Samsung Pay isn’t designed to make money, it’s only to sell phones

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Samsung Pay is one of many options in the mobile payment market, but it might be one of the only options that exists as a loss leader for its parent company. Samsung’s thought process is that Samsung Pay isn’t a revenue stream for the company, but instead a way to sell phones and keep its users in the Samsung ecosystem. Read more

Motorola’s Jim Wicks is leaving the company after 12 years

motorola_moto_x_pure_edition_camera_angled_dark_closeup_TAJim Wicks is Motorola’s Senior VP of Consumer Experience, and he’s been with Motorola for 12 years. That’s a fairly long tenure in a market where high-level positions jump around between companies every couple of years.

Despite being with the company for over a decade, Wicks has decided to leave the company, which just might be a sign of how things are going for Motorola under Lenovo. Read more

HTC 10 is beating sales expectations

htc_10_glacial_silver_official_in_handWe finally have some news about HTC that’s not awful! It seems like it’s been years since anything has gone right for the company, but right now it looks like the HTC 10 is hitting its stride and is beating internal expectations, at least in Taiwan. All of this comes from Jack Tong, president of HTC in North Asia. Read more

Allo and Duo get new icons ahead of official release

Allo_and_duoIt seems like when Google announced Allo and Duo, they weren’t quite finished with the project. If you keep up with Google that probably won’t shock you, but it’s still fun to see the small changes that happen right up until a project is “finished.” The latest tweaks for the pair of messaging apps has to do with the icons, and it appears Google has changed the color scheme a bit before both apps are officially released. Read more