NFC

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

    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 program space, all trying various approaches to mobile, to rewarding influencers, to encouraging social engagement, gamification, and more. New York-based Social Passport is taking a different approach… Read More

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

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

    As we heard last week, Isis, the carrier-led joint venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, is picking up steam in the NFC world to make these payments a reality. And we know Google has made a big bet on NFC as a payments technology. But it’s still unclear whether NFC (near field communication), which allows devices to exchange data over short distances with a wave or a tap… Read More

  • Visa Launches Mobile Payments Provisioning Service; Teams Up With Vodafone

    Visa Launches Mobile Payments Provisioning Service; Teams Up With Vodafone

    At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Visa announced a new over-the-air provisioning service for smartphones for use with Visa’s payWave mobile payments system. The service will make it easier for operators, banks and even transit operators to link Visa payment accounts to consumers’ smartphones, the company says. Although perhaps not as exciting as news of a mobile wallet… Read More

  • Foursquare Adds NFC Support To Its Android App

    Foursquare Adds NFC Support To Its Android App

    In addition to the updated “Explore” feature that rolled out to Foursquare’s Android and iPhone applications this week, the social discovery service also added a special feature to its Android app that sort of flew under the radar: support for NFC. NFC, or near field communication, allows devices to exchange data over short distances, typically with a wave or a tap. In… Read More

  • Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    The nominations have been tabulated and the votes are in. Over 300,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce the finalists for 2011’s best in technology. Voting begins now. For 2011, we’ve added some new categories. Best Location App, Best Cloud Services and Biggest Social Impact join the… Read More

  • Japan’s Top 3 Mobile Carriers Agree To Support Global NFC Standard

    Japan’s Top 3 Mobile Carriers Agree To Support Global NFC Standard

    Japan, one of the most advanced mobile nations in the world, doesn’t want to be a “cell phone Galapagos” anymore, at least when it comes to payments over NFC. Paying with cell phones is already ubiquitous in Japan, but now the country’s top three telcos (NTT Docomo, KDDI au, and SoftBank Mobile) are trying to switch from the Nippon-only Osaifu Keitai system to the Type… Read More

  • Proximiant Launches “Tap And Go” Digital Receipts For Retailers

    Proximiant Launches “Tap And Go” Digital Receipts For Retailers

    Proximiant just launched a new service that provides digital receipts to customers of brick-and-mortar merchants. Like Square, the service involves the use of a low-cost hardware dongle that’s given away for free. But unlike Square, Proximiant leverages NFC (near field communication) to send the receipt from the cash register to the mobile phone. Read More

  • PayPal Updates Its Android App With Support For NFC Payments

    PayPal Updates Its Android App With Support For NFC Payments

    PayPal updated its Android application today and has added one notable new feature: support for NFC payments. Using NFC, or near field communication, two PayPal users with NFC-enabled phones can send and receive money using the mobile app. The feature, which was previously announced over the summer, also includes a “Request Money” widget that can be added directly to the… Read More

  • Google Wallet Picks Up Steam With NJ Transit Partnership

    Google Wallet Picks Up Steam With NJ Transit Partnership

    The days of scrounging in your pockets for bus fare are over, if Google and NJ Transit have anything to say about it. NJ Governor Chris Christie announced earlier today that the third largest transit system in the country has struck up a partnership to bring Google’s wireless Wallet payment system to bus routes and rail lines in the Northeast. Read More

  • Nokia Launches New NFC-Enabled Games

    Nokia Launches New NFC-Enabled Games

    Over the weekend, Nokia launched a suite of casual games developed at Nokia Research Center which are meant to demonstrate how NFC can enable new forms of mobile gaming. The three new games include Nokia World Flags, Nokia Shakespeare Shuffle and Nokia Nursery Rhyme Shuffle. All can be played now on any Nokia Symbian NFC-enabled phone including the Nokia C7 Astound, C7-00, 600, 603, 700 and 701. Read More

  • Motorola Reveals NFC-Packing ELITE Bluetooth Headsets

    Motorola Reveals NFC-Packing ELITE Bluetooth Headsets

    Motorola has pulled back the curtains on the ELITE Silver and the ELITE Flip, a new pair of Bluetooth headsets that pack a few novel goodies into some odd-looking packages. Both headsets, for example, are fully compatible with your NFC-capable phone (you do have one, right?). Say goodbye to fiddling with your Bluetooth menu, as all it takes to pair is a quick tap. Read More

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