List/Grid Monthly Archives: June 2011

Citi Exec: Banks Must Not Get Left Behind in Coming Era of M-Commerce

Citi Exec: Banks Must Not Get Left Behind in Coming Era of M-Commerce

Citigroup’s Dickson Chu, who is leading Citi’s participation in the Google Wallet, says the bank understands its role in the coming era of mobile commerce. Chu, Citi’s managing director for… Read more »

Dutch Telco: NFC JV to Help Defend Against New Players

Dutch Telco: NFC JV to Help Defend Against New Players

Dutch operators and banks plan to launch NFC services in the second or third quarters of 2012, probably starting in a small city followed by a nationwide launch weeks later,… Read more »

France: French Bank to Launch MicroSD Trial in NFC Showcase Cities

France: French Bank to Launch MicroSD Trial in NFC Showcase Cities

Visa and the BPCE banking group plan to hold their trial in Nice and Strasbourg among a combined 500 users, who will get microSD cards preloaded with a Visa payWave… Read more »

France: French Bank to Launch MicroSD Trial in NFC Showcase Cities

France: French Bank to Launch MicroSD Trial in NFC Showcase Cities

Visa and the BPCE banking group plan to hold their trial in Nice and Strasbourg among a combined 500 users, who will get microSD cards preloaded with a Visa payWave… Read more »

Vivotech Seeks Break Out with Help from New Funding Round

Vivotech Seeks Break Out with Help from New Funding Round

While U.S.-based Vivotech has not been profitable during its first 10 years, investors in its latest funding round apparently believe the vendor is well-positioned to take advantage of the Google-style… Read more »

Visa and Bank Launching MicroSD Card Trial in French NFC Cities

Visa and Bank Launching MicroSD Card Trial in French NFC Cities

Visa Europe and Groupe BPCE, one of France’s largest banks, are launching a trial of mobile payment with the iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy S and two BlackBerry Bold models, using contactless… Read more »

Deutsche Telekom Chooses G&D for Development of NFC-enabled SIMs

Deutsche Telekom Chooses G&D for Development of NFC-enabled SIMs

Germany-based Giesecke Devrient has announced it has won a contract from Deutsche Telekom to develop NFC-enabled SIM cards for the telco group’s NFC wallet rollouts. The contract is for development… Read more »

UK Post Office Looking to Go Contactless in 2012

UK Post Office Looking to Go Contactless in 2012

The Post Office Ltd. in the United Kingdom is planning to roll out new point-of-sale terminals accepting contactless payment cards at its nearly 12,000 branches starting next year, NFC Times… Read more »

Danish Telcos Form Joint Venture to Keep Control of NFC Revenue

Danish Telcos Form Joint Venture to Keep Control of NFC Revenue

Denmark’s four mobile operators are the latest telcos to announce an NFC joint venture, seeking to roll out mobile wallets on their own terms. The telcos, TDC, Telenor, TeliaSonera and… Read more »

Google Launches Places Test with Japanese Wallet Phones in Tokyo

Google Launches Places Test with Japanese Wallet Phones in Tokyo

Google has turned its eyes toward Japan for NFC, launching a trial of its Google Places information and ratings service geared to Japan’s NFC-like contactless-mobile wallet phones. In a Places… Read more »

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