“We’re making a big bet on it as a company,” says Stephanie Tilenius, Google’s VP of commerce and payments. “There is a lot of potential there.” More
Google is set to launch an NFC mobile payments service in conjunction with mobile network operator Sprint on May 26, according to a Bloomberg news report. More
Salt Lake City is set to become ‘the place you can leave your wallet at home’, says Isis, as it announces the location of its launch city — and a change of business model to an open service that ‘will be available to all merchants, banks, payment networks and mobile carriers.’ More
US mobile network operator Sprint has told Bloomberg Businessweek that it plans to launch a commercial NFC service in the US this year, in a move that will see it entering the market ahead of the Isis NFC joint venture between AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA: ... More
NFC and contactless specialist Vivotech is planning an initial public offering (IPO) as early as 2012, CEO Mick Mullagh has told Bloomberg Business Week... More
A 4G version of the Nexus S has been launched by Google today... More
Isis has appointed Ryan Hughes as its chief marketing officer, responsible for marketing the NFC mobile payments joint venture to merchants, advertisers and other businesses across the US, All Things Digital reports... More
Mobile network operator Sprint, the only major US operator not involved in the new Isis NFC payments project, says it is now looking at a number of different ways to offer mobile payments — in collaboration with banks and other card issuers rather than in competition with them... More
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond: Caen bids for NFC • Sprint adds mobile wallet • Vivotech’s Dubai deal • Microsoft tags retailers • Mobile payments boost banks • Paying cash keeps you slim • NCR buys into mobile barcodes More
News in brief from the NFC world and beyond, featuring wrist-based NFC • Polish trial declared a success • NFC Forum meeting for developers • Opening doors at a Bahamas hotel • Clinton adviser visits Swedish NFC firm • SK C&C hires five senior staff • and more… More
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