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Amid IoT standards standoff, Panasonic opens portfolio for development

Panasonic pledged this week to provide royalty-free access to a chunk of its intellectual property, including software and patents, to push forward the development of the Internet of Things. While at face value it may seem like an altruistic move, in fact, it may be just the lastest shot in the ongoing standards war raging in the IoT industry. 

Regulatory barriers are least of Amazon's problems when it comes to drone deliveries

While Amazon recently cleared a regulatory hurdle at the Federal Aviation Administration for its drone deliveries, technical hurdles won't be so easy to clear.

Microsoft, PayPal deliver on promise of Surface-based POS system for SMBs

Fulfilling a pledge made at the National Retail Federation show in January, Microsoft and PayPal this week launched a mobile point-of-sale system called PayPal Here for Surface designed for small and medium-sized businesses.

Samsung not ceding mobile payments space to Apple

Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung, which has surpassed Apple in the smartphone space, now wants to challenge Cupertino in the mobile payments space with its purchase of mobile wallet startup LoopPay.

At Staples, Apple Pay is a hit in app, but not in stores

Staples was an early retailer to adopt Apple Pay, announcing its support of the digital payment technology even before it launched.

Spotlight: Reserve raises $15M for mobile app to make reservations, pay check

Reserve has raised $15 million to continue development of its mobile app that enables users to make restaurant reservations and pay the check, reports TechCrunch.

Companies are losing millions of dollars to mobile fraud, study finds

Mobile fraud is on the rise, and companies are losing millions of dollars as a result.

While Amazon waits on the FAA, Alibaba tests drone delivery in China

While Amazon hopes for an exemption to start testing their drone delivery service from the Federal Aviation Administration, Chinese e-commerce competitor Alibaba has taken to the skies.

IBM's z13 mainframe--An essential mobile tool?

When you think IBM mainframe, you don't immediately think "mobile." But according to Big Blue, it is the first mainframe that can process trillions of transactions in the mobile economy securely.

Spotlight: Mobile commerce to make up half of digital commerce revenue in 2 years

Reflecting the recent explosion of mobile commerce activity, market research firm Gartner is forecasting that mobile commerce will generate half of all revenues from digital commerce by 2017, up from 22 percent of digital commerce revenue currently.