Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 12:57 UTC
Google Without giving any detailed information, Madfinger Games announced that because the piracy rates of their game Dead Trigger were so high on Android, they made the game available for free. This sucks balls. I'm interested in more detailed statistics, especially where, exactly, the piracy rate is highest, considering you can only get paid Google Play applications in 31 countries, and then, often only with a credit card (which many people outside of the US don't have and/or use). It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if those piracy rates mostly come from places without paid applications support and/or with lousy payment options. In any case, Google needs to get its act together with the Play Store.
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by ephracis on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 14:51 UTC
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My bank (Swedbank) has a free service where I can create a digital credit card. I choose the amount of money, the expiration date (default of one month) and I get an image of a credit card in my browser containing all information I need (number,name,ccv,etc).

I really enjoy this. I could setup a card with an expiration date far into the future and use it everywhere if I want to. However, I choose to always create a new card whenever I need to buy something online. That way I never have to fear that the information will get stolen and someone will start to charge me, since I already spent all the money that is associated with the card (and it only lasts a month anyway). Also makes it a bit harder to spend my money which is always a good thing.

And I also want to add to what Thom said. Carrying a CC has a stigma associated with it. Not only does the card itself cost money, but the whole idea is that you spend money you don't have and pay interest on it. Most young adults here don't have a CC, they only carry a debit card.

I know more friends who have a land line (!) than a credit card. ;)

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