<Analysts say rivals like Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), eBay's (EBAY) PayPal, as well as MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V), would feel the heat if Apple pushes into mobile payments. . . .>
<"At some point, Apple will link its new Passport product to its 400 million-plus active iTunes accounts that are linked to credit cards," said Philip Philliou, managing partner of Philliou Partners, a New York City-based payments consulting firm. "When that occurs, Apple will instantly become a major force in global consumer financial services.">
If that is being planned, I wonder if Akamai is already in on it with Apple. Akamai does Apple's cloud, so why not take part in Apple's security?