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Visa unveils V.me wallet brand

V.me by Visa

The payments giant’s digital wallet is to be called ‘V.me’ and will launch in 2012 as a payment system for online transactions, with NFC at the point of sale and targeted rewards, offers and coupons set to follow. More




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Atria launches first NFC-enabled book

The Impulse Economy

The first 1,000 copies of a The Impulse Economy: Understanding Mobile Shoppers and What Makes Them Buy, a new book by Gary Schwartz, chairman of the US chapter of the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) and CEO of Impact Mobile, are to ship with NFC stickers on their front covers... More



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Hungary confirms NFC for 2012

The Hungarian mWallet Association, an alliance between Magyar Telekom, Telenor, Vodafone, MasterCard, OTP Bank and SuperShop, has confirmed plans for a commercial launch of NFC-based mobile wallet services in 2012... More



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Canadians cool on Google Wallet

Google Wallet

In a poll on consumer attitudes to Google Wallet, 31% of Canadians said they would “never use it” and 33% said  “I may or may not use it.” One in ten surveyed by Delvinia’s AskingCanadians online research panel for ITBusiness.ca said they will use the search giant’s mobile wallet as soon as it’s available and 25% said they could see themselves using it eventually... More






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Three: UK mobile operators’ NFC joint venture “raises serious competition concerns”

Three

“Competition authorities in Brussels should not allow this type [of] collaboration to go forward under any circumstances,” says Three, which was not invited to be part of the UK project. “We’re asking the Commission to take a clear view of what is at stake for consumers and the dangerous precedent this move could set across Europe.” More



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NFC phones to get biometric security support

Motorola Atrix fingerprint sensor

NXP, AuthenTec and DeviceFidelity have announced they are developing reference designs for Android NFC phones that will ensure a mobile payment can only be made after the user has proved their identity by swiping their finger across a biometric sensor built into the handset. More