Apple may release a mobile commerce platform this year

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Ovum predicts that Apple will finally enter into the mobile commerce space Ovum, a market research firm based in the United Kingdom, has released its latest 2014 Trends to Watch report, which predicts that Apple will finally enter into the mobile commerce market this year. Apple has approached the mobile commerce space with caution due to the security issues that exist therein. It had been speculated that the iPhone 5 would include NFC technology, but Apple has little faith in NFC, especially when it comes to using the technology for…

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China Mobile and UnionPay reach agreement on mobile commerce standards

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NFC-based mobile commerce may be poised for growth in China China Mobile, one of China’s largest telecommunications operators, and UnionPay, the country’s only provider of bank cards, have reached an agreement concerning standards meant to govern NFC-based mobile payments. The two organizations have been embroiled in a disagreement concerning these standards for some time, somewhat stagnating the growth of NFC-based mobile commerce. Now that a deal has been reached between the two organizations, standards are likely to be implemented on all payment systems that involve the use of NFC technology.…

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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 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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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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NFC technology used by Nokia and LOCATEL

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The partnership is bringing the tech to the hotel industry for greater ease of service for customers. Nokia and LOCATEL announced at the Dubai Hotel Show that they will be using NFC technology tags as a new way for guests to be able to both purchase and access hotel services throughout their stays. These tags are meant to appeal to the growing number of hotel guests who travel with enabled smartphones. NFC technology isn’t actually all that new, as it has been in existence for several years, but it is…

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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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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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NFC technology Happy Table launched at McDonald’s

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The feature uses enabled stickers to produce a digital experience through customer smartphones. Although many McDonald’s locations around the world feature a Playplace where kids can run around and play before or after they eat, but now there is a higher tech option being launched with kids living in Asia in mind and that uses NFC technology. Enabled stickers have been introduced to create a whole new in-house experience for the restaurant’s smallest customers. The NFC technology using stickers are meant to help boost the experience for kids in some…

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App developers showing favor for NFC technology

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Survey shows that developers are considering NFC technology to be a high priority Evans Data Corporation, a leading market research firm, has released the latest results of its Mobile Development Survey. At least twice a year, the firm polls mobile developers around the world, collecting data to form insight on the emerging trends that are shaping the development landscape. This year, the Mobile Development Survey shows that NFC technology is becoming a major priority among applications developers. Many of these developers are beginning to support NFC throughout the platforms, with…

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QR codes will be used for Angry Birds Star Wars 2 figures

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These black and white barcode squares will be used for the mobile game instead of NFC technology. In a growing trend throughout the mobile games marketplace, as was seen in the case of Skylanders among others, Angry Birds Star Wars 2 will be linking the real world with the digital world, only in this instance, it will be using QR codes to do so. Many had expected that NFC technology would be chosen for this game, but this was not the case. The QR codes will be used for the…

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