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Saturday October 10, 2015
Apple Pay To Begin Rolling Out to Starbucks, KFC, Chili's Soon
Nearly a year after its debut, Apple Pay could see a boost in usership with the addition of Starbucks to the roster of retailers that support Apple's payment system. Starbucks will pilot the service later this year.

Verizon Hikes Prices on Unlimited Data Plans
Unlimited data has long been a big competitive promise. Now, Verizon Wireless customers will pay a little more to watch all the videos, check all the e-mail and do all the social media they want on their smartphones.

Samsung Introduces Galaxy Tab E Nook Tablet
In the world of tablets and e-readers, Barnes & Noble’s Nook is usually viewed as an also-ran. But the bookseller hasn’t given up on the device, even if it no longer has pretensions of being a hardware company.

Sony Acquires Belgian 3D Sensor Firm SoftKinetic
Continuing efforts to focus on its successful image sensor business, Sony has acquired SoftKinetic Systems, a company that develops 3D vision tech for gaming, imaging and other applications.

Hackers Hit Samsung's LoopPay, Firm Says Samsung Pay, Customer Data Safe
After reports surfaced that Samsung's LoopPay was the target of a sophisticated attack by a group of government-affiliated Chinese hackers, Samsung quickly said customer data was never at risk.

Verizon To Share Customer Data It Collects with AOL
Having recently completed its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL, Verizon plans to combine customer data from its mobile service ad programs with AOL's advertising network to give users more relevant ads.

Google Rolls Out Mobile Project for Fast-Loading Pages
Since rolling out the new version of its mobile OS, Google has announced a mobile publishing initiative, support for in-app translation, and a space launch contract for one of its Google Lunar Prize teams.

Could New Acquisitions Make Siri Smarter?
There’s been plenty of talk about how Siri is improving, but new acquisitions could give a more accurate voice to the digital assistant. Apple has reportedly acquired Perceptio and VocalIQ.

Microsoft's Windows 10 Device Event: What Was Announced?
As expected, Microsoft's big Windows 10 device event included the debut of its new Surface Pro 4, the next device in its highly successful Surface Pro lineup. But Redmond also offered up a surprise.



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