Veteran smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry says it’s moving away from producing its own handsets and will instead license its software to other companies.
The first deal is with an Indonesian partner, BB Merah Putih, which is led by a leading telecommunications distributor in Indonesia.
LoopPay tech will be part of Samsung Pay
Samsung Electronics has announced a new mobile payment service called Samsung Pay.
It combines what it’s calling Magnetic Secure Transmission - the technology used by its recent acquisition LoopPay - with Near Field Communication. As a result, it says consumers will be able to use secure mobile payments at ‘nearly all’ merchant locations.
HTC has announced the latest update to its flagship smartphone.
This new handset is the HTC One M9, which follows in the footsteps of last year’s HTC One M8 and the original 2013 HTC One.
Google has acquired the technology from mobile wallet company Softcard, which it will be combining with its Google Wallet service in the USA.
It means that customers buying an Android phone from AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless will have the Google Wallet NFC payment app pre-installed.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said he thinks ‘net neutrality’ - preventing telecoms networks from restricting or prioritising certain types of internet traffic - should go further than just network operators and service providers.
In a letter to the US government (later published as a blog post) he says that neutrality should also be mandated for content and applications.