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Payments Source: Has Pokemon Succeeded?

By Tanaya Macheel   The hit smartphone game Pokemon Go is not a mobile wallet or a loyalty app, but it is arguably far more successful at driving traffic to retailers' stores than many of the apps designed for that purpose.   Much like Uber taught the payments industry that...

SD Times Blog: Gotta catch ‘em all (safely and securely)

By Christina Mulligan   While you are trying to catch ‘em all, Pokémon Go is catching all your data. According to security researchers, the increasingly popular mobile application is posing a huge security risk to users.   The problem is that in order to play, you need to sign in through...

CNET: Pokemon Go could crash and burn this way

By Roger Cheng   I first encounter the problem after spotting and catching a Bulbasaur a block away from my office. Instead of a screen confirming the digital monster is mine, I get a white Poke ball-like icon in the top left-hand corner that spins and spins and...

iDigitalTimes: One Platform, Under Apple?

By Fionna Agomuoh   It’s difficult to tell what Apple’s plans are, both immediate and distant. Rumors about the iPhone 7remain uncertain, while speculation indicates a massive overhaul of its smartphone beyond 2016. The company, once minimalistic in its proprietary hardware and operating systems, is now expanding rapidly. To...

Fox News: Apple’s digital helper, Siri, needs help

By Brooke Crothers   In the face of stiff competition from Android, Apple continued its push to make the Siri digital assistant useful to a large chunk of its users at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week. But will it be enough?   Siri, Apple’s intelligent voice-activated digital...

ABC NEWS: Apple Makes Siri Smarter, Rolls out Software Improvements

By BRANDON BAILEY, AP TECHNOLOGY WRITER   Apple is working to make its iPhone and other gadgets smarter, responding to competitors' recent moves by building more artificial intelligence into its Siri digital assistant, photos, maps and other online services.   The tech giant kicked off its annual software conference by announcing new...