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Mobile wallet marketplace in China adds another key player

Mobile wallet marketplace in China adds another key player

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Baidu, the Chinese search giant is now adding its own smartphone based payments service to the mix. China’s smartphone based payments market is already growing at an astounding rate, as $1.6 trillion in transactions were completed over that channel in 2013, but now it is about to become a little bit more competitive as Baidu tosses its own mobile wallet service into the mix of options available for consumers. This will place the … Read entire article »

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Mobile gadgets to be embraced on Air Canada flights

Mobile gadgets to be embraced on Air Canada flights

The airline has now added itself to a growing number of other carriers offering WiFi access in-flight. Air Canada has now joined among the various airlines that have announced that they will be offering WiFi access for the users of mobile gadgets on their flights, so that travelers won’t be required to disconnect throughout the length of their time in the air. In the case of this airline, the WiFi access will be available only on flights … Read entire article »

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Google Glass software update makes some considerable changes

Google Glass software update makes some considerable changes

While the wearable tech will be supporting KitKat, its video calling feature is headed to the back burner. At the same time that Google Glass experienced its one day availability sale in the United States on Tuesday, it also released a massive software update that made a number of notable changes to the experience and opportunity offered by these augmented reality glasses. The internet enabled wearable technology will now have the latest version of the Android OS. The … Read entire article »

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Mobile security fix needed for Heartbleed on BBM Android and iOS

Mobile security fix needed for Heartbleed on BBM Android and iOS

This according to a release made by BlackBerry, the update is also going to be released for its BBM software. BlackBerry Ltd. has announced its intentions to release mobile security updates that will protect iOS and Android devices so that the Heartbleed program vulnerabilities will be addressed. At first, experts had advised companies to focus on protecting their websites. Now, it looks as though the threats also extend to the tech that is used within data centers and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security

Mobile security issues continue to plague Android devices

Mobile security issues continue to plague Android devices

Symantec’s latest report has shown that malware writers are continuing to focus on at operating system. New data that has been released by Symantec has confirmed that mobile security is continuing to be an issue for Android device users above all others as malware writers continue to prefer that operating system over any other smartphone platform. This helps to illustrate how important it is to take precautions particularly with an Android based device. According to the publication from … Read entire article »

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Report highlights trends affecting mobile commerce

Report highlights trends affecting mobile commerce

Mobile devices are becoming more abundant, opening the way for a new kind of commerce Market research organization yStats has released a new report concerning the major trends affecting mobile commerce. The report notes that mobile shopping has become quite popular throughout the world, and this may be largely due to the growing penetration of mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets are becoming more plentiful and readily available to a wide range of consumers. As more people … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Tablet Commerce, Trends

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

Smartwatch by Will.i.am to be launched in July

Smartwatch by Will.i.am to be launched in July

The musician claims that this wearable technology will allow calls to be made without a smartphone. Will.i.am has now announced that he will be releasing his own smartwatch in July, that will give its wearers the ability to make calls, access Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and perform a range of other functions without requiring the use of a smartphone. The musician and reality show judge is already in the mobile market in the form of flashy iPhone … Read entire article »

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New mobile app aims to promote mobile commerce among local businesses

New mobile app aims to promote mobile commerce among local businesses

Mobile commerce app launches in Palo Alto, California A new mobile app has been released in Palo Alto, California, that aims to make it possible for local businesses to better engage mobile consumers. People are beginning to shop on their mobile devices more frequently, and some have taken to shopping online over visiting physical stores. Retailers are having to adapt to this change in consumer behavior by embracing mobile commerce and providing consumers with mobile-centric services … Read entire article »

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