US-based mobile payment service Square, which enables payments to be taken via a plug-in card reader for mobile phones, says over two million individuals and businesses are now able to accept credit cards and debit cards using its app. A million people started using Square within a year of launch, with another million joining during the following six months.
The company currently processes over $6 billion in payments per year.
The National Audit Office has just published a report that looked at five large tax settlements agreed by HM Revenue & Customs in the UK. Although it expressed some concerns, the NAO concluded that all five settlements were reasonable and the overall outcome for the Exchequer was good.
Vodafone has issued a response, revealing that it was ‘case D’ in the report.
HTC Corporation has celebrated its 15th anniversary today with the official opening of its new global headquarters in Taipei.
The ceremony was hosted by Cher Wang, HTC’s chair, along with Chief Executive Officer Peter Chou. Wu Den-yih, Vice President of the Republic of China, was among those attending.
For many people, the biggest concerns about camping at a music festival involve inclement weather and sub-standard plumbing. However, the last few years have seen Orange reminding us about a third problem: mobile phone charging.
This year Vodafone has introduced its own take on festival gadgetry with the Booster Brolly. It’s a prototype umbrella created in partnership with University College London to keep festivalgoers dry (or protected from the sun) whilst charging their phones.
The Mobile Marketing Association has announced the new members who’ll be joining its EMEA board of directors. 13 new members have been elected by the MMA’s membership to join 11 existing board members who weren’t up for re-election.
In addition, Kerstin Trikalitis, CEO of Out There Media, has been appointed to chair the MMA EMEA board.