Mobile payments have been set to take off in North America for years. Around the world, from Asia,l to Africa, the Middle East,l to the EU, people have been paying for all kinds of things with their phone for years. What seems like an impending revolution here, is really just playing catchup with the rest of the world.
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My (Space Gray) iPhone 5s reminds me very much of my original (beloved) iPhone from 2007. The black and grey aluminum with silver chamfers seems like a modernization of that classic design. Unlike its fun, hip 5c brother, the 5s is all sophistication and polish. Just like the iPhone 5 before it, the 5s feels like a piece of high-end jewelry. It feels great in the hand.
The Canadian government is basically mandating that wireless carriers shorten contracts to two years by eliminating any ETFs after 24 months. This basically levels the playing field with our American counterparts who’ve had that kind of freedom for years.
It’s finally happened. Blackberry is brining BBM, their mobile messaging service to iOS and Android. Though many (ourselves included) have called for thus move in the past, with the rise of iMessage and alternatives like What’s App, it may be too little too late.
Osito for iPhone has just come out of Beta. The service offers Google Now Style alerts to iPhone users based on their location and information from their e-mail.
If the technology proves to be good, they could find themselves on the path to acquisition.
Looks like the rumors may soon be a reality. Maybe.
Dropbox has acquired Mailbox, the hot e-mail startup that has promised to revolutionize the way you use your inbox.
The stand alone mailbox app will continue to exist, and the two companies will share technology.
It appears that Microsoft has sold only 1.5 Million Surface Tablets in the first six months of the product’s life.
For context, Apple sells that many every six days…