After going public in the UK last year, Boku has made an acquisition to expand its carrier billing services, which let users bill mobile content purchases from companies like Apple, Microsoft, Spotify, and 152 other app and other content purveyors to their mobile bills. Today, Boku announced the acquisition of Danal, Inc, a specialist in mobile identity and authentication […]... TechCrunch · 2 months
Zwipe tops up with $14M to bring biometric payment cards to market this year  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Biometric payment card startup Zwipe has swiped $14M to add to an earlier Series B round as it continues to work... more
Chat app Line injects $182M into its mobile payment business  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Japanese messaging app company Line is pumping 20 billion JPY ($182 million) into its mobile payment business as it tries to turn things around following a challenging year... more
Two-factor authentication: Why do I need it? What are the best apps?  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
Security on the internet has become more important with each passing year. It seems like every other month there is a major data breach... more
Chat app Line’s mobile payment service is getting its own Visa card  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Brown, Cony and the gang are coming to a credit card near you in Japan. Line, the messaging app company behind the cute sticker... more
Step targets teens and parents with a no-fees mobile bank account and Visa card  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A new mobile banking startup called Step wants to help bring teenagers and other young adults into the cashless era.... more
Apple Sued Over Time Consuming Two-Factor Authentication Process: Report  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security designed by Apple to ensure that you are the only person who can access your account, even if someone knows your password. more
That time Samsung Pay on the Galaxy S9 literally saved my day - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Accidentally leaving my purse at home exposed serious cracks in mobile payment, even as Samsung Pay kept me fed. more
T-Mobile used a Twitter meme to give away Lyft rides  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
T-Mobile is giving customers one free Lyft ride in February, and the company’s Super Bowl announcement... more
Woody Allen sues Amazon for £68m for dropping A Rainy Day in New York  BBC · 1 week
The film-maker takes legal action against the company for allegedly refusing to release his latest film. more
Apple Requiring Two-Factor Authentication for Developer Accounts as of February 27  MacRumors · 3 days
Starting on February 27, Apple will be requiring all developers to have two-factor authentication... more
These are Microsoft's three ambitious visions for mobile  Windows Central · 5 days
Microsoft's smartphone-focused mobile efforts failed, but it's not done in mobile. Here are three areas where Microsoft is pursuing a mobile presence. Microsoft's smartphone efforts failed, but its still pursuing three distinct... more
Sonos looking to add smart headphones to its lineup, report says - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Sonos may dominate the high-end wireless speaker market, but it's reportedly hoping to extend its influence to mobile use. more
Instagram is testing direct messages for the web  THE VERGE · 4 days
Instagram is testing its direct message feature for the web on mobile and on the desktop, according to app researcher... more
WhatsApp adds support for Face ID/Touch ID biometric lock on iOS  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
WhatsApp users updating to the latest version of the messaging app on iOS will find a new setting lurking at the bottom of the ‘Privacy’ menu... more
Add Windows Hello to your PC one of these simple finger scanners  Windows Central · 4 weeks
We're fans of security and love Windows Hello, but not all Windows PCs support the use of it. Here's what we recommend to add... more
Apple Pay is coming to Target, Taco Bell, Speedway and two other US chains  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
A little more retail momentum for Apple Pay: Apple has announced another clutch of U.S. retailers will soon support its... more
Apple Pay is coming to Target, Taco Bell, Speedway and two other U.S. chains  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
A little more retail momentum for Apple Pay: Apple has announced another clutch of U.S. retailers will soon support its... more
Apple Sued Over Not Letting Customers Disable Two-Factor Authentication After Two Weeks  MacRumors · 1 week
New York resident Jay Brodsky has filed a frivolous class action lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the company's so-called "coercive" policy of not letting... more
Lydia launches shared accounts for its mobile payment app  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
French startup Lydia now lets you share your Lydia sub-accounts with other people. The company wants to make it easier to manage money when you’re traveling with friends, sharing an... more
WhatsApp for iPhone Gets Face ID, Touch ID Biometric Authentication  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The biometric authentication works on WhatsApp for iPhone similar to how Face ID or Touch ID support works on apps such as Outlook and Signal. more
5 years after its Oculus investment, A16Z leads a new VR startup’s $68M Series A  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Sandbox’s magic happens in a largely empty room. The gear mounted onto the walls (VR headsets, PC backpacks,... more
Apex Legends players think its in-game items are way too expensive
Making the Grade: Makeblock Neuron Explorer Kit is a useful addition to a STEM lab
TCL’s first foldable phone could slap-bracelet itself into a smartwatch
President of United States reposts video from winner of Infowars meme contest
Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor
Apple reportedly buys PullString, a voice assistant startup behind enterprise Alexa apps
Apple Shares Humorous 'Bokeh'd' Ad Highlighting iPhone Depth Control Feature
The Dragon Prince season 2 delivers nonstop payoff on season 1’s worldbuilding
The music mixing secrets behind Cardi B’s Grammy-winning album
This wireless AI camera runs entirely on solar power