Tech dominates Interbrand global rankings

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Interbrand has released its rankings of the most valuable brands in the world, and the technology sector has a lot to boast about, occupying six of the top ten spots, reports (Banking Technology’s sister publication). Every now and then we just need a reminder of how important technology is for today’s society. In previous […]

Apple users likely to reject facial recognition – Juniper survey


A new survey conducted by Juniper Research has found that more than 40% of Apple iOS users in the US consider themselves unlikely to use facial recognition as a payment security technology. This suggests that a core use case for the iPhone X’s main security feature may struggle to gain traction among consumers, the consultancy […]

Google chases down Apple with ARCore launch

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Google has responded strongly to Apple’s front-running approach to augmented reality (AR) with the launch of a new AR platform, reports (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). ARCore is the Android equivalent to the Apple ARKit; in short, an AR reality platform for developers. It’s not the first time Google has had a crack at the […]

Apple and Accenture announce alluring alliance


Apple and Accenture have jumped into bed with each other to create a new digital agency which will help customers design business solutions for iOS, reports (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). It’s a relatively simple idea; the digital economy is growing and people want to make money off it, but they don’t know how. In […]

Apple chases $200m tax incentives with Iowa data centre

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It was a promise on the campaign trail from President Trump, and at least this one is coming true. Apple has been teased into opening a data centre on US soil with the promise of $207.8 million in tax incentives, reports (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). As part of the project, Apple will purchase 2,000 […]

PayPal teams with Samsung Pay


The partnerships keep coming for PayPal. Following recent news that the company is partnering with Apple for payments on iTunes and in the App Store, among other places, the company is now expanding its partnership with Samsung to enable PayPal as a payment method in any channel Samsung Pay is accepted, according to the PayPal blog. Banking […]

New partnership turns PayPal into Apple App Store payment option


One small step for consumer choice in e-commerce. One giant leap in PayPal’s quest to be the payment option of choice for shoppers online, reports Finovate (Banking Technology’s sister company). This week the company announced a partnership with Apple to allow shoppers pay for their purchases at the App Store using PayPal. The feature will be available for users […]

Study: Apple Wallet users love sharing digital coupons

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A new report indicates that retailers and brands have a powerful channel to distribute digital coupons and loyalty cards via mobile wallets: wallet users themselves. Paybefore (Banking Technology‘s sister publication) reports that an analysis of Apple Wallet users by mobile engagement specialist Urban Airship found that every digital coupon or loyalty card a user installed on the wallet was […]

Apple squares up to rivals with Pay Cash feature


Apple has unveiled Pay Cash as it looks to fight it out with PayPal, Square and Venmo in the overcrowded peer-to-peer (P2P) payments market. In a range of updates to its mobile operating system, iOS 11, new features to the iPhone and iPad are coming this autumn. Apple Pay users will be able to make […]

Apple’s $200m acquisition wants to shed light on dark data


Apple has reportedly made another sly move into the world of artificial intelligence (AI) through the $200 million acquisition of dark data firm Lattice, reports (Banking Technology’s sister publication). The purchase has been brought to light by TechCrunch, and will add a small, but respected team of AI engineers to the ranks of the […]