Google on Wednesday said it is testing ways to let people use digital wallets without having to even take smartphones out of their pockets.
Google will back Apple in its court battle with the FBI over the security of its iPhone.
Samsung's mobile-payment service will expand beyond the U.S. and South Korea this year.
Facebook has redesigned its popular Messenger app so several people can use it on the same smartphone or tablet without relinquishing their privacy.
The pay-by-phone crowd is growing at the checkout counter. More consumers are using their smartphones to pay for goods and services, and more companies are offering "mobile-payments" or "mobile-wallet" services.
On the heels of posting stellar quarterly earnings results, Facebook on Thursday expanded its offering for streaming live video at the leading social network.
US Internet giant Google paid Apple a billion dollars in 2014 to be the go-to search tool on iPhones, Bloomberg reported, citing court documents.
Visual assessment of the grape and wine sector's most costly disease, powdery mildew, will be easier with a new, free smart-phone app developed by University of Adelaide researchers and collaborators.
The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES (all times local):
Kiddie tablets have grown up.