04/17/2013, Amazon’s latest patent filing reveals a rather unique anonymous mobile payment solution. The system detailed in the patent would allow transactions without having to submit personal details such as email addresses or names. It would use temporary identifiers, much like Western Union does. Two people who use this system for transactions would have to be registered with the same intermediary payments provider, the system will generate a special code which can then […]
08/16/2012, Dunkin Donut has launched its first payment app on Android and iOS. With it, customers can basically pay for their purchases using pre-charged money from either a credit card or a Dunkin Donuts card. At the moment, there is no “cart” or other possibility to prepare an order from the app. The Dunkin donut app works very much like the Starbucks app (if you’ve seen it). In the end, the […]
10/21/2011, NFC is a great technology and allows us to perform a multitude of tasks, mobile payments for example (i.e. Google Wallet). Now what about taking that concept, and applying it to our daily life where NFC can be used in our food courts to order our food? Well this concept was created by a student at the University of Sydney, Stephen Davis, and his idea is a table where NFC […]
10/06/2011, If you’re a fan of collecting souvenirs from events, performances or concerts, come the London 2012 Olympic games, you will be able to get your hands on a Samsung device which they’re touting to be an “iconic” Olympic phone. This will be in conjunction with Visa who will be providing the mobile payment services via NFC that will come with the phone.
09/22/2011, NFC seems to be the buzzword as of late, what with Google launching their mobile payment service Google Wallet which uses the NFC chip in the Samsung Nexus S in order to conduct their transactions. While Apple has been rumored to bring NFC support in their upcoming iPhone, a recently published patent suggests that Apple will be looking at other wireless technologies (apart from NFC) to create a electronic wallet […]
09/16/2011, While NFC is a great idea for mobile payments, the sad fact is that unlike Japan, where NFC is widely adopted, not many phones in the US come with NFC technology enabled. Even the latest Blackberry devices that supposedly come shipped with NFC have that feature disabled when it comes onto the carriers. If mobile payments are your thing and you don’t want to sacrifice your current phone for an […]
08/23/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you go to a restaurant, place your order with the waiter, and after emphatically conveying to the waiter three times that you do not want parsley in your salad, it comes covered with the stuff?
01/26/2011, Thanks to recent reports and rumors, we already knew that 2011 would be a year where mobile payments would become increasingly important, especially with the increased adoption of NFC technology. Now there is some additional evidence that Google is pretty serious about the whole topic as PayPal’s VP of platform has gone for a change of scenery, heading over to Google’s campus. PayPal’s CTO made the announcement and has since […]
10/25/2010, Starbucks-addicts in New York should be happy to hear that the coffee company has seen enough success with its Starbucks Card Mobile payment program to extend the program to nearly 300 company-operated stores in New York City and Long Island. The pilot program was initially available is select San Francisco, Seattle and Target stores and allows iPhone and BlackBerry users to pay for their coffee by holding up the 2D […]
03/17/2010, [SXSW] Yesterday at SXSW, Paypal launched its new version of the Send Money application for the iPhone. Paypal allows users to send money securely to others around the world (190 countries, 24 currencies), without the hassle of bank wire transfers procedures. Paypal launched its first mobile version for the mobile web in 2006, Paypal for iPhone was launched with the Apple app store in July 2008 and today the new […]
03/16/2010, Want to make a payment using your mobile phone and NFC (near field communications) but don’t have the feature built into your mobile phone? Well, the partnership between First Data and Tyfone might be able to offer you something. Using Tyfone’s SideTap card, they are able to come up with a microSD card that doubles up as a NFC payment device. In terms of the cost, there is good news […]