List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2011

Preparing for Mobile Payment: Visa, MasterCard and Isis Weigh in

Preparing for Mobile Payment: Visa, MasterCard and Isis Weigh in

While there is much anticipation that consumers will routinely pay with their mobile phones, representatives of Visa Inc. and MasterCard Worldwide–along with their would-be challenger, the telco-led Isis joint venture–say… Read more »

Re: NFC Technology: 6 Ways It Could Change Our Daily Lives

Re: NFC Technology: 6 Ways It Could Change Our Daily Lives

Sarah Kessler is a freelance writer and a regular contributor to Inc. Magazine. In the realm of new technologies, near field communication (NFC) is not a new or sexy concept,… Read more »

The ‘NFC World Congress’? Not Quite, but the Buzz is Back

The ‘NFC World Congress’? Not Quite, but the Buzz is Back

Some were calling it the “NFC World Congress” last week in Barcelona, but when all was said and done, handset makers announced just two NFC-enabled models at the huge Mobile… Read more »

NFC Forum Searches for New Executive Director

NFC Forum Searches for New Executive Director

The NFC Forum is looking for a new executive director to replace Paula Berger, who resigned from the standards and trade group last month. The forum board of directors is… Read more »

Mobile Trade Group Calls for More NFC Standards

Mobile Trade Group Calls for More NFC Standards

Mobile trade group the GSMA today announced that major mobile operators “have voiced their commitment” to launch NFC and called for more standards to ensure interoperability of NFC services. The… Read more »

RIM: NFC Will Become Standard Technology in Smartphones

RIM: NFC Will Become Standard Technology in Smartphones

BARCELONA — 2011 will be a “pivotal year for NFC,” said the head of handset software for Research in Motion, in confirming that “many” of the company’s BlackBerry models will… Read more »

German Telcos Plan New Payment Scheme Using NFC Phones

German Telcos Plan New Payment Scheme Using NFC Phones

Three major German mobile operators plan to launch their own payment scheme, seeking to expand their small Internet payment service, mpass, to shops and restaurants using NFC phones, a source… Read more »

Google Delivers Gingerbread Update–Adding Minor NFC Enhancements

Google Delivers Gingerbread Update–Adding Minor NFC Enhancements

An update to Google’s latest Android operating system, Gingerbread, is now reportedly available, offering some added NFC functionality, though not yet card emulation. The update, available Monday, reported tech blog… Read more »

Isis Contends Its Platform Will Be ‘Open to All’

Isis Contends Its Platform Will Be ‘Open to All’

Seeking to fill the planned Isis mobile wallets with a number of services–and perhaps also to repel an expected line of attack from rivals Visa Inc. and MasterCard Worldwide–representatives of… Read more »

Transport for London to Accept Bank Cards on Entire Network in 2012

Transport for London to Accept Bank Cards on Entire Network in 2012

Transport for London has made it official, announcing its planned move to accept contactless debit and credit cards for fares on buses in time for the Summer Olympics next year,… Read more »

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