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BLE vs. NFC: The future of mobile consumer engagement now [infographic]

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communications (NFC) are playing a key role in helping mobile technologies redefine how businesses and consumers engage with one another.

President Clinton, new technologies headed to NRF 2012

Mobile payments and mobile POS to be featured prominently at National Retail Federation show.

Combining payments and loyalty programs

How loyalty and convenience will foster mobile payment adoption.

At first blush, Isis looks appealing to retailers

A National Retail Federation exec sees competition, tech changes arising from the new mobile payments network.

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NEWS


Infinite Peripherals partners with Mercury for mobile payments

The mPOS system provider Infinite Peripherals has formed a partnership with Mercury Payment Systems, a payment service provider for small to mid-sized businesses. As part of the agreement, IPC has securely integrated its mPOS technology with Mercury's payment processing platform, MercuryPay.

Identive provides NFC tags for Olympic games

Identive Group Inc., an ID and security provider, announced it's jumping on the Olympics mobile-payment bandwagon. The company said its new tomPAY NFC tags are being deployed and used for payment applications at large hospitality events in and around Olympics venues throughout London.

London Underground says no to NFC

It turns out that turnstiles might not be the best place to test NFC after all. Gigaom reports that Transport for London won't be introducing NFC-enabled mobile payments for the London Underground anytime soon. The problem? Too slow. "Unfortunately ...

NFC s'il vous plait: Orange to deploy NFC in France

Orange, France's largest mobile network operator, will be rolling out an NFC solution. The company said its new solution, a partnership between the carrier and digital security provider Gemalto, will open up NFC services to 27 million Orange subscribers. Orange...

New sticky tags from Identive enable NFC payments on any phone

Identive Group Inc., best known as a provider of RFID security and ID solutions, announced a new sticker tag that may prove to be the proverbial "game changer" for NFC. The tag allows payment card manufacturers to offer contactless payment...

Father of RFID dead at 89

Charles Walton, inventor of the RFID technology, died Nov. 6 at the age of 89 in California, according to Network World.

GSMA announces worldwide support for SIM-based NFC

The GSMA, the international trade organization for the wireless industry, announced 45 mobile network operators (MNOs) from around the world have pledged support for SIM-based NFC solutions and services. Among the MNOs supporting the approach are China Mobile and China Unicom, Canada's Rogers Communications, Vodaphone Group and ISIS, the U.S.

Sony Ericsson selects NXP to provide NFC tech for its new phones

NXP Semiconductors N.V., the provider of near field communication (NFC) technologies for the Google Wallet, announced it has been selected to supply embedded NFC solutions for Sony Ericsson's new Android-based smartphones. According to the announcement, Sony Ericsson intends to use...

Google to announce NFC payment program, partners include Sprint, MasterCard and Citi

(UPDATED) Sources familiar with plans say the much rumored Google mobile payment product using near field communication (NFC) technologies will finally be announced this week. Bloomberg is reporting that Google will announce on Thursday that it is partnering with wireless carrier Sprint Nextel Corp.

VeriFone to include NFC in all new POS terminals

According to NearFieldCommunicationsWorld.com, VeriFone announced it will include near field communication technology in all its new point-of-sale (POS) terminals. Merchants who upgrade their POS terminals through VeriFone will automatically be able to process NFC payments, without having to pay for...

B of A expands NFC mobile payment trial

According to reports, Bank of America is set to expand its trials of an NFC payment application. American Banker reports the trial will be in New York, Atlanta and San Francisco starting in late March and lasting for three months....

LG set to introduce European NFC payment system in 2012

It looks like LG Electronics is joining other handset manufacturers in supporting near field communication (NFC) technologies, but the company is looking to go even further. In an interview with Reuters, Jin-Yong Kim, vice president for business solutions of the...

MasterCard confirms NFC expert to join company

In a statement released today, MasterCard WorldWide confirmed that NFC expert Mung-Ki Woo has been hired as Group Executive, Mobile. Woo's move from France Telecom-Orange Group to MasterCard was reported last week but neither Orange nor MasterCard would discuss the...

Google hiring NFC expert

As reported by NearfieldCommunicationsWorld.com, Google is hiring a technical account manager for mobile commerce. According to the job posting on Google’s site, candidates must have hands-on experience with NFC/RFID technologies as well as knowledge of point-of-sale readers and payment processing....

Retail RFID Almanac 2011 published

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Retail Customer Experience has published its "Retail RFID Almanac 2011." The almanac's topice include an overview of inventory visibility, a look at how the technology has evolved over the past five years, and a look to the...

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