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Mobile payments technology is becoming mainstream

Mobile payments technology is becoming mainstream

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mobile commerce technology is beginning to become more common with businesses Mobile commerce technology is beginning to enter the mainstream. This technology had once occupied the fringes of the retail industry and business in general, but is becoming more widely accepted as companies begin to understand how much consumers are relying on mobile technology. Many consumers are using their mobile devices in their daily lives, whether for entertainment or social purposes, and … Read entire article »

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

Wearable tech SIM for network access unveiled by DoCoMo

Wearable tech SIM for network access unveiled by DoCoMo

These portable cards are designed to allow authentication data to be stored for wireless connection. DoCoMo, the Japanese mobile carrier, has just revealed the latest in its wearable tech offerings, which includes a SIM card that can wirelessly connect any smartphone or tablet to a wireless network or the internet through the simple wave of a hand. This SIM card is also able to transmit the number and other data of the user, all on its own. This … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments using NFC technology will reach 300 million users in 3 years

Mobile payments using NFC technology will reach 300 million users in 3 years

This data is according to a recent report that has been issued by Juniper Research regarding near field communication transactions. The new Juniper Research report has suggested that the number of smartphone users that will be making mobile payments through the use of NFC technology, worldwide, will have broken the 300 million mark by the close of 2017. This will represent considerable growth for the transactions as a whole, as well as for this specific contactless tech. To … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

NFC technology from Thinfilm may change the Android experience

NFC technology from Thinfilm may change the Android experience

The company is the first to use near field communication to commercialize printed rewriteable memory. Thinfilm has announced that it is now the first business to have commercialized printed rewritable memory through the use of NFC technology that it produces on a printable label. The company has managed to create the first near field communication compatible printed smart label. At the moment the NFC technology enabled smart label functions with Android devices that are compatible with near field … Read entire article »

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QR codes and NFC stickers are central to a London cab company campaign

QR codes and NFC stickers are central to a London cab company campaign

Quick response codes and near field communication tags are now being used to promote taxi app downloads. One of the largest cab operators in London, Radio Taxis, is now using QR codes and NFC stickers on its fleet of approximately 2,500 vehicles in order to promote its smartphone app and encourage a larger number of consumers to download it. The use of these stickers automatically directs mobile device users directly to the app’s download link. By either tapping … Read entire article »

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The Riddle of Mobile Commerce

The Riddle of Mobile Commerce

Mobile payments continue to be a complex issue Mobile commerce has become quite popular, but not everyone is sold on the idea of paying for things with their mobile device. The idea is quite simple: Mobile applications act as facilitators of mobile transactions, allowing people to make purchases while shopping online from their smartphones and tablets. Under the surface, mobile commerce is anything but simple, thanks to changing commerce standards and the ever present threat of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Technology News

NFC technology based mobile payments launched by TD Canada Trust

NFC technology based mobile payments launched by TD Canada Trust

The Canadian bank has now entered into the marketplace for smartphone based transactions. TD Canada Trust, the Toronto-Dominion Bank’s retail banking arm, has just announced the launch of its NFC technology based mobile payments system that represents the first in the country that will use near field communications that will be supported across all three of the major wireless networks in the country: Rogers, Bell, and Telus. The new feature, called TD Mobile Payment, has been integrated … Read entire article »

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

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

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

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 … Read entire article »

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