Mobile Minutes: Periscope and fashion; Smartwatches’ hype; Real-time mobile payments; Uber for anything
Periscope is set to make fashion weeks more candid than ever this season
Interested in fashion weeks? Prepare to be social media bombarded starting from tomorrow when the shows kick off for another season in New York.
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Fitbit exec says smartwatches still `more hype than reality’
Even with a heavyweight like Apple Inc. in the market, smartwatches remain “more hype than reality” and have yet to prove they’re useful, said Fitbit Inc., the biggest maker of wearable devices.
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Officials push for ‘real-time’ mobile payment tech
Millions of Americans use their phones to buy things and send money to people, but the technology involved in moving those payments in the U.S. lags behind many other industrialized countries.
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Uber for anything? Yawn. Meet Uber for Uber for anything
Uber has inspired countless new “on-demand” apps that promise to bring you what you want with just a tap of the screen. Now email marketing company Constant Contact is ready to unleash a hoard of new on-demand apps thanks to a tool that promises to make it dead simple to build your own Uber-style service.
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