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Venmo is used to pay or request money from other people on the app. Every transaction has a memo line, and the app suggests emoji instead of words like "rent," "pizza," and "wine." Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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As Payments Go Social With Venmo, They're Changing Personal Relationships

More people are using mobile money apps to pay each other without cash. With Venmo, its social network is a key part of the payment process, and it's changing people's behavior in unexpected ways.

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Why Does Ebola Keep Spreading In Congo? Here's A Major Clue

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As Payments Go Social With Venmo, They're Changing Personal Relationships

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Blake Mycoskie attends the TOMS' End Gun Violence Together Rally, Feb. 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Mycoskie, the founder of TOMS shoes, is one of four business leaders asking Congress to pass a bill requiring background checks on all gun sales. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for TOMS Shoes hide caption

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CEOs Urge Congress To Expand Gun Background Checks

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