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Go ahead and put this one in the “things we didn’t see coming” column: T-Mobile is getting into the banking business. As in, they want to be your wireless carrier AND your bank. Launched just yesterday, Mobile Money is three things: a free checking account, Visa debit card, and a mobile app for managing your finances.

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While current T-Mobile wireless subscribers are the target market for the new personal finance service, non T-Mobile customers are welcome to join as well, but may be subject to fees T-Mobile’s customers aren’t. There are no activation fees, no minimum balance requirements, or fees to deposit / withdraw money. At launch, you’ll be able to manage your account in T-Mobile stores nationwide and at more than 42,000 ATMs for free...

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Former Hacker: Today’s Hacks Are All About the Money

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At least that’s how Mike Calce, the former hacker known as ‘mafiaboy,’ sees things. Calce says he still has contact with some of the people he used to know in the hacker community, and while many of them are still active, their priorities have changed.

“The hacker motivation has changed immensely,” Calce told Mashable in an interview. “It’s much more about monetary gain, whereas in my era, it was about pushing the status quo.”

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Warner Bros. to Donate Money to Theater Shooting Victims

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Warner Bros. — the studio behind The Dark Knight Rises — has announced that it will make a “substantial” donation to charities supporting victims of the theater shooting in Aurora, Colo.

The studio has been in contact with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office, saying it will contribute funds to givingfirst.org, a branch of Colorado’s Community First Foundation, which will distribute money across various charities for the July 20 shooting victims, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

The shooting, which occurred at a midnight premiere of the Batman film, killed 12 and left at least 58 wounded. Police have suspected gunman James Holmes in custody.

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What Will the Bus Monitor Do With All That Money? [POLL]

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On Tuesday, a YouTube video of bus monitor Karen Klein being verbally harassed by several 12- to 15-year-old boys ignited a crowd-sourced fundraiser that has raked in over half a million dollars.

But with 29 days left on the Indiegogo fundraiser, many are wondering: Where will it stop? What will the 69-year-old grandmother (who currently makes $ 15,506 a year) do with all that money?

The original fundraising goal of $ 5,000 was meant to send Klein on a nice relaxing vacation.  Now there is enough money for her to vacation, retire and then some.

Let us know how you feel by answering questions in the poll below, or ask a question you’d like to see answered.

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