Samsung Teams With Apple

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Samsung has announced that it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on all 2019 Samsung Smart TV models beginning this spring, while support on 2018 Samsung Smart TVs will launch through a firmware update.

 Samsung Eyes Blockchain Smartphone?

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Said sites including thenextweb.com , Samsung, no small player in mobile devices, submitted three trademark requests in Europe that offer up some clues into blockchain-focused phones. Blockchain dtcc IBM News SamsungIn the world of blockchain phones, another name may crowd the pantheon.

Samsung Developing Its Own Blockchain Network, Crypto Coin

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A report has revealed that Samsung is planning to develop its own proprietary blockchain network, as well as launch its own cryptocurrency token. The source also revealed that the company is planning to launch its own “Samsung Coin” in the future.

Braintree Announces Support For Samsung Pay

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can now accept Samsung Pay for in-app payments. In a press release , Braintree said support for Samsung Pay was driven by focusing on what will drive the future of commerce and help merchants. could use PayPal within Samsung Pay at millions of retailers.

Samsung Pay: Getting Past Contextual Commerce Friction

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And this isn’t a small or niche subset of consumers – according to the latest edition of the Digital Consumer Report , a PYMNTS/ Samsung Pay collaboration, 58 percent of consumers reported engaging in contextual commerce.

Samsung Invests $2.9M In French Crypto Co.

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Samsung has invested 2.6 The Samsung investment puts Ledger’s valuation at 260 million euros ($290 million). The news comes after it was reported that Samsung is working on its own blockchain-based network, as well as a cryptocurrency token called Samsung Coin.

PFS Cardholders Can Now Make Purchases With Samsung Pay

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Samsung, the South Korean consumer electronics giant, announced Thursday (March 20) a partnership with Prepaid Financial Services (PFS) to launch Samsung Pay for its branded cards. In a press release , Samsung said cardholders on specific programs issued and managed by PFS in the U.K.

Samsung Pay Adds Samsung Rewards To Payment Service

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On Thursday (April 12), Samsung Pay , the digital payment unit of Samsung Electronics, debuted Samsung Rewards, which gives users reward points every time they use the Samsung Pay mobile payment service to make purchases. According to news from BGR , with the program, it doesn’t matter what the Samsung Pay customer purchases with his or her mobile device. BGR noted that in India, Samsung Rewards works both with Samsung Pay and Samsung Pay Mini.

Bitcoin Daily: Ripple’s XRP Rises To Top-Performing Crypto; Samsung To Bring Blockchain To Budget Smartphones

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In other news, Samsung is planning to launch its blockchain technology onto its budget smartphone. “We The revelation comes after reports last month that Samsung was planning to develop its own proprietary blockchain network , as well as launch its own cryptocurrency token.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Sensor Tricked By 3D Printer

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A Samsung Galaxy S10 user was able to show how he could trick the in-display fingerprint sensor using a 3D printer. The analyst predicts Samsung will adopt the technology with an update for the Galaxy S10 slated for the first quarter of 2021.

Samsung Eyes Second Smart Speaker

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A new report claims that Samsung is set to release another smart speaker next year, in addition to the Galaxy Home. According to SamMobile , the other Samsung speaker will reportedly bear the model number “SM-V310” and come in black.

Mastercard Masterpass Integrated with Samsung Pay, Android Pay

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Today Mastercard announced that it will be partnering with Microsoft, Google, and Samsung in order to integrate its Masterpass network with those digital wallets — so users of Google Wallet, Android Pay, or Samsung Pay can shop online wherever Masterpass is accepted, starting in early 2017.

Samsung Unveils Foldable Phone At Developer Event

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Samsung Electronics gave a first look at a foldable phone that has a screen similar to a small tablet on Wednesday (November 7) in California. Innovation android apps Flexible Scrren foldable phone mobile News Samsung smartphone Technology What's Hot

Samsung’s First Quarter Profits Down About 60 Percent YOY

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Samsung Electronics warned that first quarter profits declined nearly 60 percent compared to last year, brought on by weakness in displays and its memory chip unit. CNBC , citing the company, reported Samsung said operating profit for the March-ending quarter will be about 6.2

Samsung Expands Beyond Pop-Ups With Full-Scale Stores

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In a potential challenge to Apple at brick-and-mortar retail, Samsung Electronics is looking to move beyond pop-up shops with its own full-scale U.S. As it stands, Samsung Electronics brick-and-mortar ventures in the U.S.

