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The Developers Guide To Android History [Infographic]

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Mobile app developers have a favorite pastime: complaining about fragmentation in the world of Android. "So many screen sizes! So many version numbers! Why can't Google be more like Apple and make it simple?" Developers tend to be a whiny lot.  Yet, it can be hard to keep track of...
The Developers Guide To Android History [Infographic]
New smartSD cards could put digital wallet control back with e-commerce groups

Why No NFC In The iPhone 5 Should Work Out for Apple

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When Apple revealed its new Passbook mobile payment system as part of the iOS 6 preview in June, many industry watchers expected the addition of near-field communications capability on the next version of the iPhone that would compliment Passbook. That new iPhone is here, but there's no NFC feature in sight....
Why No NFC In The iPhone 5 Should Work Out for Apple

MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

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For many years, technologists, venture capitalists, journalists, and large companies have pined for the era when the mobile phone would become our wallet.  And yet, already five years into the smartphone era, mobile payments are not mainstream. In a recent report, BI Intelligence lays out the four kinds of mobile payment solutions that...
MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

iPhone 5 Maps Gaffe Energizes Apple's Smartphone Rivals

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By now, many people considering a new smartphone know that the new maps service in Apple's iPhone 5 - and iOS 6 - is more likely to get them lost than maps in competing phones. Rather than continue offering Google Maps, Apple opted for an inferior homegrown service, believing customers...
iPhone 5 Maps Gaffe Energizes Apple's Smartphone Rivals

Sir, yes, sir: BlackBerry 7 smartphones get DoD approval

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Listen up, maggots. Fresh off all the recent hoopla surrounding BlackBerry 10, Research In Motion announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has approved the use of six BlackBerry models on its networks. The smartphones receiving the green light are the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930, BlackBerry Torch 9810,...
Sir, yes, sir: BlackBerry 7 smartphones get DoD approval

What IT needs to know about near-field communications

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The rise of near-field communications (NFC) has been part of the discussion in the mobile industry for years. Unfortunately, the technology hasn't generated much more than discussion to this point....
What IT needs to know about near-field communications

Nokia’s Lumia 610 is the first NFC Windows Phone, launching with Visa, MasterCard support

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Today wasn’t the best day for Nokia to announce a new device, given the company’s lowered Q1 expectations, but maybe the new Lumia 610 will help distract press from the company’s dire financials. After being rumored for some time, Nokia officially announced the Lumia 610 — the first Windows...
Nokia’s Lumia 610 is the first NFC Windows Phone, launching with Visa, MasterCard support
Making kitchen computers sexy: HP unveils Windows 8 all-in-one desktops with touch and wireless tech

Who Will Win As Mobile Payments Go Mainstream?

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Consumers gravitate to convenience. That's as true with payment technologies as it is with anything else. A prime example is the decades-old trend away from cash or checks and toward credit cards. Now, the mass adoption of smartphones and tablets has set the stage for a new move -- away...
Who Will Win As Mobile Payments Go Mainstream?

Isis partners with American Express to bring m-commerce to millions in the US

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American Express and Isis, the m-commerce joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, have announced an agreement that will see American Express’ US Consumer, Open (small business) and Serve Cards made available through the Isis Mobile Wallet. New York-based Isis is striving to transform how people shop...
Isis partners with American Express to bring m-commerce to millions in the US

Nokia Hello: communicate via NFC with people you hate to speak with

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Thanks to apps and the cloud, smartphones are already capable of language translation, but there’s another piece of the communications puzzle when speaking to someone in another language: How to get the translation to them so that they can understand what it is your saying. A Nokia research project called...
Nokia Hello: communicate via NFC with people you hate to speak with

LG Spectrum 2 now available from Verizon for $99.99

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Verizon (VZ) is giving its customers another strong $100 smartphone option to choose from with the new LG (06657011) Spectrum 2. The Sepctrum 2 features a 4.7-inch display, an 8 megapixel camera, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and LTE and NFC connectivity. Customers can order the...
LG Spectrum 2 now available from Verizon for $99.99
Sprint’s $199 Galaxy Nexus lands Apr. 22 with $50 in Wallet credits
5 Mobile Payments Data Points That Will Blow Your Mind
How one startup is overhauling Android to make it enterprise-ready

We've Got One Year Before The Internet Kills Us All

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(flickr/mjtmail) Firms specializing in technology security make it their business to scare potential customers, but that doesn't make an Internet Identity (IID) report predicting cyber doom in 2014, highlighted today by Ray Kurzweil's Accelerating Intelligence, any less spooky. According to IID, looming cybersecurity threats in 2013--more mobile malware, increasingly aggressive...
We've Got One Year Before The Internet Kills Us All

Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments

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A lot of people are buzzing over Apple's decision to not install a Near-Field Communications (NFC) chip in the iPhone 5. NFC technology would have allowed the iPhone 5 to process mobile payments. Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller told AllthingsD that it's not clear that NFC is the solution to any current problem,...
Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments

Windows Phone 8 Details Leak

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Microsoft reportedly plans to integrate more of its existing technologies into the next phone OS, from Skype to SkyDrive, adding near-field communications and lots more apps....
Windows Phone 8 Details Leak

Apple's Passbook strategy ignores NFC technology to power iOS 6 retail apps

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Apple's new Passbook feature in iOS 6 isn't just a coupon app; it's a framework that enables retailers to develop smart apps for transactions, without relying on new Near Field Communications (NFC) hardware to do so....
Apple's Passbook strategy ignores NFC technology to power iOS 6 retail apps

Orange announces the Samsung Galaxy S3 as its first 'Quick Tap' UK NFC Android phone

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Orange has announced today that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is to be the first Android device to feature its Quick Tap contactless payment technology, in cahoots with Barclaycard. Just to recap, back in January, we reported that Everything Everywhere – the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile – was teaming...
Orange announces the Samsung Galaxy S3 as its first 'Quick Tap' UK NFC Android phone

BII REPORT: How Apple Can Make Mobile Payments Real

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Last week,  Jessica Vascellaro at the Wall Street Journal reported on Apple's internal deliberations over whether and how to launch a mobile payments system. Vascellaro reported that Apple executives are nervous about diving into mobile payments, as Apple's hardware engineers have struggled to implement Near-Field Communications (NFC) options without hurting...
BII REPORT: How Apple Can Make Mobile Payments Real
BII REPORT: Why Mobile Payments Are Set To Explode

Why the iPhone 5 Does Not Have N.F.C. -- It Can't

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Apple's iPhone 5 got bigger than its predecessor, and some wonder why the company didn't make room for a technology called near-field communications (N.F.C.), which enables devices to exchange information wirelessly over very short distances. It appears that Apple chose beauty over added functions with its aluminum-and-glass phone....
Why the iPhone 5 Does Not Have N.F.C. -- It Can't

BII REPORT: Here Are The Two Keys To Making Mobile Payments Work

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For many years, technologists, venture capitalists, journalists, and large companies have pined for the era when the mobile phone would become our wallet. And yet, already five years into the smartphone era, mobile payments are not mainstream. In a recent report, BI Intelligence analyzes the two key problems that any mobile payment solution must...
BII REPORT: Here Are The Two Keys To Making Mobile Payments Work

This Infographic Shows Why Everyone Needs A Little Help To Understand Mobile Marketing

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Recently, we featured a chart from boutique investment bank Luma Partners that did a great job showing the complex process of getting mobile ads get from the marketer to the consumer.  BI Intelligence, a new research and analysis service focused on the mobile industry, can help you breakdown these complexities and stay...
This Infographic Shows Why Everyone Needs A Little Help To Understand Mobile Marketing

BII REPORT: The State Of The Mobile Payments Race

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Consumers gravitate to convenience. That's as true with payment technologies as it is with anything else. A prime example is the decades-old trend away from cash or checks and toward credit cards. Now, the mass adoption of smartphones and tablets has set the stage for a new move -- away...
BII REPORT: The State Of The Mobile Payments Race

Rumor: Apple strikes deal with Australian start-up Microlatch for fingerprint security tech

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Apple has reportedly inked a deal with Microlatch to use the firm's fingerprint recognition technology in near-field communications applications, possibly hinting that the iPhone maker is serious about introducing e-wallet functionality to future devices....
Rumor: Apple strikes deal with Australian start-up Microlatch for fingerprint security tech

HTML5 Ready for Prime Time: Don't Believe the Hype Cycle

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Is HTML5 a distant dream or a here-and-now lifeline for the mobile Web? A recent report from research firm Gartner predicted that this collection of next-gen Web technologies is still five to 10 years from becoming a suitable basis for businesses. But developers are moving forward apace, and HTML5-enabled apps...
HTML5 Ready for Prime Time: Don't Believe the Hype Cycle

MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program Aims to Bring Mobile Payments Everywhere

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For all of the talk about the mobile payments revolution, most of the world still deals in cash. About 85% of world retail transactions are still done with paper currency and the payment processors are smacking their lips to make up the gap. The problem with digital payments in emerging...
MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program Aims to Bring Mobile Payments Everywhere
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