Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, Nov. 19, including PayPal launching smartwatch payments app months before Apple, BYOD security market to grow at 35 percent per year for the next 4 years, Finland-based startup Jolla works on a tablet, ABI lays out top upcoming enterprise tech disruptors and mobile ad startup Kiip gets backing of Verizon Ventures.
A former PayPal and Google Wallet employee is launching payments terminal Poynt to help repair what he calls a "'broken' commerce infrastructure," according to Business Insider.
Following a recent tech industry trend, security firm Symantec announced that it is splitting into two publicly traded companies--one focused on security and the other on information management.
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The latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, August 20, including PayPal rolling out One Touch mobile checkout app, BYOD fueling online video platform market, U.S. and Japan are ready for VoLTE launches this year, Apple and Samsung losing grip on tablet market dominance and IoT pushing wireless connected device installed base to 41B in 2020.
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.
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.
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.
PayPal President David Marcus appears to be taking his recent frustrations out on employees.