List of Services News Articles

Wuhan Intest selects Gemalto's LTE technology for Connected Cars in China
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). ...read more

Visa Checkout Introduces New Interactive Button for Faster Mobile Commerce
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 ...read more

Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Gmail draining mobile data plans
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. ...read more

In-App Message Centers Generate 8-Times More Response Than Push Notifications
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. ...read more

Georgia Tech discovers how mobile ads leak personal data
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, ...read more

Samsung Pay Processes Half a Billion Dollars of Transactions
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, ...read more

Visa Brings Secure Payments to the Internet of Things
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. ...read more

Ericsson and ASBANC launch connected mobile money service in Peru
ASBANC, Peru's National Bank Association, and Ericsson have launched mobile financial services that aim to include 2.1 million unbanked Peruvians by 2019. ...read more

Apple Opening Europe's First iOS App Development Center in Italy
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. ...read more

New app 'hides' user location from third parties
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. ...read more

Record-Breaking Holiday Season for Apple's App Store
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. ...read more

Apple & China UnionPay to Bring Apple Pay to China
Apple and China UnionPay have announced a partnership to bring Apple Pay to China. ...read more

Using mobile devices to augment reality can enhance creative play and exploration
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. ...read more

Native Advertising Coming to Mobile Websites
The mobile advertising vendor, InMobi says that it has signed a deal to promote mobile content alongside advertising. ...read more

Apple Taking Down Hundreds of Apps That Leaked Personal Information
Apple has started removing apps which had been approved by its iTunes checkers despite collecting private user data without permission. ...read more

Sony Mobile Taps PubMatic to Power Advertising Solution for Mobile Apps
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. ...read more

Facebook Confirms its App is Draining iPhone Batteries
Facebook has confirmed that it is looking into claims that its iPhone app is eating users battery capacity. ...read more

Starbucks Launches Mobile Ordering in the UK for Apple Users
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. ...read more

Samsung Says Customer Data Safe Following Hack Attack
Samsung says that its own mobile payments service remains safe following reports of a hack attempt on its US subsidiary. ...read more

Paytm Partners with Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and Vaango to Enable Mobile Payments
India's Paytm has entered into a partnership with the most popular fast food restaurants in the country- Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee and Vaango. ...read more

Android widgets may boost effectiveness of sleep-monitoring apps
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. ...read more

Android Ransomware Masquerades as Free Porn App
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. ...read more

BBC Brasil content now available on Grupo Gol digital platforms
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. ...read more

An app twice a day keeps the dentist away
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. ...read more

Apple Pay Adoption Stalls
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. ...read more

'Brain training' app may improve people with schizophrenia
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, ...read more

Location-based ads need more than closeness to overcome creepiness
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. ...read more

Gemalto and ZTE jointly present remote subscription management on consumer devices
Gemalto says that it has teamed up with ZTE to showcase its LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution on ZTE smartphones. ...read more

Many mobile health apps neglect needs of blind users
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. ...read more

First SIM Provider to receive MIFARE Classic and MIFARE4Mobile Certification
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) says that it has become the first SIM card provider to receive both the product certification from NXP Semiconductors ...read more