Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 24, including where the first wearables will truly flourish, the coming fight for Apple in mobile install ads, the difference in revenue between mobile websites and mobile apps, the latest connection that makes Square more approachable and a joint venture with Samsung and Oculus.
In response to feedback, Microsoft's Xbox One will enable users to remotely purchase games and add-on content using Xbox SmartGlass--a companion app for Windows, iOS and Android mobile devices--or on Xbox.com.
Most consumers agree that making an online payment is easy, but 40 percent don't take advantage of mobile payments, according to PayPal's latest study. One of the biggest hindrances? Security.
Digital payments--mobile, online and contactless--are forecast to almost double in transaction value by 2019, according to the latest data from Juniper Research.
By including a tipping option, mobile payment apps could lead to waiters and waitresses getting more tips.
Simply creating mobile-friendly versions of existing products and services will not be enough for banks to fend off challenges from non-bank competitors, such as PayPal, Google, Amazon and Square. That is the conclusion of a new report by Accenture on digital banking.
At its annual developers' powwow being held this week, Apple unveiled a number of features designed to make its iOS devices more attractive to IT departments and mobile payment folks.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, June 4 including the explosion of the IoT market in the coming years, the growth of mobile contactless payments users, wireless infrastructure deployments pushing radio frequency power chip spending over $1 billion, the focus on customer acquisition and retention by mobile marketers and Sequoia Capital's $15 million investment in Indian mobile multiplayer gaming firm Octro.
Square is ditching its Wallet app and replacing it with Order--a new mobile payments app that allows customers to purchase products before entering the store. Pundits wonder if the mobile wallet experiment has failed.
The U.K. mobile payments system Paym, which has the backing of most major U.K. banks, launched this week with the ability to serve more than 30 million users.