Android Market to Offer Paid Applications
Google has informed developers for the Android Market — the storefront for Android-based applications — that they will be able to create applications that require payment. Up until now, all the applications available in the Android Market have been free. This has prevented some developers from creating applications for the Android platform. With the arrival of paid applications, slated for some time in the first quarter, more developers may be motivated to create applications for Google's mobile platform.
Apple Making Changes to App Store
Jun 8, 2016
Apple today informed developers that some changes are headed to the iTunes App Store. Developers will be able to offer auto-renewable subscriptions that don't require subscribers to constantly re-up.
Google, PayPal Extend Mobile and Online Payment Partnership
May 24, 2018
PayPal today said it has deepened its relationship with Google and Google Pay in order to make it easier for people to make payments from their mobile devices and on the web. PayPal says people who add PayPal to any of Google's services will be able to pay across the entire Google ecosystem anywhere PayPal is offered as a payment option.
Microsoft May Give Windows 10 Mobile Payments
Oct 20, 2015
Microsoft is weighing what to do with the mobile wallet app that's part of the Windows 10 Mobile platform. The operating system already has a basic wallet app (since Windows Phone 8) for storing credit card and loyalty card data, but it stops short of making mobile payments.
Gov't Revives Possibility of Voice Calls On Planes
Dec 9, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday proposed rules that could eventually pave the way for making voice calls on airplanes.
'Pay with Google' Goes Live for Online and In-App Payments
Oct 23, 2017
Google today made good on its promise back in May to release a tool for improving online and in-app payments. Pay with Google allows people to pay with any card on file, including the card they might have associated with Android Pay, Google Play, YouTube, or Chrome.