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Welcome back to AirWatch Weekly Recap! Today we will highlight a new Google button, share ACE founding partners’ thoughts on the App Configuration for Enterprise program and provide a mobile wallet update.

  • Google is partnering with retailers like Macy’s to add a “buy button” to some search results. Mobile shoppers will be able to add items to a shopping cart right from the search results and complete purchases on a separate checkout page. The Christian Science Monitors says this may be a move to compete with Amazon and eBay.
  • ACE, or App Configuration for Enterprise, launched earlier this year at Connect Barcelona. The program is an EMM-neutral standard for enterprise application development that takes advantage of OS-level API’s made available by the latest iOS and Android systems. Two of the founding partners, Xamarin and Cisco Jabber, recently shared their reasons for joining the program.
  • AT&T is evaluating its security structure. In the re-evaluation, AT&T is taking a strong look at virtualization, the Wall Street Journal reports. The telecommunications company is looking to invest in software that will virtualize the servers and provide the necessary security on an app level. In the article, research director Peter Christy at 451 Research comments that perimeter security for a data center is becoming old-fashioned because this approach still poses security concerns.
  • At the end of June, Samsung will discontinue Samsung Wallet and transition to Samsung Pay, the Tech Times reports. With Samsung’s February acquisition of Loop Pay, Samsung is transitioning its mobile wallet app to this new technology. Coined Samsung Pay, the app will use Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology as opposed to the NFC technology that other mobile wallets utilize. The MST technology will allow Samsung Pay to work on existing card readers.
  • Colegio Mirasur students are good to go with their “digital backpacks.” The K-12 school uses the AirWatch App Catalog for students to download applications based on their grade level, courses and subjects. The administration at Colegio Mirasur says they want to provide students with the necessary educational resources that will prepare them for the technology-advanced future.

That wraps up this week’s top headlines. Thanks for joining us for another weekly recap and we will see you next time.

Maddie Cook

Maddie has a variety of journalism experience as a science and technology reporter, editorial editor and production manager. As a writer for the AirWatch blog, Maddie looks forward to being a resource for mobility professionals.

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