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Data shows Japanese spend more in Play Store than we do stateside

A new report by AppAnnie has some interesting statistics about Japanese spending habits in the Play Store. According to their research, Play Store Japan is more lucrative than the US when comparing user spending habits. The Japanese Android user will spend roughly 10% more than their US counterpart, an odd turnaround considering that last year Japan was spending about 40% less that we did stateside.

Square Cash launched, introduces money transactions via email

Cash, at least in its physical form of paper and coins, is starting to take a backseat in a digital world were a lot of transactions, from purchases to money transfers, are all taking over the Internet. Square is taking this concept one step further by launching Square Cash which will allow users to send and receive money through one communication channel that almsot everybody already has: email.

ASUS aims to enter the US smartphone market next year

It's no secret the folks from ASUS have been successful in the Android space with the Nexus 7 and Transformer tablet series, but one area they've struggled to gain traction is with smartphones. The company has been busy with their ASUS Padfone and FonePad, but penetrating the already crowded US smartphone market is the next challenge they want to take on.
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