Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Nov. 21, including Amazon launches Zocalo file-sharing app for Android and iOS, Apple releases app development kit for Apple Watch, Google launches BYOD-focused Divide app, IoT app enablement platform revenues to increase 28 percent this year and Apple supplier GT Advanced promised too much and failed to deliver.
Many Amazon Web Services users lose control of their data by giving up control of their encryption keys to Amazon or a third party, warns Gilad Parann-Nissany with cloud security provider Porticor.
Check out the hottest stories for Sept. 9, including the key to the femtocell market, the expected surge in mobile video ad spending, wearables as a standalone device, Twitter looks to directly monetize its feeds with a "Buy" button and the huge drop in upfront price for the Fire phone.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Sept. 2, including the credit card companies teaming with Apple for mobile payments, the global realization of LTE, the replacement of in-car entertainment by tablets, growth in the WLAN market and Amazon's plans for native mobile ads.
Now that Amazon has decided to compete with Square and PayPal in the mobile payments market, does that mean mobile payments, after sputtering for years, is set to take off? Yes, says Alberto Jimenez, director of mobile payments at IBM.
Amazon launched a new mobile payment service Wednesday aimed at luring business away from established competitors like Square and PayPal. Amazon Local Register allows local businesses to accept debit and credit card payments via smartphones and tablets for a flat-rate percentage on all transactions.
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Hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in elasticsearch, an open source search analytics app, to infect Amazon's cloud service and other cloud services with distributed denial of service bots.
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Amazon Web Services is attempting to again court the enterprise crowd with a new document storage and sharing service called Zocalo. Primary tools include security and permission management, authentication, any-device access, versioning and annotation.