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March 2, 2015 5:35 PM PayPal to acquire mobile wallet provider Paydient

NEW YORK (AP) — EBay's PayPal payment unit is acquiring mobile wallet operator Paydient ahead of PayPal's spinoff as the mobile payment sector heats up. Paydient provides a mobile wallet platform for retailers and companies including Subway, Harris Teeter, Capital One and others. They also provide the mobile wallet platform for MCX, a mobile pay consortium 40

March 2, 2015 1:59 PM Mobile planning LTE via WiFi for launch in 2016

As we learned from the last FCC auction, mobile spectrum is expensive. Really expensive. Verizon and AT&T walked away with $20 billion worth of spectrum, while Dish quietly snapped up another $13 billion. T-Mobile was surprisingly quiet, but noted a bit later on they were planning to wait for low-band spectrum to come available via the next FCC auction 25

March 2, 2015 1:34 PM Sundar Pichai: "Time That We Think Of Hardware, Software And Connectivity Together"

Innovation takes place at the intersection of hardware and software. For Google’s Sundar Pichai, the next step is to add connectivity. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Pichai—Google’s senior vice president of Chrome, Android and Google Apps—said that Google’s ambitions to add connectivity to its services is a way to show the entire technology 30

March 2, 2015 12:33 PM Do Android Pay, Google Wallet And Samsung Pay Have What It Takes To Win In Mobile Payments?

Last week, there were a couple of major announcements in the world of mobile payments that suggest that the battle for supremacy in the mobile payments world is heating up – and in a pretty big way. We’ll certainly hear and know lots more as the big players make their speeches and launch new products (and otherwise jockey for position) at Mobile World 35

March 2, 2015 11:53 AM Detailed Look At Samsung's New Phones

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) has finally taken the wraps off its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones. The Korean company had been working on these devices for over a year under the Project Zero. Unveiled on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the new devices are packed with what consumers have been asking 19

March 2, 2015 8:34 AM AT&T to hook up its automated home and connected car services

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc (T.N) will link its connected car and smart home technologies to bolster its foothold in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices, a new battleground for the company and rivals ranging from Verizon (VZ.N) to Google Inc (GOOGL.O). The wireless company's home security and automation service "Digital Life" and connected 20

March 2, 2015 3:25 AM Ovechkin, Holtby spur Caps over road-weary Leafs

Washington, DC ( - Braden Holtby's seventh shutout of the season came thanks to a 32-save effort, as Washington prolonged Toronto's road woes with a 4-0 decision on Sunday night at Verizon Center. Alex Ovechkin paced his club with two goals and one assist for the Capitals, who put an end to a three-game losing streak. Marcus Johansson 21

March 1, 2015 7:47 PM Mozilla announces Firefox OS collaborations, says flip phones and sliders coming in 2016

There’s an awful lot of Android news at MWC day 0, but Mozilla has made sure that it’s not all Android, all the time by announcing some Firefox OS news. Mozilla pinged us today to say that its partnering with KDDI, LG U+, Telefonica, and Verizon Wireless to launch new Firefox OS phones in a variety of form factors that include flip phones, sliders, and slates 21

March 1, 2015 6:04 PM Firefox OS continues chugging along with a host of new devices

Mozilla’s Firefox OS is certainly an interesting project, but up until this point its reach hasn’t stretched too far into mainstream markets. That could be set to change in 2015, and Mozilla has taken the opportunity of Mobile World Congress to announce a bunch of new devices, partnerships and initiatives for its fledgling mobile operating system. KDDI, LG U+, Telefonica 22

March 1, 2015 6:02 PM Firefox OS coming to U.S., other developed markets in 2016

Firefox OS, the smartphone operating system from Mozilla targeted at low-cost smartphones in emerging markets, is coming to more developed markets. A new project with carriers in the U.S., Japan, South Korea, and Spain will see high-spec phones developed for release in 2016. But rather than challenging Android and iOS head on, the project will target 25