Stripe rolls out tap mobile payments for NFC-enabled Android devices

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The service, already available for Apple device users since last year, is now widening its reach. Stripe has announced that it is expanding its Tap to Pay mobile payments feature to Android devices that are enabled with near field communication (NFC) technology. The financial services company was the first company to become a Tap to Pay partner with Apple. The partnership between Apple and Stripe made it possible for any NFC enabled Apple device – from the iPhone to the Apple Watch – into a device that can be used…

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Firm launches research initiative focused on NFC technology

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NFC technology the subject of a new research initiative Global Industry Analysts, a leading market research organization, has announced the launch of an ambitious research initiative focused on the NFC technology market. The organization has tracked the rising demand for NFC-enabled devices and the use of these devices in the mobile commerce space. The organization has also taken note of the alternatives to NFC technology that are emerging in various sectors. The research initiative aims to shed light on the trends that are impacting the NFC market, especially where NFC…

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Report shows mobile commerce spurs NFC adoption

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Mobile commerce helps makes NFC more popular Most modern mobile commerce initiatives are based on the use of NFC technology. This technology allows for digital information to be transmitted over short distances and have proven very proficient in facilitating payments from mobile devices. The problem, however, is that only mobile devices that are equipped with NFC technology can make use of these mobile commerce platforms. These devices have been somewhat rare in the past, but the growing popularity of mobile commerce has forced device makers to bring new NFC-enabled smartphones…

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Access control industry can benefit from NFC technology

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Report highlights potential of NFC in access control industry The beleaguered access control industry may see a revival through the introduction of NFC technology and smart cards. A new report from IMS Research, a leading market research firm in the electronics industry, suggests that the $400 million industry could see a serious revolution through the adoption of NFC smart cards. NFC technology has already shown its proficiency in its ability to facilitate data transfer, thus showing value for the access control industry. Smart cards may be becoming smarter NFC-enabled smart cards…

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iMPak launches new NFC-enabled health device


Joint venture aims to help those with medical conditions with new device Meridian Health, a health care system based in New Jersey, has announced that its joint venture, iMPak Health, has developed a new affordable health device for consumers. The joint venture has created a mobile device that incorporates NFC technology as a way to provide users with pertinent information concerning their health. iMPak believes that the device will be useful for those that have heart conditions or those that may be at risk of developing heart conditions. NFC-enabled device…

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