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NFC technology enabled mobile wallet launched in Canada

NFC technology enabled mobile wallet launched in Canada

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Rogers Communications has taken yet another step into the mobile payments sector in the country. Rogers Communications has announced that it has now launched its suretap wallet, which is an NFC technology based mobile payments app that gives consumers with enabled smartphones the ability to store their credit and debit cards in digital form so that they can make purchases at tens of thousands of retailers throughout Canada. The suretap wallet app is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

Claro to launch new mobile payments service in Brazil

Claro to launch new mobile payments service in Brazil

New service to be made available in summer Brazilian mobile operator Claro has unveiled plans to launch a new mobile payments service throughout the country. The launch of this service is being slated for summer and Claro has partnered with Bradesco, a prominent financial institution, and Giescke & Devrient, makers of SIM cards, in order to make the service come to life. Mobile commerce has been gaining momentum in Brazil recently as more consumers gain access … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

NFC technology could be Isis’s shortfall

NFC technology could be Isis’s shortfall

Mobile payments are starting to change, already as 7-Eleven and Best Buy drop near field communication. Best Buy and 7-Eleven have now both announced that they will no longer be accepting mobile payments based on NFC technology at their cash registers, which is bad news for the Isis digital wallet. There are a number of different theories being produced to help to explain why this decision has been made. While some think that eliminating NFC technology at the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

Mobile payments strategies are getting fierce

Mobile payments strategies are getting fierce

Google Wallet has just played a very important next move in its battle against rival Isis. The latest version of Android, KitKat, brought with it a new feature called Host Card Emulation (HCE), in the hopes of giving its Google Wallet a serious shot in the arm through the use of NFC technology. Now, that effort looks as though it might have been a very promising strategy as it has gained massive credit card provider support. Both Visa … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

PayPal envisions a bright future for mobile commerce

PayPal envisions a bright future for mobile commerce

PayPal continues to make strides in the mobile sector It is no secret that PayPal has a strong interest in mobile commerce. The company has been working to establish a dominating presence in the mobile space for several years and has managed to do so in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company has faced many challenges in its work to embrace mobile commerce, but it has managed to overcome strong competition and help make the … Read entire article »

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

NFC technology receives a slap in the face from iBeacon

NFC technology receives a slap in the face from iBeacon

Near field communications have taken quite a hit by the success of Apple’s mobile payments system. When it comes to mobile payments, one of the greatest barriers to mainstream acceptance has been a lack of a standard, and while it had been looking as though NFC technology would be the fast, easy, and convenient method that would soon be taking over, Apple disagreed, and this could be defining for the industry. Though near field communications tech has … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Technology News

Mobile payments grow 707 percent in China

Mobile payments grow 707 percent in China

Spending reached $200 billion while this growth occurred throughout 2013. According to recent data released by iResearch, a data analysis and online tracking service, the total independent mobile payments transaction volume in China reached approximately $200 billion, last year (1219.74 billion yuan). This represents an increase of 707 percent over the figures that were seen in 2012. The services that were included in the analysis by iResearch included various forms of mobile payments not including the large established … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

RBC releases new mobile commerce platform

RBC releases new mobile commerce platform

RBC Wallet officially launched in Canada The Royal Bank of Canada has released its first mobile commerce platform, called the RBC Wallet. The platform is powered by the bank’s Secure Cloud, which is used to store customer financial information. The bank claims that its mobile wallet is the first of its kind in Canada, allowing consumers to choose either their debit RBC account or a Visa credit account to make payments. Currently, the RBC Wallet is … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Technology News

Apple patent hints at future of mobile payments

Apple patent hints at future of mobile payments

Apple may be ready to get involved in NFC A new patent filed by Apple suggests that the company may be moving forward with its tentative mobile commerce plans. Apple has opted to take a cautious approach to the issue of mobile payments, having taken note of the serious security issues that are related to this practice. In recent years, the mobile space has been flooded with security problems that have caused significant financial damage to … Read entire article »

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