Tablets, Smartphones Take a Bite Out of PC Sales
Although worldwide PC shipments in 2010 will still surpass shipments in 2009, the increase won't be as much as initially expected, reports IT research and advisory company Gartner. The culprit for lowered PC sales expectations? Mobile devices, namely media tablets such as Apple's iPad.
Isis Sees Mobile Payments Succeeding Through Partnership
Formed through the partnership of three of the four largest mobile phone operators in the United States, the recently-announced Isis payment network could be the first successful attempt at getting domestic cell phone customers to ditch plastic and start paying with their phone.
Chase Mobile Hits the Android Marketplace
New York-based JPMorgan Chase Bank has released its Chase Mobile app in the Google Android Marketplace, bringing features popularized by its iPhone app - including mobile remote deposit capture - to a wider base of customers.
Data Management: The Heart of Financial Reform
As financial reform takes shape, new regulations that give the government the power to examine financial institutions' data are driving banks to modernize and standardize their data management capabilities.
Smartphone Manufacturers Commit to NFC, but Will Banks?
With Google CEO Eric Schmidt's announcement yesterday at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco that the next edition of Android — officially version 2.3, or Gingerbread — will have Near Field Communications capabilities baked in, came new evidence of smartphone manufacturers' and developers' continuing commitment to turning mobile phones into something more akin to digital wallets.
First Look at Facebook Messages
Facebook's move to expand its purview into email, chat and instant messages will add another wrinkle to banks' social media initiatives.
Citizens Bank Launches Mobile Banking for Businesses
Sybase 365 software will let corporate and business banking customers monitor accounts remotely, receive bank alerts, approve and release wire transfers, and obtain account balance snapshots from their mobile devices.