Month: March 2015

Samsung Buys LoopPay to counter Apple Pay

Samsung Electronics has acquired LoopPay, a U.S. mobile payments firm that could help it counter the Apple Pay obile payments system. LoopPay produces small add-on devices for smartphones that can transmit credit card information in conjunction with a mobile app. When the devices are held within a few centimeters of a traditional magnetic strip reader, the […]

Could Google Split UP? — Google+,

Google+, which launched in late June 2011, has consistently failed to meet expectations — especially that a Google-owned social network could compete neck-and-neck with Facebook, the world’s largest social network. While Google+ features, like Hangouts and Circles, have proven popular, the site itself hasn’t gained the kind of user base that can take a real […]

Gogo Expects to Benefit from Rising Demand for In-flight Internet

Gogo Inc. (GOGO.O), an in-flight internet services provider, gave a full-year revenue forecast range that was largely above analysts’ average expectation, driven by a surge in demand from commercial and business aviation clients. Shares of the company, which also reported a better-than-expected revenue for the fourth quarter, were up about 5% at $18.40 in premarket […]