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.
Sometimes companies do something just to feel like they’re making progress, even if that something makes no sense. That’s the only way I can rationalize what Google is doing with the latest twist on its Wallet initiative.
Wallet previously allowed …
Near-field communication helps you pay for things using your phone, quickly get through subway turnstiles and more. But NFC could give a hacker access to your phone just by standing next to you.
NFC interacts using small tags that can …