mobile payments

ISIS Mobile Payment Network Adds MasterCard, Visa, And American Express

ISIS Mobile Payment Network Adds MasterCard, Visa, And American Express

The mobile payments arena was starting to look very fragmented with several different players each attempting to offer their own NFC-based system. Google announced their Google Wallet service in partnership with MasterCard, Visa hinted at its own service, while Discover teamed up with the ISIS network. But surprisingly, in an announcement today, it was revealed that MasterCard, Visa, and American Express have now all joined ISIS.

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MasterCard Partners With CSI For Mobile Payments App On Android, iOS, and BlackBerry

MasterCard Partners With CSI For Mobile Payments App On Android, iOS, and BlackBerry

In a strange move, MasterCard has gone on to partner with CSI for their own mobile payments app. The "tap to pay" convenience of mobile payments is expected to really expand next year, with competing services coming from the Google Walletservice, Visa, and ISIS. MasterCard was a partner for Google's Wallet service, so its not certain why they've branched off to push out a separate mobile wallet app.

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Card.io shows off mobile payment service that takes photos of your credit card

Card.io shows off mobile payment service that takes photos of your credit card

There are a lot of companies betting that people in the US and other countries are going to embrace mobile payments in a big way. NFC technology is the direction many of those firms are taking to allow payments on the go. There are other methods too though with some using sound like Naratte and other taking a different round altogether. One of the firms taking a different, and more obvious route, to mobile payments is Card.io.

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ISIS Mobile Payments To Start In Austin

ISIS Mobile Payments To Start In Austin

Being able to "tap and pay" with your smartphones will be widespread next year according to the predictions of Google exec Eric Schmidt. The company has begun rolling out its Google Wallet mobile payment system after last month's announcement. And to keep up, competing mobile payment service ISIS---a joint venture between AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile---is speeding up the delivery of its system, now set to start in Austin, TX.

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NetSecure Kudos Credit card solution hits Canada and works for BlackBerry devices

NetSecure Kudos Credit card solution hits Canada and works for BlackBerry devices

Generally when we are talking about a credit card processing system for mobile phones we are looking at a system for the iPhone. A new mobile processing solution has turned up specifically for Canadians that are using a BlackBerry smartphone. The system comes from NetSecure and is called Kudos. The company also makes systems that will work for the iPhone and Android devices as well.

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Naratte is a NFC alternative that uses sound waves for mobile payments

Naratte is a NFC alternative that uses sound waves for mobile payments

I would bet that with all the hubbub over wireless payments over the last year we are all familiar with near-field communications or NFC at this point. Many smartphones will eventually come with NFC technology built in that will allow the user to pay for things in stores by simply holding the phone near a payment machine sort of like you can do with Speedpass at Exxon gas stations. A lot of big names in the payment and tech world are working on bringing NFC payments to users with Google pushing Google Wallet and other alternatives from Visa and others.

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Sony Ericsson Android NFC intent tipped by NXP

Sony Ericsson Android NFC intent tipped by NXP

Sony Ericsson will use the same NFC chip as found in the Samsung Nexus S for its new Android smartphones, according to the component supplier. NXP Semiconductors has confirmed that Sony Ericsson will be slotting the PN65 NFC solution - consisting of the NFC radio controller, the embedded secure element and NFC software - into future devices, enabling mobile payments and other short-range wireless use.

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UK carriers band for NFC Payments joint venture

UK carriers band for NFC Payments joint venture

Four of the main UK carriers have banded together to work on mobile commerce, pushing NFC payments, digital coupons and mobile advertising. Everything Everywhere - the combined T-Mobile and Orange - along with Telefonica UK (aka O2) and Vodafone UK have formed a joint venture which will handle the sales, delivery and payment on top of which each carrier will build their individual services.

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