• EU Banks Ready to Roll Out Apple Pay?

    In the short time it has been available, Apple’s upstart mobile payments platform has been gaining popularity across the U.S. But soon, Apple Pay could make its way across the pond and into some of Europe’s leading financial institutions. According to the U.K. Telegraph, Apple Pay will likely launch on European soil in 2015. “Apple …   Read More

  • From Russia Without Love: Apple Halts Online Sales

    Late Tuesday, word broke that Apple is suspending all online product sales in Russia. Apple points to “extreme” ruble fluctuations as the reason for its action, which comes as other multinational companies similarly explore how massive currency swings should be addressed in their business operations. The iPhone and iPad maker stopped sales from its Web …   Read More

  • Apple Sets Sights on Japan for New R&D Center

    This year, Apple poured record sums into research and development. With next year’s investment in R&D poised to eclipse 2014’s figures, it comes as little surprise that Apple is planning to build out its facilities where R&D will take place. According to new information emerging from the far east, Apple will soon open an R&D …   Read More

  • Former Apple Retail Boss Wants to Reinvent eCommerce

    Ron Johnson left Apple as the company’s head of retail in 2011 to become CEO of J.C. Penney. Unfortunately, Johnson’s stint did not prove to be the rousing success the retail giant needed and expected. But Johnson is ready to roar back after last year’s ouster at J.C. Penney.   Read More

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    That Which is Up Microsoft's Sleeve May Soon Be Up Yours

    This week, our sister site mHealthWatch brought the world of wearables up to speed on a major developing story. Rumor has it that Microsoft is about to get a leg — or, perhaps, wrist — up on Apple in the wearables market. Although Apple unveiled its first smartwatch called Apple Watch last month at its …   Read More

  • Apple: 'It's Been Way Too Long'

    Fresh from Apple’s recent iPhone 6, Apple Watch and iOS 8 media blitz, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is gearing up to make headlines once again next week. On Wednesday, Apple began distributing invitations to media for an event next Thursday, October 16th. Although the invite simply states “It’s been way too long,” the characteristically …   Read More

  • Wearables Welcomed to Fashion Week in Paris

    According to Women’s Wear Daily, Apple is bringing its eagerly anticipated Apple Watch to Paris for Fashion Week. Citing French blog Mac Generation, WWD says Apple will preview the Apple Watch at Colette this morning. Colette — a high-profile French clothing and accessory retailer — will be working closely with Apple to introduce Apple’s inaugural …   Read More

  • WSJ: Apple Bringing NFC to iWatch

    NFC is coming soon to a wrist near you. Next week, Apple is expected to roll out iWatch (although it won’t ship until early 2015). At that time, iWatch is going to rock the world of wearables by introducing Near Field Communications technology to the iOS-powered wearable device that has captivated the imagination of tech …   Read More

  • What's the Big 'Deal'? Banks Purportedly Reach Mobile Payments Agreement with Apple

    By now it’s patently clear that Apple wants a chunk of the mobile payments industry. And it’s muscling its way into the crowd with some serious support. Bank Innovation is reporting that Apple has inked deals to lower its card transaction fees with many of the nation’s top financial institutions, including American Express, JP Morgan …   Read More