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.
Last month, an American blogger called BirdAbroad uncovered a fake Apple store in Kunming, China and made headlines worldwide.
Stephanie Clifford of the New York Times recently wrote (Aug. 7) about the growing trend among major U.S. retailers to issue paperless receipts via e-mail.
Jakob Nielsen of Useit.com recently identified (July 5) a design flaw in The Wall Street Journal's iPhone app.
Microsoft has been playing catch up with its Windows Phone OS for some time now. The company is hoping its latest update, called "Mango," combined with soon-to-be-released Nokia hardware, will make it a viable competitor to iPhone and Android.
Imagine subscribing to a magazine on your iPad that could predict your news consumption tendencies, automatically feeding you content you would otherwise have to look up on your own, daily.
Earlier this week, American Express announced its first carrier deal for its Serve mobile payment platform. Sprint will make Serve's mobile wallet application available in the Sprint Zone for customers using select Android phones.
RCR Wireless is reporting that PayPal is planning to launch a new application for Android devices later this summer that leverages near field communication technology to provide a peer-to-peer commerce offering. The new Android widget can fulfill transactions by tapping two devices together. The video in the RCR Wireless article displays how this might work.