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Samsung Pay Teams Up with Alipay to Expand Mobile Payments in China
May 25th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Samsung Electronics has announced the partnership with Ant Financial Services Group, parent company of Alipay, to expand Samsung Pay in China....more

Ericsson and Rwandan Government Collaborate on Financial Inclusion
May 19th 2016 - 01:30 GMT
Ericsson and Rwanda have signed an agreement for the launch of a national interoperability switch based on the Ericsson M-Commerce Interconnect solution....more

Pakistan's Underbanked Get Evolved Mobile Money Services from Easypaisa and Ericsson
May 12th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Pakistan has an estimated population of 199 million, with approximately 60 percent of people living on under USD 2 a day and only 15 percent reported to have a bank account....more

A New Mobile Phone App for Grassroots Mapping
May 5th 2016 - 01:20 GMT
University of Exeter academics have created an app which could help aid humanitarian rescue work in disaster-struck regions by using geographic data to map landscapes. ...more

Wuhan Intest Selects Gemalto's LTE Technology for Connected Cars in China
April 6th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Gemalto says that it will provide its Cinterion wireless module to Wuhan Intest Electronic Technology to enable LTE connectivity on their Telematics-Box (T-Box)....more

Visa Checkout Introduces New Interactive Button for Faster Mobile Commerce
March 14th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Visa has unveiled a digital "swipe" product enhancement for Visa Checkout that allows shoppers to complete their online purchase by sliding a virtual image of their creditcard across the screen ...more

Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Gmail Draining Mobile Data Plans
February 26th 2016 - 01:55 GMT
A new app-usage finding, conducted through millions of Opera Max users, shows that on average over 30% of all data is used by apps running in the background....more

In-App Message Centers Generate 8-Times More Response Than Push Notifications
February 25th 2016 - 02:00 GMT
High-performing apps see average message center read rates of 44%, increasing to 49% for retail apps, meaning nearly half of all messages sent are opened and read....more

Georgia Tech Discovers How Mobile Ads Leak Personal Data
February 24th 2016 - 03:15 GMT
The personal information of millions of smartphone users is at risk due to in-app advertising that can leak potentially sensitive user information between ad networks and mobile app developers,...more

Samsung Pay Processes Half a Billion Dollars of Transactions
February 23rd 2016 - 02:00 GMT
Samsung says that its mobile payments service, Samsung Pay has reached a global milestone - about five million registered users processed over 500 million dollars in the first six months, ...more

Visa Brings Secure Payments to the Internet of Things
February 22nd 2016 - 02:15 GMT
Emerging IoT companies will join mobile device manufacturers, including mobile point-of-sale acceptance (mPOS) providers, mobile NFC-enabled device manufacturers and other technology partners in the Visa Ready Program....more

Ericsson and ASBANC Launch Connected Mobile Money Service in Peru
February 22nd 2016 - 01:50 GMT
ASBANC, Peru's National Bank Association, and Ericsson have launched mobile financial services that aim to include 2.1 million unbanked Peruvians by 2019....more

Apple Opening Europe's First IOS App Development Center in Italy
January 25th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Apple has announced the creation of Europe's first iOS App Development Center in Italy, to give students practical skills and training on developing iOS apps....more

New App 'hides' User Location from Third Parties
January 14th 2016 - 01:25 GMT
Researchers who developed an app that blocks third parties from identifying an individual's location based on what they search for online received a \"best paper\" award at a recent conference. ...more

Record-Breaking Holiday Season for Apple's App Store
January 11th 2016 - 01:00 GMT
In the two weeks ending January 3, customers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases, setting back-to-back weekly records for traffic and purchases. ...more

Apple & China UnionPay to Bring Apple Pay to China
December 22nd 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Apple and China UnionPay have announced a partnership to bring Apple Pay to China. ...more

Using Mobile Devices to Augment Reality Can Enhance Creative Play and Exploration
November 10th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
Scientists at Disney Research say augmented reality with mobile devices serves as the perfect bridge between the two and can enhance creativity in the process....more

Native Advertising Coming to Mobile Websites
November 6th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
The mobile advertising vendor, InMobi says that it has signed a deal to promote mobile content alongside advertising....more

Apple Taking Down Hundreds of Apps That Leaked Personal Information
October 20th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
Apple has started removing apps which had been approved by its iTunes checkers despite collecting private user data without permission....more

Sony Mobile Taps PubMatic to Power Advertising Solution for Mobile Apps
October 19th 2015 - 01:25 GMT
The ad agency PubMatic says that it has been selected by Sony Mobile to exclusively power the programmatic advertising and ad serving for the in-app advertising inventory on a number of its premium mobile apps....more

