Viper SmartStart 2.0, Starbucks expands mobile payment test, AT&T cuts iPhone reliance

Oct 25, 2010

Viper has been making car alarms and remote start systems for a long time now and has the cool SmartStart system that runs with an app on the iPhone. The company has unveiled version 2.0 of SmartStart with features like free roadside assistance and more.

Starbucks has expanded its test of mobile payments using the iPhone and other devices to include NYC and Long Island. The app lets the buyer pay by loading money onto the smartphone app and then a barcode is created to pay at the register.

AT&T is reducing its reliance on the iPhone according to a new report. The change is undoubtedly due to the fact that the iPhone will hit other carriers soon.

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