More than three years after it was first announced, carrier-backed mobile wallet company Isis has finally launched nationwide.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Tap. Hold. You just entered a secure building. Or paid for your lunch. Or verified your identity.
Beacon uses low energy Bluetooth to transmit information from retailers to consumers and vice versa. Beacon can automatically check people in when they arrive to a retail location and deliver them product offers.
Motorola has even more tricks up its sleeve for the Moto X.
Does NFC mobile payments still have a chance?
Guest Post Think that NFC is dead? Think again
Who needs money when you can have iMoney?
Guest Post NFC technology offers unprecedented opportunities to brands that want to convey a tech-savvy image while delivering valuable offers and collecting vital consumer insights.
With One Touch, you can tap a Sony Xperia Z phone to a TV and transfer a photo or a video.
In every year, there are winners and losers: companies, devices, operating systems. Here’s our look at some of the biggest successes and failures of 2012.
Total cumulative global WiFi shipments reached five billion in 2012, according to ABI Research. And the pace of innovation isn’t slowing, with new WiFi protocols rolling out in 2013 and close to 20 billion WiFi-enabled devices predicted to be in the market by 2017.
Most of those five billion chips won’t be in phones, as tablets, sensors, cameras, light bulbs, refrigerators, and more increasingly get connected to the internet.
Tapit’s Near Field Communication chips allow advertisers to deliver relevant content to consumers’ phones.
NFC is expected to become ubiquitous in mobile devices, providing short-range data transfer.
The CIA’s venture arm, IN-Q-Tel, strikes strategic partnership with mobile security company Tyfone.
The tablet has a 20-inch screen that you can carry around the house.
Google Wallet, which just recently made big changes to support Visa, American Express, and Discover cards, is now apparently making even bigger changes. As in, back to the future changes.
Tomorrow, the Paris-based company that built MasterCard’s PayPass API and counts McDonalds and Reeboks as its mobile commerce clients will release the Airtag Kit: a full collection of everything developers need to start building mobile payment apps.
Moo is bringing the past and future together with its near field communications-enabled business cards.
There really is an app for everything. This is not always a good thing, since unfortunately it includes things that have no conceivable need for one.
Guest Post I haven’t had a lot of kind words for NFC, the mobile payments mechanism that some have touted as the Next Big Thing in payments. I’ve knocked it for being a kludgy experience that doesn’t deliver any meaningful consumer value over swiping a credit card. But NFC has another big problem: Even when you think it might work, it doesn’t.
Happy about the new iPhone 5? You should be … or maybe you shouldn’t, because the announcements made today weren’t everything that we’d hoped for. In fact, some are startlingly painful. Here are eight that almost make today feel like a bad day
Editor’s Pick It’s tough to muster much excitement for Isis, as NFC almost seems more like a fantasy today than when it was a hot buzzword for mobile payments years ago.
Guest Post Right now it’s the best of times for mobile payment companies, with new ideas and startups cropping up what seems like daily. When and if Apple announces NFC-equipped iPhones, it might become the worst of times.
Discover has officially partnered with Google to support Google Wallet, an NFC pay-by-phone application.
Guest Post The mobile experience is in a renaissance period, from phones to tablets to autos and more. We’re seeing multi-core processors come to mobile devices to enable new applications like intense gaming and HD video playback, and we’re seeing advanced user interfaces, such as gesture and eye tracking, that could greatly improve the mobile experience. Then there’s Near Field Communications (NFC). Many predict NFC will bring one of the most significant improvements to the mobile experience of all.
At VentureBeat, we come across a lot of funding news every day. In order to bring you the most information possible, we’re rounding up the quick-and-dirty details about the funding deals of the day and serving them up here in our new “Funding daily” column.
Guest Post About a year ago, I contributed an article to VentureBeat titled “Why does NFC matter? Does tap beat swipe for mobile payments?” In that article, I expounded on the incredible opportunity to enhance the payments…
Like most people, Garrett Gee thought the experience of creating and using QR codes kind of sucked. “They were not visually appealing or user friendly,” he told VentureBeat. So as a sophmore at Bringham Young University in Utah, Gee and few friends created their own iOS app, Scan, to help users create and interact with QR codes. 10 million downloadsand less than a year later, and the startup has scored $1.7 million in funding from big names like Menlo Ventures, Google Ventures, Yuri Milner’s Start Fund, Social + Capital Partnership, and Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter.
Researchers are working on an on/off switch for the next generation of credit cards. No, not to stop you from spending money you shouldn’t, but to help protect you from theft and fraud.