07/05/2011, For those who are unfamiliar with Alibaba, they have sometimes been called the Google of China, and they are fast gaining ground. As we all know, Google has recently joined up with Sprint in order to put out Google Wallet, which is Google’s NFC payment services, so it’s not really a surprise to see Alibaba follow suit with their own mobile wallet services – AliPay.
06/30/2011, Soon, big bulky cash registers might be a thing of the past. VeriFone has just revealed a new tablet-based checkout device called the VeriFone PAYware Mobile Enterprise for Tablets – a software and hardware combination that will turn tablets such as the iPad, Galaxy Tab or Xoom into a cash register.
06/29/2011, A couple of days ago we had reported that Nokia was looking to push out four new Symbian handsets, which would be powered by 1GHz processors. Well as it turns out, one of those handsets on the list, the Nokia 700 “Zeta”, had its photos leaked, giving us an idea of what we might expect from the final product (assuming of course, that the leaked photos are not the final […]
06/24/2011, NXP Semiconductors NV has just announced the availability of its production-ready single-chip solution for multifunction car keys. The NCF2970 (KEyLink Lite) can do more than just open your car doors – it packs NFC (Near Field Communications) technology that allows it to connect to NFC-compliant devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. If you’re wondering how useful NFC-enabled keys can be, here’s a couple of examples:
06/22/2011, Huawei’s MediaPad might have grabbed all the headlines this week where an Android-powered tablet is concerned, but that doesn’t mean the company doesn’t have any more other tricks up their sleeves. No sir, Huawei has a couple more handsets that run on the Android operating system, with the Huawei Sonic being the first of the two. Arriving in Turkey first (no idea on a Stateside release), it will retail for […]
06/21/2011, Right now if we want to play music from our phones to external speakers wirelessly, it’s quite a troublesome process. We have to load up the app, pair the speakers with our phones and then start playing the music. Well, the folks over at Nokia have managed to make things easier – with the use of NFC technology. At the Nokia Connection 2011 event today, Nokia showed off the Nokia […]
06/16/2011, NFC (Near Field Communication) is an up and coming technology in the US but at the moment there aren’t many phones on this side of the world (it is huge in Japan) that can take advantage of it. Phones with NFC capabilities are only starting to show up and the Google Nexus S is pretty much the only phone that supports it right now. But with Google Wallet recently introduced, […]
06/14/2011, A couple of months ago, Rovio introduced a new Angry Birds known as Magic, where the most interesting feature about this was the ability to unlock new content whenever a couple of NFC-enabled devices were to be brought together within proximity. There was one problem to this though – Angry Birds Magic functioned only on a bunch of Nokia handsets, so this more or less ended up as a limited […]
06/13/2011, HP is currently working on mobile devices that are said to assist consumers in making wireless purchases, at least according to a couple of folks who are familiar with the computer manufacturer’s plans. It seems that HP is mulling over the production of handsets as well as tablets that are based on near field communication (NFC) technology, where it enables one to pay for items and receive coupons and loyalty […]
05/26/2011, After being talked about for the past week, Google’s mobile payment system has been officially announced to the world. Called Google Wallet, this free Android app will allow users to make payments for products or services (at outlets that support the system) with an NFC-enabled mobile phone. Say goodbye to carrying cash or credit cards around – all you need to go on a shopping spree now is your phone. […]
05/25/2011, Remember Google’s mobile payments system that we talked about earlier in the week? Well, it seems that it has been christened as Google Wallet, no thanks to an internal memo from The Container Store. The memo which was published by Thisismynext.com claims that the Internet search and advertising giant has plans to roll out Google Wallet sometime before summer is over. Below is an excerpt. …this summer Google will launch […]
05/24/2011, Google is preparing to drop a bombshell of a news – we’re looking at a new mobile payments service that will be happening later this week. The service is touted to be made available via US carrier Sprint, and Bloomberg has this to say about the situation, “Google payments program will utilize near-field-communications-enabled (NFC) Android handsets. All Android handsets running the Gingerbread (or later) version of the operating system are […]
05/19/2011, According to the recently released results of a survey from MasterCard; it looks like the public, especially the younger generation, are willing to embrace NFC if it ever becomes the standard method of payment in the future. Though it wasn’t mentioned how many people were included in the survey, it is supposedly an accurate representation of the total US population ages 18 and over. From their findings, 63% of the […]
05/16/2011, Apple will apparently not support Near Field Communications (NFC) mobile payments on its next version of the iPhone, at least according to a research note from AllianceBernstein, a Wall Street investment bank. This rumor counters adds weight to another rumor from an unsourced report from the UK which surfaced late last week, although it does take the opposite route from what earlier reports in the year talked about, touting that […]