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Pretzel-Land-arrives-for-iOS-and-Android

Pretzel Land arrives for iOS and Android


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by

The new mobile game Pretzel Land, published by Wild River, the gaming label of Bavarian company Eurovideo Medien GmbH, has been given an official release date. From Tuesday, 18th September, the funny simulation with Bavarian atmosphere is available to download for iOS and Android. Fans of Bavarian culture can get in the mood for the Munich Oktoberfest a few days before ...


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iOS 12 subscription based app tips for success


Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by

Last year, Apple held a secret meeting with a select group of iOS app developers in New York to talk about changing the current app delivery model from one-time purchases to subscription-based. From Apple’s view, these one-time purchases typically are inexpensive ($1-2), yet grant end-users unlimited access to the app and support, which can prove to be costly from...


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Five tips for taking mobile payments from inside your app


Friday, August 24, 2018 by

Back in 2008 when the Apple App Store began, there were a mere 800 apps available for download. Fast forward ten years and there are over two million apps on the Apple App Store and approximately 8 million in the Google Play store. Thousands of mobile apps are being published to Google Play and Apple App Store daily, but are the ones geared toward e-commerce or requirin...


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SnapCash goes away after excessive feature misuse


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by

Snap’s money transferring functionality, named SnapCash, has been marked for removal from the popular app due to misuse of the feature by users. Many alleging that this announcement is due to the sale of sexually explicit photographs and using the SnapCash feature as the method of payment. Whenever the SnapCash features launched in 2014 in a partnership effort ...


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mWallet 2GO is a new mobile wallet system for IoT and more


Friday, June 8, 2018 by

Need a payment solution for your OEM wearable, mobile, or IOT device? NXP Semiconductors N.V. just announced the launch of its new mWallet 2GO, a white label wallet service developed on the NXP Secure Service 2GO Platform. The payment solution is designed to ease development, reduce cost, and accelerate time-to-market for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers...


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Mobile advertising leads worldwide growth


Friday, May 25, 2018 by

Key trends in mobile advertising is the focus of a new quarterly report out from PubMatic that highlights mobile app advertising growth, the continued expansion of header bidding adoption across mobile inventory, and the expansion of cross-channel monetization.There has been a significant shift in monetization opportunities for mobile app developers as in-app header bid...


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Consensus algorithms and blockchain's future


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by

The question of what’s next for cryptocurrencies and consensus algorithms is an interesting one - particularly lately, due in part to the negative press surrounding the Proof of Work (PoW) protocol and the amount of energy required to mine Bitcoin. However, the issue is not as clear-cut as it seems. There any many analysts, for example, who says the data used by Digicon...


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2018 Mobile Payments Conference in Chicago announces speaker list


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by

Mobile Marketing & Technology has introduced its keynote lineup and other confirmed speakers for the 2018 Mobile Payments Conference (MPC), taking place August 22 - 24, 2018 at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront in Chicago, IL.  The impressive keynote speaker lineup for this year’s event includes Don Bush, vice president of marketing at Kount; ...


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Mobile marketers should use video more report finds


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by

YouAppi has announced the results of its second annual CMO Mobile Marketing Guide, which highlights opportunities for mobile marketers over the next 12 months. Video emerged the clear winner, with 85 percent of marketers planning to increase their investment in video during 2018, up a full 10 percent from 2017. Over three-quarters of respondents cited video as very or c...


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Voice to text in multiple languages for speech-enabled apps


Monday, November 13, 2017 by

It seems that our fingertips will finally get some rest from the constant tap-tap-tap on keyboards that continue to shrink beyond recognition. Companies such as Amazon, Baidu, Google, and Microsoft are working to take us into a voice-activated future. Their speech-enabled platforms are designed to support natural language conversations with the devices, gadgets, sensors...


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Chick-fil-A used visual A/B testing to improve mobile experience


Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by

Mobile visual A/B testing is a process by which enterprises of all sizes are seeing satisfying results, all while companies are simultaneously increasing the value of their mobile presence. We sat down and talked with both Aaron Glazer, the CEO and Co-Founder of Taplytics, and Jay Ramirez, the Mobile Product Manager at Chick-fil-A Corporate, to learn about how the Chick...


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Free Machine learning solutions via the Acumos Project


Friday, November 3, 2017 by

The Linux Foundation has introduced the Acumos Project, a new project that is still in formation and aims to make artificial intelligence (AI) available to everyone by providing a common framework and platform for the free exchange of machine learning solutions.The founding organizations include AT&T and Tech Mahindra, a company specializing in digital transformatio...


