Vodafone To Launch Mobile Wallet Service Next Year; Inks Deals With M-Commerce Company, CorFire, Digital Security Firm Gemalto

Vodafone Group is partnering with m-commerce company CorFire to bring NFC-powered mobile wallet capabilities to its smartphone users next year. CorFire said it would be "providing mobile wallet capabi

MasterCard Bets On NFC: Releases PayPass Developer Toolkit For Android, BlackBerry Platforms

Apple decided <a href="">to forgo NFC support</a> with the release of the iPhone 5, but that hasn't stopped payments companies from conti

Why It Doesn’t Matter That Apple’s iPhone 5 Doesn’t Have Global LTE, Or NFC For That Matter

With all the new features in the iPhone 5, there have been a couple of standout omissions. Reuters, WSJ and <a target="_blank" href="

On A Mission To Be Mobile Payment Agnostic, LevelUp To Roll Out NFC-Capable Terminals

As a small startup, the mobile payment space shouldn't be appealing. Every carrier and credit card company seems to have its own system, the space is fragmented, crowded and no standard for payment me

Spotify For Android Gets NFC Sharing For Ice Cream Sandwich And Better Offline Mode

Without a doubt, Spotify is my service-of-choice for listening to music these days. It was a huge win when I was in Mexico, and its offline mode is an absolute life-saver. For those of you that us

NFC Company ViVOtech Unloads Its Reader Business, Will Focus On Software Going Forward

<a href="">In late July</a>, NFC industry news site <a target="_blank" href="

NFC Still Has Legs: Flomio Closes On Half A Million In Seed Funding For NFC-Based Products & Services

Because <a href="">we're in need of some brighter NFC-related news today</a>, <a target="_blank" hre

ViVOtech, Maker Of NFC Hardware, Software & Services, Is Shutting Down (Update: ViVOtech Says “Restructuring”)

<a target="_blank" href="">ViVOtech,</a> a near field communication (NFC) software and systems company, is shutting down operations due to cash-flow problems. This, despite ha

MasterCard Ties Up With T-Mobile For NFC Mobile Payments In Europe

Another strong step ahead of mobile payments today: <a target="_blank" href="">MasterCard</a> and <a target="_blank" href="">Deutsche Telekom</a> have <a

Tagstand Hits 1M Actions, Launches New Tag Writer To Bring NFC To The Mainstream

Google is making a serious push with NFC on Android. <a href="">As we d

NFC Cometh? 1M Android NFC Devices Shipping Each Week, And Prototypes Show iPhone 5 Is Next

<a target="_blank" href="">Google I/O</a> is in full swing, and stories have been pouring out at a fairly steady pace: <del>Tony Stark</del> Sergey <a href="htt

Vive La France: Orange Bites The NFC Bullet, Plans Nationwide SIM-based Rollout In Home Market

NFC, the technology that can help turn a mobile handset into an instant, superpower payment device, has been long on promise but largely short on delivery. But today, the France Telecom-owned mobile o

Samsung Wants To Automate Your Phone With NFC-Equipped TecTiles

Samsung has a handful of NFC-equipped phones, like the Galaxy S II and III, and the Galaxy Nexus, but little has been done to put the technology to use. Sure, there's Google Wallet and other mobile pa

Updated: Baby Steps To NFC: PayPal InStore Hits The UK, With Barcodes, No NFC, In Sight

Today <a href="">PayPal</a> opened up a new front in its strategy to expand its role in mobile payments, a business PayPal <a href="

Tagstand Is NFC-Enabling A Giant Cocktail Party, Will Let Guests Facebook & Tweet From Their Wristbands

<a href="">Tagstand</a>, the YC-backed company <a href="">focused on

Nokia Launches Its First Windows-Based NFC Phone, the 610, With Orange

Nokia has been weathering a series of glitches around the launch of its Lumia range of Windows Phone devices -- the most recent of which saw the company issue credits to users affected by data connect

Do We Even Need NFC For Mobile Payments? PayPal, Google Weigh In (Video)

If you tried to judge whether NFC mobile payments are ready for prime time — based on the amount of chatter you hear in your newsfeed — you’d think the contactless technology was on the brink of

Tagstand Relaunches NFC Task Launcher App, Makes NFC Way Less Geeky

YC-backed <a href="">Tagstand</a>, a company intent on helping make NFC more of a mainstream technology, is rebooting its Android app, <a href="

Social Passport Marries NFC With Social Media For A New Spin On Mobile Deals

When it comes to daily deals and loyalty programs, local merchants are constantly bombarded with new options. Groupon has leapt ahead in daily deals, and there quite a few players in the loyalty progr

Juniper: NFC Payments To Reach $74 Billion Worldwide By 2015

As we <a href="">heard last week,</a> Isis, the carrier-led joint venture between AT&T,
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