In this issue of Recap in Tech – Apple and IBM Deliver MobileFirst for iOS Apps, Facebook Drops Bing, and Apple Adds to Payment Options with PayPal.
Apple and IBM Deliver MobileFirst for iOS Apps
Apple and IBM released the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions in a new class of made-for-business and supporting cloud services that bring IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad users in enterprise. IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions are now available to enterprise customers in banking, retail, insurance, financial services, telecommunications and for governments and airlines, thanks to an unprecedented collaboration between Apple and IBM. For more information regarding the new Apple and IBM solutions, please visit apple.com/business/mobile-enterprise-apps.
Facebook Drops Bing
For quite some time social networking giant, Facebook, has been using Microsoft’s search engine Bing to power its Graph Search platform. Unfortunately, this came with the side effect that search results on Facebook displayed results from the wider web and not just Facebook. A few days ago, the search tool on Facebook updated to make it possible for users to find specific posts and not just users and pages. There was no official announcement that Facebook was dropping Bing, but this update makes it clear that they are separating and going it alone with their search functions.
Apple Adds to Payment Options with PayPal
In addition to revolutionizing how we pay for goods and services by introducing Apple Pay, Apple has started accepting PayPal as a form of payment in its online store. This gives users the option to pay without giving up any credit card information and gives users the option of paying in installments without any interest. With the interest free loan service, people will have a greater incentive to purchase Apple products.