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Wearable technology returns predicted by Visa

Wearable technology returns predicted by Visa

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The credit card giant is now counting on these tiny gadgets as a channel for completing transactions. Visa has revealed that it feels that wearable technology holds considerable promise as a mobile payments and mobile marketing channel, and it is expecting to experience returns from those devices. The financial services provider is banking on wearables to reach consumers and to complete payments. According to the senior vice president of global brand and marketing transformation … Read entire article »

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Mobile platform with the greatest stability is Android 4.4 KitKat

Mobile platform with the greatest stability is Android 4.4 KitKat

A new set of analytics has contradicted the reports that suggest that the operating system is unstable. A company called Crittercism has released the results of its analytics, which have suggested that – despite the fact that the media has been continually reporting on the instability of the Android 4.4 KitKat mobile platform – that operating system is actually considerably more stable than its main alternative. Those bug reports make the Android operating system seem less stable … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Technology News

Mhealth to benefit from newly proposed FDA regulations

Mhealth to benefit from newly proposed FDA regulations

A new rule has been recommended in the Federal Register, which would change mobile health technology classifications. The Food and Drug Administration has now proposed a new rule within the Federal Register which would make changes to the way that it would classify mhealth devices, which could be quite beneficial to that industry. The proposed rule would make it easier for the agency to classify a mobile medical device. Should this become the rule, it will be simpler … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health Care Industry, Mobile Apps, Technology News

Smartwatches from Sony won’t be Android Wear, yet

Smartwatches from Sony won’t be Android Wear, yet

Though the wearable technology manufacturer isn’t using it now, it hasn’t ruled it out for the future. Sony has announced that when it comes to its smartwatches and other wearables, it will not be using Android Wear at the moment, however, they did release an updated statement shortly after the initial one that it intends to “evaluate opportunities across a number of areas,” suggesting that Google’s wearable technology operating system hasn’t been entirely ruled out. This announcement … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Apps

Mobile payments now available at Wendy’s

Mobile payments now available at Wendy’s

This will allow smartphone users to leave their credit cards at home when they purchase their meals. When you head out for some fast food at Wendy’s the next time, you can use your smartphone and the quick service restaurant’s official app to be able to make mobile payments and complete the transaction at the counter. The majority of the American locations (approximately 5,800) now have this feature. The mobile payments method that has been chosen is one … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Marketing, Mobile Payments

Wearable technology perceptions are holding it back

Wearable technology perceptions are holding it back

Intel says that companies aren’t yet concentrating on what people actually want from these devices. According to Steve Brown, chief evangelist and futurist at Intel, until the industry works to design their wearable technology in a way that will appeal to the perceptions of consumers, that sector simply will not succeed. This statement was made in a speech that Brown gave in London at a tech event. Brown spoke at the Wearable Technology Show in London with a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Commerce, Trends

Flipkart sees major success with mobile commerce

Flipkart sees major success with mobile commerce

Mobile shopping through Flipkart is beginning to gain momentum Flipkart, one of the largest e-commerce organizations in India, has been seeing an increase in mobile shopping recently. The firm has become a supporter of mobile commerce, claiming that mobile shopping is likely to be the future of retail. This week, the firm announced that a growing portion of the purchases it sees are coming from consumers with smartphones and tablets. Notably, smartphones are accounting for the … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

iOS 7.1 release from Apple brings notable improvements

iOS 7.1 release from Apple brings notable improvements

The addition of CarPlay and improvements to Siri will keep iPhone users tinkering for a while. Apple has just released the most recent update to its operating system, as iPhone and iPad users download iOS 7.1 into their mobile devices and discover the new CarPlay as well as some significant improvements to Siri. Among all of the improvements that were made, CarPlay was certainly among the largest. This feature of iOS 7.1 is the infotainment system from Apple … Read entire article »

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QR codes on appliances push us closer to mainstream smart homes

QR codes on appliances push us closer to mainstream smart homes

Quick response codes are finding their way onto juicers, mixers, irons, and many other household items. A company in Jaipur, India, called Bajaj Electricals, has recently revealed its strategy for remaining at the cutting edge when it comes to using QR codes for effective mobile marketing and better understanding their end users. This effort included the application of quick response codes to the appliances that they sell. According to the senior general manager of IT at Bajaj Electricals, … Read entire article »

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