Month: March 2015

Samsung Buys LoopPay to counter Apple Pay

Samsung Electronics has acquired LoopPay, a U.S. mobile payments firm that could help it counter the Apple Pay obile payments system. LoopPay produces small add-on devices for smartphones that can transmit credit card information in conjunction with a mobile app. When the devices are held within a few centimeters of a traditional magnetic strip reader, the […]

Could Google Split UP? — Google+,

Google+, which launched in late June 2011, has consistently failed to meet expectations -- especially that a Google-owned social network could compete neck-and-neck with Facebook, the world's largest social network. While Google+ features, like Hangouts and Circles, have proven popular, the site itself hasn't gained the kind of user base that can take a real […]