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Apps deepen hold on China's mobile users – The Nation

According to the China Internet Network Information Centre, China had 753 million mobile internet users at the end of 2017. Industry analysts said that the popularity of apps also reflects the accelerated proliferation of mobile devices in China, transforming the country into an app-driven society. According to a recent survey by China Youth Daily, more than 40 per cent of ... Read More »

90 million Americans use mobile pay apps — but are they safe? – NBCNews.com

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Millions of Americans use peer-to-peer payment services such as Venmo or Apple Pay for on-the-spot money transfers — but is your data safe and are your transactions private? Consumer Reports decided to find out. The editors tested five popular services and found significant ... Read More »

Full blocking of mobile apps to harm users' constitutional rights: COAI to DoT – Economic Times

Industry body COAI has cautioned against blocking of mobile apps, saying it would not only impinge on freedom of speech and expression of users, but also hit routine day-to-day communications, commercial activity, and business interests. The mobile association has written back to the Telecom Department, which had sought the industry’s views on technical measures which can be adopted for blocking ... Read More »

What is AR's role in retail mobile apps going forward? – Mobile Payments Today (blog)

Aug. 9, 2018 By Blair Newman, CTO, Bell.One Most retailers are to looking get products and services into the hands and eyes of customers anytime, anywhere, coupled with a high-quality and consistent brand experience. One-way engagement mechanisms such as SMS, email, print, and TV advertising are passive, akin to sending a letter via stagecoach and then waiting around wondering, “Did ... Read More »

Mobile Apps And Gas: The Brand/Aggregator Brand Conundrum – PYMNTS.com

America, it has often been said, is a car culture. Perhaps because the first consumer automobiles rolled off Henry Ford’s assembly lines. Perhaps because, in 1956, the federal government under Dwight D. Eisenhower allotted $26 billion to build the interstate highway system. Perhaps Americans just like riding along in their automobiles, their significant other beside them at the wheel. Whatever ... Read More »

How middleware platforms can benefit mobile apps – TechTarget

It can be a complex process to implement mobile business apps and connect them to back-end systems, but middleware platforms offer a simpler route. Most enterprise applications need to communicate with back-end systems — such as directory services, file servers, databases or storage services — to access the data and services they need to conduct business. Mobile apps are no ... Read More »

VA Wants a New Cloud for Its Mobile Apps – Nextgov

The Veterans Affairs Department is looking for a team of developers to stand up and support a new cloud environment where the agency can develop and host a variety of mobile apps. The group would also be charged with migrating between 20 and 30 applications to the new platform and providing maintenance services to keep them up and running. VA ... Read More »

Trading apps vulnerable to hacking, report says – Financial Times

Hannah Kuchler in San Francisco August 8, 2018 Print this page Stock trading platforms such as AvaTrade and IQOption are failing to secure sensitive data including passwords, according to a report exposing significant vulnerabilities in their software. Cyber security company IOActive discovered that many desktop, web and mobile apps used to trade stocks were often far less secure than retail ... Read More »