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Samsung most reputable tech firm according to a research

Samsung most reputable tech firm according to a research

Tech companies are always trying to overcome the competition by providing consumers with the best products. However, a company’s duty is also judged when it comes to providing the best possible work environment for its employees. Samsung has been regarded as a reputable tech firm in providing its employees with the safest and above par working environments. The report was released by the Reputation Institute, which also mentioned that Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft had taken the second and third positions respectively. The top five tech companies that have been rated as being the most reputable have been listed below: Samsung Hewlett-Packard…

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Android Pay will deduct no additional fee from transactions

Android Pay will deduct no additional fee from transactions

During Google I/O 2015, which is the company’s annual developers’ conference, the tech giant showcased Android Pay, which happens to be the company’s mobile payment platform that will overshadow Google Wallet in the near future. While Google’s initial intention was to square off with Apple’s contactless payment service called Apple Pay, the advertising giant has taken it one step further in order to gain a commanding lead in the financial innovation race. That happens to be the amount of money that is deducted while conducting a transaction. While Apple gets 0.15 percent of all transactions conducted through a credit card,…

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Users who root their Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge will not be able to use Samsung Pay

Users who root their Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge will not be able to use Samsung Pay

Rooting Android handsets might grant users access to other inaccessible domains on Google’s mobile platform, but for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, it is a whole new story altogether. The South Korean smartphone giant had acquired mobile startup firm LoopPay, in order to rival Apple’s NFC payment feature for iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. However, those who intend on frequently using the payment service in the near future will find that they will be unable to do so if they end up rooting their expensive smartphones. This is because alongside the disabling of Samsung Pay, successfully rooting your…

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Apple Pay will receive a new NFC payment rival in the form of Jawbone’s UP4 wearable

Apple Pay will receive a new NFC payment rival in the form of Jawbone’s UP4 wearable

Apple revolutionized the financial innovation industry by introducing its Apple Pay service. NFC chips present inside the Cupertino tech giant’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might not be able to transfer files between one another, but users can still make contact-less payments at POS (point of sale) locations where NFC terminals are located. However, a new player has emerged in the form of a wearable called UP4. UP4 belongs to a startup called Jawbone, and is the first product from the company’s portfolio that will allow consumers to make NFC payments. Jawbone launched the new wearable in partnership with…

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Amazon stops the Appstore test feature

Amazon stops the Appstore test feature

It’s a good thing to try out something before buying it. This was exactly what Amazon allowed its users to do to ensure that they only pay for items of their preference when shopping at the Amazon Appstore. Playstore, which is powered by Google, offers a small refund window to customers who are not satisfied with the apps purchased. Apple too follows suit and refunds unhappy customers with their money. Amazon, however, had a different policy; the Amazon Appstore actually allowed customers to try out an app before they purchased it, thus saving them the hassle of the refund process. This test…

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Amazon all set to launch a user-friendly dash button

Amazon all set to launch a user-friendly dash button

The Internet of Things is growing and online shopping occupies a crucial position in it. Amazon’s plan for Internet of Things covers a wide range of activities, products and services; an interesting thing in it, though, is that the company makes buying as simple as pushing dash buttons that have been recently introduced. The size of a pack of gum, each device is dedicated to one product that can be ordered by pushing the round button on the side. A consumer who runs out of laundry detergent, for example, can buy packs of Tide by pushing its Dash Button once,…

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You will now be able to make payments to your Facebook ‘friends’

You will now be able to make payments to your Facebook ‘friends’

Facebook’s social networking environment already allows business owners to make online payments to market their goods or services to the abundant number of users present on the platform, but the company’s latest venture will allow Facebook users to send and receive payments from one another as long as they are present in each others friend list. The payment can be made from desktop and laptop computers; and while the facility is available on Android and iOS devices, users will be required to download the standalone Facebook Messenger application in order to complete the transaction. Another requirement that Facebook account owners…

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Amazon opens up its own marketplace to compete with Alibaba

Amazon opens up its own marketplace to compete with Alibaba

E-commerce giant Amazon has decided to compete with its rival Alibaba on another category besides competing to become the biggest online retailer in the world. That other category happens to be its own marketplace, which will be similar to Alibaba’s Tmall. The company has launched it on Alibaba’s own website in the hopes of usurping some of the popularity the Chinese e-commerce giant has garnered in such a small time span. Unfortunately, Alibaba’s marketplace is currently only being targeted to consumers in China, and takes a cut of the earnings that sellers gain from successful transactions. Alibaba made history when it filed…

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Stratos, the universal card, imposes big challenge to mobile wallet providers

Stratos, the universal card, imposes big challenge to mobile wallet providers

While tech giants are positioning themselves to grab market shares of retail payment system, a Michigan based startup company has come up with a card that consolidates unlimited number of cards in it. Stratos, the universal card, is definitely all set to impose a big challenge to mobile wallet providers like Apple Pay, Loop Pay, Plaso and others. Even though the big players are employing technologies like NFC (Near Field Communication), MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) and Voice Recognition, they can contain information of a specific number of cards. Stratos. on the other hand, connects via Bluetooth and can store information…

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Google confirms launch of its mobile payment system

Google confirms launch of its mobile payment system

In order to combat Samsung’s payment system arising from the South Korean phone maker’s latest acquisition of LoopPay and Apple’s NFC payment feature called Apple Pay, Google has decided to launch its own payment system. According to Google’s Senior Vice President Sundararajan Pichai, the company is in the process of launching its very own mobile service as well as becoming a wireless carrier in the coming months. During the MWC 2015, Pichai had acknowledged the company’s existing partnership with mobile carrier companies T-Mobile and Sprint. Before the event, it was rumored that the company was going to a launch a payment service…

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