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Global NFC mobile payments to exceed $130 billion by 2020

19th December 2014  | Latest News Technology

Payments made using smartphones with near-field communication (NFC) technology are set to exceed $130 billion by 2020, according to research. Strategy Analytics predicts that 254 million mobile users will make an average of five payments per month, with each worth slightly less than $9. It said the October 2014 launch of Apple Pay helped to encourage retailers to…

Ex-Sony workers sue studio for exposing their personal data in cyber attack

17th December 2014  | Latest News Technology

Two former Sony employees are suing the company for not preventing hackers from stealing nearly 500,000 social security numbers, salary details and medical records for current and former workers. The lawsuit claims that the film studio was negligent by ignoring warnings that its computer system was prone to attack and accuses the company of failing to…

Inspector Dogberry on Parliament's Candy Crush scandal

17th December 2014  | Analysis Blogs Latest News Technology

As a fan of the Candy Crush Saga – apparently around a billion games are played every day – Dogberry was obviously not surprised to see MP Nigel Mills joining in with this global obsession the other day. The problem was that, at the same time, he was supposed to be listening to experts give evidence…

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