Groupon -- one of the many players out there along with Square, PayPal's Here, and others looking to get a piece of the action in payments services among local merchants -- is kicking off a new expansion for its Breadcrumb mobile payment service that it hopes will bring yet more businesses on to its platform: it's announcing integrations with Verifone and Ingenico,so that merchants can use these to process card payments instead of dongles attached to their iOS or Android smartphones and tablets.
Microsoft says Windows 8.1, the update to Windows 8, will be start appearing on Friday, October 18.
Can Iron Man save HTC? We're about to find out. Robert Downey Jr. is the star of HTC's new $1 billion marketing campaign as the company looks to make HTC a household name just like Apple or Samsung. The company recently teased its first commercial starring Downey Jr., and now the full two-minute spot has been released.