Apple Pay is targeting China as its largest market. The mobile payment system was released Thursday and was hoping to convince retailers to use the system since there are hundred million users of Apple. A lot of banks will support Apple Pay including the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
Yahoo announced another round of layoff after early February cutoff. Around 300 employees in California office will lose their jobs.
Gogo Inc's stock fell 28 percent following the statement from its customer American Airlines stating that Wi-fi service is lacking. The US airline has filed a lawsuit against Gogo for failure of Wi-fi service. The Chicago-based technology company Gogo Inc offers in-flight Wi-Fi service to American Airlines and Delta Airlines.
Protenus has announced raising $4 million from a Series A fundraising round. The finance has been rendered from a group of investors led by Arthur Venture. The health data security service provider intends to expand its business all over the US through this fund.
The .cloud domain is now available which launched in the mid-November and became exclusive for trademark holders only. Because of the thousands of orders and duplicate domain names, these will be auctioned through Aruba.
The Wikimedia Foundation received a $250,000 grant to support its early stages of search engine project, The Knowledge Engine. The project will develop a search engine that goes across Wikipedia and other Wikimedia’s services, allowing users to obtain relevant information more easily.
Apple is sponsoring one of fashion’s biggest and most prestigious event, the Met Gala. This year’s exhibition will feature works that highlight the dynamics of human craftsmanship and technology in creating high-end fashion. Apple will also be involved in the exhibition’s music department using its Apple Music.
Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google will expand its Google X Car project. The company announced to hire more expert in manufacturing and engineering to bring its self-driving car into the market.
Switzerland receives about 1000 emergency calls from hikers every year. In order to create a technology that could give a faster response and search more effectively for lost or injured hikers, a group of researchers developed a software with a combination of Artificial Intelligence. The software enable drones to autonomously navigate forest areas and direct themselves to hiking trails.
Apple Music has gained another million subscribers, following its previous 10 million members. It means that Apple is chasing to compete tightly with its competitor, Spotify.
A recent research shows that there is a significant increase in the use of online dating services, especially via mobile dating apps. There are also significant increases in two particular age groups, which is young adults and older adults between the age of 55-64 years old. Personal safety remains a major issue for online daters, but most still believe that the method is more efficient and help them find a better match.
Soundcloud's financial report revealed that the company is experiencing significant loss in 2014, and the losses had started from several years before. The 2014 loss was due to large expenses, even though Soundcloud's revenue actually experienced a growth. The company expects to face losses for the next three years, but they are striving to plan strategies to increase income.
Uber Technologies said that it has decided to pay $28.5 million to about 25 million riders. The settlement in these cases will allow the company to work peacefully and focus on its prospective growth.
Time Inc. was interested in big data owned by Specific Media when they acquired Viant, which owns Specific Media. Apparently, Viant also owned other business units, including social network Myspace. Time Inc. will use data from Viant's business lines including Myspace to improve its advertising activities.
Pandora Media Inc has engaged Morgan Stanley to facilitate the selling itself including identifying potential buyers. Pandora has been spending heavily to attract more number of users amid increasing competition in internet radio space.