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Quietly tapping a personal device to buy jeans or a burrito could one day become as ubiquitous as the old cash register ”cha-ching,” but tech companies must still overcome challenges before they can persuade average Americans – and, just as importantly, the stores that sell to them – to phase out credit cards and embrace a walletless future.

Michelle Quinn writes: The legacy of a returning tech CEOs is mostly bad, with the rare exception of Steve Jobs who returned to Apple after a period of exile to reinvent the company. Can Jack Dorsey”s second coming at Twitter, albeit for now as interim CEO, successfully remake the Internet firm?

With Jack Dorsey heading back to Twitter as its CEO, what will happen to Square, where he also is CEO?

Pete Carey writes about Intel”s Compute Stick: Intel seems to be onto something, but at this point, it”s a solution looking for a problem. When I look at the various reviews, I”m inclined to go with the guy who flagged the Stick as a prototype. The actual device is amazing, as our IT guy said, but it needs an upgrade and some fine-tuning.

Troy Wolverton writes: In the latest round of Android smartphone updates, Samsung”s Galaxy S6 has some flaws, but it”s a better offering than HTC”s new One M9.

Larry Magid writes: Protecting student data is a laudable goal, but before Congress or state legislatures pass new laws or revise old ones, it”s important to make sure that innovation and creativity don”t become collateral damage.

Q&A: Martin Ford, author and software entrepreneur, on the robots coming for your job.

An object of affection and envy, like a favorite cousin who”s become a rock star, agent Ken DeLeon has taken the Silicon Valley real estate world by storm, setting sales records and flying Asian investors over the Bay Area in his private jet.

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