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  • Apple’s NFC iPhone ‘tipping point’ for mobile payments

    Apple has finally added near field communications (NFC) capabilities with its latest iPhone 6, which is likely to be a tipping point for increased uptake of mobile payment technology, says Telsyte analyst Rodney Gedda.

    Written by Byron Connolly10 Sept. 14 10:27
  • CommBank unveils enhanced mobile app

    Not to be outdone by one of its fiercest competitors, Commonwealth Bank (CBA) today unveiled an enhanced app using near-field communication (NFC) technology that allows users to bank and pay for products and services with their mobile phone.

    Written by Byron Connolly12 Dec. 13 10:25
  • CommBank updates mobile apps, eyes social payments

    The CommonWealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has updated is suite of mobile banking applications with native apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and the browser-based HTML5, with technology for near field communications (NFC) and social payments on the way.

    Written by Rodney Gedda12 July 11 13:47
  • Google debuts Android 2.3 'Gingerbread', eyes tablets

    The latest iteration of Google's Android mobile operating system has arrived in version 2.3 – codenamed 'Gingerbread' – with support for larger, tablet-sized screens.

    Written by Rodney Gedda07 Dec. 10 07:23
  • Android will give NFC a boost, but challenges remain

    Android-based smartphones with NFC (Near Field Communication) will help turn mobile phones into wallets, but there are issues that have to be solved before that happens, according to analysts.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs17 Nov. 10 01:43
  • NFC sees light at end of the tunnel with transit projects

    Short range communication using NFC (Near Field Communication) circuitry embedded in mobile phones has had a difficult journey to market, but it may soon see light at the end of the tunnel with increasing adoption for city transit projects, according to analysts.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs28 June 10 03:17
  • Broadcom sets its sights on NFC market with acquisition

    Wireless chip maker Broadcom plans to acquire Innovision Research & Technology, which specializes in short-range data communication, for approximately US$47.5 million in cash, Broadcom said on Thursday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs21 June 10 04:21
  • IPhone mobile payments trial to begin soon

    Visa expects soon to begin trials of contactless payments system for Apple's iPhone, using a special case for the phone developed by DeviceFidelity.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk19 May 10 06:19
  • Mobile banking faces uphill battle in mature markets

    The mobile phone is turning into the platform of choice for banking in emerging markets. In developed markets, however, the phone has struggled to compete with existing payment methods, and the challenges aren't going away in 2010.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs11 Jan. 10 05:28