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NVIDIA teaching developers about the power of AI


Friday, November 3, 2017 by

NVIDIA has announced a broad expansion of its Deep Learning Institute (DLI), which is training tens of thousands of students, developers and data scientists with critical skills needed to apply artificial intelligence. “The world faces an acute shortage of data scientists and developers who are proficient in deep learning, and we’re focused on addressing that need,” sai...


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MariaDB reports successful investment round led by Alibaba


Thursday, November 2, 2017 by

MariaDB Corporation announced that it raised $27 million in an investment led by Alibaba Group. Combined with a recent $27 million investment from the European Investment Bank (EIB), this latest capital brings MariaDB’s total funding this year to $54 million. MariaDB will continue its collaboration with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, to deliver...


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Viaplay launches direct carrier billing with Fortumo


Friday, August 25, 2017 by

The video streaming service Viaplay and the mobile payments company Fortumo announced the launch of a direct carrier billing partnership. Users can now purchase access to both Viaplay and Viaplay Sport by charging the payment to their mobile phone bill or deducting it from their prepaid SIM card balance. The first market where the payment method has been rolled out is E...


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Smart Card Alliance 2017 Payments Summit coming end of March


Thursday, March 2, 2017 by

What are the latest trends in U.S. payments? What is the status of the U.S. EMV migration? What does the future hold for mobile and contactless payments? How will the Internet of Things (IoT) impact the payments landscape? Top-level payments executives from the EMV, mobile, transportation and IoT industries will answer these questions and more at the Smart Card Alliance...


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How much is Snapchat really worth


Monday, February 27, 2017 by

Every year Brand Finance values the brands of thousands of the world’s biggest companies. Snapchat’s brand has been found to be worth only US$1.7 billion. This is 8-9% of the suggested US$19.5-22 billion company value range, an unusually low percentage which suggests that the target may be over-ambitious. Brand Finance’s CEO David Haigh comments, “'Brand Finance has val...


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Vantiv: An open ecosystem approach to integrated payments


Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by

It’s no secret, innovation within the payments industry is at an all-time high and there are no signs of slowing down. By providing developers with the tools to move the payments industry forward, Vantiv looks to be a driving force for growth in the years to come.We recently sat down with Moin Moinuddin, SVP of IP product at Vantiv, to discuss Vantiv’s open-...


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Private Cloud Services From Breakthrough Technology Group Goes Hyper-Converged


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by

Breakthrough Technology Group (BTG) has confirmed the evolution of its Private Cloud Services to hyperconverged architecture. Based on software-defined storage and software-defined data center, BTG Adaptable Cloud Services provide dedicated, segregated infrastructure and single tenancy in a private cloud. Hosted in its BTG's SSAE 16 certified data centers, Adaptable Clo...


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New Mastercard Developers Program Offers a Suite of New Commerce API's


Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by

Mastercard is making it even easier for developers to create next-generation commerce solutions with the launch of Mastercard Developers. This single gateway enables Mastercard partners to access a diverse range of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) across payments, data and security. The platform also includes a ‘New and Experimental’ API category...


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Mobeewave Tells Us About the Challenges With Mobile Wallets


Monday, September 26, 2016 by

Mobeewave is a Montreal-based FinTech company that has developed a patented technology that will enable banks around the world to capitalize on the market for cash-in-hand transactions. Their game-changing payment acceptance platform facilitates in-person, proximity mobile payments and is available as a white label platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology for the banking...


Iris-Scanning-and-the-Future-of-Mobile-Security

Iris Scanning and the Future of Mobile Security


Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by

The promise of iris scan technology has been shown in sci-fi movies for decades. Various governments use it to secure borders, defense facilities, banks use it to authenticate high value transactions, secure access to safes and vaults. Recent advancements in the evolving mobile biometrics field has brought iris recognition technology to our hands – to our mobi...


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Solving the Twin Problems of Speed and Access in Payments


Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by

People want payment to be instantaneous and painless. While that may never be absolutely true, the industry is getting better. What’s driving these improvements are two interconnected trends: shrinking latency and the decline of the walled garden. Working together, the payments community has the ability to create a faster, better industry – and ultimately a ...


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DOES16 Opens Discounted Registration


Friday, September 9, 2016 by

IT Revolution just announced the conference program for the 2016 DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16). The event, which aims to identify and amplify DevOps best practices for technology leaders of large enterprises, will be held in San Francisco from November 7-9.  For a limited time only, attendees can receive a 20 percent discount when they register to att...


