Google Wallet opened for business today, with a boost from new partner Visa (MasterCard was already a partner). And as David Sarno of the L.A. Times reports, Google said it is also working to get American Express and Discover on board for future verions of its pay-by-NFC smartphone software.
Two days ago (Sept. 11), GetJar CEO Ilja Laurs wrote a column for Gigaom.com, predicting a future where your mobile device would be able to make voice calls SIM-free, independently of a carrier's cellular plan.
Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC is reportedly considering the purchase of a new mobile operating system, reports Stan Schroeder of Mashable.
I recently came across a video demo from nsquared, a Microsoft partner in Australia that perfectly showcases a multi-channel experience.
In May of this year, Apple celebrated the 10th anniversary of its highly successful Apple stores. How successful?
Bloomberg reported today that AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA plan to invest more than $100 million in a joint venture mobile payment project.
Intuit has teamed up with Verizon to offer its plug-in card reader -- called GoPayment -- in Verizon's company to company retailing channels, as well as in their 2,000-plus retail locations.
Last month, we blogged about VeriFone’s cardswipe case for the iPad, which allows retailers to take credit card payments anywhere in the store. This case improves on Square's headphone jack accessory.
Willson, Herb and I attended the HackVan event at Mozilla Vancouver on Saturday. When we first arrived at 9 a.m. we were greeted by a handful of friendly organizers and given breakfast -- a great start. Other developers started to trickle in; I'd say about 35 to 40 in all. Once everyone was settled, Leila Boujnane (CEO of TinEye.com, and one of the founders of HackDays.ca) gave everyone a quick overview of the day's activities. Each API sponsor had representatives at the event, and they were all given 5 minutes to pitch their API to the room. At about 10 o'clock we were let loose. :)
One day after we blogged about how difficult it's been for competitors to go up against the Apple iPad -- citiing HP's inability to sell its TouchPad to consumers -- HP announces it is killing the TouchPad and putting its webOS mobile operating system on ice.
Nobody's buying the HP TouchPad
Jessica Dolcourt of CNET News wrote an article yesterday (Aug. 15) examining the process by which a new phone reaches the U.S. market.
It's the biggest story in the mobile world this week, as Google announced today that it would buy Motorola's mobile device unit for $12.5 billion.