Swiping Is the Easy Part

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Description: Instead of swiping a plastic card at the checkout counter, consumers would merely wave their phones. Source: NYTimes.com Date: March 23, 2011 Mobile phone carriers, banks, credit card issuers, payment networks and technology companies are all vying to control these wallets. But first, they need to sort out what role each will play and how each… Read more »

Superior apps sought for Windows Phone 7

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Description: When it comes to supplying the coolest smartphones on the planet, Microsoft has long been an also-ran. So last fall, the software giant fired up a fresh strategy to close the gap on Apple‘s iPhones, Research In Motion‘s BlackBerrys and Google‘s Android models. Source: USAtoday.com Date: March 14, 2011 Microsoft’s goal is for Windows… Read more »

What’s Driving Apple’s 10 Billion App Success?

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Description: Apple’s iPhone App Store launched in July 2008. In just over two and a half years, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users have downloaded 10,000,000,000 applications for their iOS devices. Source: Informationweek.com Date: Jan 24 , 2011 “With more than … seven billion apps [downloaded] in the last year alone — the App Store… Read more »

Google’s Android Likely to Lose as Verizon Gets IPhone

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Description: Google Inc. may lose business as Verizon Wireless starts selling Apple Inc.’s iPhone, giving the carrier’s customers a new alternative to smartphones running the Android operating system. Source: CNN.com & Businessweek.com Date: Jan 11 , 2011 Verizon said today it will offer Apple’s iPhone 4 as of Feb. 10, and begin taking orders a week… Read more »