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Amazon has pulled the plug on its Apple Pay rival. Photo: Apple

Amazon has pulled the plug on its Apple Pay rival. Photo: Apple

Amazon jumped into the mobile payments market a few months before Apple Pay launched, but the company is already pulling the plug on its first mobile wallet solution: Amazon Wallet.

Emails were sent out to customers this week from Amazon, alerting them that the service would be shutting down soon. The service was still in beta but it came preinstalled on the Amazon Fire Phone. The move comes just six months after Amazon Wallet made its debut.

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Samsung is putting its own spin on the digital crown. Photo: Apple

Samsung has released six smartwatches in the past year, but now that Apple is coming out with its first timepiece in 2015, the South Korean smartphone already has plans to copy Apple’s Digital Crown with its own spin.

The first round Samsung smartwatch will hit the market in 2015, according to a report from SamMobile which also claims the company’s Moto 360-styled smartwatch will come with an Apple-like twist.

BlackBerry Classic. Photo: BlackBerry

BlackBerry Classic. Photo: BlackBerry

BlackBerry’s employees were caught using iPhones on Twitter recently, but the company could be trading in their CrackBerry keyboards for a Samsung Galaxy S6.

Samsung has recently approached BlackBerry with an offer to buy the company for $7.5 billion. The BlackBerry brand has been in decline ever since 2007 when the iPhone ushered in a new age of smartphones, but Samsung is reportedly interested in gaining access to the company’s patent portfolio.

Amazon Prime Now for iOS. Photo: Amazon

Amazon Prime Now for iOS. Photo: Amazon

Amazon is upping its delivery game this week by launching a new delivery service called Prime Now that will bring diapers, Fitbits, televisions, and thousands of other essential items, to your doorstep in under an hour.

Prime Now is available today in select areas of New York City from 6 a.m. to midnight, with more cities planned for 2015. The new service is being packaged as part of your annual Amazon Prime subscription, and includes over 25,000 items.

Amazon even created a video to show what you can order:

iPhone 6 is on every googler's mind. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

iPhone 6 is on every googler’s mind. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Google’s ‘Year in Search’ report was released this morning providing an insight into what’s on the mind of world’s internet users, and when it comes to technology, the iPhone 6 was the most popular tech search of 2014.

The Apple Watch also appeared on the top 10 list, taking the number 8 spot followed by the iPad Air as number 10 in the Consumer Electronic category. The Nexus 6 managed to pull in to third place, while Samsung had two devices in the top 5.

Here’s the full top 10:

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