Companies joining the NFC standards association include advertising agency Dentsu, handset makers HTC and ZTE, MNO payments joint venture Isis and, at board level, UK-based Barclaycard. More
A global survey of executives conducted by KPMG has found that the vast majority believe mobile payments will hit the mainstream within four years and nearly half say they think mass-market acceptance is only two years away. More
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Caen bids for NFC • Sprint adds mobile wallet • Vivotech’s Dubai deal • Microsoft tags retailers • Mobile payments boost banks • Paying cash keeps you slim • NCR buys into mobile barcodes More
The new Mobile MasterCard PayPass solution makes it much easier for MasterCard member banks to offer NFC-based payment services to their cardholders More
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