List/Grid Monthly Archives: December 2011

German Bank to Launch Mobile-Payment Trial with microSDs and iPhone

German Bank to Launch Mobile-Payment Trial with microSDs and iPhone

German bank Landesbank Berlin will trial mobile payments using microSD cards and a contactless attachment for the iPhone, the bank announced today. The bank said it will issue the microSDs… Read more »

2012 Does Not Bode Well for Google Wallet with Present Strategy

2012 Does Not Bode Well for Google Wallet with Present Strategy

Suggested New Year’s Resolution for Google: “Must Find a New Wallet Strategy.” 2012 does not bode well for the Google Wallet, especially if Google sticks with its current strategy for… Read more »

The Year Ahead for NFC: Major M-Commerce Rollouts Unlikely Until 2013

The Year Ahead for NFC: Major M-Commerce Rollouts Unlikely Until 2013

2012 was going to be the year that the new era of NFC-based mobile commerce had finally arrived–with Google Wallet rolling out widely, mobile operators in the U.S. and Europe… Read more »

Smartrac Purchases UPM RFID; Claims No. 1 Spot for NFC Tag Supply

Smartrac Purchases UPM RFID; Claims No. 1 Spot for NFC Tag Supply

Netherlands-based contactless inlay manufacturer Smartrac has announced it is acquiring the RFID business of Finland-based UPM, making Smartrac the largest supplier of NFC tags, according to the companies. The acquisition… Read more »

Japanese Telcos Form Consortium to Coordinate Move to NFC

Japanese Telcos Form Consortium to Coordinate Move to NFC

Japan’s three major mobile operators, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank Mobile, announced today they have formed the Japan NFC Consortium to help them set standards for making the move to… Read more »

Australian Bank Launches NFC iPhone Add-on, as Country’s Contactless Infrastructure Grows

Australian Bank Launches NFC iPhone Add-on, as Country’s Contactless Infrastructure Grows

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Monday launched its “Commbank Kaching” mobile-payment and banking app for iPhone customers, including making an NFC-enabled iPhone attachment available. It’s the first Australian bank to move… Read more »

Australia: Bank Launches iPhone App Supporting Contactless and P2P Payments

Australia: Bank Launches iPhone App Supporting Contactless and P2P Payments

With its “Commbank Kaching” mobile-payment and banking app, Australia’s Commonwealth Bank enables its iPhone-packing customers to make peer-to-peer payments via email, SMS and Facebook and to transfer funds among their… Read more »

South African Bank Uses microSDs for Mobile-Payment Trial

South African Bank Uses microSDs for Mobile-Payment Trial

South Africa’s Absa bank is launching what it bills as the country’s first NFC trial this month, but is using contactless microSD cards, not full NFC phones for the pilot…. Read more »

South Africa: Bank Uses microSDs for Mobile-Payment Trial

South Africa: Bank Uses microSDs for Mobile-Payment Trial

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 operating system, released in the fall, already supports NFC, a product manager for Microsoft UK has told a UK-based technology Website. Article source: http://www.nfctimes.com/project/south-africa-bank-uses-microsds-mobile-payment-trial

Intel Licenses NFC Technology; Looks to Build NFC into New Chip Designs

Intel Licenses NFC Technology; Looks to Build NFC into New Chip Designs

France-based Inside Secure has announced a deal to supply its NFC technology to Intel, as the giant U.S.-based chip maker considers incorporating NFC in its products. Inside said the agreement… Read more »

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