Mobile Minutes: Passwords, Bump, HTC and Blackberry
By Staff reports
September 17, 2013
A headset that may replace passwords
Today in mobile marketing:
Say Goodbye to the Password
Biometrics are just the beginning in efforts by tech companies to come up with new authentication systems that are more secure and more convenient than conventional passwords, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Google acquires mobile contact sharing app Bump
After raising nearly $20 million and becoming one of the most downloaded mobile apps but failing to find real revenue, Bump Technologies has been acquired by Google, TechCrunch reports.
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HTC confirms layoffs in Bellevue
Struggling phone maker HTC confirmed that a major reorganization is under way at its Bellevue-based North American headquarters, leading to major layoffs, per The Seattle Times.
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BlackBerry bidders may want to carve up business - sources
According to Bloomberg, a handful of potential bidders, including private equity firms, are lining up to look at BlackBerry Ltd, but initial indications suggest that interest is tepid and buyers are eyeing parts of the Canadian smartphone maker rather than the whole company, several sources familiar with the situation said.
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