Over the past year, much has been made about the NFC-enabled mobile wallet concept championed by Google but very few people can say they've actually paid for something using this technology.
Yesterday, The Financial Post reported that PayPal's recent point-of-sale payment partnership with Home Depot has begun, with about 50 stores in the Bay Area adopting the technology.
A few days ago (Feb. 12), the New York Times' Joshua Brustein wrote that Facebook's pending IPO puts personal data at a premium, calling it "the oil of the digital age."
A couple weeks ago, we ran a story examining the controversy behind tracking people's phones. In it, we talked about Carrier IQ, a startup that was allegedly tracking (on behalf of carriers) mobile phone users' locations, what input method customers were using, AND what customers were typing into their phones.
It would make perfect sense for retailers to track mall shoppers' phones to determine their paths from store to store. But does the practice violate consumers' privacy rights?
Are you ready for the holiday season? Black Friday is fast approaching and you've certainly held a meeting or two to get your staff on the same page for the Christmas shopping rush.
The world's largest social network knows a lot about us. In fact, Facebook knows stuff about us that we probably didn't even know it could access.
CBC News reported last week (April 20), that an Ottawa hospital ordered 1,800 iPads. These are in addition to the 500 iPads hospital staff were already using.