Chinese QR codes remain head and shoulders above NFC technology

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When it comes to m-commerce and mobile payments, consumers in China prefer quick response codes. Despite the fact that mobile payments based on NFC technology are present, Chinese QR codes remain most popular. Apple Pay, for example, didn’t make it into the country until 2016. This gave quick response codes lots of extra time to make it into mainstream use. Mobile payments are commonly used in China, but NFC isn’t the top tech. Two mobile payments services had been available for quite some time and used QR codes. Tencent launched…

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NFC mobile payments will be used by 1 in 4 Brits in 2017

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New research from MasterCard has predicted that over the upcoming 12 months there will be a significant shift. MasterCard has now released the results of a new research study in which it determined that NFC mobile payments will be used by one quarter of all Brits throughout the next twelve months. This will represent a considerable increase in the trend toward the use of mobile wallets in the U.K. At the moment, MasterCard’s figures show that the current rate of use of NFC mobile payments within this market is at…

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NFC technology now supported by Square mobile payments reader

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This allows small business merchants to accept payments from mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Android Pay. While Square had previously allowed mobile payments to happen through the swiping of a credit card through a simple dongle attached to a mobile device, among other means, it has now upgraded to use NFC technology, which will open the door to compatibility with a broad spectrum of different mobile wallet app based transactions. This has considerably changed the environment when compared to the company’s original model. The new dongle that is NFC…

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Claro to launch new mobile payments service in Brazil

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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 to smartphones and tablets. Service to be based on NFC technology Through Calro’s service,…

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Report highlights awareness of NFC-based mobile commerce in the UK

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NFC seems unpopular with UK consumers YouGov, an online market research firm, has released a report focused on NFC technology. NFC has been gaining a significant degree of attention in recent months due to reports concerning its security and the fact that it is losing ground in the field of mobile commerce. NFC has long formed the backbone of mobile payments, used by retailers and other businesses to facilitate payments in a relatively efficient manner. NFC may not be as popular as many believe, however, despite the apparent popularity of…

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Prioritize security during the holidays

Mobile commerce security may need more attention The holiday season has arrived and that means that a lot of shopping needs to get done. Many people are opting to do their holiday shopping from their mobile devices this year, taking advantage of the some of the special offers that are being provided by retailers with an interest in mobile commerce. Some people are choosing to avoid physical stores, shopping instead directly from their mobile devices. Others, however, will be using their devices in-store in order to find the best deals…

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NFC technology based wallet from Rogers broadens system reach

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The Canadian telecom giant has used their new suretap™ program to expand its mobile payments. One of the wireless and media giants in Canada that has been the most involved in mobile payments, Rogers Communications, has just announced the launch of their suretap™ wallet, which is to be based on NFC technology, like many of their other smartphone transaction services. Rogers first entered into the Canadian mobile payments space a year ago using this tech. Now, the company is implementing the second step of its overall strategy, which uses NFC…

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New mobile commerce service to be launched by NTT Docomo in 2014

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Launch date set for NTT Docomo mobile commerce service NTT Docomo, one of the largest telecommunications and mobile network operators in Japan, has been working to enter into the mobile commerce field for some time. The company has taken note of the rising demand for mobile commerce services. More consumers are becoming interested in mobile commerce because of the simplicity and convenience that it represents. NTT Docomo is set to launch a new NFC-driven mobile commerce service with the help of MasterCard, and the companies plan to launch this service…

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NFC technology will be in over a half billion devices next year

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Though it may have appeared that near field communication was losing popularity, that clearly isn’t the case. Although it may appear that some companies are looking for paths other than those using NFC technology – such as the recent moves made by large mobile payments wallets to include QR codes – this is not at all the case when it comes to device manufacturers. In fact, a new report has suggested that the number of enabled devices will reach 500 million next year. The report, entitled “NFC Devices, Strategies, and…

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IBM aims to bring more security to mobile commerce

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New security system could help make mobile commerce safer When it comes to mobile commerce, security has become an all-consuming issue. The mobile world has been growing at an astounding rate and smartphones and tablets now play a major role in the lives of thousands of people worldwide. The prevalence of technology has lead to the emergence of mobile commerce, a field that has proven to be very attractive to malicious parties looking to exploit the financial information of consumers. At IBM, a group of scientists may have developed a…

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Mobile payments will be everywhere next year, says Rogers

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By the end of 2014, the Canadian communications giant has announced that people will prefer to pay with smartphones. According to a statement that was released by Rogers Communications Inc. vice president of emerging technologies, David Robinson, by next year and beyond, mobile payments will become the preferred way for consumers to process their transactions. This announcement was made as Robinson spoke to developers at a conference about Android in Toronto. The hope from Rogers, which is already one of the major mobile payments players in the Canadian ecosystem, is…

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