Now here's an unfortunate case of being the wrong brand at the wrong time: The CEO of ISIS Mobile Wallet announced Monday that the company is planning to rebrand as a result of the conflict taking place in Iraq. As you may recall, a militant group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has also been frequently referenced by the acronym ISIS, and the mobile wallet service is apparently uncomfortable with such an association. No word on what the new brand will be as yet, but while you're guessing, have a look back at our recap of the last 24 hours!
Could T-Mobile CEO John Legere have done too good of a job over the last year or so? Rumors are heating up that Sprint and new owner Softbank are eyeing an acquisition of the fourth-placed U.S. carrier, which could have serious implications for the momentum Legere has put into place with T-Mo's "Uncarrier" initiative. Is such talk making any potential switchers nervous? Relax (for now) with today's recap...
When it comes to near-field communication (NFC) enabled payments, the iPhone has been left out of the party by Apple's refusal to add the necessary chip to its hardware -- that is, until the release of a new case from Incipio.
Apple continues to sit on the sidelines of the mobile wallet initiative, but that isn't stopping the carriers from banding together in an effort to knock aside any momentum Google Wallet may have picked up thus far.