This Week: Payment solutions for SMEs, Google goes under the sea & Trace app launches

August 15, 2014

The internet-obsessed bunch at Go Digital Towers has searched the web high and low to bring you this week’s best bits

Meet ‘Faster’ the internet cable beneath the Pacific Ocean

Google has announced plans to build ‘Faster’ an underwater cable that will deliver high-speed internet to Japan. Working with five Asia-based telecoms companies, the project is set to cost a hefty $300 million but will provide speeds so fast that 2,000 large HD movies could be sent under a second! 

Amazon releases app and card reader for SMEs

Small businesses across the UK will soon be able to process card payments by mobile thanks to Amazon Local Register – an app that’ll make cash-only payments a thing of the past. Set to disrupt the mobile payments industry offering lower percentage rates than competitors like PayPal or Square, could Amazon dominate e-commerce once and for all? 

UK neuroscientists turned app developers launch ‘Trace’

Imagine sending your friends a snap of a new bar or great view point but the only way they can view it is by going there themselves? To see what your friends have sent you, Trace makes you travel to the sender’s location. Developed to get people out there experiencing new things rather than just seeing their friends doing it – we love it and think a digital treasure hunt is in order! 

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