News stories featuring Amazon:
August 1st, 2014
Amazon is working with prepaid specialist Blackhawk Network on its new Amazon Wallet service, which lets Android and Fire users store gift cards and loyalty cards on their mobile phone. “Blackhawk Network’s expertise in gift card management provides our customers with access to the retailers they want and the digital experience that Amazon is committed to delivering,” says Amazon Local Commerce director Charlie Kindel.
July 28th, 2014
An Amazon Card Reader will be available from next month costing US$9.99, according to internal documents from office supplies retailer Staples obtained by 9to5Mac. The new product will be located “alongside existing card readers from Square, PayPal, and Staples’ own in-house brand”, the documents show. The Wall Street Journal first revealed in February that Amazon planned to introduce a Kindle Checkout solution this summer.
July 28th, 2014
July 22nd, 2014
Amazon Wallet, an Android app that lets users store gift cards and loyalty cards on their mobile phone, is now available to download from Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Amazon Wallet also ships with…
June 19th, 2014
Amazon has launched Fire, a smartphone that includes 3D “dynamic perspective” technology and a dedicated Firefly button that lets users recognize — and buy from Amazon — physical products, movies and music that they come…
June 18th, 2014
US mobile payments service LevelUp is to provide its merchants with the ability to push offers to shoppers via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons built into the next version of its POS device. The move…
June 5th, 2014
Amazon is holding a launch event on 18 June for a new product, expected to be its first smartphone. Leaks suggest the new phone will run a customized, Kindle version of Android, include an innovative 3D display and support a range of gesture-based inputs. A teaser video released by Amazon appears to back up the rumours of a new type of display.
May 19th, 2014
Identify theft protection provider LifeLock has withdrawn LifeLock Wallet, a service built on Lemon Wallet which it acquired for US$50m in December 2013. “Certain aspects of the mobile app may not be fully compliant with payment card industry (PCI) security standards,” says LifeLock CEO Todd Davis. “For that reason, we are removing the LifeLock Wallet application from the App Store, Amazon Apps, and Google Play, and when users open the LifeLock Wallet, their information will be deleted in the app.”
February 24th, 2014
NXP has teamed up with Microsoft, Lenovo and Identive to run an NFC Windows Application Contest. Cash prizes totalling US$22,500 are on offer, plus NFC development kits and US$100 Amazon vouchers. The free-to-enter competition is a “unique opportunity to learn about NFC on Windows 8 and 8.1, propose application ideas and receive everything needed to prototype it,” says NXP.
July 15th, 2013
February 11th, 2013
The January/February issue of the monthly trends bulletin from the NFC World team’s business intelligence service examines the impact on the mobile wallet market of the new Facebook Card, the arrival of NFC in the home and the latest mobile wallet business developments from around the world.
March 13th, 2012
A survey of mobile industry executives conducted for Sybase 365 during the Mobile World Congress has found that 81% of respondents believe that NFC will not become a driver of widespread adoption of mobile payments…
January 10th, 2012
Always Innovating has shown off a reference design for an NFC-enabled plug-in device that transforms any television with an HDMI input into an internet-connected screen. The WiFi and Bluetooth equipped portable set-top box runs Android…
October 3rd, 2011
The innovative sleep disorder monitoring service is now available to T-Mobile USA subscribers equipped with a Nokia Astound NFC phone.
August 4th, 2011
The BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 NFC-enabled smartphones will start shipping “later this month”, Research in Motion has announced. RIM first unveiled the two phones in May this year and said at the time that…
July 25th, 2011
More than 140 million people will use mobile payments services of one type or another this year, but Gartner believes mass market adoption of NFC payments is still at least four years away.
July 18th, 2011
A global survey of executives conducted by KPMG has found that the vast majority believe mobile payments will hit the mainstream within four years and nearly half say they think mass-market acceptance is only two years away.
July 4th, 2011
Amazon UK has added the BlackBerry Bold 9900 NFC smartphone to its website. The device is available to pre-order in black today with an expected release date of September 15. A white version is also…
June 6th, 2011
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: M-Pesa revenues soar • Google Offers trial gets underway • Tyfone expands team • NXP’s partner programme • SVB picks EMV • British consumers ‘not comfortable’ with location-based services • SCM launches plug-in NFC reader • Elephant Talk to unveil NFC mobile wallet platform • and more…
March 31st, 2011
Amazon could be the next major company to throw its hat into the NFC payments ring, according to a Bloomberg news report. “Amazon.com Inc (AMZN) is considering the introduction of a service that would let…
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