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Google Wallet partners up to battle Apple Pay

Business, Internet, Mobile
Google said Monday it was teaming up with the mobile phone payment firm Softcard to ramp up its efforts to counter Apple Pay in the emerging sector, with their Google Wallet. Written by AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE The California tech giant announced Google Wallet would become a pre-installed “tap to pay” app on Android smartphones sold in the US market by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, as part of the deal with the carriers’ mobile payments company Softcard. The aim is “to help more Android users get the benefits of tap and pay,” said Google Payments vice president Ariel Bardin. “We’re also acquiring some exciting technology and intellectual property from Softcard to make Google Wallet better.” The move gives Google and its large base of Android smartphones a stronger position to challenge A

.Samsung becomes first ICANN new gTLD brand extension

Business, Domains
Samsung is the first company to sign a contract with the Global Manager domain names ICANN for a brand extension. first #newgTLD brand contract, 삼성, means Samsung in Korean! #ICANN It was yesterday that was signed the agreement (called a 'registry agreement') between Samsung and ICANN. This is a contract. 삼성 the Samsung brand in Korea. The file that the electronics giant had given to the Global Manager of domain names, it appears that what motivates first Samsung is the brand protection (ie, it is a defensive action) . It was only in the second instance that the company would use. 삼성 for commercial purposes. All of this means. Samsung (Korean writing) go down in history as the first brand extension on the internet. So that the South Korean company certainly raise a whole lot of attenti

Small Android Brands edge Apple out of top 5 in India

Mobile
With a mobile phone market growth of 24% in Q1, India has some very surprising report from IDC. A total of 60.7 million phones were shipped in India compared to a 48.8 million in Q1 of 2012. Android leads with 90% of the 6.1 million smartphone shipments with numerous no-brands taking a huge segment of the low prices Android smartphone purchases. India’s Micromax and Karbonn did exeptionally well in the market with second and third spot beating the global giant Nokia which stood at 5.9% marketshare. Micromax was at 18.8% while Kabonn at 10.9% marketshare. Other no-brands were completely high up at 25.7% and if this was grouped up as one brand could be second. more

Tokyo Court Hands Win to Samsung Over Apple

Mobile
TOKYO — A Japanese court on Friday rejected patent claims made by Apple against Samsung, a victory for the company after its crushing defeat in the United States last week and a reminder of the global scope of the patent war between the two technology giants While Apple prevailed over Samsung in the United States, winning an award of $1 billion in damages from a federal jury, the two companies remain neck-and-neck in legal disputes in almost a dozen countries. A judge in South Korea, where Samsung is based, for example, handed down a split decision in a patent case shortly before the jury verdict in the American case.  more