NFC microSD specialist DeviceFidelity has been awarded a US patent, number 7,942,337, for “an implementation of near field communication (NFC) technology for enabling mobile devices to function like mobile wallets capable of conducting payment, access, transit and other contactless transactions using credentials issued by multiple different enterprises through points of sale terminals.”... More
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: M-Pesa revenues soar • Google Offers trial gets underway • Tyfone expands team • NXP’s partner programme • SVB picks EMV • British consumers ‘not comfortable’ with location-based services • SCM launches plug-in NFC reader • Elephant Talk to unveil NFC mobile wallet platform • and more… More
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Twitter and Docomo add ‘touch and follow’ • Doubletwist shares songs with NFC • Airtag offers P2P loyalty • Lifera and Taztag tie up • Lockitron opens doors with NFC • DPT unveils NFC-enabled car park pay machine • SK C&C USA rebrands as CorFire • Bayer puts antennas into decorative films • Mobey Forum expands • and much more… More
Mobile network operator O2 UK, part of the Telefonica group, has announced Wave Crest, FIS, Intelligent Environments and Visa Europe as the suppliers for the mobile wallet service it plans to launch during the second half of 2011... More
“I’d love to see peer-to-peer used for payment,” Google’s Nick Pelly told a packed audience at the I/O conference’s ‘How to NFC’ session, as he responded to questions regarding the future of mobile payments on Android devices. More
Mobile and NFC experts Dr Gerald Madlmayr and Christian Kantner have taken apart both a Nokia C7 and a Google Nexus S to find out what’s inside and what kind of services it will be possible to offer via the handsets in the future — and to build a Nexus S that can operate in full card emulation mode. Here Dr Madlmayr explains what he and Kantner discovered… More
A team from Stanford’s MobiSocial lab has developed two applications for the Google Nexus S that use NFC’s peer-to-peer capabilty: A phone-to-phone file transfer service and a collaborative whiteboard. More
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