The debut of Apple Pay and similar services was expected to usher in an era of cashless, cardless transactions. So far, it’s not happening.
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Some big news today for Red Hat, the open source company that provides a platform for application development and other platform as a service solutions: It is buying FeedHenry, an Ireland-based provider of a platform for mobile app developers, specifically for enterprises to build apps. In a statement on the acquisition, Red Hat says it will be paying €63.5 million ($82 million) in cash for FeedHenry. The deal is expected to close in Q3 (as a point of reference Red Hat is reporting Q2 fiscal 2015 figures today; Red Hat says it will be updating its guidance as a result of the acquisition).
The move speaks to how the sharp rise in smartphone usage — some 1.2 billion handsets will be shipped this year, IDC estimates — has had a knock-on effect in the enterprise world, where both large and small businesses are investing in building applications and security solutions…
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Google Wallet may not have been the hit Google had hoped, but according to a news report, the Silicon Valley giant may try to breath new life into its mobile payments business by tackling not just the digital billfold, but the digital cash register as well.
[company]Google[/company] has been testing new retail point-of-sale software that works on Android or device or integrates with a store’s existing payment processing system, according to a new report from The Information. The service is called Plaso – pronounced “Play-So” – and it allows customers to pay for goods and services by giving their initials to the sales clerk at the register, The Information’s unnamed sources said.
If that sounds like the failed Square Wallet, you’re right. Plaso appears to be using Bluetooth beacon technology to detect Google’s digital payments apps on smartphones physically in the store or near check out. Like Square…
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