Visa Europe has announced two new mobile-related money management and payment services today: Visa Mobile Person-to-Person payments and Visa Alerts.
Both will be available to the organisation’s 4,000 member banks.
Independent mobile ad network InMobi has published research that looks at the anticipated Apple iPhone 5, which is expected to be announced next week.
It’s found that 41% of mobile users in the USA, Mexico and Canada plan to buy an iPhone 5 - and over half of them expect to make the purchase within six months of launch.
Amazon has updated its range of Kindle e-book readers with four new devices. Three share a similar design to previous Kindles, while the fourth - the Kindle Fire - is an Android-based tablet.
The two current Kindle devices - now renamed the Kindle Keyboard and the Kindle Keyboard 3G - will remain on sale.
The Linux Foundation has announced a new open source project called Tizen.
Tizen will be designed to support a range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, netbooks and in-vehicle equipment. The project will be hosted by The Linux Foundation with development led by a technical steering group composed of Intel and Samsung.
Yesterday evening UK time, Microsoft began the roll-out of its Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ software update to mobile phones around the world.
Around 10% of customers are expected to receive the update this week, with volumes increasing over the next four weeks if everything runs according to plan.