We’re all hanging up the landline

THE number of people ditching fixed-line telephone services in favour of mobiles is larger than previously thought; just two-thirds of young Australians connect landlines when they move out of home. About 14 per cent of mobile-phone users no longer have a fixed-line telephone at home, says a survey of 18,000 people by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.… Read more --->

Google to turn your mobile into a ‘tap and pay’ virtual wallet

A new Google mobile phone imbedded with a chip that makes it a virtual wallet so people can “tap and pay” is poised to make its debut, the internet giant’s chief said. The successor to the internet firm’s Nexus One smartphone runs on fresh “Gingerbread” software and is imbedded with a near-field communication chip for financial transactions, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said…

…”You will be able to take these mobile devices that will be able to do commerce,” he continued.… Read more --->