Apple Introduces ‘Apple Watch Connected’ Gym Partnership

CNBC is reporting that Apple has unveiled a new gym initiative called “Apple Watch Connected.” At the time of launch, four gyms have joined the program, including Basecamp Fitness, Orange Theory, YMCA and Crunch Fitness, although that number will likely…

CES 2020: Alexa Coming To A Fuel Purchase Near You

Amazon has teamed up with ExxonMobile to give drivers the option of using Alexa to pay for fuel, according to CNN Business. The new feature should be available at 11,500 Exxon and Mobil gas stations beginning in April. According to…

CEO Tim Cook Pushes Cashless Society and Predicts AI in all Apple Products

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently visited Japan for the opening of their state-of-the-art research and development facility. He described it as a “center for deep engineering that will be very different from the R&D base Apple plans to build in…

Etsy Adds Express Checkout to iOS App

Etsy announced that it’s rolling out Express Checkout with Apple Pay on in its iOS app. This lets buyers skip the shopping cart and check out in two steps. The feature became available for signed-in US users on desktop and…

New Square Reader Hits Apple Stores

Square just announced that its new card reader is available for $49 online and at Apple retail locations in the U.S. The reader accepts chip cards and contactless payments like Apple Pay. “Local businesses across the country are already using…

VeloCloud Raises $27M to Meet Growing Global Demand for SD-WAN

VeloCloud Raises $27M to Meet Growing Global Demand for SD-WAN — Series C Financing led by March Capital Partners and Strategic Investors. VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced that it has closed $27 million in Series C…

Barclaycard takes on Apple Pay by adding NFC transactions to its Android app

​Parent company Barclays may be dragging its feet on Apple Pay support, but Barclaycard has just added NFC payments to its Android app. Users with the latest version of the Barclaycard app installed on their Android smartphone can carry out…

Apple Pay Gets Discover, Square, UK Launch [WWDC]

As you may know, Apple unveiled iOS 9 today, and that includes some updates to Apple Pay. For one, Discover will come on board starting in the fall, at which point Apple Pay will work with all major credit card…

Apple Pay Continues To Gain Momentum

Apple released its financial results for its fiscal year 2015 Q2 on Monday. The company had a record quarter largely thanks to iPhone sales, as well as strong performances by Mac and the App Store. During the ensuing conference call,…

Apple Pay Coming to 200K Vending Machines, Parking Stations

Apple and USA Technologies have just entered into a partnership that will make the company’s mobile payment solution, Apple Pay, available in over 200,000 self-service retail locations. What do they mean by “self-service retail locations”? Things like vending machines, laundry…