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19 October 2011 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 October 2011, 13:25

Android Ice Cream Sandwich adds NFC P2P and biometric security

Android 4.0 includes an NFC peer-to-peer sharing technology called Android Beam and a facial biometric technology called Face Unlock that replaces the need to enter a PIN to unlock a phone.

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19 October 2011 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 19 October 2011, 13:26

Samsung and Google unveil Galaxy Nexus NFC phone

The new NFC phone is designed to provide a "pure Google" experience, runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 4.65-inch display.

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18 October 2011 • By Paula Berger • Last updated 18 October 2011, 21:32

SMRT launches NFC posters in Singapore

Singapore public transport provider SMRT has placed NFC smart posters in stations to deliver news, entertainment, music, sports, services, and merchant offers to commuters.

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18 October 2011 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 October 2011, 14:37

LSE reports on NFC privacy issues

"The risks to personal privacy must be addressed," say the authors of a new London School of Economics report examining NFC privacy and regulation issues. "This is not only to protect against surveillance, but it is essential to ensure that there is confidence in the marketplaces that may yet emerge with widespread use of NFC."

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18 October 2011 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 18 October 2011, 10:27

Google Wallet SingleTap payments and offers now available at eight US merchants

Users can now make payments and pick up offers or rewards at American Eagle Outfitters, The Container Store, Foot Locker, Guess, Jamba Juice, Macy’s, OfficeMax and Toys R Us.

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17 October 2011 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 17 October 2011, 09:14

Video shows Google Wallet in action at US stores

Google has uploaded a video to YouTube that shows consumers using Google Wallet to make payments in a range of retail outlets in New York and in San Francisco. The video includes footage of Google Wallet brand ambassadors walking shoppers through the mobile shopping and payments experience.

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13 October 2011 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 13 October 2011, 16:13

Google Wallet gets offers upgrade

Google has issued an updated version of its Google Wallet app which brings improvements to getting special offers, more transaction details, a better tutorial section and user interface upgrades — along with unspecified bug fixes.

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13 October 2011 • By Mike Clark • Last updated 13 October 2011, 15:13

Nokia 603 will come with NFC

The Finnish phone giant's latest NFC handset, the Nokia 603, is designed to appeal to first time smartphone users.

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13 October 2011 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 October 2011, 12:59

Clear Channel brings NFC to London’s Oxford Street

One hundred locations in central London's busiest streets are to be equipped with digital advertising displays that include 72-inch HD screens and NFC.

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13 October 2011 • By Sarah Clark • Last updated 13 October 2011, 16:17

Google Wallet with offers goes live in Times Square

Shoppers at the flagship Times Square branch of American Eagle Outfitters can now use an NFC phone to make payments, earn reward points and collect or redeem special offers.

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July 5th, 2015

This week's news

  1. Next iPhone to get NFC upgrade?
  2. “Highly interested” Canadians ready for mobile payments
  3. Ant Financial valued at US$45bn
  4. ING adds biometrics to mobile banking app payments
  5. 38% of Americans back biometrics
  6. Apple files P2P via NFC patent
  7. Koreans claim Apple Pay talks
  8. Researchers unveil breakthrough in weaving NFC chips into clothes
  9. Cab:app taxis to accept NFC mobile payments
  10. Rémy Martin to launch NFC bottle in China for authentication and rewards
  11. Las Vegas gets park and reward meters
  12. Mobile tickets launch for Houston buses
  13. PayPal buys money transfer provider Xoom
  14. MasterCard to pilot biometrics for online shopping
  15. Fido Alliance adds authentication support for NFC and BLE
  16. London buses get on board beacon rollout
  17. Beacons on menu for Cathay Pacific lounge guests
  18. 25% of British consumers fear mobile payments will make them spend more
  19. Facebook rolls out Messenger mobile payments across US
  20. Apple Watch patent transfers data in a shake
  21. KFC China restaurants to accept Alipay mobile payments next month
  22. Global payments company to launch biometric cards with fingerprint scanner
  23. Mahindra Comviva and Pole SCS in European partnership
  24. NFC smartphone sales up 55% year on year in 2015
  25. 2.2bn NFC-enabled handset shipments by 2020, IHS Technology predicts
  26. Beacons guide Hong Kong airport passengers
  27. Maple Leafs install beacons for draft party
  28. Sharp includes fingerprint sensor in flagship smartphone
  29. US$2.7tn mobile wallet market by 2020
  30. Cale parking card readers to accept Apple Pay
  31. Barclaycard launches second generation bPay wearable payment devices
  32. Apple publishes UK contactless FAQ
  33. PayPal set to float on 17 July
 
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