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NFC technology based boarding system tests starting at Air France

NFC technology based boarding system tests starting at Air France

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The airline is allowing passengers with enabled smartphones to take part in this trial service. Certain passengers on specific flights with Air France and who own smartphones that are NFC technology enabled will be able to take part in a trial boarding system for a span of six months as the airline tests the program. The near field communication boarding will be available only on flights between Toulouse-Blagnac and Paris-Orly. The service will take … Read entire article »

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

Mobile payments firm is rebranding itself to create distance from extremist group

Mobile payments firm is rebranding itself to create distance from extremist group

Isis set to launch a rebrand in order to distance itself from controversial group in the Middle East Mobile payments firm Isis is launching a rebrand to distance itself from an extremist group that has emerged in the Middle East. The group is now known as the Islamic State, but had previously called itself the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Searching for the terms “isis” online yields numerous reports concerning the actions of … Read entire article »

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

Mobile wallet, Isis, works to rebrand to distance itself from militant group

Mobile wallet, Isis, works to rebrand to distance itself from militant group

While a new name has not been chosen for the service, it is on its way in coming months. The mobile wallet joint venture that is backed by Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T will soon be receiving a new name, as Isis is being rebranded now that an Islamic militant group has been labeled with the same name. The goal is to place a greater distance against the group responsible for violence against civilians in Iraq and Syria. The … Read entire article »

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

NFC technology payments based on HCE launched by BBVA

NFC technology payments based on HCE launched by BBVA

The bank claims to be the first one to have created a service based on these specifications. BBVA, from Spain, has now launched a mobile payments service based on the brand new cloud based specification from Visa for NFC technology transactions that use host card emulation (HCE) tech. Customers of that bank who have NFC enabled Android smartphones will be able to download a new wallet app. If those customers download the updated version of the BBVA Wallet … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

QR codes and barcodes celebrate technology anniversary

QR codes and barcodes celebrate technology anniversary

Forty years ago, last week, the first UPC code was scanned on a package of Wrigley gum. The barcode, which is now standard on product packages, first had its start forty years ago, and the first one to be scanned was in Ohio at the Troy supermarket, on a Wrigley gum pack, long before the idea of QR codes and other scannables that can be used with today‚Äôs smartphones. Despite the fact that those traditional barcodes have … Read entire article »

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QR codes taken on by Suncorp Bank because of Apple

QR codes taken on by Suncorp Bank because of Apple

Though the direction that the financial institution had been taking was NFC technology, this has changed. Suncorp Bank has now announced the official launch of a new mobile banking app feature for both iPhones and Android smartphones, which is a service that uses QR codes called QuickShare. This new feature will allow users to use quick response codes or SMS for account detail transmission. This will make it possible for users to take advantage of the simple and … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments technology is becoming mainstream

Mobile payments technology is becoming mainstream

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 this trend is not … 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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