Fed studies P2P payments

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Retail Payments Risk Forum has published a working paper (PDF) on peer-to-peer payments as a resource for regulators, consumers, and the payments industry... More




SCM launches NFC dev kit

SCM Microsystems has announced an NFC solutions development kit that includes reader modules, drivers, source code examples for handling device-to-tag and peer-to-peer NFC applications, software development tools, and documentation... More


Next Nexus coming October 11?

Journalists have been invited to “get a look at what’s new from Android” at a Samsung press event subtitled the ‘Google Episode’, which is to be held at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications trade show in the US on October 11... More




630m NFC phones in 2015

A total of 630m handsets, representing 40% of all mobile phones shipped, will come with NFC in 2015 and will drive transactions worth US$71bn, according to a new report by Informa Telecoms & Media... More





Square COO dismisses NFC

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.'”... More




Nokia updates QT SDK

An online update for Qt SDK 1.1.3 is available from today which, the phone maker says, takes Nokia’s developer offering a significant step forward and “features a new version of Qt Mobility 1.2, which comes with tremendous enhancements compared to our previous Qt Mobility 1.2 beta version.” A free to attend webinar on Getting Started with NFC on Qt is to be held on 11 October... More





NFC Forum readies test tool RFP

The NFC Forum is working on the second wave of its certification programme, due to be completed next year. As part of the project the standards organisation is looking to appoint an RF analog test tool validation services test house... More



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