Aggressive is, indeed, an appropriate word to describe how one emerging power in the mobile payments space is expanding into retail.
Quickly becoming a favorite provider among entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and businesses of all shapes and sizes, PayAnywhere announced Monday that its professional grade mobile point of sale solution is more widely available now than ever.
This morning, PayAnywhere issued a press release touting a new partnership with D&H Distributing.
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After an exhaustive and protracted testing phase, the U.S. Department of Defense finally awarded security clearance to Apple’s iPhone and iPad on Friday.
In particular, the Defense Information Systems Agency confirmed the approval of the Apple iOS 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG).
Approval of the STIG means that government-issued iOS 6 mobile devices are approved for use when connecting to DOD networks within current mobility pilots or the future mobile device management framework.
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The smartphone shootout for supremacy has been won among local Los Angeles, California law enforcement.
This week, BlackBerry announced that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) is deploying BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.
The largest sheriff’s department in the nation has officially become a BlackBerry-based law enforcement department.
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Android and iOS combined for 92.3% of all smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2013. But the lopsided strength of Android can’t be ignored. Google’s little green robot represented a whopping 75% of this smartphone shipment duopoly, IDC finds.
iOS, on the other hand, was just 17%.
“Underpinning the worldwide smartphone market is the constantly shifting operating system landscape,” explains Ramon Llamas, research manager with IDC’s Mobile Phone team.
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BlackBerry is testing what it calls a “youthful” new smartphone in selected markets… outside of the U.S.
This week, BlackBerry raised the curtain on the BlackBerry Q5, a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone featuring a QWERTY keyboard with discrete keys in a stunning youthful design that is “confident, fun, and bold.”
Every feature, every part of the BlackBerry Q5 has been built to provide a fast, effortless experience that flows and moves with you to help you explore, create, and share while on the go.
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On Tuesday, BlackBerry’s Global Creative Director and music recording superstar Alicia Keys launched the new BlackBerry Scholars Program.
The program is being called the first step in the smartphone giant’s global women’s initiative designed to inspire more women to enter and develop careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The program was unveiled at BlackBerry Live in Orlando, Florida.
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Capping off a big day for news in the world of BlackBerry, the smartphone maker confirmed today that Flurry Analytics for BlackBerry 10 is expected to become available by the end of Q2.
Flurry Analytics is a tool developers can integrate with their apps to enable access to user data. Flurry says it provides developers a consolidated dashboard across multiple platforms for convenience and control with a deeper understanding of audience demographics, customer acquisition, user engagement and purchasing patterns.
Flurry Analytics will enable BlackBerry 10 app developers to establish performance benchmarks against category and overall market as well as deepen customer insights to improve monetization and retention strategies.
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