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Samsung Buys LoopPay to counter Apple Pay

Samsung Electronics has acquired LoopPay, a U.S. mobile payments firm that could help it counter the Apple Pay obile payments system. LoopPay produces small add-on devices for smartphones that can transmit credit card information in conjunction with a mobile app. When the devices are held within a few centimeters of a traditional magnetic strip reader, the […]

Could Google Split UP? — Google+,

Google+, which launched in late June 2011, has consistently failed to meet expectations — especially that a Google-owned social network could compete neck-and-neck with Facebook, the world’s largest social network. While Google+ features, like Hangouts and Circles, have proven popular, the site itself hasn’t gained the kind of user base that can take a real […]

Gogo Expects to Benefit from Rising Demand for In-flight Internet

Gogo Inc. (GOGO.O), an in-flight internet services provider, gave a full-year revenue forecast range that was largely above analysts’ average expectation, driven by a surge in demand from commercial and business aviation clients. Shares of the company, which also reported a better-than-expected revenue for the fourth quarter, were up about 5% at $18.40 in premarket […]

OUTSOURCING Changes the World

 THE WORLD OF WORK HAS CHANGED FOREVER BUT GOVERNMENT HAS NOT. Outsourcing – The World of Work has Changed Forever, but government has not. The result is a disconnect between the two worlds — work and regulations which are now being rebuilt on two different paradigms.  Take Outsourcing for example: outsourcing itself is built on […]

New rules on How to Unlock Your Smartphon

GOOD NEWS! As of February 11, 2015, that’s all changed. Back in December of 2013, the major U.S. carriers set a voluntary deadline for a date by which consumers would be able to unlock their phones — provided they met certain criteria. (By the way, tablets can be unlocked as well, and the rules for […]

Google Becomes an Internet Service Provider (ISV)

Builds its own Fiber network deliver System Google intends to build the service in areas with the most interest first, and calls each build–out a “rally.” To qualify for a rally, each fiber-hood must gather a minimum number of $10 pre-registrations to bring Google Fiber to that zone. There are still just over 42 days […]

Dropbox Buys Pixelapse

Cloud sync-and-share company Dropbox, never one to shy away from an acquisition, has snapped up startup Pixelapse, which provides a GitHub-like version control service for “tens of thousands” of visual designers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The way Pixelapse works is simple and familiar to anyone who’s used a version control service like […]