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July 17th, 2012
The Australian bank has followed its Kaching mobile payments service with the launch of a point-of-sale application development platform that works with an Android-based POS terminal as well as an add-on for Apple iPhones and iPods and is designed to allow developers to add new types of features for merchants via mobile phone-style apps.
July 13th, 2012
DeviceFidelity has been granted a European patent covering technology underlying its iCaisse NFC add-on for Apple devices. “Following patents granted in the US for this solution, our microSD NFC technology, our multi-institution mobile wallet and our NFC antenna technology, this European patent is yet another important addition to our portfolio,” says the company CEO and co-founder Deepak Jain.
July 11th, 2012
The iTravel patent covers the use of an NFC-enabled iPhone for buying an airline ticket, checking in baggage and passing through security.
July 6th, 2012
“We would prefer to start using the chip that comes with the phone,” says CommBank’s head of online banking, but “currently the NFC chip (the secure element) in Android NFC-enabled phones is not available to us.”
June 25th, 2012
Apple is testing iPhone prototypes equipped with NFC, according to 9to5Mac. The site mentions two pre-production devices, codenamed N41AP and N42AP, and says of information it has seen, “further investigation into this hardware code dump leads us to believe that these iPhones also have near field communication (NFC) controllers directly connected to the power management unit (PMU).”
June 12th, 2012
Video coverage of the launch of Apple’s first mobile wallet app shows how it will enable developers to build mobile barcode-based ticketing, stored value, loyalty card and coupon apps for today’s iPhones — and hints at how these apps could migrate to NFC in the future.
June 11th, 2012
Apple’s forthcoming iOS 6 is to include a new app billed as “the simplest way to get all your passes in one place.” Passbook, announced today at Apple’s WWDC developer conference in San Francisco, looks…
June 4th, 2012
New market entrants are currently most popular amongst consumers ready to adopt mobile wallet technology, according to a survey conducted by Carlisle & Gallagher, with eight in 10 willing to use a PayPal wallet and six in 10 willing to consider a mobile wallet provided by Google or Apple.
May 30th, 2012
Online payments giant PayPal is continuing its expansion into offline payments with the launch of a barcode-based mobile payments service in the UK. Fashion retailers Coast, Oasis, Warehouse and Karen Millen are the first to sign…
May 28th, 2012
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) will release an Android version of its Kaching mobile payments service in the next six weeks, according to ZDNet Australia. Unlike the iPhone version of Kaching, however, which offers NFC payments in…
May 16th, 2012
The NFC-on-microSD specialist’s new iCaisse4X iPhone case combines expanded battery life with NFC card emulation, tag reading/writing and peer-to-peer capabilities.
April 30th, 2012
Apple has applied for a patent covering processes for gifting digital content to friends using transmission methods including NFC, according to Patently Apple. The iPhone maker’s patent application outlines a two-step confirmation process: Users can choose to give a song, for example, and then tap on a friend’s device to send a gift. A confirmation message is then sent back to the giver’s device and the gift is charged to the giver’s account.
April 19th, 2012
Facebook has acquired Tagtile, a startup founded by two US-based graduates of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), as it begins to roll out its Facebook Offers service. In an interview with the Times of India, Tagtile co-founder…
March 15th, 2012
Mobile security specialist Intrepidus Group says it has uncovered mention of iOS in the source code for Google Wallet, suggesting that the search giant could have already developed a version of its mobile wallet that could run on NFC-enabled Apple products.
March 13th, 2012
74% of US consumers interested in having a digital wallet would choose their primary bank as their preferred provider, an AlixPartners survey has found, compared with 23% who say they would pick PayPal and 15% who…
March 9th, 2012
Apple’s iPhoto for iOS application, announced this week at the iPad launch, includes a feature to ‘beam’ photos to other iOS devices. The software’s Photo Beam function currently uses WiFi to share full-resolution images and…
March 6th, 2012
Apple has been granted US patent number 8,127,962 for ‘Parental Controls’, a wide ranging system for tying together multiple subsidiary accounts within a mobile wallet application. The patent, first applied for in January 2009, allows…
March 2nd, 2012
The search giant is in discussion with mobile network operators around the world, NFC World has learned, with the aim of making its NFC mobile wallet available both internationally and on a wide array of handsets. US carrier partner Sprint is set to be the first, with up to ten additional handsets due to get Google Wallet this year.
February 28th, 2012
DeviceFidelity’s In2Pay iCaisse4 device has become the first NFC solution for Apple iPhones to be certified by MasterCard, allowing it to be used in commercial mobile PayPass deployments. The iCaisse 4 is an iPhone case containing…
February 26th, 2012
POS maker VeriFone has unveiled Paymedia Universal Acceptance Platform (UAP), a new platform designed to make it easy for mobile network operators and other mobile wallet providers to enable merchants to support their NFC payments, couponing…
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