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Mobile Minutes: Samsung Pay launches; Facebook mimics MoPub; Virgin Mobile’s data rollover; Pebble Time on KickstarterBy
Samsung Pay launches at GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
Samsung led the mobile payments announcements at the GSMA with its announcement of Samsung Pay, a contender with Apple Pay in the competition for retailers and consumers.
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Facebook is said to be working on competitor to Twitter’s MoPub
Facebook Inc. is working on a competitor to Twitter Inc.’s mobile-advertising distributor MoPub, according to people with knowledge of the matter, a bid to win more business in a growing market.
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Virgin Mobile diffuses bill shock with Data Rollover
Virgin Mobile is tackling a common bugbear of mobile plans with the announcement of a new Data Rollover feature on all postpaid plans, allowing customers to carry unused data over to the following month, without any extra charge.
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Pebble Time most funded Kickstarter ever
Less than one week after its reveal, Pebble Time is now the most funded project ever on Kickstarter. The new smartwatch announced by startup Pebble has netted close to $14 million, and will remain open to accept additional funds for the next 24 days.
Read more on USA Today
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