Mobile Minutes: MasterCard, Netflix/Comcast, tech industry’s shifting focus, fashionable smart watch


MasterCard: Sentiment for mobile payments improving
Many hurdles have stifled the adoption of mobile payments in the U.S. and elsewhere, not least of which is getting consumers to change their purchasing behavior. But MasterCard says consumer and merchant sentiment toward mobile payments is improving, USA Today reports.
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Does Netflix/Comcast deal remove obstacle to TWC merger?
Comcast announced a deal that improves the quality of the online streaming that Netflix delivers to its 30 million U.S. subscribers. And that deal could remove one of several obstacles to regulatory approval of its $45 billion proposal to acquire Time Warner Cable.
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At Mobile World Congress, a sign of tech industrys shifting focus
In a sign that the tech industry may have moved past computers, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, will be the most prominent speaker this week at the Mobile World Congress, a trade show in Barcelona that revolves around smartphones and other devices, per The New York Times.
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Fashionable smart watch debuts at Mobile World Congress
Last year at Mobile World Congress 2013, we saw the first dual-sided smart phone with YotaPhone by the Russian user experience company, Yota Devices. This year, its a smart watch by the Finnish company, Creoir, according to Forbes.
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