MasterCard wants to embed its payments service into mobile apps, and it’s doing with the acquisition of mobile payments partner C-SAM and a new developer program.
To coax more hardware makers into the Windows Phone fold, Microsoft and Qualcomm have started doing the engineering for them. A new reference design could make building a new Windows device an easy process.
Samsung is overhauling the Gear line just six months after launching its first smart watch, trading out the Android OS for Tizen. And instead of one new Gear watch, we’re getting two.
There’s little surprise left to the upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone although there’s been a question about the screen resolution. Based on a purported image of the phone’s box, it will likely be an eye-popping 2560 x 1440 screen.
Facebook(s fb) takes mobile very seriously — that’s where its growth lies — so it’s no surprise that Mark Zuckerberg has just been announced as headline keynote speaker on day one of next month’s Mobile World Congress. According to the GSMA, which runs the Barcelona shindig, Zuck will opine on “the importance of extending the benefits of ubiquitous internet access to the unconnected world.” Expect updates on the internet.org initiative and perhaps news on Facebook’s own efforts to extend its
advertising humanitarian reach to the world’s needy.
Carriers have built plenty of 4G networks, but they’re still not in agreement in how they use them. Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg believes the next few years are going to be a period of pricing and service experimentation.
Roku is adding wireless mirroring to its hardware: Broadcom’s Miracast technology could be part of Roku’s streaming stick, as well as the next-generation Roku boxes.
The OneAPI Exchange will get carriers into the identity verification business, but more significantly it’s the first carrier developer service designed to work universally across all carriers’ networks.
A report from the GSMA and PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates that mobile health could save developed countries $400 billion in 2017. Here are four uses of mobile technology that could help make that happen.
The deal runs counter to bring-your-own-connectivity approach GM and the rest of the Detroit automakers have backed in recent years.