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  • ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS 
Alison Borodkin of Solon, Ohio, waits for Girl Scout Caroline Moore to swipe her credit card using GoPayment. Troops in Ohio are the first in the nation to be able to ask "Cash or credit?" during their annual door-to-door cookie sale.

    Girl Scout cookies get a high-tech charge

    @Text.normal:PARMA, Ohio | The Girl Scouts were selling their cookies the old-fashioned way, pulling a creaky-wheeled red wagon laden with Thin Mints and Samoas down a suburban street. But the ritual took a decidedly 21st-century twist when, with a polite smile, one of the girls pulled out a smartphone and inquired: "Would you like to pay with a credit card?"

  • **FILE** This March 21, 2011, photo shows a GoPayment machine attached to a smartphone used by the members of Girl Scout Troop 70024 as a way to accept credit card payments for cookie sales at Parkside Elementary School in Solon, Ohio. (Associated Press)

    Girl Scout cookies go high-tech: Smartphone sales

    The Girl Scouts were selling their cookies the old-fashioned way, pulling a creaky-wheeled red wagon laden with Thin Mints and Samoas down a suburban street. But the affair took a decidedly 21st-century twist when, with a polite smile, one of the girls pulled out a smartphone and inquired: "Would you like to pay with a credit card?"

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