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    Square adds actions to POS transactions

    July 25th, 2014

    “Square Register’s sales, refund and settlement data can now all be used as triggers for IFTTT recipes,” GigaOm reports. “If an employee makes a big sale, IFTTT could automatically send a congratulatory email or SMS to the salesperson or note the sale in a Google Doc. Or if a store issues a big refund, IFTTT could notify the owner, reminding him or her to follow up with the dissatisfied customer.”

    Chromecast to use ultrasonic connectivity to pair mobiles and TVs

    June 27th, 2014

    Google’s Chromecast media streamer, which enables users to send shows, movies, music and more to large screens, is to use a new ultrasonic connectivity technology to enable mobile devices to be paired with a Chromecast-equipped… More

    Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch to include NFC?

    August 20th, 2013

    Samsung’s long rumoured smartwatch may be unveiled as early as next month and could boast NFC as one of its many features. Bloomberg first reported that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch will make its debut on… More

    GigaOm: Isis awareness low

    October 24th, 2012

    The Isis pilot launch has been “softer than a goose down pillow”, says GigaOm’s Stacey Higginbotham, who has been checking out the service in Austin, Texas and found that merchant awareness of the NFC payments system is currently quite low. “Despite being listed on the Isis web site, many local merchants had no clue they were now able to accept Isis payments, or even knew what the program was,” says Higginbotham.

    Square COO dismisses NFC

    September 30th, 2011

    Payments start-up Square‘s Keith Rabois has dismissed NFC as not offering value to retailers, telling delegates at GigaOm’s Mobilize conference this week that he has “never met a single merchant in the US who says ‘I want this NFC thing.'”

    Google Wallet could launch today

    September 19th, 2011

    Google is rumoured to be on the verge of launching its long-awaited NFC-based mobile wallet today. More