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Following Italy and Spain, N26 will bring Apple Pay to France later this year

Following Italy and Spain, N26 will bring Apple Pay to France later this year | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

We’ve been busy the past few weeks. First, we announced we would be bringing Apple Pay to Italy, and shortly after we announced we would bring it to Spain. Our customers in France started to raise some eyebrows. Our comments section was flooded with questions and requests, as it always is, which is why we’re excited to break the next piece of news.

Later this year, N26 will bring Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient, to customers in France. N26 is proud to bring Apple Pay to France. Supporting Apple Pay is another example of the innovation for which N26 is so well known.

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Another reason to consider N26 as one of the best #neobanks out there...

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95% of ATMs still run Windows XP and Face Deadline to Upgrade

95% of ATMs still run Windows XP and Face Deadline to Upgrade | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

When ATMs were introduced more than 40 years ago, they were considered advanced technology. Today, not so much. There are 420,000 ATMs in the U.S., and on April 8, a deadline looms for nearly all of them that underscores how sluggishly the nation’s cash delivery system moves forward. That’s the day Microsoft (MSFT) cuts off tech support for Windows XP, meaning that ATMs running the software will no longer receive regular security patches and won’t be in compliance with industry standards. Most machines that get upgraded will shift to Windows 7, an operating system that became available in October 2009. (Some companies get a bit of a reprieve: For ATMs using a stripped-down version of XP known as Windows XP Embedded, which is less susceptible to viruses, Microsoft support lasts until early 2016.)

Inside every ATM casing is a computer, and like all such devices, each one runs on an OS. Microsoft’s 12-year-old Windows XP dominates the ATM market, powering more than 95 percent of the world’s machines and a similar percentage in the U.S., according to Robert Johnston, a marketing director at NCR (NCR), the largest ATM supplier in the U.S.

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"Goodbye XP, hello HP" says a recent print ad. Will there be room for Raspberry Pi, Android or iOS powered machines with a user interface that gets closer to the rapidly spreading "mobile first" UX standard ?

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