London 2012 Games
News about London 2012 Games and NFC.
September 19th, 2012
"The response has been extremely positive and our priority now is on turning that enthusiasm into commercial mobile payment deployments across Europe," says Visa's Mary Carol Harris, adding that "we recognise that the journey is a marathon, not a sprint."
May 23rd, 2012
A new ticketing infrastructure designed to support payments via open-loop contactless cards and NFC phones won't now arrive in time for the Olympics, TfL has revealed.
May 9th, 2012
The payments network and the phone maker will be issuing limited edition Samsung Galaxy S III handsets loaded with a Visa NFC payments app to athletes and other VIPs during the London 2012 Games.
April 16th, 2012
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into the planned NFC joint venture between Everything Everywhere, Telefónica and Vodafone UK which will delay launch until after the London Olympics and casts doubts over the timetable for the introduction of similar projects in a number of other European countries.
February 24th, 2012
Visa and Samsung are to demonstrate an NFC mobile payment service for the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. The two London 2012 sponsors first announced in May...
January 3rd, 2012
87% of contactless cardholders in the UK, Poland and Turkey believe contactless cards will be "instrumental in bringing mobile contactless payments to market in the near future," according to Visa Europe's latest Contactless Barometer survey....
December 9th, 2011
The UK will be the next country to get Google Wallet, following its US launch in October 2011, according to Les Echos. A pilot project involving both NFC payments and offers will begin in London...
October 14th, 2011
Coca-Cola is in talks with Visa to put contactless payment equipped vending machines into the Olympic Park for the London 2012 Games, reports Marketing. Both companies are official sponsors of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic...