Apple Dominating Global Smartphone and Watch Markets

It’s Apple’s world, and we are all living in it. In the fourth quarter of 2017, Apple’s iPhone captured a record 51 percent of the global smartphone revenue share, accounting for more revenue than the rest of the entire industry combined, according to Boston-based analytics firm Strategy Analytics.
Apple made three times more revenue off its smartphones than Samsung and 7 times more than Huawei — the popular Chinese smartphone company whose partnerships with AT&T and Verizon were prematurely disbanded after pressures from the U.S. government over cybersecurity concerns. Read More

Say goodbye to Android Pay and hello to Google Pay

As we reported last month, Google is uniting all of its different payment tools under the Google Pay brand. On Android, however, the Android Pay app stuck with its existing brand. That’s changing today, though, with the launch of Google Pay for Android. With this, Google is rolling out an update to Android Pay and introducing some new functionality that the company hopes will make its payment service ubiquitous — both in stores and on the internet. Read More