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So this seems odd, A: Should I be concerned, B: Is this illegal in Europe? C: To my Google friends, you can private message me about what to do.

Specifically - United Airlines sent me a check-in for my flight. Some of my personal e-mail is forwarded to a separate gmail account primarily for backup. When I saw the message in my Gmail - Google appears to have made a special "box" for my check-in. Does this mean that Google "knows" my flight info, and is using it to render (and presumably log) that box and its clicks? I greyed out the relevant personal info, but this is from my Gmail window:
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Cool! Everything you ever wanted to know about app search!
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The best application search: Quixey

Want an application? No, not just an app for your iPhone, but maybe one for Google Chrome, or one for Android, or even for Windows? Quixey delivers. How does it do that? Well, that's where this story gets interesting and why you'll need to watch this video. http://quixey.com
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Awesome. Congrats Eric & friends. 
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I got a table! Can’t wait to go to Nama but actually I am trying to test an app.. 
NAMA SUSHI restaurant features Japanese cuisine offering comfort food with bold flavors and fresh sensory delight! Located within just a few minutes from AT&T Ballpark, Nama offers a full lunch and dinner menu with a wide selection of premium sakes, foreign & domestic beers, as well as wines. This… is a regular spot not only for its local residents / employees but also business guests, Ballgame goers, SOMA weekenders, and large parties. With its ...
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Cool new idea... It is much harder than it seems. To my uber-smart coding friends out there - I dare you to try it...
http://blog.quixey.com/2011/10/03/quixey-challenge/
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Apparently - according to my communications with Citibank - since "The Skype network is operated by Skype Limited, which has its headquarters in Luxembourg" the charge (in USD) is "foreign" - and hence subjected to their "Foreign Exchange Transaction fee".

The moral of the story - never charge anything using a card from Citibank over the Internet unless you know for 100% certain the company is based in the US, uses a US Bank and charged in USD (if Skype would have taken my Amex card I would have used it instead). Is it (or should it be) legal for credit card companies to basically make up arbitrary charges - could they do something like "Your charge is has more 1s than 0s in it in binary fee" or - "your charge involved a shipping company so we decided to charge you a fee fee"

Frankly I think they should be required to publish their actual costs for every "fee" (anything not 'included') as a part of the public record - so if they (or any company - taxi, airline, phone, whatever) claims they are passing along some fee/charge - they must then publish exactly what their real costs are. Kind of like some gas stations try to make you feel better by publishing the amount you pay in taxes, or airlines sometimes show you the actual fees they pay for landing at a particular airport...
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Pay skype thru paypal ;) works like a charm all the time
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