Big retailers are muscling in on the likes of Visa, MasterCard and Google in a fiercely competitive market.
Announcement comes after dispute with T-Mobile for promoting discounted iPhone 5s to BlackBerry patrons.
Move was bid to cushion the blow from a sales suspension slapped on mobile carriers.
Deal underscores lengths Internet firms are willing to go to gain foothold in mobile communications.
The addictive mobile game will return to Apple's app store, but creator Dong Nguyen didn't say when.
The No. 2 U.S. mobile operator makes move in attempt to better compete with rival T-Mobile.
Video-sharing Twitter app Vine says it has banned all sexually explicit content from being published.
Security firm's report outlines the types of mobile malware readily available to Chinese cyber-gangs.
Ruling throws out ticket for Calif. motorist who was looking at a map on his phone while in a traffic jam.
The announcement had been widely expected despite Microsoft detailing plans to buy Nokia's mobile division.
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