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NFC technology payments based on HCE launched by BBVA

NFC technology payments based on HCE launched by BBVA

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 … 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’s 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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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 »

Filed under: Near Field Communications, Technology News

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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