News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: US files lawsuit against Verifone/Hypercom deal • iPhone 5 unlikely to support NFC payments, says analyst • ‘Paper’ phone unveiled • Vivotech adds NFC to mag stripe terminals • Hashable adds NFC to contacts app • Sequent raises funds • Connecthings invests in Lifera • and more… More
Recent acquisitions by eBay and its PayPal subsidiary are beginning to draw a picture of how the company plans to move from the online world to providing a full mobile shopping service including merchant payments and marketing services for retailers, Techcrunch reports... More
The high profile check-in service has its eyes fixed on the potential of near field communication, coverage of the company’s entry into the mobile rewards business this week has revealed. More
The Apple NFC rumour mill has swung into action again today, with new speculation that the company plans to include near field communication in both the next iPhone and the next iPad — and could be planning to offer heavily subsidized or even free NFC payments terminals to merchants in a bid to kickstart a mobile payments service... More
The Bling Nation NFC sticker trial in Silicon Valley has expanded from its beginnings at PayPal’s headquarters to include the Stanford University campus, Palo Alto city services and Facebook’s offices — as rumours of a major NFC play by some of Silicon Valley’s leading companies begin to emerge. More
The new venture from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has been the source of much speculation ever since tech blog Mashable posted a photograph of a new iPhone payments system that he was working on... More
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