Mobile Minutes: Chase Pay and Walmart Pay; Facebook’s Internet service; Bitcoin in 2016; T-Mobile’s wireless data
Chase, Wal-Mart seek to disrupt mobile payments business in 2016
American consumers will have more choices in 2016 for how they make purchases with their smartphones as big banks and retailers vie for market share against tech giants Apple Inc. and Google.
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Facebook’s free Internet service shut down in Egypt
Free Basics, the increasingly controversial Facebook service that provides users in the developing world with free access to select websites on mobile devices, has been shut down in Egypt.
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T-Mobile: Who needs a cable company anyway?
T-Mobile’s recent offer of free wireless data for video from streaming services such as HBO Now, Hulu, Netflix and Showtime could theoretically help subscribers cut the cord, not just on pay TV, but also on wireline broadband.
Read more on Wall Street Journal