Apple may see limited success in Hong Kong’s mobile payments market

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Hong Kong could be a very challenging market for Apple to find a foothold in Apple is expected to bring its new mobile payments service, called Apple Pay, to Hong Kong next year, but the company may find limited success in that market. The company has been working with several banks in order to make the payment service available to consumers, but these banks see little promise in Apple Pay when compared to other services that are becoming available. Apple has already found significant success with its payment service in…

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NFC may play a role in Apple’s future with mobile payments

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Apple could finally embrace NFC technology in the near future Investment firm Morgan Stanley believes that Apple will finally embrace NFC technology through a platform called “iWallet.” This is not the first such prediction to be made concerning Apple and NFC, but past forecasts regarding the pairing have failed to live up to reality. Apple has avoided NFC largely because of its concerns regarding the technology’s security and capabilities, but this avoidance mostly involved Apple’s use of NFC in mobile payments. NFC has come under fire in recent years due…

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NFC technology enabled mobile wallet launched in Canada

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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 designed to make it simpler and more convenient for consumers to shop. According to the Rogers vice…

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NFC market shows some promise

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New report highlights the growth of the global NFC technology market Markets and Markets has released a new report concerning the global NFC market. NFC technology has served as the foundation for mobile commerce for several years, but the technology can be used for much more than facilitating mobile shopping and payments. NFC is also quite capable when it comes to data sharing, allowing consumers to send digital information in a relatively easy and efficient fashion. The report shows that NFC is beginning to gain momentum around the world, even…

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NFC technology startup purchased by Google

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The company that came up with “bumping” phones to share information is now being acquired by the tech giant. It has just been revealed that Google has purchased an NFC technology startup that developed an application that gives users the ability to share data simply by bumping their enabled smartphones together. This, according to the company, itself, which is called Bump Technologies. David Lieb, the chief and co-founder of Bump Technologies did not provide any information regarding the terms of the deal, but has now stirred his own team into…

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