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Apple may integrate peer-to-peer payment platform into iMessage

Apple’s mobile payment ambitions apparently run far deeper than contactless payment and digital wallet service Apple Pay. The Cupertino-based company is actively discussing with U.S. banks the possibility of creating a peer-to-peer mobile payment service according to sources familiar with…

Apple's FaceTime and iMessage hit with service outages

Apple’s FaceTime video chat and iMessage texting application both experienced downtime for the better part of Sunday afternoon. The outage meant that an unknown number of iPad, iPhone and iMac users were left having to find alternate methods to keep…

MetroPCS launches Joyn, iMessage and Facetime rival

Today MetroPCS announced the launch of Joyn, a bundle of communication protocols which include functionality similar to Blackberry Messenger, iMessage and Facetime. Joyn is based on the interworkable Rich Communication Services standard and promises to (eventually) deliver Metro PCS subscribers IP-based…