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Latest NFC phone news and rumours • 12 Sept 2011

September 12th, 2011

The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: Sony Ericsson’s Nozomi, Samsung’s Omnia W Windows phone, US Samsung Galaxy S II rumours, iPhone 5 anticipation building to fever pitch and Google’s Schmidt hints Android Ice Cream Sandwich could ship in October. More

Schmidt: One-third of merchants could get NFC POS terminals ‘in the next year’

June 22nd, 2011

Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, believes that a third of POS terminals in retail stores and restaurants will be upgraded to allow NFC payments within the next year, the Financial Times reports — and credit card… More

Google Wallet “is one of the biggest investments we’ve made at Google for a very long time”

June 13th, 2011

“Larry and Eric personally convinced me” to make the move to Google, Osama Bedier, the company’s VP of payments, has told NFC World as he set out Google’s commitment to building an NFC platform that is open to all — and revealed that Google Wallet will eventually be able to hold keys, ID credentials and driving licenses. More

Heads up: What to look for in Google’s NFC mobile payments announcement

May 26th, 2011

The internet giant is set to announce its NFC mobile payments strategy at noon on 26 May in New York. Here are the key things to look for to work out if the company’s strategy will succeed — and what it means for the payments industry, the mobile network operators, phone manufacturers, the firm’s competitors and the future of Google’s own advertising business. More

Google and Sprint to launch NFC payments this week?

May 24th, 2011

Google is set to launch an NFC mobile payments service in conjunction with mobile network operator Sprint on May 26, according to a Bloomberg news report. More

Google poaches top payments exec Osama Bedier from PayPal

Google poaches top payments exec Osama Bedier from PayPal

January 28th, 2011

Osama Bedier, PayPal’s vice president of product development and a key player in the company’s move towards mobile payments, has joined Google. In a post on the PayPal blog, Scott Guilfoyle, the company’s CTO, writes… More

RIM could add NFC to BlackBerrys ‘in the near term’

November 19th, 2010

Discussing NFC at the Web 2.0 Summit, RIM’s co-CEO Jim Balsillie said “we’d be fools not to have it in the near term… and we’re not fools.” More