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Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

iOS/Android market share vs. installed base visualized

As the <i>Guardian</i>‘s Charles Arthur points out, market share is a very different thing to installed user-base. The highly-detailed piece is worth reading in full, but the take-out is the bottom graph. That’s what the real world of U.S. smartphone users looks like. Or, to put it in two sentences …<p>Here’s …

E-Commerce | Online Retailing | Top 500 | Online Sales

Rankings and web sales growth figures of the 266 largest online apparel retailers in North America.<p>Events<p>More News & Analysis<p>advertisement<p>To increase …

The age of mobile banking

Faced with increasing challenges such as RBI regulations, demanding customers and recession over the past few years, the banking industry has been …

Mitek Debuts Mobile Photo Account Opening | Credit Union Times

New solution will allow members to open accounts by smartphone.<p>San Diego-based Mitek has announced it will debut what it is calling Mobile Photo …

Security concerns preventing mobile payments from taking off, report claims

Share<p>Concerns over security and a fragmented market are putting consumers off making mobile payments, according to a report.<p>A survey of 2,000 UK …

FinTech

Google Wallet and Payments VP Osama Bedier leaving the company

The vice president of Google Wallet, Osama Bedier, is leaving to pursue "other opportunities." First reported by <i>Venture Beat</i>, Google confirmed the news in a statement saying that "Bedier has decided to leave Google this year." Bedier joined Google in 2011, after an eight-year stint at PayPal. …

PayPal's new digital wallet app is powerful but baffling

Will anybody ever get mobile payments right?<p>Hill Ferguson ordered a smoothie. Using a newly redesigned app for iOS and Android, PayPal’s lanky vice president of global product selected a peach concoction and paid for it with a couple taps on his smartphone. A few minutes later, he walked to a …