Martyn Williams

Senior U.S. Correspondent

Martyn Williams covers mobile telecommunications, Silicon Valley, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.


A guide to the top mobile payments options

A guide to the top mobile payments options

Apple Pay, Google Wallet or something else? Spending your money just got a whole lot easier.

Apple iMessage lawsuit will go ahead, California judge rules

The case, for which the plaintiff seeks class-action status, comes after years of missed iMessage problems

Apple hires new DC lobbyists for competition, IP issues

The law firm it used to battle Samsung will now lobby the federal government

North Korea reportedly blocks Facebook and Twitter

The move affects foreigners who live in the country, local citizens were already banned from using the services

Major banks ready their own mobile payment apps

The apps could prove a major competitor for Apple Pay and competing products

MCX says CurrentC is less about tech, more about relationships

The head of the retailer-backed payment system says it welcomes competition and members are free to accept Apple Pay

Commercial pilots group concerned over Amazon drone safety

The Air Line Pilots Association cautions that safety is paramount in commercial drone flight

Apple Pay saw 1 million activations in first three days

Consumers appear enthusiastic about Apple's new payment system

Everspin deal with Global Foundries may push MRAM chips to production faster

The deal is a step towards greater mass production of the new memory technology

Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in China

Apple CEO wrapped up a four-day trip to China on Friday

RiteAid blocks Apple Pay, Google Wallet

Payments were accepted at Apple Pay's launch on Monday, but appear to have been blocked by the retailer

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