List/Grid Monthly Archives: March 2012

Inside Secure Seeks to Broaden Customer Base, but Pins 2012 Profit Hopes on RIM

Inside Secure Seeks to Broaden Customer Base, but Pins 2012 Profit Hopes on RIM

Despite efforts to diversify its customer base for its NFC chips, France-based Inside Secure will rely on sales to BlackBerry maker Research In Motion for the bulk of its revenue… Read more »

London Hackathon Designed to Bring NFC Apps Closer to Market Launch

London Hackathon Designed to Bring NFC Apps Closer to Market Launch

Organizers of a recent NFC hackathon in London gave “kick-starter” funds to two teams of app developers and handed out other awards, all in an effort to bring the apps… Read more »

MIT to Launch ‘NFC App Inventor’ to Ease Development of Apps for Android

MIT to Launch ‘NFC App Inventor’ to Ease Development of Apps for Android

While the number of NFC apps available in Google’s app store has grown substantially over the past several months, it isn’t easy for nonapp developers to create services for the… Read more »

Malaysia: Telco Plans to Launch iPhone-Based Fare Payment

Malaysia: Telco Plans to Launch iPhone-Based Fare Payment

Maxis subscribers with iPhones will be able to tap to pay fares, tolls and some retail purchases with a Touch ‘n Go application. Maxis also is partnering with CIMB Bank,… Read more »

Vivotech Announces New Funding Round as it Seeks to Capitalize on M-Commerce Buzz

Vivotech Announces New Funding Round as it Seeks to Capitalize on M-Commerce Buzz

Contactless reader and NFC software vendor Vivotech announced today a new funding round, which it said brings the amount of its total venture capital financing to nearly $100 million over… Read more »

Malaysian Telco Maxis to Launch NFC Payment with iPhone Sleeve

Malaysian Telco Maxis to Launch NFC Payment with iPhone Sleeve

Malaysian mobile operator Maxis plans to introduce the NFC-enabled iPhone attachment iCarte to offer contactless payment with the country’s Touch ‘n Go service. The telco has not yet announced the… Read more »

Photo Kiosks to Get Instant Bluetooth Pairing with NFC Tags

Photo Kiosks to Get Instant Bluetooth Pairing with NFC Tags

Consumers will be able to tap their NFC-enabled smartphones on photo kiosks in the United Kingdom to print their digital photos, without having to insert flash memory cards or manually… Read more »

Spain: NFC Trial Supports Both PayPass and payWave

Spain: NFC Trial Supports Both PayPass and payWave

Vodafone sees its planned prepaid payment service in its forthcoming NFC mobile wallets as a “business opportunity,” though it intends to enable many other applications, including payment from major banks,… Read more »

Orange Makes Major New NFC Phone Commitment; Seeks to Seed Market

Orange Makes Major New NFC Phone Commitment; Seeks to Seed Market

Seeking to encourage service providers to introduce NFC applications, France Telecom-Orange group said it plans to roll out 3 million SIM-based NFC phones this year and 10 million in 2013. The… Read more »

Google Staff Departures Reveal Internal Rift over Wallet Program

Google Staff Departures Reveal Internal Rift over Wallet Program

The departure of two key former Google Wallet staffers from the company to start their own mobile-commerce venture is throwing a spotlight on what have been internal disagreements at the… Read more »

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