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First News Briefs for March 20, 2013

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:34am
Wireless Week Staff

Visa today announced that Overstock.com is the latest top eCommerce merchant to accept V.me by Visa payments. The discount retailer added V.me as a streamlined checkout option, making it simple to enroll in the digital wallet service and checkout using only a username and password.

A new report from Juniper Research has found that advancements in entertainment head-units and higher smartphone penetration will result in App-capability reaching a fifth of all consumer vehicles in the developed markets of North America and Western Europe by 2017. The success of new standards such as MirrorLink will be instrumental in creating the foundations for the connected car ecosystem to flourish, finds the report.

Alcatel-Lucent says it has successfully demonstrated full interoperability of its solution for using 4G LTE wireless technology in public safety applications in the United States. Testing of an end-to-end Alcatel-Lucent Public Safety LTE ‘Band 14’ solution successfully met key criteria, ensuring the provision of continuous network coverage for first responders in the field.

Jawbone today announced European availability and a new Android application for UP, its fitness wristband and app system.

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