Samsung Q3 Mobile Sales Decline 12 Percent

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Samsung Electronics smartphone sales will increase in the holiday shopping season, with the general trend lasting into 2019, the company said when announcing its Q3 results. For the third quarter of 2018, Samsung posted 24.91 Samsung Pay debuted about three years ago.

Key to Mobile Wallet Adoption? Rewards, Samsung Pay Bets

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Exclusive Mobile Payments Retail Technology Accenture Citi Bank mobile wallets Samsung Electronics Samsung PayIt’s no secret that mobile wallets, although well-intended, haven’t gained much traction among consumers.

Samsung Pay To Work With Gear S3 Without Samsung Smartphone

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Samsung Pay usually goes hand-in-hand with a Samsung mobile device, typically one of its smartphones, but that is no longer the case with Samsung Pay working without a Samsung smartphone. According to a report by 9to5Google , Samsung Pay confirmed on Twitter that the Gear S3 Classic and the Gear S3 Frontier will work with or without a Samsung smartphone. Samsung has said that such watches are “trendy” at the moment.

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BBVA to Launch Mobile Iris Scanner Through Partnership With Samsung

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The feature, announced today, will use Samsung’s iris scanning technology, recently updated along with its other biometric capabilities, according to the company. Exclusive Mobile Security BBVA biometric authentication iris scanning Mobile banking Samsung

Samsung Pay Leapfrogs Rivals with Epic Alipay Deal

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Samsung Pay may not be available in the United Kingdom yet, but it’s rapidly expanding its reach in China in a March deal with UnionPay, the world’s largest credit card network, and now through a new deal with Alipay. Take that, Apple.

Samsung’s Rewarding March To Mobile Payments Adoption

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That’s the problem that Samsung set out to crack with the Samsung Rewards program launched a week ago. Cue The Samsung Rewards Multiplier. Source: Samsung. Make It Simple, Samsung. Source: Samsung. What Makes Samsung Rewards Really Rewarding.

As Smartphone Sales Dip, Samsung Launches Galaxy Fold

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Samsung on Wednesday (Feb. According to Samsung , the “Galaxy Fold opens smoothly and naturally, like a book, and closes flat and compact with a satisfying click.” Last year in California, Samsung gave a first look at its foldable phone , which has a screen similar to a small tablet.

Samsung Considers Blockchain To Manage Supply Chain

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Samsung is reportedly looking into blockchain technology to manage its supply chain, reports in Bloomberg said on Monday (April 16). Samsung SDS VP and Blockchain Chief Song Kwang-woo said that supply chain involves the transport of billions of dollars worth of goods every year. Samsung SDS, the company’s logistics and IT unit, said blockchain may be able to cut logistics and shipping costs by 20 percent, reports said.

Wirecard Integrates Mobile Wallet With Apple, Android and Samsung Pay

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EXCLUSIVE – Wirecard launched its mobile wallet integration with Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas. Exclusive Mobile Payments Android Pay Apple Pay Citibank Mobile Payments mobile wallets point of sale transactions Samsung Pay Wirecard

Samsung, Bank of America Start Work on Iris Authentication for Mobile

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Mobile and electronics company, Samsung and Bank of America will start working with a focus group over the next six months, as they pilot the iris authentication scan that will allow customers to log into their bank accounts on their mobiles by taking a picture of their eye.

Bitcoin Daily: SoFi, Coinbase Pair On Crypto Trading; Samsung Reveals Blockchain Partners

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In other news, Samsung presented its first blockchain partners for its upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone during this week’s Samsung Mobile Business Summit session at MWC Barcelona 2019.

Apple iPhone Outsells Samsung, Huawei On Alibaba’s Singles Day

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Earlier this year, Huawei was able to surpass Apple in China to become the second-place handset maker globally behind Samsung Electronics. Samsung fell to eighth place. “It’s Retail alibaba Apple china e-commerce huawei iPhone mobile News Samsung shopping Singles Day What's Hot

MasterCard Releases Its IoT App for Samsung Refrigerator

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MasterCard several days ago quietly released its iOS app to support a partnership with Samsung it announced last January. The new Groceries by MasterCard app connects to Samsung’s Family Hub Refrigerator for “standing Read More.

Samsung And DeLorean

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It couldn’t get much worse for Samsung. Once heralded as the best smartphone ever, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has instead proven to be the most combustible smartphone ever. The situation for Samsung is reminiscent of the Irish car manufacturer DeLorean ’s short-lived celebrity in the 1980s. Let’s first review the fall from grace of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, as it happened. Samsung could no longer bury its head in the sand and announced a recall, blaming the batteries.

