Friday, May 25, 2012

PayPal lines up 15 retailers for mobile payments, will let you buy Jamba Juice smoothies with a smartphone

from Engadget: 

>>Starting next month, 15 extra US retailers will be happy to see you slap down your smartphone (not literally, we hope) instead of a credit card.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Android- and iOS-Powered Smartphones Expand Their Share of the Market in the First Quarter, According to IDC


>>FRAMINGHAM, Mass. May 24, 2012 – Smartphones powered by the Android and iOS mobile operating systems accounted for more than eight out of ten smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012 (1Q12). According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the mobile operating systems held shares of 59.0% and 23.0% respectively of the 152.3 million smartphones shipped in 1Q12. During the first quarter of 2011, the two operating systems held a combined share of 54.4%. The share gains mean that Android and iOS have successfully distanced themselves from previous market leaders Symbian and BlackBerry, as well as Linux and Windows Phone 7/Windows Mobile.

Deutsche Börse expands European network


>>Deutsche Börse is to set up an additional access point to its trading network in the Equinix ZH4 data centre in Zurich. This access should be ready for use in the third quarter. SIX Swiss Exchange already uses the Zurich data centre operated by Equinix as a co-location centre for its customers.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Top 100 Cloud Services Providers List 2012: Ranked 10 to 1


>>4. Equinix, Redwood City, CA, USA: Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 700 network service providers. Top Exec: Stephen Smith, CEO

NYI Expands with Direct Access to Equinix Financial Ecosystem

NYI (, New York's premier data center provider, has expanded its portfolio of colocation, dedicated servers, managed services, and business continuity solutions with direct access to the Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in Secaucus, known as NY4, one of the key locations in the Equinix financial ecosystem. NYI customers can now augment their customized deployments with the same sub-millisecond network used by more than 680 Equinix financial services customers, including buy-side and sell-side firms, hedge funds, execution venues, market data suppliers, network providers and trading technology vendors.
"By leveraging Platform Equinix, NYI is able to offer its managed services into new markets by tapping into our ecosystem for new business opportunities,” said Jim Poole, general manager, global networks and mobility for Equinix. "Equinix is pleased to provide a high-performance data center environment to support NYI as it continues to expand its business delivering high-touch managed services for customers in dense metropolitan areas like New York City."
"By expanding with Equinix, NYI can offer customers even more efficient, personalized solutions with improved throughput, performance and cost savings. We look forward to many future deployments with Equinix," said Phillip Koblence, VP Operations, NYI.
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