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Leaked Sprint slides reveal NFC wallet designs

June 12th, 2012

The slides suggest the US carrier, which has previously chosen to avoid Isis and partner with Google for NFC, is preparing to launch its own “Sprint Touch” mobile wallet service.  More

Isis unveils merchant partners for Austin and Salt Lake City pilots

May 15th, 2012

Aeropostale, Coca-Cola, Foot Locker, Jamba Juice and Macy’s have signed up to take part in the US NFC joint venture’s pilot trials, along with a number of local grocery stores, retailers, gas stations, coffee shops and restaurants. More

AmEx extends Isis deal

May 11th, 2012

American Express has extended its deal with US carrier-led NFC joint venture Isis. The move will enable AmEx’s US consumer, small business and Serve prepaid cardholders to load a virtual version of their cards onto an Isis Mobile Wallet.

Isis unveils merchant logo

March 12th, 2012

A new video released by US NFC venture Isis provides the first look at the logo the company plans to use to indicate to consumers that a merchant is ‘Isis ready’ — meaning that it can… More

Top POS makers add support for Isis coupons and offers

March 7th, 2012

VeriFone, Ingenico, Vivotech and Equinox are all adding support for the US NFC venture’s SmartTap service, enabling merchants to both accept payments and process coupons and offers via Isis mobile phones. More

Top US retailers to develop their own NFC mobile wallet

March 2nd, 2012

Walmart and Target are among a group of two dozen retailers working on the introduction of an NFC mobile wallet which would compete directly with Isis and Google Wallet, the Wall Street Journal reports. More

Chase picks Gemalto for NFC

February 27th, 2012

The announcement earlier today of a deal between Chase and carrier-led NFC joint venture Isis is just the start of the US banking giant’s NFC plans, the company has revealed. The bank has signed a… More

Isis announces first banking partners: Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard US sign up

February 27th, 2012

The three card issuers’ 100 million customers will be able to store a full range of credit, debit and prepaid cards, as well as loyalty cards and special offer coupons, on their NFC mobile phones. More

Isis details NFC wallet plans

February 26th, 2012

“The Isis mobile wallet, set for release in two US cities this summer, will feature a prepaid card with cash already loaded and a capability to ‘follow’ participating merchants to receive coupons and other offers,”… More

Isis discusses Salt Lake City NFC pilot plans

February 9th, 2012

The Isis NFC pilots due to take place in Salt Lake City and Austin from this summer will run for six to twelve months before a nationwide rollout begins, the carrier-led joint venture’s Jim Stapleton… More

Smart Card Alliance publishes NFC transit white paper

February 7th, 2012

A white paper designed to show how the transit industry can best make use of NFC technology has been published by the Smart Card Alliance. “One of the major challenges facing transit agencies today is how… More

VeriFone sets out its plan for Point

January 4th, 2012

VeriFone has completed its €600m acquisition of Point International, northern Europe’s largest provider of payment and gateway services and solutions for retailers and a supplier to PayPal’s NFC trial in Stockholm. Point provides point-of-sale technology… More

Isis reveals global ambitions

December 18th, 2011

US NFC venture Isis is exploring the potential of expanding overseas, Bloomberg reports. Isis “has held discussions to explore international opportunities,” Jaymee Johnson, Isis’ head of marketing, told the news service. “The underlying equity partners in Isis give us some degree of visibility and awareness beyond the US,” Johnson explained.

Isis picks Gemalto for NFC mobile commerce platform

December 12th, 2011

The core trusted service management (TSM) platform to be used by the US NFC joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless will be provided by France-based Gemalto. More

Verizon and Google fire first shots in the mobile wallet wars

December 6th, 2011

“Recent reports that Verizon is blocking Google Wallet on our devices are false,” says Verizon. “We are continuing our commercial discussions with Google on this issue.” More

Top Nokia NFC executives jump ship

December 6th, 2011

The handset maker’s lead delegate to the NFC Forum and its head of NFC business development for the Americas have now left the company. The UK-based VP of industry collaborations will leave at the end of December. More

VeriFone buys Point in move to managed services

November 15th, 2011

VeriFone has acquired electronic payments specialist Point International from Nordic Capital for €600m (US$812m) as the POS terminal maker accelerates its transition to a managed services revenue model. Stockholm-based Point provides a range of services… More

NJ Transit to enable Google Wallet users to buy tickets with NFC

October 19th, 2011

New Jersey Transit has become the first public transportation operator to announce plans to enable travellers to pay for fares with Google Wallet-enabled NFC phones. More

NFC Forum adds 29 new members

October 12th, 2011

Companies joining the NFC standards association include advertising agency Dentsu, handset makers HTC and ZTE, MNO payments joint venture Isis and, at board level, UK-based Barclaycard. More

New Broadcom chips signal next stage of the mobile wallet wars

September 27th, 2011

The company’s new NFC controller chips allow multiple secure elements to be active on a single phone at the same time, making it possible for consumers to use both a mobile wallet supplied by a mobile network operator and a mobile wallet supplied by a bank, handset maker or operating system supplier. More

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