Samsung Pay Crosses 1.3 Billion Transactions, But Falls Short of Apple Pay

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As it makes its way to South Africa and continues to amass impressive partnerships with the likes of Alipay and PayPal, Samsung Pay might have completed three years in the mobile payments market, but its numbers still lag its main rival, Apple Pay.

Samsung Rolls Out Babylon AI Doctor

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inked a deal with Samsung in which it will provide consumers with access to artificial intelligence-enabled doctors via smartphones. According to a report in the Financial Times , Samsung has agreed to preinstall the technology into its new devices, enabling consumers to set up a video appointment with a doctor or get a check of symptoms via Samsung’s Health app. Artificial Intelligence Babylon health apps mobile devices Samsung uk What's Hot

Samsung Pay Launches In China

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Apple Pay’s competition in China just got a bit steeper, as Samsung has officially rolled out Samsung Pay in the region. But Samsung may have an edge that Apple doesn’t. That’s because Samsung Pay works nearly anywhere contactless payments are available.

The Future of the Financial WorkStation is Mobile, says Samsung

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Samsung says, no. Rather, financial professionals should focus on the mobile phone, which is why Samsung is taking a mobile-first approach to its solutions for finance.

Samsung Electronics’ Bixby To Support Google Apps

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Samsung Electronics’ voice-activated digital assistant Bixby will support Google apps, the company revealed during CES, the consumer electronics show held every January in Las Vegas. VentureBeat noted that earlier in the week, Samsung announced that Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa will be supported on all of the TVs the consumer electronics giant produces, including its recently announced OLED TVs.

Commonwealth Bank Now Offers Samsung Pay

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21) that its customers would now be able to make contactless payments via Samsung Electronics’ mobile wallet, Samsung Pay. In a press release , Commonwealth Bank said customers with a Mastercard can load their credit or debit card details into its app and make secure payments with a compatible Samsung Galaxy or wearable device. By offering customers the ability to pay with Samsung Pay we are combining choice and convenience.”.

Samsung Pay And PayPal Power In-Store Payments

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Sang Ahn, VP and general manager of Samsung Pay U.S. Samsung Pay Inc. tells PYMNTS that this is Samsung Pay’s vision — not only with its own mobile wallet (which uses both NFC and backward-compatible MST technologies), but also with strategic partners as it unlocks these omnichannel opportunities. This was the spirit of the partnership that Samsung Pay struck with PayPal last July, and that today goes live to select users in the United States.

Samsung Electronics To Integrate Bixby With All Its Electronics

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Samsung Electronics is all in on Bixby , its voice-activated digital assistant, with the Financial Times reporting it plans to install Bixby on all its electronics by 2020. Samsung is behind U.S. Voice Activation Bixby electronics News Samsung voice-activated assistant What's Hot

New ‘Samsung Pay Story’ Feature Could Soon Let Android Users Share Transactions

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South Korean technology company Samsung has filed a patent for a new feature of its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, that could allow users to share their transaction history with other users. Exclusive Mobile Payments Social Media Mobile Payments Samsung Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay: From Mobile Payment Method To Commerce Enabler

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Two years ago, when Samsung Pay entered the mobile payments scene, it did what Apple and Android a year before it had not: It made mobile payment capabilities at the physical point of sale (POS) more or less ubiquitous right out of the gate. This new digital way to pay was made possible via technology that Samsung acquired, called “magnetic secure transmission” — MST — the very same technology that enables merchant point-of-sale terminals to accept a mag stripe card for payment.

Apple Has 50 Pct Of Smartwatch Market, Samsung And Fitbit Grow

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The 2018 holiday quarter was a good one for smartwatches, as Samsung and Fitbit each quadrupled shipments compared to a year before, according to reports. Samsung shipped 2.4 Apple released the Series 4 to good reviews and Samsung’s Galaxy Watch was also well received.

Better Mortgage To Offer Samsung Rewards

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19) that it is among the first third parties to use Samsung Rewards’ new API. In a press release, Better Mortgage, which has zero commissions, said Samsung Rewards works similar to a points-based airline’s rewards program, giving users points for so-called meaningful engagements with Samsung devices. Some of those include using Samsung Pay at checkout, using Bixby or signing up for features offered by Samsung Health.

Samsung Teases April Debut Of Galaxy Home Smart Speaker

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After announcing its Galaxy Home smart speaker in 2018, Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh has reportedly indicated that the device would be rolled out by April. As it stands, Samsung has other products that tap into the technology of its Bixby voice assistant.