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George Moon

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Freelance writer with five years experience in digital media, journalism, higher education, internet news sites and more.

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Facebook Launches Autofill Payment Service for Mobile Devices

Facebook launched its new mobile payments service, Autofill, this week to a select number of users and companies. The new feature from the social network allows users to purchase items online via their smartphones using only their Facebook account information. ...

What Does iOS 7 Mean for Midsize Firms?

Observations on the launch by Apple of the iOS 7 update for its tablet and mobile devices have been provided by Sky News. Last year, Apple faced a massive public backlash with the iOS 6 update and is hoping to ...

China's Facebook Ban to Be Abolished in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

The Chinese government has made the surprise decision to lift its Facebook ban and allow access to other websites deemed "politically sensitive" in a special Shanghai free-trade zone. According to the South China Morning Post, the move is part of ...

UK to Test Emergency Mobile Text Alerts

Several areas in the United Kingdom that are at risk of flooding, industrial accidents or other disasters will soon test an emergency text alerts system that sends out SMS messages to mobile phones in the area. According to the BBC, ...

Europe Union to Abolish Roaming Charges and Create Single Telecoms Market

This month, the European Union unveiled plans to create a single telecommunications market that would lead to roaming charges being abolished on the continent. The newly proposed laws also contain investment rules and protection for net neutrality. In a European ...

Roaming Charges Abolished in Seven Countries by UK Mobile Network

Three, a British mobile network, has abolished roaming charges in seven countries around the world. In a press release, the company announced that customers in certain markets would be able to make surcharge-free calls to the UK and use mobile ...

Calpers Delays Start of Online Pensions Database Over Retiree Concerns

The California Public Employees' Retirement System, better known as Calpers, announced it would delay the launch of a database which will make data on members' pension benefits available after three employee groups said they would pressure lawmakers for restrictions on ...

New Tech and Apps For Growing Old At Home

There's now an app for growing old.As well as a smartphone display, and a touchscreen tablet that allows you to monitor an elderly family member's medication, share photos and send text messages.A vast array of new creative technologies are helping ...

Grubhub and Seamless Set for Merger

GrubHub and Seamless, two of the USA's largest internet takeout services have announced a merger in a deal that aims to increase online food orders in more locations.Both businesses are part of a rapidly developing group similar of companies that ...

PayPal to Increase Marketing Spending to Promote Offline Efforts

PayPal President David Marcus announced in May that the eBay-owned payment company will this year up its marketing efforts with increased spending as part of an effort to move into physical stores."You'll start seeing us amping marketing up later this ...

Report: Android OS on 75 percent of all mobile devices sold so far in 2013

Many consumers have switched from mobiles to smartphones in the first quarter of 2013, according to new statistics from technology research firm Gartner. Samsung, Nokia, and Apple continue to be the most popular brands, but what is interesting for senior ...

India Tech Market: International Brands Filling Gap From Under-developed Domestic Industry

The domestic India tech market is ripe for international brands, because the country's own producers are unable to fulfill national demand. Companies such as Samsung, Apple, and Sony will see a major boost, and this trend is likely to continue ...

The Yahoo Tumblr Acquisition and Midsize Business

A couple of weeks ago, internet search giant Yahoo acquired social blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion. The Yahoo Tumblr acquisition combines two major internet forces, and midsize tech professionals are likely pondering what this means for their own organization. ...

New Stats Indicate Lifestyle Apps Are on the Rise

Lifestyle apps designed for controlling home and health devices are on the rise according to new statistics from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). These apps allow users to control household items such as washing machines, scales, and ...

Marketing Communications in Midmarket Business

Successful and reliable marketing communications are a crucial component of any midmarket business. Without it, firms would not be able to target products towards consumers and key business partners. Marketing lends itself to media, and these days, media is increasingly ...

Social Media Usage Statistics Can Enhance Midsize Businesses and Empower Employees

Social media usage statistics are great for analyzing data and empowering organizations to make informed business decisions. Yet while a plethora of social networks like Twitter and Facebook have connected the world like never before, the information they provide are ...

Business Process Management in Tech Firms Honored at Gartner 2013 Awards

Technology research firm Gartner recently honored business process management (BPM) in technology companies at the 2013 BPM excellence awards in London. The winning companies are British Telecommunications (BT), the Lego Group, and online insurance company Verti, according to ITProPortal.British Telecommunications ...

Cybersecurity Issues to be Discussed by US and China

Cybersecurity issues will be a focal point of future US-China talks as the Chinese government has said that it is now willing to have a dialogue on the sensitive matter. The announcement comes not long after the US called on ...

UK Joins WEF Initiative for Cyber Resilience

The UK joined the WEF (World Economic Forum) Cyber Resilience program recently, after British Foreign Minister, William Hague signed an agreement commiting the British government and companies to keeping national and international networks secure and strong. Britain joins over 70 ...

UK Government Gives $35 Million Graphene Research Investment

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced that graphene research will receive a $35 million investment at UK universities. According to the BBC the material is one of the lightest, toughest, and most conductive materials known and has ...

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