• NFC Mobile Marketing Leader Touts New Partnerships

    Thin Film Electronics, a global player in NFC (near field communication) mobile marketing and smart packaging solutions using printed electronics technology, announced this week new technology partnerships with three leading providers of NFC-reader hardware – Socket Mobile, Famoco, and SpringCard. “Each partner is collaborating with...

  • Pumping Up Mobile: Visa and Chevron Bring Mobile Payments to the Pump

    Visa and Chevron U.S.A. have just announced they will launch a mobile payments program at more than 20 Chevron-branded stations, accepting any NFC payment service. The program, launching later this fall at select Chevron stations in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, will offer consumers “a simple and more secure way to pay at the pump …   Read More

  • XIUS Awarded NFC Patent by USPTO

    XIUS, a leader in innovative, revenue-generating solutions for mobile operators, banks, and financial institutions worldwide, announced the award of its patent in Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The patent was filed in February 2010 and was awarded by the US Patent Trademark Office this July. As people put more trust in the use of mobile …   Read More

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    No Stopping Apple Pay: GameStop Gets in the Mobile Payments Game

    Gaming and electronics retailer GameStop is the latest prominent brand to adopt Apple Pay. On Tuesday, the company announced that customers can start using Apple Pay to make payments with a single touch. GameStop is bringing Apple Pay to its more than 4,200 U.S. video game stores this month.   Read More

  • It’s Time for State of the Art Terminals: U.S. Lags On Secure Chip Cards and Payment Processing

    We’re half there … but half may not be good enough. According to financial professionals at work on necessary conversions, a mere 50 percent (approximately) of the 12 million merchant payment terminals in the U.S. will meet mandates to accept more secure smart credit and debit cards and NFC-ready smartphones by the end of 2015. …   Read More

  • Worldwide Mobile NFC Payments Gunning for $130 Billion

    It’s now an inescapable phenomenon for consumers at retail outlets, restaurants, and even their doctor’s offices — mobile payments. In particular, payments made via Near Field Communications (NFC)-enabled mobile handsets are red hot today and projected to account for $130 Billion in worldwide consumer retail spend by 2020. According to the latest research from Strategy …   Read More

  • Juniper: mCommerce Transactions Gunning for 200B By 2019

    A new report from Juniper Research indicates that mobile phone and tablet users will make 195 billion mobile commerce transactions annually by 2019. Underscoring the remarkable growth anticipated over the next five years, this anticipated expansion represents a significant spike over the 72 billion mCommerce transactions expected this year. According to the report, highest growth …   Read More

  • Will NFC Kill Your Car Keys?

    Are car keys a thing of the past? If the team at NXP Semiconductors is correct in their vision, mobile devices will soon be the mechanism through which automobiles are unlocked and perhaps even started. According to a new report from Reuters, Apple’s adoption of Near Field Communications technology is a game-changer for the future …   Read More

  • Juniper: NFC Payment Users to Number 500 Million by 2019

    A new report from Juniper Research calls for major growth in the market for NFC mobile payments. And not surprisingly, Apple is expected to play a critical role in the anticipated boom. Juniper reports this week that there will be 516 million mobile users of NFC (Near Field Communication) contactless payment services by the end …   Read More

  • NFC Inbound for iPhone 6

    Although Apple’s iPhone 6 has taken a back seat in the headlines this summer to more interesting rumors pertaining to the company’s long-awaited iWatch, iPhone 6 will likely surprise many consumers when it’s unveiled next week along with a vast array of snazzy new features and capabilities. Chief among the new bells and whistles is …   Read More