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PayPal is working on a new consumer app for its mobile customers, and suggested that it will be “ready” to take advantage of the new EU regulation, the Digital Markets…

PayPal suggests it will be ready to offer ‘offline’ payments when DMA goes into effect

Gogoro, the Taiwanese two-wheeler battery-swapping giant, says that its smart electric scooters can now be unlocked and turned on via a key in a rider’s Apple Wallet on their iPhone…

Gogoro’s Smartscooters can now be unlocked via Apple Wallet

While QR codes emerged as something of a technology poster-child during the pandemic, garnering a new lease of life in everything from restaurant menus to contactless payments, there remains a…

Videos on tap: Vitag launches NFC-powered ‘sticky notes’ for visual instructions

NFC — the technology that helps power Apple Pay as well other clever features for iOS apps like Launch Center Pro’s tappable stickers — is getting a big upgrade with…

NFC gets a lot more powerful in iOS 13

Ticketmaster is turning to new technology to help fight ticket fraud. The ticketing giant today unveiled its next-generation digital tickets, “SafeTix,” which are tied to the ticket holder’s mobile device…

Ticketmaster puts an end to screenshots with new digital ticket technology

Before there were Siri Shortcuts, there was Launch Center Pro — a clever iOS utility that for years has allowed iPhone users to automate more complex tasks by creating shortcuts. For example, you…

Launch Center Pro now lets you tap stickers to launch tasks on your iPhone

As we reported last month, Google is uniting all of its different payment tools under the Google Pay brand. On Android, however, the Android Pay app stuck with its existing brand. That’s…

Say goodbye to Android Pay and hello to Google Pay

Wish you didn’t have to pay as much if you rarely went to the gym? Gym-As-You-Go wants to offer pricing based on usage rather than monthly subscriptions. The TechCrunch Disrupt…

Gym-As-You-Go wants to let you pay per exercise

While we are going to have to wait a little longer for Apple to launch payments in iMessage, this weekend, Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s VP of Apple Pay, announced a series…

Apple Pay now in 20 markets, nabs 90% of all mobile contactless transactions where active

Star Wars “The Last Jedi” trailer is released, more than 5,000 Wells Fargo ATMs now NFC enabled and North Korea hacked and stole U.S. and South Korea war plans. All…

Wells Fargo’s ATMs are getting an upgrade. The bank announced today that more than 40 percent – or over 5,000 of its ATMs – will now allow customers to perform…

Over 5,000 Wells Fargo ATMs now support card-free access via Apple Pay and other mobile wallets

Today the MLB announced that the Oakland Athletics are piloting a new NFC ticketing solution which lets fans enter the stadium by tapping their phone (or Apple Watch) to a…

An MLB team is using the iPhone’s NFC feature for contactless stadium entry

Apple introduced WatchOS 4, the newest iteration of the operating system that powers Apple Watch today at WWDC. There was a big focus on health, with new features coming to…

Apple Watch will sync with your treadmill to share workout data

Android Pay, Google’s answer to Apple Pay and other mobile payment technologies, today unveiled new partnerships with a handful of banks from around the world, who will integrate the service into…

Android Pay now works in Bank of America, USAA, Discover & other mobile banking apps

While Samsung’s most high profile contactless payment push is the eponymous Samsung Pay — aka its mobile payments product, which competes with the likes of Apple Pay and Android Pay…

Samsung is aiming to widen access to contactless payments

This is probably pretty far down everyone’s list of necessary Olympic athletic equipment to pack for the 2016 Rio games, but Visa’s gonna be Visa, because it’s everywhere you want to…

Visa made an NFC mobile payment ring for Olympic athletes in Rio

Ahead of Google’s annual I/O event kicking off later today in Mountain View, the company is unveiling its latest developments for Android Pay. The mobile wallet for Android-powered smartphones is opening for…

Android Pay Debuts in the UK, no need to unlock device when you tap for sales under £30

[tc_aol_on code=”519615513″] The days of CDs and vinyl might be (mostly) over, but singer-songerwriter Beatie Wolfe is making music physical again, in a very literal way. Wolfe stopped by the…

Beatie Wolfe shows off her NFC-powered musical jacket

As a creative, you’re most likely to get hired for a job off the back of your portfolio of past clients and work. Aimed squarely at this market, Moo –…

Mobile portfolio app takes Moo beyond business cards

Both Bank Of America and Wells Fargo are working on integrating Apple Pay into their ATMs, according to a source familiar with the teams on the projects. Engineers at both…

Apple Pay Is Coming To ATMs From Bank Of America And Wells Fargo

With the arrival of Apple Pay and, more recently, Android Pay, consumers are becoming more comfortable with alternative ways of paying that don’t involve credit card swipes. And now, with…

The PayPal Here Card Reader Comes To U.S. With Support For EMV, Apple Pay, Android Pay & More

Apple Pay officially arrived in the UK earlier today, and with it, we’re now getting more details on how the mobile payment service will work. Most of the 250,000 physical locations that…

Most UK Apple Pay Retailers Cap At £20, But Pret And Bill’s Show Transactions Can Be Limitless

Meet Countertop: the latest connected kitchen gizmo from Google Ventures-backed Orange Chef which reckons it has found the perfect blend of smart and dumb kitchenware to help consumers prepare healthier…

Countertop Is A Connected Kitchen Gizmo To Simplify Balanced Meal-Making

Apple Pay is now available for anyone to use, provided they’ve got all the prerequisites, both for physical stores and for online transactions. But you can’t just walk up to…

What You Need To Know To Get Started With Apple Pay

Nintendo’s entry into the ‘toys-to-life’ market is nearly upon us; the company announced today that it would release its first set of 12 NFC-enabled Amiibo will be available from November…

Nintendo To Launch Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And Its Amiibo Interactive Toys Nov. 21

Gillmor Gang: Too Soon

10:00 am PDT • September 6, 2014

The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. This show is dedicated to the memory of Eric Lundquist. @stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @jtaschek, @dbfarber, @kteare…

Gillmor Gang: Too Soon

Microphone: check. Speaker: check… Israeli startup Pronto.ly is working on a universal alternative to NFC that relies on high pitched soundwaves to perform a contactless handshake.

Pronto.ly’s Contactless Ultrasound Transfer Tech Aims To Best NFC

London has had a dedicated contactless payment travelcard, called Oyster, for over a decade — offering a smarter alternative to paper ticketing that can hold a balance and cap daily…

London Transport Network Finally Opening Up To Contactless Mobile Payments

Nokia has unveiled a new accessory designed to make sure users of its Lumia smartphone are never parted from their handset. Or at least, that when they leave the house…

Nokia Launches $30 NFC Tag For Keeping Tabs On Your Phone’s Whereabouts

Apple has filed for a new patent related to mobile payments that might provide more insight into how they’re thinking about implementing that kind of tech with the USPTO, AppleInsider…

Apple Patents Mobile Payments Method With Secure Element For Protecting Account Info