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NFC technology proves popular amongst university students

NFC technology proves popular amongst university students

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); NFC technology being used for more than commerce There are many uses for NFC technology that extend beyond the world of commerce. Before the technology became the backbone of mobile commerce, for instance, it was used in marketing to provide consumers with engaging experiences. Now, the technology is becoming more popular in the world of security because of its uses in access control. Ironically, NFC technology is currently surrounded by controversy concerning … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Near Field Communications, Technology News, Trends, United States

MasterCard released PayPass SDK for app developers

MasterCard released PayPass SDK for app developers

MasterCard continues to show support for NFC technology Most of the world’s major financial institutions have shown their support for NFC technology. MasterCard is no different, but the credit giant has been more conservative in its approach to the technology than its competitors. NFC technology is most commonly associated with mobile commerce, a growing industry that has the potential to change the way consumers make payments for goods and services. The popularity of the technology has … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Technology News, Trends

M-commerce in the U.S. led by the largest players in the marketplace

M-commerce in the U.S. led by the largest players in the marketplace

Mobile sales growth is expected to reach a rate of 99 percent before the completion of 2012. American sales in m-commerce are expected to increase by 99 percent this year, to reach almost $21 billion from having been at a level of $10.50 billion last year. That said, it is the retail, travel, and ticket companies are the areas that lead this marketplace. According to Mobile 400 prediction data, the top 10 companies will be responsible for a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Trends, United States

NFC technology projects from HID Global reach conclusion

HID Global NFC technology projects come to an end at Netflix and Good Technology headquarters HID Global, a secure identity solutions developer, has announced the completion of two pilot projects concerning NFC technology. The pilot projects were meant to examine the capabilities of NFC technology in access management and whether the technology presented a significant risk for existing security systems. These projects were conducted in the headquarters of Good Technology and Netflix. Both companies made use of NFC-enabled mobile devices to participate in the pilot projects. NFC continues to grow in popularity in security sector NFC technology has been gaining ground in the access management space recently. The technology is capable of wireless data transmission, allowing access information to be provided from nearly any device or product containing an NFC chip. As such, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Near Field Communications, Technology News, Trends

Mcommerce adoption is faster in the East than the West

Mcommerce adoption is faster in the East than the West

This, according to a global survey performed by Rakuten. Rakuten has released the results of its worldwide research, which has indicated that consumers in the countries located in the far east have a far greater likelihood than western countries to take part in mcommerce. The survey identified trends primarily throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. It discovered that 13 percent of consumers in Thailand and 15 percent of those from Indonesia will not hesitate to use their smartphones … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, International, Mobile Commerce, Tablet Commerce, Trends, United States

NFC technology may lead to free transportation

NFC technology may lead to free transportation

  Security of NFC technology again called into question NFC technology is being billed, by its supporters, as a revolution for the world of commerce. The technology enables a smart phone or similar device to function as a mobile payment platform akin to a credit card. NFC has received a great deal of support from financial institutions as well as technology and telecommunications companies all over the world. There are, however, some serious concerns regarding the safety … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Near Field Communications, Technology News, Trends, United States

QR codes tested by fire department in new emergency program

QR codes tested by fire department in new emergency program

The barcodes will be used to help share medical data with firefighters. Firefighters in Marin County, California, are testing out a new program that uses QR codes to help to make sure that first responders have rapid and easy access to vital medical information in a rescue situation. These emergency workers know that in some situations, this data can mean the difference between life and death. Across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, this county’s fire department … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Health Care Industry, Mobile Commerce, QR Codes

Augmented reality transforms Angry Birds

Augmented reality transforms Angry Birds

PendAR working to pioneer augmented reality gaming Augmented reality games are becoming a craze as more developers show interest in the technology. These interactive games are not being pioneered by giant developers like Sony or Microsoft, however, small developers, sometimes comprised of a single person, are leading the charge in augmented reality games. PendAR is one such developer. The company, which specializes in augmented reality, has brought the technology to one of the world’s most popular … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Entertainment Industry, Featured News, Technology News, Trends