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EU will investigate Apple Pay if it becomes significant
Published in Mobiles


Not market dominant, so it escapes for now

EU regulators looked into Apple’s mobile payment service and found it was not market dominant, but they could review it again if they receive formal complaints, Europe’s antitrust chief said.

Aussie banks moan that Apple is a bunch of drongos
Published in Mobiles


"Intransigent, closed and controlling" and not fair dinkum

Three Australian banks have moaned to the country’s anti-trust watch dingo that the Apple Pay service is not fair dinkum.

People snub digital wallets for now
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 12:06

People snub digital wallets for now


We'd much rather have cash

It looks like the rush by Apple and Samsung to create digital wallets has been pretty much useless.

Samsung takes eBanking fight to US
Published in News
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 14:10

Samsung takes eBanking fight to US


On Apple’s home turf with a cheaper easier product

Smartphone leader Samsung is taking its eBanking product to the home turf of its rival Apple.

Apple Pay is the Apple III of finance
Published in News
Friday, 03 June 2016 11:05

Apple Pay is the Apple III of finance


We told you so


While the Tame Apple Press claimed that Apple’s moves into the finance world with its Apple Pay service would be “game-changing” “super” and “great” we had grave doubts it would make much impact – it looks like we were right.

Chinese want shedloads of fingerprint sensors
Published in News


Expected to buy 2-300 million of them

Chinese smartphone vendors will ship an estimated 200-300 smartphones featuring fingerprint-recognizing functions this year.

Barclays stalls Apple Pay
Published in News
Thursday, 08 October 2015 14:07

Barclays stalls Apple Pay


Maybe next year

Barclays’ Bank is not signing up for Apple pay at least until next year.

Apple Pay's London launch is a disaster
Published in Mobiles


Mind the Gap in expectations 

The launch of Apple Pay in the UK has been a complete disaster, the software does not work, the system charges you double, and some leading banks do not support it yet.  

Apple pay dooms itself in UK
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 13 July 2015 11:36

Apple pay dooms itself in UK


Too inflexible 

Apple is having a huge problem getting its Apple Pay off the ground in the US, so now it is having a crack at the UK.

Apple tries to off-load Apple Pay on the Brits
Published in News


No luck in the US

While US retailers have treated Apple Pay with a loud resounding yawn, Jobs' Mob thinks it will have more like with the British.