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NFC technology could greatly benefit QSRs

NFC technology could greatly benefit QSRs

Near field communications could make fast food restaurants a speedier experience for consumers. The entire experience of the quick service restaurant (QSR) is based on being able to obtain a meal very rapidly, and although things have slowed down a bit over the years, NFC technology could provide the necessary tools to make this process speedier. Near field communication could allow mobile payments to be complete with a simple tap of the device. This is vitally important in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

New mobile payments service set for launch in Taiwan

New mobile payments service set for launch in Taiwan

Mobile payments are making strong progress in Taiwan Mobile payments are making strong progress around the world, especially as major organizations become more involved in this emerging sector. In Taiwan, the country’s third-largest telecommunications company has ambitious plans for mobile payments. Far EasTone Telecommunications has announced the launch of a new mobile payments pilot project that seeks to leverage the capabilities of NFC technology to enable consumers to purchase goods and services from their mobile devices. … Read entire article »

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

Chunghwa Telecom plans new mobile payments initiative

Chunghwa Telecom plans new mobile payments initiative

Mobile payments are gaining ground throughout Asia Taiwanese telecommunications company Chunghwa Telecom has been showing some strong interest in mobile commerce lately. The company, like many others in its industry, has been taking note of the growing popularity of mobile commerce throughout Asia. Mobile payments are gaining ground as mobile devices become more readily available to a broader range of consumers throughout Asia. Chunghwa believes that the time is right to establish itself in the mobile … Read entire article »

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NFC technology based Google Wallet stops intentions for plastic card

NFC technology based Google Wallet stops intentions for plastic card

The mobile payments program is designed to kill off credit cards, and this now includes its own. Google wallet, the mobile payments program from the search engine giant that is based on NFC technology has been referred to as a credit card killer because its intentions are to revolutionize the transaction marketplace. However, it looks as though the first credit card the program will be killing off is its own. Google Wallet’s head, Osama Bedier, left and once … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

Mobile payments see strong growth in China

Mobile payments see strong growth in China

Mobile payments are taking Asia by storm Mobile payments have been growing more common throughout Asia. More consumers are purchasing smartphones and tablets and opening themselves up to new forms of commerce that had been largely restricted to stationary computers in the past. As mobile payments become more prolific, the need for an infrastructure capable of fostering their continued growth and convenience is becoming more realized. China’s Kainan University is poised to address this issue with … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments from Sure Tap now available to Canadian Android users

Mobile payments from Sure Tap now available to Canadian Android users

Until now, this service has been available only to consumers in Canada with BlackBerry devices. Sure Tap was first launched in Canada last year, in order to allow a partnership between the CIBC bank and Rogers Communications to offer mobile payments through NFC enabled devices. However, at that time, it was only BlackBerry using Rogers subscribers who could use the service. This made the initial step toward mobile payments in Canada a very limited one. However, Sure Tap … Read entire article »

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

Mobile payments contactless option to launch in Iceland

Mobile payments contactless option to launch in Iceland

The new program will allow merchants to accept transactions through smartphones in store. It has just been announced that Iceland will be taking its first steps into the mobile payments world, as the Valitor card issuer has entered into a partnership with the Point electronic transaction solutions provider, for a software that will let merchants accept transactions through contactless Visa cards and smartphones through PayWave. This will make it possible for consumers to leave their wallets at … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

Mobile commerce may need to shrug off NFC technology

Mobile commerce may need to shrug off NFC technology

NFC may be a hindrance to mobile commerce Mobile commerce is becoming much more than a passing trend. Companies both large and small are beginning to invest heavily into mobile commerce, considering this emerging sector to be the next evolutionary step for commerce as a whole. This belief is being backed by hordes of consumers participating in mobile commerce, many of whom are citing convenience as their reason for abandoning traditional forms of commerce. There is … Read entire article »

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

NFC technology trial to begin at McDonald’s in Canada

NFC technology trial to begin at McDonald’s in Canada

A new mobile payments program has started its testing at the fast food chain giant. McDonald’s has just announced that it is beginning a trial run of its first NFC technology mobile payments program at some of its Canadian restaurant locations. The service allows individuals with enabled smartphones to simply tap their devices to pay for their meals. The restaurant chain has partnered with the Interac Association to be able to offer mobile payments through NFC technology enabled … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

NFC technology based mobile payments debit transactions launched in Canada

NFC technology based mobile payments debit transactions launched in Canada

The country’s largest bank, RBC, has now debuted its touchless transaction service. Another bank has entered into the lucrative and yet highly competitive mobile payment environment as Interac has partnered up with the largest Canadian bank, the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in order to bring contactless debit transactions to consumers through NFC technology enabled smartphones. The service is expected to roll out for actual use by consumers “in the coming year”. The demonstration of this service was … Read entire article »

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

NFC technology will soon make payments possible from tablets

NFC technology will soon make payments possible from tablets

Lenovo has announced that it intends to enable notebooks and tablets with near field communication chips. NFC technology based mobile payments have only just started to get moving as a number of large players in that ecosystem have launched the pilots to their programs, however, the latest news from Lenovo is that this environment will soon be broadening as new devices become enabled. The device manufacturer intends to add near field communications to tablets, notebooks, and laptops. For … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Tablet Commerce

NFC technology is taking off outside mobile payments

NFC technology is taking off outside mobile payments

Though near field communication has been a main focus for purchasing transactions, there are many more uses. NFC technology has been a primary focus for companies that have been making their way into the mobile payments industry, as they look for new and simple ways for individuals to be able to make a purchase using nothing more than a simple tap of the device on a reader. Now these chips are being implemented in a number of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Marketing, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications