Google’s NFC-Powered Digital Wallet: Room For Your Shopping Lists, Credit Cards … And Complete Trust

We’d heard several rumors, each adding a little detail, but now we know it all: Google’s just revealed its digital Wallet solution, based on near field wireless tech in its Android-powered smartphones. It’s not just about reinventing the good ol’ plastic magnetic strip credit card, it’s actually about changing nearly everything about shopping–”tomorrow’s next best [...]

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EBay, PayPal sue Google over trade secrets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – EBay and its online payment unit, PayPal Inc, on Thursday sued Google Inc and two executives for stealing trade secrets related to mobile payment systems. The two executives, Osama Bedier and Stephanie Tilenius, were formerly with PayPal and led the launch on Thursday of Google’s own mobile payment system in partnership [...]

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iPhone 4 to hit Indian store shelves on May 27

After an year-long wait, Apple’s iPhone 4 smartphone will finally be available in India on Friday. India’s two top telecom operators Bharti airtel and Aircel announced Wednesday that they will be launching much-awaited iPhone 4 smartphone in India on Friday, May 27th. Apple’s iPhone 4, the next-generation version of the popular smartphone, was rolled out [...]

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Seagate Launches Thin External Hard Drive

Seagate has introduced its slimmest external hard drive, a 320-GB model that’s roughly the width of a pencil and works with a Mac or Windows PC. The GoFlex Slim, launched Tuesday, is 38% thinner than the previous GoFlex ultra-portable drive and weighs less than six ounces. The new product is about 5 inches high and [...]

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Apple usurps Google as world’s most valuable brand

LONDON - Apple has overtaken Google as the world’s most valuable brand, ending a four-year reign by the Internet search leader, according to a new study by global brands agency Millward Brown. The iPhone and iPad maker’s brand is now worth $153 billion, almost half Apple’s market capitalization, says the annual BrandZ study of the world’s [...]

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Will Skype ever become a mainstream business tool?

Skype Ltd. has been trying to sell itself as a serious business tool since early 2006. It’s an ambitious strategy, and it represents a big jump from the company’s roots as a pioneer of free Internet calling for individuals. It has also proven to be a much harder sell than expected. At the beginning of [...]

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10 Mobile Apps that are changing the shopping dynamics for retailers and consumers

1. AisleBuyer – AisleBuyer combines mobile self-checkout with intelligent shopper functionality such as product barcode scanning that returns information, customer reviews, and recommendations. AisleBuyer uses a consumer’s shopping history to deliver individual coupons, offers, and discounts, and it also stores a user’s receipts and shopper loyalty cards. AisleBuyer is one of the first mobile apps [...]

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