AT&T cryptocurrency payments are now an option for mobile customers

AT&T cryptocurrency payments - Bitcoin

The American cellular network operator will be offering the service through BitPay. AT&T cryptocurrency payments are a first for a major US mobile carrier. According to company, this was made possible through a partnership between the mobile operator and BitPay payment service. Customers will be able to pay via the AT&T website or through the app. Customers of the mobile carrier will have the option to pay theirbill using cryptocurrency either online using the AT&T website or via the myAT&T app. However, while this new digital payments options is permitted,…

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Huawei blacklisting in the US hurts the company on a global scale

Huawei blacklisting - Huawei smartphone

Google has removed Huawei from the Android partner program. As part of the Huawei blacklisting order by the US government, Google was required to remove the Chinese tech company from the Android Partner program. Such a move implies that Huawei will no longer be privy to proprietary apps and services from Google. This restriction could hurt Huawei’s prominence in the market. For now, Google will continue to send software updates to Huawei phones until mid-August. On Tuesday, the US Commerce Department decided to grant mobile phone companies a 90-day license…

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New QR code security system in Japan to help boost cashless transactions in the country

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Electronic payments have been slow to expand in Japan. A new QR code security system is in the works that could help cashless payments take off in Japan. The country wants to increase its number of digital transactions to not only reduce the number of cash transaction, but to also make it easier for the government to collect taxes with better efficiency. Japan wants to increase total digital payments of all transactions to 40% by 2025. In Japan, cashless payments have been slow to take off, with 80% of people…

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US mobile consumers would give up social media for mobile games, study

US mobile consumers - mobile game

Nearly 70% of mobile users would give up social media than lose their favorite mobile games. According to a recent study from Tapjoy, US mobile consumers prefer mobile gaming to social media, with 69% saying they would rather give up social media apps or TV than lose their favorite games they play on mobile. The study’s findings help to explain why many social networking companies are branching out into mobile games. The mobile advertising and app monetization company surveyed over 18,000 US consumers ages 18 and older in February and…

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Google to target smartphone shoppers with new mobile advertising strategy

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Google intends to push new ads on its apps to boost revenue from mobile shoppers. The Alphabet Inc. owned company is enhancing its mobile advertising strategy and plans to place ads in several new spots on its apps. The expansion of its advertising real estate will include ads featured on the homepage of its smartphone app worldwide, more ads in Maps as well as ads with image galleries in search results, reports Reuters. Google wants to make it easier for its users to discover and buy new products. The search…

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