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Mark Hearn#TB

Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming and just about anything related to technology. Highly opinionated, you'll often find him sharing his two cents in some dark corner of the Internet.

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U.S. Carriers Join Forces With Google, PayPal and ISIS to Form the Mobile Payments Committee

U.S. Carriers Join Forces With Google, PayPal and ISIS to Form the Mobile Payments Committee

Mark Hearn#TB

Mobile payment systems were designed for convenience, but the overall landscape has been a fragmented mess. Major carriers such as AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile joined forces to create ISIS, while Sprint sided with Google Wallet. The division among major U.S. carriers seems to have, for now, stifled the potential of a definitive mobile payment solution. We’re finally making headway,...

Apple VP: I Thought They Were Just Going to Copy Our Whole Product Line

Apple VP: I Thought They Were Just Going to Copy Our Whole Product Line

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Philip Schiller, Apple’s SVP of worldwide marketing, took the stand in court Friday in the Samsung vs. Apple trial. While giving his testimony he described his first time seeing the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. “I was pretty shocked at the appearance of the Galaxy S phone and the extent to which it appeared to copy Apple’s products. We went from having something easy to market because...

Facebook's Q2 Report Reveals 955 Million Profiles, of Which 83 Million Are Fake

Facebook's Q2 Report Reveals 955 Million Profiles, of Which 83 Million Are Fake

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Facebook has over 83 million fake accounts, which consist of profiles of user’s pets and several profiles that the company refers to as “undesirable,” The Guardian reports. The company noted that 8.7 percent of its 955 million user accounts aren’t real. The false accounts are broken into three groups, duplicate accounts, user-misclassified and undesirable. The social network is said to...