Facebook Confirms Its App is Draining IPhone Batteries
October 15th 2015 - 12:54 GMT
Facebook has confirmed that it is looking into claims that its iPhone app is eating users battery capacity....more

Starbucks Launches Mobile Ordering in the UK for Apple Users
October 9th 2015 - 02:10 GMT
Starbucks is launching Mobile Order & Pay in the UK, allowing customers to pre-order their drinks and food in over 150 London stores and save time in the queue....more

Samsung Says Customer Data Safe Following Hack Attack
October 8th 2015 - 02:40 GMT
Samsung says that its own mobile payments service remains safe following reports of a hack attempt on its US subsidiary....more

Paytm Partners with Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and Vaango to Enable Mobile Payments
September 22nd 2015 - 01:30 GMT
India's Paytm has entered into a partnership with the most popular fast food restaurants in the country- Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and Vaango....more

Android Widgets May Boost Effectiveness of Sleep-monitoring Apps
September 10th 2015 - 02:10 GMT
An effective smart phone application should make data collection easy, but not so easy that the user forgets to access and reflect on that information, according to a team of researchers. ...more

Android Ransomware Masquerades As Free Porn App
September 8th 2015 - 03:15 GMT
An Android app that claims to be a video player for porn has turned out to be an extortion scam that locks phones until people pay up to have it removed....more

BBC Brasil Content Now Available on Grupo Gol Digital Platforms
September 8th 2015 - 02:45 GMT
BBC Brasil has further extended its reach in Brazil by making its news content available on the digital services of the major mobile content aggregator, Grupo Gol....more

An App Twice a Day Keeps the Dentist Away
September 2nd 2015 - 02:25 GMT
Research shows that Brush DJ, an app designed to encourage youngsters to adopt and maintain an effective oral health care routine using evidence-based techniques, is effective in its aims....more

Apple Pay Adoption Stalls
August 11th 2015 - 01:00 GMT
When asked why they didn't use the Apple Pay option, 32% said they were satisfied with their current payment method, while 34% said they are not familiar with how Apple Pay works....more

'Brain Training' App May Improve People with Schizophrenia
August 3rd 2015 - 02:20 GMT
A 'brain training' iPad game developed and tested by researchers at the University of Cambridge may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently,...more

Location-based Ads Need More Than Closeness to Overcome Creepiness
July 22nd 2015 - 01:40 GMT
Location-based advertisements may pinpoint customers geographically, but often miss the target because customers may find the ads creepy and intrusive, according to an international team of researchers....more

Gemalto and ZTE Jointly Present Remote Subscription Management on Consumer Devices
July 21st 2015 - 01:00 GMT
Gemalto says that it has teamed up with ZTE to showcase its LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution on ZTE smartphones....more

Many Mobile Health Apps Neglect Needs of Blind Users
July 17th 2015 - 02:00 GMT
Because people who are blind or have low vision are more likely to have health problems such as obesity or diabetes, it's especially important that mobile health applications work for those users....more

First SIM Provider to Receive MIFARE Classic and MIFARE4Mobile Certification
July 6th 2015 - 03:05 GMT
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) says that it has become the first SIM card provider to receive both the product certification from NXP Semiconductors...more

KefKefk Partners with SLA Mobile to Bring Carrier Billing to Customers
July 1st 2015 - 01:25 GMT
KefKefk, a VAS provider in the MENA region, says that it has partnered with SLA Mobile to deliver carrier billing services to their customers....more

Explosion in LTE Roaming with Double Digit Growth Each Month
June 25th 2015 - 02:20 GMT
BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, has announced a rapid increase in LTE roaming traffic over its market-leading IPX network...more

Gemalto Enables Mobile Subscribers in Indonesia to Securely Backup Personal Data
June 23rd 2015 - 02:00 GMT
Gemalto says that it has been selected by Elasitas to provide mobile subscribers in Indonesia with LinqUs Smart Backup, offered in SaaS mode by Gemalto Allynis services....more

SimbaPay Launches World's First International Access to M-Pesa PayBill
June 19th 2015 - 01:20 GMT
SimbaPay, a digital money transfer provider has announced the launch of the first product in the world that allows Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments....more

Your Phone Knows How Many Steps You Take Per Day, Shouldn't Your Doctor?
June 12th 2015 - 02:10 GMT
The rise of health apps has made it possible to chart your steps, heartbeat, and sleep patterns, but the availability of this constant stream of information has yet to reach patient electronic health records. ...more

SMS Train Tickets Introduced in Milan
June 8th 2015 - 02:45 GMT
Gemalto has deployed a Netsize SMS ticketing solution together with Milan's public transport company, ATM (Milan), enabling commuters to purchase and use their tickets via their mobile phone....more