iPhone Owners Trust Apple With Mobile Wallet Over Mastercard and Visa

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Google is hoping that millions of Android users will jump at the chance to turn their smartphone into a wallet with Google Wallet, but based on the results of a survey by Retrevo Google is facing an uphill battle. Not only are iPhone owners more interested in a mobile wallet than Android owners, but only 21% of […]

HP Preparing for NFC Digital Wallets with webOS Smartphones, Tablets

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In a bid to rival Google and Android, Hewlett-Packard may be readying some webOS devices with built-in near field communications (NFC) technologies that would enable its smartphones and tablets to be used as digital wallets. HP’s venture into the NFC world would utilize the technology not only as a point of payment mechanism, but would […]

8 Reasons Google Wallet Will Succeed, And 2 Potential RoadBlocks

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Google finally announced Google Wallet, a new service that combines hardware and software to turn your phone into a digital wallet capable of linking to your credit cards, gift cards and a Google Prepaid credit card. Google Wallet has a large collection of partners and in typical Android fashion is, “Coming Soon.” We’ve seen plenty […]

Google Wallet And Google Offers Announced, Usher In Future of Payments

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Today during a press conference in New York City, Google announced its long awaited mobile payment service plans and introduced both Google Wallet and Google Offers with trials for Google Wallet beginning immediately and trials for Google Offers have arrived for folks in New York City and Portland, Oregon. Since the debut of the Nexus […]

Next iPhone Will Not Have NFC Support, Says Analyst

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According to Bernstein Research, the next-generation iPhone will not employ near-field technology (NFC) when it arrives sometime this year, likely during the month of September. There had been whispers in March that stated that the iPhone 5, or iPhone 4S as it’s now being referred as, would come equipped with NFC support something that the […]

Dozens of NFC Android Phones Coming Later This Year

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Android technical lead for NFC Nick Pelly of Google told developers at the Google I/O conference that “dozens of NFC phones” are coming later this year in 2011. News of Google’s and its partner’s aggressive push behind the near field communications technology confirms earlier rumors that we’ll be seeing between 40-100 million Android smartphones shipping […]

Google Remains Optimistic About NFC to Partners

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Google is optimistic about the prospect of near field communications support on more upcoming Android smartphones. The sentiment was expressed to NFC partner NXP Semiconductors, which helped Google implement support for the technology in Android 2.3 Gingerbread. According to NXP head, Google has told his firm that between 40-100 million Android smartphones should ship this […]

Google Hiring Marketing Head for Mobile Wallet Efforts

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After having launched Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the Samsung-made Nexus S with near field communications, or NFC, technology support, Google is looking to make a bigger push into the digital wallet market. Google is looking to expand its mobile wallet endeavors through the hire of an ““EMEA head of commerce marketing” will we be required […]

Nokia Attempts to Get Social with Special NFC Edition of Angry Birds

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Nokia and Rovio, makers of the Angry Birds franchise, are hard at work to ready an NFC-compatible version of Angry Birds to create a social aspect of game play that mixes the social, real-life experience with the digital game playing experience. The game is being developed and will launch in the Nokia Ovi Store to […]

Will NFC Simplify WiFi Logins at Local Cafes?

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Free WiFi hotspots at local coffee shops are nothing new, and with Google phasing out QR codes in favor of NFC tags at local businesses, local merchants can provide additional utility to those with NFC-equipped smartphones and laptops. In addition to being the frequently talked about technology behind mobile wallets, NFC can initiate tasks that […]

Will Amazon Use Android to Jump Into the NFC Mobile Payments Market?

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Amazon is mulling rolling out a digital payments service that would integrate with near field communications (NFC) technologies that would allow shoppers to use their smartphones and Amazon’s payment services to pay for goods in physical stores. The claim was made by two people “familiar with the matter” to Bloomberg. NFC would allow customers to […]

Google Discontinues QR Code Support in Places, Bets on NFC

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Google has officially ended support for the square-shaped QR codes used to contain additional information that users can look up through the company’s Google Places portal. The search giant has deemed that QR codes were not as effective as the company had originally envisioned, and the move could be seen as paving way for a greater […]

Report: Windows Phone 7 getting NFC support with next update

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Bloomberg is reporting that two sources have informed them that Microsoft plans to bake in near field communication (NFC) support into the next update for Windows Phone 7. The first handsets that utilize NFC technology from the get-go will apparently be released sometime later this year. This news shouldn’t be too surprising considering two of […]

Rumor: iPhone 5 launching in Q3 with 4-inch display, metal chassis

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It’s CTIA and you know what that means. Yeah, tons of new gadgets like the HTC EVO 3D and the HTC EVO View 4G but also some suspiciously timed Apple rumors that aim to crash the party. According to a report from China Times (via BGR), trial production for Apple’s next-generation iPhone has begun and […]

iPhone 5 Will Come with NFC Support Says Latest Report

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After reports earlier this week saying that Apple would not be incorporating near field communication (NFC) technology on the latest iPhone 5 anticipated to be released this summer, the latest report from a Forbes editor says that the next-generation flagship phone will indeed come with NFC support. Near field communications is a type of RFID […]

Google could be rolling out their own NFC service

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you gotta respect Google’s willingness to spend money to fix a problem without needing a direct benefit in return. In this case, there’s talk they might be tackling the “chicken or the egg” problem of NFC payment via smartphones by providing their own NFC payment terminals.