We’ve previously reported on the launch of Square in the USA and iZettle in Sweden. Now eCommerce platform Powa has announced mPowa, a combination of plug-in card reader and mobile app.
It means that almost anyone in the UK with a compatible smartphone will be able to take credit card and debit card payments, either when visiting customers or in their own premises.
Telefónica says it’s signed a strategic partnership with cloud services company Joyent and is also making a strategic equity investment in the business.
It says Joyent’s technology expertise will help enhance cloud-based services for Telefonica’s new Digital unit.
Ericsson and ZTE have resolved patent licensing issues that had seen both parties taking legal action against each other.
In April 2011, Ericsson filed lawsuits in Germany, UK and Italy against ZTE for infringing on some of its GSM and 3G/UMTS technology patents. ZTE responded with its own patent claim.
Research In Motion has named Thorsten Heins as President and Chief Executive Officer today, appointing him to the company’s board. It says it’s acted on the recommendation of its previous co-Chief Executive Officers.
Mike Lazaridis, former co-Chair and co-CEO of RIM, has become Vice Chair of RIM’s Board and Chair of the Board’s new Innovation Committee. Former co-CEO Jim Balsillie will remain a member of the Board.