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Why APIs and User-Permissioned Data Are the Next Frontier for Financial Apps


Saturday, July 30, 2016 by

All eyes are on the financial technology sector this year, as venture capital-backed fintech startups are poised to exceed last year’s funding by 36 percent. Robo advisors, mobile payments, personal finance managers and online lenders, to name a few, are all making waves in the futures of the consumers that use them and the financial institutions that don’t know whether...


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Visa Launches Visa Developer for Mobile Payments


Monday, February 15, 2016 by

Visa has announced the launch of Visa Developer, a new platform the provides access to some of Visa’s most popular payment technologies and services including account holder identification, person-to-person payment capabilities, secure in-store and online payment services such as Visa Checkout, currency conversion and consumer transaction alerts. Visa plans to provide a...


Dual-Biometrics---Added-Security-Without-Added-Hassle

Dual Biometrics - Added Security Without Added Hassle


Friday, November 20, 2015 by

Our mobile phones are a portable treasure trove of personal information. They often carry a record of where we’ve been through the metadata of our photos and the people we talk to in our call and message logs - not to mention our emails, notes, appointments and a range of other things we store inside different apps. From this data an outline of our entire lives can...


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With TrulySecure 2.0 Developers Can Move Beyond Thumbprint Recognition


Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by

Sensory has released TrulySecure 2.0, the next generation of the company’s FIDO Certified multimodal biometric authentication technology. This latest release builds on Sensory’s two decades of implementing platforms which enhance user experience and security for consumer electronics by incorporating state-of-the-art neural networks and machine learning principles in spe...


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Fortumo Expands Carrier Billing Payments to 55 Million Users in Vietnam


Friday, November 13, 2015 by

Through a partnership with Viettel, the largest mobile operator in Vietnam, Fortumo is bringing direct carrier billing for Viettel subscribers providing the ability for over 36 million smartphone owners to make mobile payments and purchase digital content online by charging payments to their mobile phone bill.Direct carrier billing lets users make payments over a data c...


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Fortumo Launches Carrier Billing on Windows in the Philippines


Monday, October 12, 2015 by

Fortumo is working with Smart Communications, Inc. and Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. (DMPI), the mobile subsidiaries of Philippine digital services provider PLDT, are launching carrier billing on the Windows Phone Store app store. Fortumo’s direct carrier billing platform allows users to make payments over a data connection by confirming purchases with one click...


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Mobeam Android SDK Facilitates Mobile Payments Beyond NFC


Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by

Mobeam is releasing its mobile beaming technology SDK to Android developers, providing the ability to create android-based applications utilizing barcodes or other applications of beaming. Offering a collection of self-service APIs and tools, the Mobeam Android SDK license will be initially offered free to developers to tryout. Mobeam’s light-based beaming technolo...


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How to Design a Seamless UX for Mobile Payments


Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by

Nearly 1.4 million mobile applications fill the virtual shelves of the App Store. Of those, more than 177,000 apps facilitate mobile payments. Moreover, Apple Pay’s impact on the mobile market has been nothing less than noteworthy, with businesses and banks clamoring to accept it as consumers merge their wallets and cell phones.And in terms of mobile usage, consumers de...


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Bango Extends Carrier Billing App Monetization Platform to New Markerts


Friday, June 26, 2015 by

Bango has extended its carrier billing routes for app store partners in several additional markets providing added reach for the Bango Payment Platform to service mobile app monetization needs of the growing global app store economy.The Bango Platform enables one-click mobile payment, acting as a single point of integration for app stores and mobile network operators, p...


SecureRF-Offers-Next-Generation-of-Asymmetric-Security-for-the-Internet-of-Things

SecureRF Offers Next Generation of Asymmetric Security for the Internet of Things


Tuesday, May 12, 2015 by

SecureRF offers a family of Algebraic Eraser public key cryptography cores that offer increased performance while requiring low power and a small footprint. The AE Core is a Diffie-Hellman like authentication protocol that utilizes SecureRF’s Algebraic Eraser algorithm, a linear-in-time method, to enable higher levels of security to low resource devices without altering...


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Fortumo Launches New Quarterly Emerging Markets Mobile Payments Index


Monday, March 2, 2015 by

Mobile payments company Fortumo has created a new quarterly Emerging Markets Payment Index intended to be used by web, game and app developers for benchmarking their revenue in markets with high smartphone growth and low credit card penetration. The Emerging Markets Payment Index focuses on top smartphone markets that have been predicted for growth by value in 2015...