Get a Room! Apple Pay Checks In To Marriott in Another Tech-Hotel Love Affair

Get a Room Apple Pay Checks In To Marriott in Another Tech-Hotel Love AffairThe romance between hotels and mobile technology has now blossomed into a full blown raging love affair.

This week, Marriott International was the latest to be struck by Cupid’s mobile payments arrow, becoming the first global hospitality company to offer Apple Pay.

According to an announcement from the hotel giant, this represents the latest step in Marriott’s creation of a complete mobile-powered travel experience.
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No Stopping Apple Pay: GameStop Gets in the Mobile Payments Game

No Stopping Apple Pay GameStop Gets in the Mobile Payments GameGaming and electronics retailer GameStop is the latest prominent brand to adopt Apple Pay.

On Tuesday, the company announced that customers can start using Apple Pay to make payments with a single touch.

GameStop is bringing Apple Pay to its more than 4,200 U.S. video game stores this month.
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The Clock is Ticking: Apple Watch Set to April 24

The Clock is Ticking Apple Watch Set to April 24We finally got an answer to the burning question that has lingered for nearly six months.

Apple Watch, the tech giant’s first wearable tech product, will be available beginning April 24th (preorders commence April 10th).

Having a first crack at the device will be customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.
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ABBYY Unveils Live Social Networking Service at MWC 2015

ABBYY Lingvo Live ScreenshotABBYY, a provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies and services, is in Barcelona this week to show off Lingvo Live, a social networking service for speakers and students of different languages.

According to marketing materials provided to MMW, the service provides a free online environment for language translation, knowledge sharing, language practice and more.

It is accessible via the Web and through free client applications for iOS and Android.
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MWC 2015: Google to Challenge Apple Pay

MWC 2015 Google to Challenge Apple PayGoogle made big news in Barcelona on Monday, as the Internet search giant looked to make waves right out of the gate at Mobile World Congress 2015.

Speaking to his company’s latest announced plans, Sundar Pichai says Android Pay is on the horizon and will serve as a mobile payments offering to challenge Apple Pay, the hugely popular mobile money platform launched by the iDevice maker last year.

But can Android Pay make up for the epic failure of Google Wallet?
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Tim Cook: Apple Watch May Replace Your Car Keys

Tim Cook Apple Watch May Replace Your Car KeysNext week, Apple is expected to provide one final mega-push for Apple Watch before the eagerly awaited wearable ships next month.

But ahead of the weekend, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke with reporters in London about the myriad of uses that Apple Watch may ultimately have beyond the most familiar or anticipated.

According to Cook, Apple Watch’s potential is practically unlimited and could halt the existence of many staples in the modern world — like car keys.
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Report: LTE Drives Up Cellular Data Consumption

Report LTE Drives Up Cellular Data ConsumptionOn Tuesday, Mobidia Technology Inc., along withe the folks at Ovum, published new research and the latest update to its white paper series, the latest of which offers insights into 2014 LTE and Wi-Fi usage trends from an extended analysis of the top LTE markets worldwide.

In just six years since its release, LTE has become one of the fastest-growing mobile technologies in history, with a total of half a billion global subscribers expected this year, Mobidia reports.

The firm’s latest analysis of LTE subscribers reveals a “continued positive impact for the hundreds of mobile operators that have invested in LTE technology, and subscribers clearly value these faster speeds.”
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