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Late News: Amex And Foursquare Mobile Payment System, LulzSec And Arizona Hack, Apple Navigation Software

American Express revealed on Thursday that it has released a new mobile payment system that links its Amex credit card with users’ Smartphone-based Foursquare profiles. The New York City based banking and financial services provider also claimed that the new service will enable corporate clients to offer their customers special offers during their retail purchases.

Notorious hacking collective LulzSec has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Arizona Department of Public Safety network and has released a number of confidential documents. The group breached the website and database belonging to the Arizona DPS, and dumped details of emails, correspondence and staff on public file sharing websites, The Guardian reports.

Apple is rumoured to be working on its own navigation software, which would allow it to stop pre-loading Google Maps on its iOS devices. According to tech website PC Mag, although there haven't been any hints from the iPhone maker, the market is rife with news that the software giant is developing its own navigation and geo-location system for its latest operating system iOS 5.

Images of the next generation Google TV, accompanied by set top boxes have finally surfaced over the Web. The technology website has disclosed images of the Google TV 2.0 ‘fishtank’ on its website. The images of the TV and the set top box combo, which was shipped by Google to its developers just recently, are no doubt, going to be the centre of attraction for all Google TV enthusiasts in the days to come.

A new report suggests that more people are using iPhones to connect through wireless connections than are using Android-based devices. According to the figures generated by comScore’s new service Device Essentials, it has been revealed that nearly 47.5 percent of iPhone users in the United States have accessed a wireless Internet connection to view mobile web pages through their Smartphone, but only 21.7 percent of Android-based Smartphone users have used Wi-Fi to view web pages.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.