Square is now processing more than $15 billion in payments on an annualized basis, up from $10 billion six months ago. The figure excludes transactions completed by coffeehouse chain Starbucks, which began allowing consumers to pay for purchases via the Square Wallet application for iOS and Android late last year.
As ABC debuts its ABC Now video app that lets cable viewers in New York and Philadelphia watch live programming on their iPad, the next logical step would be deliver hyper-targeted ads to these users.
Apple said it sold 37.4 million iPhones and 19.5 million iPads in its fiscal 2013 second quarter, which ended March 30, beating analysts' expectations for around 35 million iPhones and 17 million iPads. In the year-ago quarter, Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads.
Apple reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday after the market closes, and while the company is expected to report its biggest fiscal second-quarter sales yet, analysts also expect Apple to post its first decline in quarterly profit in a decade.
The value of ads running on Google's Android-enabled devices declined sharply quarter-over-quarter, while ads for Apple's iOS-enabled devices grew, according to a new report from MoPub. In fact, devices running iOS--including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch--control over 75 percent of ad spend share, the report said.
Verizon Communications views its Flex View on demand service as a necessary piece of its FiOS offering because it keeps customers from churning. In fact, a Verizon executive said that FiOS customers who use Flex View on demand, are three times less likely to churn than customers who do not use the mobile service.
The Federal Aviation Administration may relax rules preventing airline passengers from accessing tablets and e-readers during takeoff and landing, The New York Times reports.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Streaming video provider Roku is currently testing a second-screen application for tablets that the company hopes to release in the "near term," according to a company executive.
PayPal is acquiring mobile software development startup Duff Research, a move to accelerate the rollout of its digital wallet efforts. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Apple's iPad will lose its stranglehold on the worldwide tablet market this year, overcome by a wave of smaller, lower-priced devices powered by Google's Android, research firm IDC forecasts.