Mobile Minutes: Isis, Comcast, ParkChicago app, Post Office
July 9, 2014
Isis mobile wallet rebrands to distance itself from militant group ISIS
Isis, the mobile wallet platform backed by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon here in the U.S., has decided to rebrand after its name became synonymous with ISIS, an Islamic militant group linked to sectarian violence against civilians and government forces in Iraq and Syria, the company is announcing today.
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Rivals wary of Comcast's mobile-ad prowess
Comcast Corp.'s recent purchase of one of the major players in online video advertising is stoking fears at media companies that the cable giant is gathering too much influence over the digital-TV business, adding to the leverage it already has in traditional television.
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Hundreds ticketed in error despite using ParkChicago app
More than 300 cars parked legally around Chicago have gotten tickets after drivers used smartphones to pay with new mobile technology introduced by the company that leased the citys meters.
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Post Office launches mobile phone network through EE
The Post Office is launching a mobile phone network to challenge similar services offered by Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and the Co-op.
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