Mobile Second Cup – Square’s Card Case doubles merchants + Photoshop Touch out for iPad


The top mobile stories from the past 24 hours, served with cream and two sugars.

Merchants Accepting Square’s Card Case Doubles In Four Months To 40,000 (via TechCrunch)
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Card Case is a mobile app (iOS and Android) that you can fill with ‘cards’ of all the merchants they visit and buy from who accept Square.

Mobile payment venture Isis announces first banking partners (via GigaOM)
Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard will place their credit, debit and pre-paid cards on the Isis wallet when it launches this summer. The three card issuers cover 100 million card holders in the U.S.

Google: 850,000 Android devices activated each day, 450,000 apps in Market (via BGR)
Android’s activation rate continues to increase rapidly, and it is now up a whopping 250% year-over-year.

mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage (via TechCrunch)
In an effort to help brands solidify their relationships to consumers, mBlox has launched a cloud-based system called Engage, which offers real-time location-based analytics and reporting.

Photoshop Touch for iPad now available for $9.99 (via BGR)
While the iPad version of the app isn’t nearly as robust as Photoshop for Windows and OS X, Photoshop Touch does feature a number of advanced capabilities similar to those found in Adobe’s desktop software, including layer support, a variety of editing tools and even the ability to extract objects from within an image.

StumbleUpon Gets NFC Sharing & More On Android; Rolls Out New UI Across Platforms (via TechCrunch)
This is part of StumbleUpon’s latest push to capitalize on its growing usage on mobile, as the number of Stumbles grew 800 percent last year, and have been growing 35 percent month-over-month over the last quarter.

It’s the end of the line for telco (via GigaOM)
Martin Geddes argues that the telco voice and messaging business is on the verge of going into meltdown.

Snapshot: The many moving parts of enterprise mobility (via GigaOM)
Symphony Teleca, created by the merger of two companies this month, offers up this infographic to highlight the necessary moving parts of a complete enterprise mobility strategy.

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