Google Plans to Turn Your Android Phone into an Electronic Wallet

In the future, you better not lose your Android phone. Google is teaming up with MasterCard and Citigroup to turn your Android phone into a portable wallet, allowing you to pay for purchases simply by waving your phone around.

It would basically enable Citigroup credit and debit cardholders to pay for purchases easily using NFC …

Analyst: Apple to Double Growth, Outpace IBM by 2013

Talk about a comeback. The Cupertino-based company that couldn’t make a product stick a decade and a half ago looks to become a $200 billion revenue juggernaut by the end of 2012.

That, says Forrester Research CEO George Colony, would make Apple even bigger than IBM.

Thank the rise of apps, the new hurricane force driving mobile …

Google Begins Testing Google Music, Hints at Launch

According to CNET, Google’s finally testing Google Music internally. Does this mean the launch is imminent? Perhaps.

As always, Google employees get first dibs on trying it out, and it’s sounding like it could still be some time before the public has a go. Which begs the question why, after all this time, Google music still hasn’t …

Twitter Says It Won’t Ignore China Forever

Twitter’s Biz Stone says that one day, the company might have to deal with China regarding its policy on censorship. That doesn’t mean the company is ready to take action just yet, though.

Along with LinkedIn, Facebook and other web services, Twitter is just one of many websites blocked to the Chinese populace through what’s …

Is This the Start of an All-Mobile Apple?

Bertrand Serlet, the Senior Vice President of Mac Software Engineering — colloquially known as one of the fathers of Mac OS X — is leaving Apple, the company announced.

The move has sparked speculation that Apple’s future is much more about mobile devices than the desktop computers with which it built its reputation.

Serlet has …

So Will the AT&T and T-Mobile Deal Get Approved?

There’s always that one catch before the merger goes live. Before AT&T gets to play Frankenstein with T-Mobile, the deal will, thankfully, have to pass through the FCC and the Justice Department first. No one can forecast what’s going to happen, but if the deal falls through, a lot more happens than T-Mobile getting to keep its …

Judge Says Jobs Must Testify In Antitrust Case

Apple CEO Steve Jobs must attend court for two hours to answer questions from lawyers in an antitrust lawsuit, a judge ruled.

Jobs, who is currently on medical leave from the company, surprised the tech world by making an appearance on stage for the official launch of the iPad 2 earlier this month.

The court hearing is part of an …

Showtime Pulls ‘Dexter’, Other Shows Out of Netflix

It’s time to say sayonara to Showtime shows on Netflix. By the summertime, the television service will pull early seasons of “Dexter” and “Californication” on the online-streaming service. Wondering why you weren’t seeing any newer episodes of “Dexter” or never got introduced to “Nurse Jackie”?

Instead, the pulled …

Verizon CEO: We Don’t Need Sprint

Verizon doesn’t want to buy Sprint, despite this week’s merger between AT&T and T-Mobile.

Verizon CEO Daniel Mead told Reuters:

“We’re not interested in Sprint. We don’t need them.”

The $39 billion AT&T-Mobile deal, announced on Sunday but expected to take months to complete, puts the newly combined company at the the top of the …

Microsoft vs Barnes & Noble: Who Really Wins?

Microsoft vs Barnes & Noble: Who Really Wins?

Microsoft didn’t hold back in its opening salvo:

“We have tried for over a year to reach licensing agreements with Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec. Their refusals to take licenses leave us no choice but to bring legal action to defend our innovations and fulfill our responsibility to …

Guess What, Amazon’s App Store Is Open for Business

Well, I guess it doesn’t matter what Apple thinks, because the Amazon’s app store for Android is now open for business and its got 3,800 apps ready to go.

All the apps are available for free, or for a few cents, and or dollars. Luckily you don’t have to waste your pittance on something you don’t like – you can test drive the …

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