop in Ireland this week where he promised the country he’s interested in it for more than its sweet tax rate.

The company’s relationship with Ireland has been rocky the last year. Apple scrapped plans to build a billion-dollar data center and lost its tax deal, but Cook says he’s still as committed to the country as ever.