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Phone carriers dropping 2-year iPhone contracts

The $200 iPhone is toast. AT&T is phasing out the two-year contract at third-party retailers, including the Apple Store, as part of a new plan to promote its contract-free “Next” program, according to a source with knowledge of the strategy. Two-year contracts will now only be available at AT&T stores — online or brick and mortar.

6 banking technologies you’ll see in the next 5 years

You might be used to visiting your local bank, speaking with a teller and paying a few bills. But what if in the next five years you performed all these actions without setting foot inside a bank? And what if you were able to not just perform typical banking activities — withdraw money, transfer money, deposit a check, etc. — but also purchase a plane ticket while you were there?