First News Briefs for December 6, 2012
Mitek’s Mobile Deposit technology makes it possible for consumers to use their smartphone or tablet camera to snap a picture of their check and make an instant deposit. Mitek is now bringing that service to paying bills anytime, anywhere. The company has partnered with U.S. Bank to offer Mobile Photo Bill Pay, a service that will be offered beginning in 2013.
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., introduced a new low-power near field communication (NFC) that will enable mobile devices with contactless communications and data exchange, including next-generation mobile payments. The QCA1990 is a small, low-power system-on-chip (SoC) with an overall footprint that is smaller than current NFC chips available in the market.
Amazon announced the beta launch of free A/B Testing for Kindle Fire app developers giving them the ability to simultaneously test two treatments of their apps with separate audiences and making it easier for developers to build mobile and tablet apps quickly, integrate features to make more money and distribute apps through the Amazon Appstore for Android and on the family of Kindle Fire devices.
Huawei announced the commercial availability of enterprise-level 802.11ac access point (AP) products. Comprising two models, AP7030DN-AC and AP7130DN-AC, Huawei's enterprise-level 802.11ac APs support throughput of up to 1.3Gbps at 5G frequency and 1.75Gbps at dual frequency, and allow for smooth evolution from 11n to 11ac.