Opera Intros 'Opera Payment Exchange' for Mini Browser
Opera Software today announced the Opera Payment Exchange, a service that it says will act as the go-between for mobile content providers, network operators, and billing systems to enable widespread mobile payments that take place within Opera Mini. Opera is offering APIs to developers so that they can add mobile payment options to their services that function without requiring customers to leave the browser. Opera says the OPX will benefit every part of the mobile commerce ecosystem. End users will get a transaction platform that they can trust to be secure. Operators will get another way to generate revenue and use their existing carrier billing infrastructure. Financial institutions will gain a consistent mobile payment platform with which consumers will be familiar. Opera believes the addressable market for this service, its 160 million Opera Mini users, will entice companies to adopt its APIs and Opera Payment Exchange.
Jun 18, 2019
Facebook today announced Libra, a new digital currency that aims to combine the best features of other cryptocurrencies in order to be more consumer-friendly. The currency will be administered by the Libra Association, a new non-for-profit based in Geneva.
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The Opera web browser for Android now includes a free VPN service, for securing data over untrusted networks such as public Wi-Fi. Opera for Android version 51 includes the feature, which is activated with a simple toggle, requiring no sign-in nor account.
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Google has released the first preview version of Android 12 to developers. As a developer release, it focuses on APIs and other developer-focused aspects, rather than necessarily representing the final look and feature set for consumers.
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Apple announced changes to its App Store rules, mostly to tighten data privacy across the board. But Apple, for the first time, added special exceptions to its rules for apps providing parental controls, most of which require much deeper, more sensitive access to software APIs in order to be effective.
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