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

Ultimate Ears adds Google Now to create smart speakers

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Ultimate Ears has announced a unique new addition to their UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth speakers. The latest firmware update for these devices adds a new push-to-talk feature that can trigger Google Now, or Siri, directly from the speakers. The concept is to make it so that users can “say it to play it” in order to quickly access and launch their favorite tunes. Read more

Dive right in with new Misfit Shine 2 Swimmer’s Edition

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It has taken a while for the partnership to finally make a splash, but the combination of Misfit and Speedo is yielding results with the new Misfit Shine 2 Swimmer’s Edition powered by Speedo. The combined expertise of the two companies to produce a swimmer-oriented activity tracker was first announced last fall and the new device is finally being released, just in time for all your summertime swimming activities. Read more