Chevron to test Google Wallet

Six hundred Chevron gas stations in the US are to begin accepting Google Wallet payments and will “send out signage and other point-of-purchase (POP) material to stations before year’s end,” CSP Daily News reports... More


San Francisco gets NFC parking meters

All of the city’s 30,800 parking meters are being equipped with NFC stickers that allow drivers to pay for parking with their NFC phones, get a reminder when their parking time runs out and add extra parking time wherever they are. More


Intel signs NFC deal with Inside Secure

Intel

“We look forward to working with Inside to develop and bring to market a range of exciting connectivity solutions for mainstream consumer products that incorporate NFC features,” says the head of the semiconductor giant’s Mobile Wireless Group. More


NFC shopping zone opens in Seoul

Banners advertise Seoul's NFC Zone

Korea’s leading mobile network operators, card networks, phone manufacturers and government agencies have joined forces to provide shoppers in Seoul’s busiest shopping district with a wide range of NFC services including payments, couponing, smart posters and digital receipts. More


Taiwan gets NFC iPhone case

Taiwanese mobile network operator Chunghwa Telecom has teamed up with transportation card operator EasyCard, chip maker NXP, and MasterCard to launch an iPhone case that enables users to make NFC payments in stores and on public transport... More



Security researchers raise Google Wallet concerns

Via Forensics and Google Wallet

The amount of unencrypted data stored by the Google Wallet app “surpasses what we believe most consumers find acceptable,” says digital forensics specialist viaForensics in a report on the security of the search giant’s NFC wallet — but no access to the secure element was gained. More


IBM to develop NFC payments solutions in Moscow

IBM

The computer giant has partnered with Russia’s Skolkovo Foundation to create a Science and Technology Center that will work on intelligent operations, technology for the oil and gas industry and on “the creation of security-rich and customizable mobile payment transactions for use across a number of industries including telco, retail and banking.” More


Microsoft adds NFC to tag platform

Microsoft Tag

The software giant has expanded its Microsoft Tag platform to include support for NFC tags as well as QR codes and its own tag technology, ahead of the expected release of the first Windows Phone NFC devices in 2012. More






eProvenance tracks wine shipments with NFC

An NFC temperature sensor and data logger from eProvenance

Adding NFC temperature sensors to cases of wine “will motivate importers to verify quality conditions, give retailers more information to share at point of sale, and lead consumers to check the quality of what they are buying,” says the wine tracking specialist’s founder. More







KPMG reports on consumer attitudes to mobile

KPMG

A new survey from KPMG has found that 41% of shoppers now use their phone to research products and services in-store and consumers are increasingly willing to share data with advertisers if it saves them money — but concerns over mobile payments security and privacy issues remain. More


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