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Japanese ticket agency adds NFC

Japanese entertainment ticketing agency Boardwalk, whose shareholders include mobile network operator NTT Docomo, has announced plans to upgrade its system to support NFC. The company already offers customers the option to store tickets in their...

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Snack machines go Google

US-based vending machine technology provider Cantaloupe Systems has equipped 6,000 units in San Francisco, Chicago and the mid-Atlantic region to accept Google Wallet, AllthingsD reports, while Chicago-based Mark Vend plans to convert half its 2,000...

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Private equity firm buys key NFC supplier

"Advent International hopes to help grow Oberthur Technologies through potential external acquisitions which may further enhance the technological development and complement existing know-how," says the investment firm.

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Korea to eliminate paper receipts with NFC

Telecoms research institute ETRI has established a standard way for Korean merchants to deliver receipts to NFC mobile phones, allowing stores to cut out the need to print paper sales slips.

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mFoundry adds Intel, FIS and Motorola to investor list

The mobile banking platform provider will use $18m of new funding for "the development of new payments-related mobile products and services targeted at financial institutions and mobile network operators."

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Google Reportedly Confirms Block of Wallet by Verizon as Wallet War Heats Up

Google Reportedly Confirms Block of Wallet by Verizon as Wallet War Heats Up

Google has reportedly confirmed that Verizon Wireless is blocking it from offering the Google Wallet on its own Galaxy Nexus smartphone, which goes on sale later this month.

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RIM begins NFC marketing campaign

The BlackBerry maker is to showcase the potential of the NFC functionality in its latest smartphones via smart posters and tokens distributed by street crews in Australia.

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Top Nokia NFC executives jump ship

Two of Nokia's most senior and high profile NFC executives have jumped ship from the handset maker. Damien Balsan, head of NFC business development for the americas, has joined PayPal as director of ecosystem partnerships at the...

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MasterCard Seeks Spread of PayPass Mobile Payment With mFoundry Deal

MasterCard Seeks Spread of PayPass Mobile Payment With mFoundry Deal

MasterCard Worldwide hopes to expand access to PayPass contactless-mobile payment, especially to customers of small banks and credit unions, with its new partnership with mobile-banking software provider mFoundry.

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Telefónica Announces Trusted Service Manager Contract

Telefónica Announces Trusted Service Manager Contract

Spain-based Telefónica said it has chosen Germany-based Giesecke & Devrient as its trusted service manager as it gears up to introduce NFC services in Europe “over the next few months.”

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mFoundry to add NFC to mobile banking

Six hundred US financial institutions that use mFoundry's mobile banking platform will be able to add NFC payments to their apps, following a deal signed between the technology provider and payments network MasterCard.

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Telefonica to launch NFC in Europe in ‘the next few months’

The telecoms giant, which runs the Movistar network in Spain and Latin America as well as O2 in Europe and Vivo in Brazil, has announced it will use a central trusted service management solution provided by Giesecke & Devrient to roll out NFC services in Europe next year.

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ACS launches NFC reader with LCD display, USB interface

Advanced Card Systems has launched a USB-connected NFC reader equipped with a two-line LCD screen. The ACR1222L VisualVantage can read ISO 14443 Type A and B cards, Mifare, FeliCa, 4 NFC Forum tag types and...

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Citi NFC lead jumps to LivingSocial

Dickson Chu, the high profile head of digital networks at Google Wallet financial services partner Citi, has left the banking group to head up a new merchant solutions division at local deals provider LivingSocial. In...

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Jordan begins move to NFC

MasterCard and several Jordanian banks are working on an NFC mobile payments system. "The future is for using mobiles as debit or credit cards," Basel Eltell, VP and regional manager at MasterCard Worldwide, has told...

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Narian upgrades retail app

US NFC specialist Narian Technologies has released a new version of its Android-based NFC platform for retail. The software is designed to give retailers an easy and cost effective way to bring the benefits of...

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Bank systems hold up Wallet

Google is discussing its Wallet offering with all of the large banks, senior engineer Rob von Behren has told American Banker, but technical issues are an obstacle to moving their cards onto phones. "Most banks...

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Inside works with CorFire

Inside Secure and CorFire, the US arm of Korean NFC specialist SK C&C, are working together to make sure that the French chip maker's NFC controllers, secure elements and Open NFC protocol stack are fully...

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Google Wallet Point Man at Citi Leaves for Post at Daily Deal Site

Google Wallet Point Man at Citi Leaves for Post at Daily Deal Site

Dickson Chu, who headed the Google Wallet program at U.S.-based Citigroup, has left the bank to take a newly created post as senior vice president for merchant solutions at daily deal site LivingSocial.

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Rome museum offers NFC info

Visitors to the Musei Capitolini in Rome can use their NFC smartphones to scan tags on around 300 art works to get detailed information on each exhibit. Those without NFC enabled phones can borrow one...

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