smartphone apps

12 Ways to Save Money on Food

Whether you're planning out family dinners, buying snack food online or bringing your lunch to work, there are many ways to cut down your food costs.

MoneyGram Goes Mobile with Digital Wallet Money Transer App

People who regularly use money transfer services just got another digital leg up. MoneyGram International is partnering with Gemalto, the company behind the LinqUs Mobile Money digital wallet, to allow customers to do money transfers straight from their smartphones.

Your Smartphone as Your Wallet: 3 Companies That Will Cash In

The smartphone revolution is well under way, and its latest advances could eventually let it replace your wallet. But the adoption of these new technologies can do more than reshape how you pay for purchases -- it can also pay off for your portfolio.

Mobile Ads Can Hijack Your Phone and Steal Your Contacts

Those pesky pop-up ads from the '90s are back, but this time they're holding your smartphone hostage. Tens of thousands of smartphone apps are running ads from rogue advertising networks that change smartphone settings and take contact information without permission.

Is Amazon the New Walmart (in the 'Evil Empire' Sense)?

On Dec. 10, Amazon offered a special deal to shoppers who used its smartphone app in brick-and-mortar stores: Scan certain items, and the Web retailer would give them an extra 5% off. Critics cried foul. In one tactless move, has Amazon cast itself as the new mom-and-pop business killer?

Big Pharma Looks Beyond Drugs to Smartphone Apps

Pharmaceutical companies looking for fresh sources of profit are increasingly investing in a range of health care innovations that aren't drugs at all, from smartphone apps and educational websites to social media platforms and wireless devices, reports Ernst & Young.

Can Google's Android Undercut iTunes for News?

Google is considering a plan to charge publishers less to sell news to Android users than the 30% fee that Apple typically charges to sell apps on iTunes. Will that be enough to attract news publishers?

Five Ways New Tech Is Changing Stores -- and Shopping

With retailers moving out of crisis mode, they're back to investing in new bells and whistles for their stores and websites. Such as: Apps that send coupons to your smartphone or digicams that let you post pictures of a dress you're considering to your Facebook page.

Verizon, AT&T Hire CEO for Smartphone Payments Venture

A telecommunications group including Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. (T) hired Michael J Abbot, a former executive with General Electric (GE), to run a venture that will let consumers pay for purchases using their smartphone. Abbot, who was previously the chief marketing officer for GE%u2019s U.S. retail consumer-finance business, will be the CEO of the new venture, Bloomberg News reported.