That's a plus, given the retail giant's profit margins are higher when products are sold through third parties, say analysts cited in The Wall Street Journal.
With the expanded list, Apple says its mobile-payments system now supports cards that account for 90 percent of credit card purchases in the US.
What do we expect at 2015's first major tech show? A lot of companies striving to shore up against what's likely to be one of the biggest product launches of the year. That, and a bit of a waiting game, too.
The social network will incorporate anti-malware technology from security provider ESET in an attempt to further protect users from the bad guys.
After almost two years playing second fiddle, the South Korean electronics giant reclaimed the top spot as the world's largest UHD TV panel vendor.
Chinese officials no longer approve the use of the two antivirus software vendors, according to reports.
Samsung holds 12 percent of the Chinese smartphone market, according to Canalys, behind Xiaomi's 14 percent share.
Chip giant is showing off an even thinner version of its tablet design and announcing collaborative efforts with Acer and other device makers. Also on tap: the desktop, 2-in-1s, and a 3D camera.
The arrival of big-screen iPhones in the big China market promises a significant shift for the final quarter of 2014.
The combined market share of the two companies puts them just behind Samsung and Apple, according to one analyst firm.