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Apple Pay to Expand to 16 New Countries Including Croatia, Greece, Malta, Slovakia, and Slovenia

Apple Pay to Expand to 16 New Countries Including Croatia, Greece, Malta, Slovakia, and Slovenia

Apple Pay will expand to 16 countries in Europe in the coming months.
U.K.-based bank Monese said it will soon support the service in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
In addition, Apple Pay will make its debut in Hungary, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
Apple Pay made its start in 2015 in the United States. Today it is available in numerous countries including Austria, Canada, …

Apple Pay Expands to Austria

Apple Pay Expands to Austria

Apple announced the expansion of its Apple Pay service to Austria.
The Erste Bank und Sparkasse, Austria’s largest bank, is supporting the new service as is German-based mobile bank N2. Apple Pay in Austria will support Maestro, Mastercard, as well as Visa debit and credit cards.
In addition to the Erste Bank und Sparkasse, Bank Austria, Boon, Edenred, Revolut, and VIMPay have said they will soon support the service.
Apple Pay made its …

Amazon Offering Free Music to Alexa Users, while Alexa Support for Apple Music Expands to Sonos

Amazon Offering Free Music to Alexa Users, while Alexa Support for Apple Music Expands to Sonos

Amazon announced the launch of a free, ad-supported music service on Thursday.
The service allows Alexa device owners in the United States who don’t already have a subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited or an Amazon Prime membership to listen tune in. The service, which offers a variety of music, is compatible with the Amazon Echo and other compatible Alexa-enabled devices.
Users can ask Alexa to play stations based on specific artists, eras, …

Apple Music Overtakes Spotify in U.S.

Apple Music Overtakes Spotify in U.S.

Apple Music overtook Spotify in the number of paid U.S. subscriptions earlier this year, in a major shift in the music-streaming business.
Apple’s service had roughly 28 million paid subscribers at the end of February, in comparison to Spotify’s 26 million.
The news was first reported by Reuters.
Apple Music is Apple’s streaming service that was launched in June 2015. Users can select specific music to stream on demand or listen to …

Apple Pay Expands in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, Spain

Apple Pay Expands in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, Spain

Apple announced the expansion of its Apple Pay service to additional banks in Denmark, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, and Spain.
The new banks include Consors Finanz and Viabuy in Germany, ING in Spain, Arbejdernes Landsbank and Spar Nord in Denmark, Bank Millennium in Poland, Aktia in Finland, and Westpac in New Zealand.
Apple Pay made its debut in 2015 in the United States. Today it is available in numerous countries including …

American, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Southwest, United Get Top Score in HRC Annual Scorecard

American, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Southwest, United Get Top Score in HRC Annual Scorecard

American Airlines, Hilton, Hyatt Hotels, Marriott International, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines all earned a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality.
The index rates companies on non-discrimination policies, employee benefits, support of an inclusive culture, corporate responsibility, and “responsible citizenship.”
“America’s leading companies and law firms are continuing to advance vital and increasingly rigorous policies and practices to protect their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender …

Apple Watch EKG Features Now Available in Europe and Hong Kong

Apple Watch EKG Features Now Available in Europe and Hong Kong

With the release of watchOS 5.2 on Wednesday, Apple made its electrocardiogram or EKG feature on the Apple Watch Series 4 available in Europe and Hong Kong. The feature was introduced in the United States last December.
The feature performs an electrocardiogram on the wearer. Apple calls the feature “ECG” on watches set to English, although the term “EKG” may be more familiar to readers. An ECG is typically used to …